A London wedding at the fabulous South Place Hotel

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I love a London wedding. The South Place Hotel is a very unique wedding venue. Smack bang between the heart of the City and the hip East End, it’s a vibrant venue that screams character around every corner.

I met the gorgeous Emma and Ed a few year’s ago at The National Wedding Show at London’s Olympia. We discussed what they wanted from their day and I was thrilled to have been chosen to photograph their wedding. I also met Emma and Ed for their pre wedding photoshoot near their home in London Bridge. They were great to work with. Ed looked like something out of ‘Lock Stock’ the movie – made such an effort. Although maybe a meeting for a photo shoot at 8am on a Saturday morning was a little ambitious…Ed had a small hangover!

Emma chose her wedding dress from Isabella Grace and looked absolutely stunning. A really simple yet beautiful wedding dress that fit her like a glove.  Ed chose a very British outfit complete with tip hat from Charles Tyrwhitt. Very daper!

Emma had the suite to get ready in at The South Place Hotel – it was stunning. I do love to arrive early at the venue to check out cool spaces and places to photograph not only the couple, but all the important details too. With the help of her lovely bridesmaid – we managed to hang Emma’s wedding dress in the bar of the South Place Hotel – which was awesome. These type of images takes time, but are totally worth it.

The ceremony was emotional and beautiful. There was heaps of confetti, and everyone was ushered into the bar for cocktails. A group of amazing friends and family that totally adored Emma and Ed. An amazing couple in their own right, that threw the most awesome party to remember.

I received an email a few weeks ago from Emma. Ed’s mother passed away suddenly after their honeymoon. Devastating news. I feel blessed to not only have met Ed’s amazing mother, but to capture images that I know Ed, Emma and his entire family will treasure. It also reminds me of how important our job is as wedding photographers. It’s normally our images for family members that grace a mantelpiece for decades to come, and remind us how special our families are.

Mr & Mrs Stileman I wish you every happiness for your future together. Here are my favourite images from your very special day………enjoy x


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