Reportage wedding photography at the Lansdowne Club in London
A classy London wedding at the Lansdowne Club in London’s Mayfair, for Sivanie and George. A Sunday wedding. A wedding in which the words Porsche, Leica and U-Boat cropped up…
Principally designed by the famous architect Robert Adam, the Lansdowne club is in an impressive building. It is but a shadow of it’s former self. Whole chunks disappeared over time. The grounds now house massive office blocks. But it’s history still resonates amongst it’s grandeur. A fusion of the 18th century and art deco interior design. It’s where the independence of the United states was finally conceded. Here, was drawn up, in what is now a bar, the Treaty of Paris. Maybe Benjamin Franklin had a glass or two in that very room?
Sivanie was getting ready around the corner, with family and friends, at the Connaught hotel. George was at the Lansdowne, double checking that the details were right. The ceremony was in the ‘Adam Room’ – the drawing room. No silly posed up ‘signing the register’ from the Westminster registrars . “we don’t do that!” – just the natural coverage. (London registrars put many, in the provinces, to shame. Some are still stuck in the 1950s, it seems)
It was then a confetti bombardment (George got a face full!) on the steps outside before some quick portraits in Berkeley Square, then onto drinks in the courtyard at the Lansdowne.
I want to own a U-Boat!
Not a sentence you expect to hear at a wedding but the top prize for most original line I’ve heard at any wedding, goes to George’s dad. Not content with collecting Leicas, a bigger piece of German engineering is imagined.
The drinks melted into the meal in the large ballroom. Speeches…a Haynes manual…then the dancing.
Here are a few images from Sivanie and George’s day at the Lansdowne Club….