Katrina and Hovhannes’ wedding was the most fantastic, fun-filled day – a pleasure to photograph from beginning to end, with it’s 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, in a house full to the brim with bridesmaids, family, friends, laughter and lots of lovely touches – one of them being the traditional signing of the brides’s wedding shoe to wish her good luck. Katrina looked absolutely stunning and has to be one of the most chilled-out brides I’ve ever met, totally unflappable and savouring every moment of the morning – not even worrying in the slightest when we left the house for the thirty minute drive to Kensington only ten minutes before the service was due to start! I’m one of those people who hates being late, but Katrina’s relaxed attitude must have been catching, as I just went with the flow and enjoyed the slight drama of going through London wondering whether we’d be in time for the service!
The service was held at the Saint Yeghiche Armenian Church in London’s South Kensington, followed by 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 – but one of them has to be the fantastic Armenian dancing, which began before the wedding breakfast, carried on between every course of the meal and right on into the evening. The rhythm and sound of the Armenian band was so infectious that it was impossible for anyone to resist joining in the fun.
Wokefield Park is a spectacular venue and 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.