When I called Janine from the lobby of the Wyndham Hotel and heard how excited she was, I knew it was going to be a great wedding. Janine had spent ages to get the last pair of pure white shoes in London to match her stunningly detailed dress. The bridal preparations were chaotic but with a great atmosphere with bridesmaids, flower girls and other family members all helping out.
The ceremony at the Star & Garter in Putney was very special. Olivier and Janines’ Pastor conducted the ceremony (using an iPad, which is a first) and it was fantastic to see such an openness of affection between the families. Both sets of parents hugged during the service and when Olivier collected Janine from her father half way down the aisle, I think the whole room was in tears.
The Star and Garter is right on the river by Putney Bridge and it has some unique backdrops for photography. Bless Janine, as when we went to do a few shots by the river, she didn’t hesitate to stand on the exposed riverbed to get the dramatic shot with the sky.
Not many couples enter the room to LMFAO and get the whole room on their feet and jumping. I also dont think that I have ever seen a groom get on stage, play the piano and sing bohemian rhapsody for the room. The energy was fantastic all day with lots of laughter including when Olivier removed Janines garter on the dance floor.
Congratulations to both of you. I hope you like the small selection of images below.
By Sean Gannon
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