Miranda & Ian's wedding in Greenwich, London
For the wedding of Miranda & Ian, the story begins in Blackheath in Greenwich, London. After an unusually warm British summertime, on this day the rain seemed to be welcomed with a sense of relief, so we could all cool down and relax and feel British again. The greens of Blackheath had become browns and as the rain came in the whole landscape of London seemed to be having a well deserved drink in celebration.
Once at the house, a happy Miranda greeted me with preparations going on around the house with her family & bridal party. All the ladies focussed on their hair and makeup ready for the wedding to beat of the drums, which Mirandas little boy was expertly orchestrating from upstairs using professional drumsticks and a variety of household objects. This was followed by an impromptu set on the recorder. Everyone has their routine, this was his, a lovely little lad - soon after putting on his wedding suit with his mum looking very excited as he was to be the ring bearer, a job that he had taken on with great pride and importance.
Mirandas mother took some time aside to finish her speech. It was a really special morning to witness, there was a quiet calmness- it felt like a home and a family rather than a show for a wedding, so I knew the personal significance that this day would hold. There is a deep beauty in reality.
Arriving at the ceremony venue, the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich on the banks of the river thames, Ian the groom and family & guests gathered upstairs in the ceremony room ready. Such a cool setting for a wedding, surrounded by history looking out across the river to London. On this day new history was to be made, a personal history for Ian & Miranda, their little son and their families.
The time for the wedding was here, Miranda walked arm in arm with her mother. The first look between Ian & Miranda as she walked down the aisle was so special, the whole room captivated with emotion for this couple.
Their closeness is undeniable, the happiness on their faces, the way they glance at the other, sometimes when the other is not looking. A couple with love, before everything else.
Ian & Mirandas son sat with the ring box ready, the happy little expression on his face watching his mum & dad. He was bursting to get to the wedding ring part so he could do his duty on this special day, but he patiently waited until the right moment when he was called up.
Personalised ceremonies like this always stay with me and I’m sure everyone at Ian & Miranda’s wedding took a little piece of this with them too.
Every detail and moment of this day was for everyone involved. The rain let up in the afternoon, so we headed down the river for some portraits, Ian & Miranda were so much fun and easy to get along with it was like a stroll down the river with friends. Their closeness with each other did most of the work, my camera simply documented this.
This lead on to beautifully personal heartfelt speeches, a few tears, a lot of laughter. A room of people connected by the love of this couple.
As the sunset fell upon the Thames, the photo-booth came to life with giggles and funny faces, the vinyl’s spinning on the decks, the celebration continued into the night.
Here are some images from Miranda & Ian’s brilliant wedding day…..