Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Real Wedding Inspiration: Stephanie & Rob

Photography: Marianne Taylor Photography

Photographer's Snippet:

The ceremony of Steph & Rob's wedding took place in the Fenchurch room of the Andaz. It was a gorgeous setting, with rose pedals and candle light creating a romantic atmosphere. Even though I was there to work, even I got a bit emotional at some point!

After the ceremony, there was a champagne reception at the Gallery, which is a stunning modern space with an enormous glass roof and that funky circular atrium you saw in the test pictures. It's a bit of a shock to the system to move through the different areas of the Andaz, it's like jumping back and forth through time.

Now then, you remember how I was saying this was a challenging venue to work in. You might have been wondering where exactly the challenge was. Let me introduce The Temple. Yes, the Andaz boasts a century old Masonic Temple, now thought to be grandest in England, with Grade II listed marble and mahogany. When the hotel was sold for refurbishment it was so run-down the previous owners had never discovered the temple as it was boarded behind a fake wall. Some believe Jack the Ripper was a Mason and would have attended this temple as it was closest to his hunting ground.

But yes, a temple with walls made out of dark marble, no windows, no artificial light sources, just candles. I could hardly see anything through the viewfinder! My assistant did an awesome job running around with an off camera flash, without her I don't think there would be any pictures to show.


Maggie @ Eat, Drink, Marry said...

I am loving this wedding! So much elegant classicism, and yet really modern at the same time. And you just KNOW all the guests had a blast.

Shell said...

such a posh wedding! i love it!

Shelby said...

Gorgeous wedding! The events were captured beautifully. And her dress was stunning!

Nicole said...

I love this! What are those wrapped cork "just married" things? cute!

Anonymous said...

Hello and thanks for the kind comments, this is the groom here. The wedding was such a blast and Marianne did a great job with the photos.

FYI, the "Just Married" things in the photo are packets minature Lovehearts that you can personalise (


cb-imagery said...

Wow-what an incredible capture of the entire wedding. I almost felt as if you were there. You're a very talented photographer and an inspiration to all us novices.

kay said...

This is a lovely wedding!!!
The bride is beautifull. I was wondering who did her hair and make up. I am getting married in London this year and I am looking for a hair and make up artist, and she has done amazing work!!!

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