Katrina and Hovhannes’ wedding was the most fantastic, fun-filled day. It really was a pleasure to photograph from beginning to end. It was a glorious mixture of traditional moments and spontaneous emotion. A truly wonderful day for this Surrey Wedding Photographer!
The day began in Ealing for the bridal preparations. The house was full to the brim with bridesmaids, family and lots of lovely touches. One of my favourite moments was the traditional signing of the brides’s wedding shoe. Apparently this is done to wish the bride good luck . It also made for some fun photographs!
The most relaxed bride ever!
Katrina looked absolutely stunning in her beautiful dress. She also has to be one of the most chilled-out brides I’ve ever met. Similarly she was totally unflappable and savoured every moment of the morning. She certainly worry when we left the house for the ceremony rather late. We began the thirty minute drive to Kensington ten minutes before the service was due to start! Anyone who knows me knows I hate being late! But Katrina’s relaxed attitude must have been catching. I found myself just going with the flow. I even enjoyed the slight drama of going through London wondering whether we’d be in time for the service!
Beautiful wedding ceremony in South Kensington
First of all we had the wonderful service at the Saint Yeghiche Armenian Church in London’s South Kensington. Then followed a fabulous reception at the stunning Wokefield Park, Reading. There were so many highlights for me on the day it’s difficult to single any out. One of them just has to be the fantastic Armenian dancing. It began before the wedding breakfast, and carried on between every course of the meal. And of course it continued late into the night! Certainly the rhythm of the Armenian band was so infectious it was impossible for anyone not to join in the fun.
Wedding Portraits at Wokefield Park
Wokefield Park is an absolutely spectacular venue in magnificent grounds. The main building provided a wonderful backdrop for some lovely wedding day photographs. On the rooftop, high above the guests, the Armenian flag was flying proudly throughout the day. That beautiful understated gesture epitomised the whole day for me as I left the the guests partying late into the night.