What a wedding to kick off the wedding season! James and Gemma got married at the incredible St Etheldreda's Church in the centre of London and their reception was at Finsbury Town Hall which was breathtaking inside! Here are our highlight's of the day along with some photo's we snapped and their highlight film.
Gemma and her squad of bridesmaid's got ready at a GORGEOUS house they rented in London. The champange was flowing and there was lot's of hair, makeup and dress adjustments taking over every room. Gemma looked amazing in her floor length laced dress that she bought from Schone Bride in Brooklyn by a designer called Anais Anette. When I asked her about her dress she said it was only ready 2 days before they left New York after 3 years of living there, she couldn't get a cab outside the dress shop so carried it on the New York subway at rush hour cradling it in her arms for protection!
THE I DO'S
Gemma arrived at St Etheldreda's church in a Nissan Figaro driven by her father, her bridesmaid's and overly excited flower girls were all eagerly awaiting her arrival. The church is tucked away on a private road amongst a street of town houses in the centre of London, you really wouldn't know it was there! It is incredible inside and the ceremony ran perfectly!
COCKTAILS, FOOD AND MUSIC
James and Gemma were serenaded by their amazing New York brass band as they walked up to the venue. Their reception was held at The Old Finsbury Town Hall where the music continued and the drinks flowed, the atmosphere was great!
We love it when couple's do something different! James and Gemma had a open mic instead of speeches, a microphone was passed around and many of their friends got up and said a few words or told a story, while this was a lot harder to film we loved the idea!
DOUGHNUTS AND DANCING
Me and Zac are BIG doughnut lovers so when we saw the doughnut wall Gemma and James had made filled with cross town doughnut's we were very excited! James kindly offered us some doughnuts and they were delicious! While everyone was sipping on more cocktails and eating doughnut's, the band prepared for the evening set and Moon Booth set up. We hadn't heard of this company before but loved the concept, it was a great twist on a normal Photo Booth! The rest of the evening was filled with dancing as the band performed their evening set and got everyone up, the dance floor was packed!
Dress - https://www.anaisanette.com
Hair & Makeup - http://www.lipstickandcurls.net
Their Photographer - http://gbmultimedia.co.uk
Catering - http://easygourmetcatering.co.uk
Doughnut's - https://www.crosstowndoughnuts.com
Photo Booth - http://www.moonbooth.co.uk
They went to the famous Nine Elms Flower market in London at 6am on the Thursday before the wedding and bought all the flowers fresh and arranged them all theirselves (bouquets included). Even James got involved and made his button holes.