It’s always great to return to one of our favourites with Lansdowne Club and Farm Street Church wedding photography, as it feels like a second home there in Mayfair. Although we suspect the cost of a second property in the area may be a little bit pricey for a another house!
This particular big day for Holly and Mike started with Holly’s bridal preparation upstairs in the Lansdowne Club itself. Both Joanna and myself began there to stylishly document events as they happened, but after a little while I trotted a few streets away to catch Mike and his groomsmen preparing heartily in the Punchbowl Pub on Farm Street, just a few doors from the church itself.
Needless to say the Punchbowl is a very popular pitstop for any wedding party on their way to the Church of the Immaculate Conception as it is also known. We had a good time as they were an excellent bunch of chaps, and my favourite moment was when I captured my suggestion on camera that everyone get a free shoeshine from the Westminster Council Street cleaning machine driving by on the edge of the pavement!
I jogged back to check on Joanna and Holly and her bridesmaids and then jogged back to Mike and the boys just to prove it’s not just a London wedding photography adventure, but an exercise program for myself built in too!
Farm Street Church really is beautiful and grand, and so tucked away on Farm Street Mayfair that the casual passerby wouldn’t realise how fantastic it would look inside.
After a lovely ceremony, great confetti throw and some quick family shots we took a slow fifteen minute journey back to Lansdowne to get some couple shots. Fashion and commercial photographers get all day to create their magic, we get minutes, which is why wedding photographers take the pressure and make the money they do.
The Lansdowne Club at 9 Fitzmaurice Place established in 1935 was once the home of Harry Selfridge the famous retail magnate. Originally built in 1763 it retains many of its beautiful Georgian features as well as some lovely Art Deco areas too.
One of our favourite parts of the club is the eighteenth century ballroom, which is an excellent setting for a wedding reception. We used a spotlight to feature Holy and Mike kissing at one point there high up on it’s balcony, and earlier in the day we used a fish eye lens to fully capture the majestic sweep of its Georgian features.
After a jolly drinks reception in the club and the conservatory area it was time for the wedding breakfast and speeches in the ballroom. Another drinks reception followed that and then the hired in band played the first dance and made sure all the guests has a great time boogieing on down!
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By David Green