Reportage wedding photography at Bloomsbury House
A London wedding for Jane and Henrik, bringing together family and friends from around the world. Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and Norway – plus more. All came for an emotional wedding ceremony at Bloomsbury House, in the heart of London (a stone’s throw from the British Museum). But first the prep, not the bride this time, the groom. Henrik and his friends, getting ready at The Sloane Club, in Chelsea. I arrived early, Henrik was already set to go…the videographer did get him to a do a bit of a re-run of his dressing, for the camera, when she arrived. Then it was into a taxi and across town, to Bloomsbury House.
Wedding ceremony at Bloomsbury House
With a celebrant, Miranda, rather than a registrar, it was a ceremony about the couple, rather than the legal bureaucracy of signing registers, etc. Their own vows, which led to hankerchiefs all round – Henrik set everyone off first I think? After the ceremony – a few quick pictures in the square opposite (not the most exciting weather/light but some pigeons!). Then drinks in the ceremony room. An hour later, a surprise for the guests – two old red routemaster buses, to take them on a tour of London landmarks, before heading to the dinner venue in Clapham.
Metro Garden, Clapham
The venue for the evening and dinner, the Metro Garden restaurant near Clapham Common. Drinks in the garden, with some speeches – then more speeches, scattered amongst the meal. Amidst also the clanging of cutlery on glasses, instructing the bride and groom to stand on their bench and kiss! A surprise for Jane this time, a Beatles song, sung by several of the wedding guests.
Here are a few images from the day…