Jenna & Ed’s London Wedding
St. Peter’s Italian Church, Clerkenwell & Ironmongers Hall
Jenna and Ed met through a mutual friends birthday party in the depths of London back in 2007. Jenna is so beautiful, a little shy and unassuming while Ed is a confident strong character in contrast. They balance out each other very well and on an evening after decorating the tree for Christmas, Ed proposed. Jenna, of course, said yes…
The pair decided to wed at St. Peter’s Italian church in Clerkenwell. I had worked for many years in the area, passing by the church on my way to work. I had always wondered how it looked inside, but never took the time to stop and look. The gold and gilt decorations cast a golden glow that warmed the guests arriving. The ceremony was deeply moving and performed by Ed’s cousin, David.
Following the ceremony I took the couple among the Barbican for portraits and a small square close by. The Barbican area is well known as a concrete jungle, many of the buildings are quite static and have no indication of the beauty that lies within. We found some great spots, a traditional gazebo, some wonderful brick work and a window with this crazy circular neon installation that worked as beautifully textural backdrop. Jenna and Ed were relaxed and softly talking, laughing in spurts and very clearly in love with each other.
Jenna and Ed chose Ironmongers Hall, a stunning venue tucked amidst all the concrete of Barbican for their reception. A Chinese tea ceremony was part of the reception to keep with Jenna’s family traditions. The ceremony is considered a traditional act of respect and gratitude shown to her parents for all the years of love and care. She wore a vibrant and traditional red dress as they sipped tea. The party began with beaming faces and of course, dancing. As Jenna and Ed shared their first dance as man and wife, it was in that moment that she felt relaxed and content. The day had gone by without a hitch and was clearly one of the happiest of their lives.
Hair & Make Up – Jam Duluxe / Dress – Pronovias / Shoes – John Lewis / Shoe clips – Etsy / Veil – Frilly Frocks (Devon) / Grooms attire – Lipman and Sons, London / Bridesmaids dresses –Ghost / Flower girls – Gilly Gray / Band – Space Boys / Cake – Donuts from Krispy Kreme / cake from Hummingbird Bakery / Florist – All church flowers by Wendy Wallis / Reception flowers – handbouquets and display The Flower Appreciation Society / Catering – Ironmongers’ Hall