Donna & Paul were married at the very luxurious and iconic Claridges Hotel in Londons Mayfair – it was a pleasure to visit London again for this one!
If you don’t know Claridges, you should save some money and experience afternoon tea there on your next trip down to London or if you have a special occasion, maybe splash out on a night there – but be aware of the dress code!
Their day began round the corner at The Mayfair in a pair of beautiful suites with incredible views across Mayfair. Their friends and family were there enjoying the fun of the morning.
I took the opportunity to photograph a large amount of the wedding details on display in the suite; the red-soled Christian Louboutin shoes, the beautiful wedding rings and bridesmaids shoes and the incredible one-off dress from an incredible Australian designer, Jaton Couture. Luxury and beauty through and through!
As the groom was helped into his outfit and reading the card from his soon-to-be wife, she was finishing her makeup and being helped into her dress… and then it was time to transfer to Claridges for the wedding.
And now to Claridges for the main event..
The Ballroom had been dressed immaculately and was perfect for the entrance of the bridesmaids and bride. Paul was obviously overjoyed to see Donna as she was escorted down the aisle by her father. A very emotional and fun wedding ceremony followed and they were finally man and wife!
The afternoon reception, also in the Ballroom area, was a blur of magicians (Troy, no less!), beautiful sweet treats, champagne, obviously some wedding photographs on the stunning Claridges staircase …and fun, fun, fun!
Night-time is the right time
As the afternoon gave way to the evening, the room was turned to make way for an incredible set of luxury wedding stationary and the guests were welcomed into the room by the couple, who soon make their own very lavish entrance. Speeches, food, emotions, dancing, confetti bombs, tears and laughter followed and guests were treated to the full Claridges experience.
As a final treat, Ivana, Bulgarias most famous singer, was brought in to rapturous applause and the couple, their family and their friends partied the night away.
Onto the photos!
You can read what they had to say about the photography on the day.. Or just enjoy the beautiful Claridges photographs below!