February 5, 2019 / Wedding
St. Vedast Wedding London - Laura & James
A vintage wedding at St. Vedast Church London - Laura & James Everybody knows the famous St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, but for me as a wedding photographer, St. Vedast Church right around the c...
A vintage wedding at St. Vedast Church London – Laura & James
Allow me to tell you a little retro-themed wedding story. Meet Laura and James, today’s lovely couple. Laura and James have been together for a while. They even have two kids, and the happy family thought it was time to celebrate their love by getting married. Because after all, something as amazing as love is to be celebrated.
Laura got ready at home and what immediately caught my eye was her vintage wedding dress from Elizabeth Avey. Beautiful! Especially with a matching hairdo and hair comb from Abigail’s Vintage Bridal. The bright lipstick finishes it all off. A perfect vintage bride, I’d say.
Time to get moving! Laura, her bridesmaids and family went to the wedding venue. You could say they casually took a bus. But not just any bus, as you might expect. What would be a better fit for this wedding theme than an old, traditional London bus? I can’t think of any. So off they went. Upon arrival, of course, we had to take some portraits with the London bus, and after a short walk, everybody arrived at St. Vedast church.
James witnessed his beautiful bride walking down the aisle of the lovely church. He had not seen Laura before, so you can imagine his anticipation! A beautiful ceremony followed, with live music and speeches from their loved ones. I always love it when a ceremony has some personal input from people that know the beloved couple very well.
After the ceremony, it was time for hugs, kisses and some tears, after which I took the newlyweds out for a photoshoot in the area surrounding St. Paul’s Cathedral. Some more hugs and kisses there! With some beautiful photos in the pocket, the old London bus appeared again to take the wedding guests to the Trafalgar Rowing Centre. Upon arrival, a delicious wedding cake, colourful flowers from The Flower Hut and food from Salt Shed were waiting for us.
Around that moment, we got a nice, unexpected gift in the form of a beautiful sunset. I can’t say no to that, so I took the couple out for some beautiful sunset wedding photos. As the evening fell, it was time for a party! Totally in tune with the theme of the wedding, vintage DJ Stephen Whiting played some nice tunes, on vinyl of course. The party soon took off, people were dancing, laughing, having fun and enjoying the great views over the River Thames, together with some late-night snacks by Gail’s Bakery. A great way to end this wonderful wedding day. Laura and James, it was a pleasure capturing your big day!