Another beautiful intimate London wedding, but this one was a bit different. Kara & Olly eloped last Tuesday (just wait till you see the gorgeous Alice Temperley dress – previews coming soon!) doing the legal bit with just a couple of witnesses. On Saturday they had their main wedding all over London & on Sunday they threw a surprise party for their friends at the amazing Brunswick House in Vauxhall.
Kara & Olly’s day began at 6am with a sunrise shoot around their favourite spots along the Thames. After a first look in the spectacular Shangri La hotel in the Shard, we wandered over the river, through Borough Market and past Tower Bridge – all areas of London that are special to these two. We stopped off in Kensington on the way to Hampstead where they were married in front of their closest family & friends in the amazing Hampstead Pergola. The Pergola was built in 1905 as a setting for extravagant Edwardian garden parties and remains one of the prettiest venues in London, a really special place to get married. The weather was beautiful for their outdoor ceremony.
Having such a small, intimate wedding, Kara & Olly were able to add many personal touches to their ceremony including a ring warming, wine ceremony, time capsule box & inviting each guest to share some advice for the future. They celebrated with champagne & cake then we walked over to Hampstead Heath for a relaxed picnic on Parliament Hill before returned to the Shard for a black tie dinner in the private dining room at Aqua. A truly spectacular day, Kara & Olly spent their day in all of their favourite places in London & shared it with all their favourite people.
Here are a few previews from Kara & Olly’s intimate, spring wedding in London.
Ceremony venue: Hampstead Pergola
Reception Venue: Aqua Shard
Bride’s Dress: Cortana
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Groom’s Suit: Norton & Sons
Groom’s Shoes: Crocket & Jones
Hair & Makeup: Gemma Waugh
Celebrant: Andri Benson
Photographer: Genevieve of Miss Gen Photography
Genevieve from Miss Gen Photography is a London based photographer specialising in creative reportage wedding photography – documentary style photography that tells the story of your day and creative, natural couples portraits. Genevieve is available to shoot weddings, elopements, couples sessions and family sessions in London, throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and worldwide for destination sessions. To book me get in touch, I’d love to hear all about your plans.