As a Dorset wedding photographer most of my weddings are around the South West, however I do travel to any location especially for real weddings. Daria and Victor’s destination wedding ceremony was in Sri Lanka, they then arranged for a London wedding reception celebration for close family and friends.
When Victor first spoke to me he described his winter wedding reception as a soirée, which intrigued me greatly. The couple was in seek of a creative reportage wedding photographer that specialised in wedding photojournalism. It was important for the couple to have the atmosphere faithfully recorded in low light conditions and for the fun to be captured. Victor explained their passion for dancing as the couple and some friends attend dance classes, also a wedding tradition that involved an organised dance routine.
London wedding venues
The chosen venue for the wedding reception was The Space, which is a performing arts centre on the Isle of Dogs in East London. It is actually a converted church so has fantastic tall ornate windows and a balcony which overlooks the main floor. The venue has a lovely intimate atmosphere which had been lit subtly with fairy and candle lights.
My trip up to London went well and I arrived early. So spent some extra time documenting all the wedding decorations that the couple had arranged. The wedding theme and table decorations were all designed by Jennifer Sue Weddings. The wedding centrepieces had a decorative winter wedding theme, featuring white flowers and earthy tones using wood. The table names were places from Russia and Nigeria, where the couple are from.
Wedding entertainment ideas
The wedding entertainment included a pianist and singer, performing beautiful love songs and ballads. Also a DJ so everyone could enjoy some dancing which included the groom leading the wedding reception guests in gangnam style which was a great fun moment to photograph. The couple also booked a caricaturist which went around and drew people, I thought this was a lovely wedding idea.
It was obvious that Daria and Victor are deeply in love. It was a joy to document the celebration of marriage and an honour to have been their wedding photographer in London.
Reportage wedding photographer
In this post I have chosen some of my favourite reportage wedding photography which includes wedding photos of all the fun and dancing.
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