At the start of July, I had the great pleasure to photograph the wedding of my good friend Tom and his beautiful bride Aimi at the London Shenley Club. We’d already had an engagement session, so they were both fairly relaxed in front of the camera (aside from the wedding day nerves of course!)
Karen and I started off by setting up the evening ‘photo booth’ at the venue’s marquee, so there wouldn’t be unnecessary faff later in the day. We then headed over to get some pictures of Aimi having her makeup done at the Village Hotel in Watford, before moving back to the venue to do the shots of the groomsmen, and guests arriving. We did some fun shots of the guys and then waited patiently for Aimi to arrive. Truth be told she was early!
The day followed the well-trodden path of ceremony, confetti, family group shots, and then we whisked Tom and Aimi away to catch a breather and do some intimate couples pictures. Following that, it was into the wedding breakfast and the emotional speeches. We also had some great entertainment with some crooning from a family friend – he was really quite good.
After capturing the first dance, we were treated to some amazing ‘chair dancing’ with the happy couple being held aloft in their chairs!
As we’d set up earlier in the day, the photo booth was put straight into action (along with a pile of fun props!) The photo booth was interrupted for a short time as there was a fantastic sunset that we took advantage of, which produced some of my favourite pictures of the day. Once dark, we then had a play with some sparklers, which finished off a long but really enjoyable day! Here are some of my favourite pictures of the wedding.