One Aldwych wedding – Lena & Chris

London wedding at One Aldwych

One Aldwych wedding photography

A small One Aldwych wedding for a couple who came back from San Francisco to get married in London. Lena and Chris’s wedding was a perfect example of how a wedding does not need hundreds of guests and many ‘traditions’. A small group of family and close friends, some good food and wine and a relaxed but elegant way to get married and celebrate with those dear to you.

There was a hiccup that added to the stress of the morning ( this was a ceremony at midday) – a replacement passport that did not arrive in time, which scattered the honeymoon plans.

Coverage started at The Hoxton in High Holborn, where Lena was getting ready in the nail salon with her mother and sister. A short walk down The Kingsway and to the luxury hotel, One Aldwych, where the wedding ceremony was to take place.

(Like many hotels, especially in London, the ceremony rooms tend not to be very well lit. They often depend upon small downlighters in the ceiling – a very unflattering light when above a couple getting married. The window light is negligible, the windows there are set very low. Quite why all these hotels don’t address this is a mystery to me? Luckily Chris understood and moved the direction of the lights a little. It makes a difference!)

Just look at the way Lena looks at Chris – that’s what a wedding is all about. Those feelings a couple have for each other. This is a couple who met at a wedding.

The planned walk back up The Kingsway, became a short taxi ride, due to an unexpected rain shower. Champagne and then the wedding meal in The Apartment at the Hoxton. It was then another taxi ride (I walked) across to Clerkenwell and The Green pub. More relaxed time with family and friends.

A small, relaxed, London wedding, for a couple very clearly in love.

Here are a few images from this One Aldwych wedding day…

Make up
Bride getting ready at The Hoxton in London
Hoxton wedding getting ready
Bride gets ready at The Hoxton in London
One Aldwych wedding getting ready
Groom adjusts the overhead light at One Aldwych
Bride arrives with her mother and sister at One Aldwych
Groom waits
One Aldwych wedding - bride walks down the aisle with her father
One Aldwych wedding
One Aldwych wedding
One Aldwych wedding ceremony
Bride and groom embrace
One Aldwych wedding photography
Bride and groom hold hands
One Aldwych wedding
Small London wedding at One Aldwych
Bride and groom kiss after leaving the One Aldwych wedding ceremony room
In London taxi
Groom's mother
wedding reception
Small London wedding
Glasses
Wedding drinks
Elegant wedding drinks reception
One Aldwych wedding
One Aldwych wedding photography
Wedding meal
Snaps
Wedding speeches
Bride's speech
One Aldwych wedding portrait on Zeiss 100mm ZF.2 lens
Wedding drinks at The Green pub in Clerkenwell
Bride arrives at The Green pub in Clerkenwell
Bride and a friend
Bride at the Bar
Hug
Selfie
Wedding drinks at The Green pub in Clerkenwell
Wedding drinks reception at The Green pub in Clerkenwell
Wedding reception at The Green pub in Clerkenwell
Bride and her father at The Green pub in Clerkenwell

Share this story

Comments Expand
Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *