In April this year I had the good fortune of photographing Gabriella and Alessandro's Wedding day.
It was the first time I have captured a wedding at the Rosewood Hotel in London, and I have to say it is one best hotels I have ever captured images at. I was so excited to have been booked by Gabriella & Alessandro as they are both from Italian families and the wedding was steeped in Italian tradition so this really did give the wedding a special feel.
Natural wedding photography at the Rosewood Hotel
Gab & Alex booked me last year and I could tell from our first Skype meeting that we were a great match. They wanted a combination of Natural photography mixed with some portrait photos of them together and of course a wedding venue like the Rosewood suited this completely. Over the year we met up for a pre-wedding shoot at the hotel: a special thanks to the staff who were so helpful to me as a photographer.
There are so many reasons why Gabriella & Alessandro’s wedding was so special but mainly both of their families were so much fun, warm and welcoming.
Both families made me as a photographer feel part of the family, and on meeting Gabriella’s father at the wedding rehearsal I cheekily commented on how much I thought he looked like the actor Ray Winston, well you would never believe it but it after making the comment, it turns out that Gabriella father is very close friends with Ray. On the morning of the wedding Ray in fact made a special appearance with some special advice for Alessandro :-)
St Peter’s Church is such iconic building and has such a strong link to both families. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to shoot a wedding ceremony there.
If you’re planning a wedding at the Rose Wood or a wedding anywhere else in London please do contact me to talk about your wedding photography plans.
Shout Out and thanks to the amazing wedding Suppliers.....
Shoes Jimmy Choo,
Flowers were done by Vanilla Rose, Planner.....me and alex!,
Dress was 'Idelia' by Enzoani,
Band were Gianluca Meglio (from near my village in Italy - Sant Elia).
Big Thanks to Sasha at the Rosewood and all the Amazing Rosewood Hotel Staff
Flowers by Real Flower Petal company,
Church - St Peter's (Priest was Father Andrea).
Photo Booth by 'The Photo Booth Guys'
Make Up & Hair By - Cathrine Leg - www.catlegghairandmakeup.co.uk
Video - www.w4weddingfilms.co.uk
Kind words from Gab & Alex.....
Charlie, nothing we can put into words will ever do any of your photos the justice you or they deserve but you really were the icing on the top of our wedding cake! Not only did you make the day so special and exciting, you made the preparations and planning fun and easy. You weren’t just our photographer, it felt as though you were our guest on the day, part of the family – and without you it wouldn’t have been the same.
You captured every single moment of the best day of our lives and in each of those photos the emotions and feelings are clear. I have never felt comfortable having my photo taken, but having a new friend at the other side of the lens made all the difference. We can’t stop looking at the photos and there isn’t one that doesn’t make us smile.
I genuinely don’t know how you did it – but you did, and we cannot thank you enough.