Couple | Beatrice + Alex
Wedding Date | 18.07.2013
Ceremony Location | Dartmouth House, Mayfair, London
Reception Location | Dartmouth House, Mayfair, London
Wedding Photographer | Jamie Bott Wedding Photography
Beatrice and Alex live in America as indeed did nearly all of the guests at their wedding at Dartmouth House in Mayfair, London! It was a blisteringly hot day in mid July, and photographing their evening reception, with the R&B tunes pumping, you could have been forgiven for thinking that the Miami Club scene had landed in London.
I had arranged most of the details with Beatrice’s mother Jaki who is based in Kensington but I did get to chat to Beatrice briefly on Skype before the wedding date. I’ve been conducting more and more of my initial meetings using Skype this year and have booked three couples based in the US, one based in Australia and another couple who live in Qatar. The world is definitely getting smaller!
I met Alex for the first time on the wedding day when his pre-wedding nerves were getting the better of him. I think one of the keys to being successful with documentary wedding photography is to be able to put people at ease really quickly and despite Alex’s nerves he accepted me into their wedding very graciously.
I’d spent the morning with Beatrice and her family having their hair and make-up done at the Nicky Clarke Salon before moving on to the Chesterfield Hotel situated next door to Dartmouth House to get their dresses on. The ceremony was held in Churchill Room at Dartmouth House and Beatrice took everyones breath away as she walked up the aisle. This was one seriously good looking couple!
Beatrice and Alex had decide to dispense with many of the trappings of a traditional wedding choosing not to have a first dance or make speeches (although her father was allowed to say a few words). Therefore after we took a quick walk to Berkley Square to shoot some portraits in the early evening light the party got seriously underway. I love photographing people dancing and from the moment the music began until he night drew to an end the dance floor was packed!
Though possibly a bit younger than my usual clients Beatrice and Alex were undeniably lovely and I wish them both all the happiness for the future.
Above are some of my favourite shots from their day.
TYPE: Civil Ceremony Weddings, Summer Weddings VENUE: Dartmouth House Weddings LOCATION: London Weddings, Mayfair Weddings