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Royal couple walk down stairs at Landmark Hotel wedding

Royal Wedding at London’s Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, and Kings Fund Cavendish Square

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When we say a Royal wedding at London’s Landmark Hotel we mean that this lovely evening had all the feel of a royal celebration, from the look of Farrah and Zane the bride and groom, to the grand and classic surroundings they choose for themselves.

bride gets ready at the Landmark hotel London

When we arrived and began photographing Farrah’s bridal preparations this was the first time we had actually met in person, and very quickly we got a sense that we should shoot this event in a timeless and slightly formal way.

Royal wedding at The Landmark London image

Farrah reminded me a little of a mix of Audrey Hepburn and a member of the Royal Family of somewhere like Monaco, and we kept this feeling in the back of our minds as we photographed.

Wedding dress hanging at the London Landmark Hotel

It goes without saying that style choices must be what the couple are looking for and also reflect the circumstances. It’s no use being quirky, retro or fashion inspired if it is not what couple are feeling or looking for. We actually enjoy shooting in a variety of styles and approaches.

Bride stands on reception stairs at London Landmark

Of course we were no strangers to the Landmark: Landmark Hotel wedding photographer and here: Landmark Hotel Wedding Video, but this being a December wedding meant there was darkness outside, so no natural light to work with, we had to create our own. For those technical folks who may care about such things, we utilised  several techniques to create illumunation always bearing in mind the ambient hotel and Christmas lights in the background. We used diffused flash, radio triggered light through a portable soft box, and a zoomable fresnel spotlight for good measure, but not all at once!

bride and groom hug on Landmark Hotel stairs

There was a celebrity event taking place at the same time, so for a bit of fun we had the couple paparazzied by the assembled press pack too.

Christmas wedding at the Landmark hotel by tree

In the main Winter Garden and Gazebo area just past the Landmark’s front reception, was a giant Christmas Tree to add to the already fantastic atmosphere of this iconic central London hotel. We couldn’t put Farrah on top of the tree for health and safety reasons though!

smiling wedding couple pose on white steps at Landmark Hotel

Later in the day the couple had a drinks reception and wedding breakfast at the Kings Fund 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN, again an area for London weddings we know well, take a look at this previous blog post to see a Cavendish Square wedding in winter at night: Central London Weddings

Makeover for the bride at The Landmark

Bride and groom laughing at the Landmark

By David Green

Central London Weddings

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Central London Weddings

Cavendish Square Wedding

“Hi David and Joanna, the pictures are absolutely amazing!” This is the kind of email feedback that makes London wedding photography so rewarding for myself and Joanna, This was from Hanieh and Sia featured in this blog post, one of six central London weddings that we had the pleasure of photographing in the month of December. Their wedding started at 4.30 pm at 5 Cavendish Square  (5 Cavendish Square ) and our first task was to photograph them around the historic square in the dark, in the alloted 15 minutes we had. Experience, pre planning, good lighting and technique allowed us to surpass what we were all aiming to achieve.

Central London Weddings

Central London wedding collage

So with fifteen minutes outside and ten minutes inside we were given the usual amount of time that were are used to shoot “couple” shots in a a typical wedding timescale. These are the  kind of photos that feature quite heavily in our galleries and website. The rest of the time we are shooting in a contemporary documentary style, which looks easy but to truely do well takes a lot of experience!

Grovesnor Square wedding shot

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The couple had a lovely Persian wedding ceremony which is tradionally spent seated in front of a sumptuously decorated wedding table. Friends and family (and your photographers…) congregate around the sides.

Persian wedding London photoe

After a busy time for us photographing reportage style the champagne reception afterwards. we all headed for the main reception Vanilla ( Vanilla ). Vanilla is a fantastic, discreet and glamourous venue. Quality food and drink flowed in abundance, and the endlessly motivated staff there work tirelessly to make an evening run smoothly.

To see over 100 wedding images just click on the link here: GALLERIES OR just scroll through this blog, it’s full of images!

By Author – David Green