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Landmark Hotel Wedding Video

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As well as getting to work with some fantastic couples and exciting and varied venues as London wedding photographers, we also get to work with other great professionals in the industry too. We wanted to give a “heads up” to couples looking for videographers and cinematographers with a couple of recommendations for other suppliers we regularly shoot alongside. One of those is the man and wife team of John and Rachel De Rienzo of De Rienzo Films in London. You can find their website here: De Rienzo Films

We photographed together recently at the famous Italian Church in Clerkenwell, then around central London and finally finished up at the world renowned Landmark Hotel for Giulia and Antonio’s wedding and reception. A truely special and traditional London Italian wedding day. Watch the movie and you will be able to see myself and Joanna hard at work on the big day. Our related blog post and photos can be accessed here: Landmark Hotel Wedding Photographer

By David Green

Engagement shoot in Trent Park north London

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wedding couple kissing in London forest

It goes without saying of course that we love a home counties or London wedding, but almost as much as that, we really enjoy our London engagement shoots. This particular day the chosen venue was Trent Park in the borough of Enfield. It’s a lovely spot with real variety in its terrain, from shaded woodland to open fields, a small lake, and some public spaces and cafes.

wedding and engagement shoot photo

Here is Giulia and Antonio who were married at St Peters Italian church in Clerkenwell and then on to the fabulous Landmark Hotel on Marylebone road central London. As theirs was an urban wedding we decided that countryside would be a nice contrast to what was to come on the big date.

couple kissing by field gate

Hertfordshire engagement shoot by Trent lake

On the day of their traditional Italian wedding we were delighted to see that in a reception area of the Landmark that the newlyweds had created a signing book full of their favourite images from this shoot. It’s a great idea to use engagement images in that way and of course they can be used for invitation or thank you cards as well. Although we are very experienced at quickly putting people at ease on their wedding days some couples find it reassuring to have spent photography time with us beforehand. If nothing else it affirms to them how fun and undaunting in the right hands it can be.

smiling engagement couple photo

We create spontaneous moments, but we also gently direct too because understandably most people have not thought about factors such as composition, lighting, flattering poses and angles when taking the average iphone shot! Trent Park is one of our favourite venues for this kind of engagement shoot and it is non weather dependent. We know this because we have actually photographed here in torrential rain! The couple on that day were completely unfazed and wanted to carry on, and we consequently had a great time. It made everything else on their actual wedding day and our time around the Tower Bridge area shooting a breeze!

couple by tree in London engagement shoot

You can see our related post about Giulia and Antonio’s Landmark Italian wedding here: Landmark Hotel Wedding Photographer

By David Green

Landmark Hotel wedding photographer

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The other weekend as a Landmark hotel wedding photographer, we had the great pleasure of not only working with a lovely couple and all their friends and family but also some great wedding related suppliers. There are some fantastic people working in the wedding and event industry, and we wanted to highlight a couple that we have worked with recently, namely Perry’s the Wedding Company, a high quality long established planning and event management team (links at the end of the post) and a great cinematographer in John of De Rienzo Films, who we’ve worked with previously.

Italian wedding London preparation shot

This particular celebration was a very Italian affair as both bride and groom Giulia and Antonio were of Roman descent. We had got to know these love birds (more on love birds and doves later…) a lot better for doing an engagement shoot with them a few months before. In fact we were delighted to see all those shots reproduced in the main signing book for guests at the reception.

St Peters Italian church wedding

St Peters Italian church wedding image 2

Speaking of wedding receptions this was held at the world renowned Landmark Hotel in Marylebone for three hundred guests, impeccably handled by Errol and the two Tony’s from Perrys, and of course the hotel itself. The Landmark used to be called The Great Central Hotel and was opened in 1899. It boasts a fantastic inner courtyard and three hundred rooms and suites.

Doves at St Peters Italian church

The wedding ceremony was at St Peters Italian Church in Clerkenwell which was built especially for the Italian immigrant population of the time in the mid 19th century. A grand affair befitting a grand Italian Landmark wedding. Newly married and showered in rice, Giulia and Antonio then released two white doves followed by a whole basket full released by all the bridesmaids.

Italian wedding Regents Park London

London Bride in Regents Park

Before travelling to the reception we went for a short trip to Regents Park, and shot some classic couple shots which is what the couple wanted and valued. We never forget that wedding photography is a service industry and we must give people what the want, and then exceed their expectations.  As we mention in other parts of the website: David and Joanna whether it is quality reportage, quirky or more traditional, or a little bit of everything we love to get it the way our couples want it.

Landmark Hotel wedding photographer

Italian Bride and groom in Regents Park

Find out about Perrys Wedding Company here: Perrys and De Rienzo Films here: De Rienzo Films

See Giulia and Antonio’s London engagement shoot here: Engagement Shoot Trent Park North London

Outside Landmark hotel wedding

wedding at the Landmark Hotel image 2

By David Green