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Bride and groom having fun at Jumeriah Carlton Hotel Wedding

Greek and Italian Wedding Days at Jumeirah Carlton Tower London

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Well 2016 certainly has been a year of variety for us in the wedding world and very very busy, but it has also been a year full of Greek and Italian weddings too. We don’t think there’s any real reason for that apart from the fact it’s a bit like waiting for a London bus, nothing comes out of the traffic for a while, and then what do you know it’s four in a row! Yes we get a lot of recommendations from couples and their families but the last few special days have either been Greek or Italian or a fusion of both, and that was purely coincidental.

bride gets ready for her Italian wedding in London

London bride photographed from above at Italian wedding

For Lorietta and Nick their special day was a long time in the planning and was to be a respectful mix of Nick’s Greek heritage and  Lorietta’s Italian roots. The brief was to capture a combination of quality reportage photography and couple shots, with a classic and romantic style. It’s always good to know and discuss the overall style goals beforehand and we are used to following a brief, but of course bringing our own interpretation to the day too.

bride arrives at All Saints Greek Cathedral Camden

wedding ceremony at All Saints Greek Cathedral Camden London

Proceedings began in Potters Bar Hertfordshire with Nick’s traditional Greek dressing ceremony, which consists of a wet share with cut throat razor and dressing and blessing from groomsmen friends and family.

Greek wedding ceremony All Saints Camden London

First kiss Greek wedding ceremony London image

Next we drove to cover Lorietta’s bridal preparation at her parents house in Broxbourne. A beautiful home that her parents basically built themselves – very impressive.

wedding couple kiss in the lift at Jumeriah Carlton Hotel London

After that it was time to beat both bride and groom to the ceremony held at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Church of All Saints in Camden Town, London. A very grand setting for a grand wedding ceremony, and after confetti throwing and some family shots inside everyone headed to the reception at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel at 1 Cadogan Place in central London.

bride and groom laugh on stairs Jumeriah Carlton London Wedding

Italian Wedding at Jumeriah Carlton Hotel London photo

The Jumeirah is a a spotless and classy hotel befitting of a reception for a large scale Italian and Greek fusion wedding.

Greek money dance at Jumeriah Carlton London wedding reception

Plan A was that we would do some couple shots in the nearby private gardens however once we arrived, so did the torrential rain. So to Plan B which were photos around the hotel and reception room itself, while guests enjoyed drinks and canapés upstairs.

Italian wedding dress and shoes in brides bedroom photo

The wedding breakfast was again a suitably classic and grand affair, and afterwards everyone enjoyed traditional Greek and Italian dances. Great to work with Special Occasion Videos once again: Special Occasion Videos

Bride and mother get ready before Italian wedding day image

By David Green

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Greek Wedding Photographer London – Saint Sophia Cathedral Bayswater

By London Wedding Photographer, Wedding VenuesOne Comment

Greek Wedding Photographer London

Well we have spent some happy and memorable times at Saint Sophia’s in Bayswater, both as a Greek wedding photographer and also as guests for friend’s christenings and weddings.
Classic Greek Wedding London

David has had a long association with the Greek Cypriot community, from meeting his best friend Andreas at school to subsequently working in his father Costas’s Greek Restaurant as a teenager. He also ran a business in association with the Niarchos family throughout the 1990’s. Joanna on the other hand just likes a good moussaka! Yasou!

The lovely and lucky couple at Saint Sophia this day were Maria and Dimitri. We knew each other well from our previous engagement shoot in Trent Park, and had planned together far in advance for the tight timescale we had. Armed with our London professional photography licence for the day, we headed the short distance to Hyde Park for our couple shots. It’s a busy place so it is as much about relaxing your newly weds to get great shots, as it is dealing with the general public to let us use the areas they are eating their picnics on! We cleared a lot of wrappers and coke cans away for the shot below.

Greek Wedding Photographer London

Greek wedding ceremony photo

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Hyde Park London Wedding shot

To find out about booking your London Greek wedding at Saint Sophia Bayswater click through to their website here: Saint Sophia Cathedral

Hyde Park wedding photo
Greek Wedding photography London

We had such a great time and everyone including the deck chair attendants were happy to help.  The day was completed in the best Greek dancing and dining style at the Thistle Marble Arch. Thistle Marble Arch

By Author – David Green