I was put in touch with Erik and Laura through an old tutor, It was slightly strange as they were both working over in New York so they’d had to plan a lot of their day from there, including finding me. We had had a phone conversation, but I didn’t actually meet them until a day before their wedding. They’d already had the official wedding over in New York, as Erik is half American, so they were just coming back in order to have a day that all their family and friends could enjoy as well.
The service was at Wandsworth Town Hall with the reception at a really nice pub in Wimbledon called the Fox and Grapes. The light in the pub was amazing, from the outside it looked like it was going to be really dark and tricky to capture but the sunlight streamed through the little windows and gave everyone a really nice glow. It was so much fun wandering around capturing all the faces of their friends and family. The ‘pub’ was quite a key feature in Erik and Laura’s day, they’d got a friend to make up a pub quiz about them for their guests to take part in, all the tables were mixed up and each of them joined forces to play against each other, it became quite competitive. Erik’s dad, as a surprise, had brought over beer tankards for all the guests with the date of the two wedding days engraved on them and some Brooklyn Larger from across the pond to have a bit of New York as part of the day.
A lot of their day they entrusted to two of Laura’s sisters, and from the look of it they’d left it in good hands. They’d been to the Covent Garden flower market to pick out the flowers and arranged them all themselves, there were also lovely slate table names and scrabble nameplates for everyone, It all looked beautiful. There was skyping to friends who couldn’t be there, funny faces pulled, a cup cake tower and a great band for the evening.
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