It goes without saying that we love a wedding day but we also love a bit of history too, and to be a Lansdowne Club wedding photographer is to work in a venue with a really interesting London past. Ayshe and Habib were instantly impressed when researching venues for their Mayfair wedding with its mixture of classic Georgian and Art Moderne spaces.
Although the Lansdowne Club, sometimes known as Lansdowne House, began its present form in 1935, it was originally built in 1761 for Lord Bute British Prime Minster of the day.
In the 1920’s the house was leased to famous pioneering department store businessman Gordon Selfridge, who was well known for the glamorous and raucous parties he hosted there.
Civil ceremonies can be held in either the Adam Room or Dining room with capacities of 70 to 150 people, and wedding breakfasts can be hosted in the magnificent art deco inspired ballroom, complete with curving balconies.
A full complement of bedrooms means that bride and groom should they wish can get ready at the Lansdowne on the morning of the big day. Habib prepared himself with his groomsmen at the club, while a little later Ayshe arrived by London wedding cab. Ceremony was in the refined atmosphere of the Adam room, and then while quests enjoyed their drinks and canopies the newlyweds snuck off for half an hour with myself and Joanna for shots around Horse Guards parade.
The fantastic wedding breakfast was served in the ballroom which can hold 150 seated guests. With a quick post meal turnaround the room was ready for a party to rival the best of Mr Selfridges legendary affairs!
The day was a great send off for Ayshe and Habib as they had arranged to live in Oman shortly afterwards. The best of luck to them from myself and Joanna in their exciting new life adventure!
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By David Green