My last wedding of 2011, and what a way to finish! Photographing a Christmas themed Hotel Russell Wedding! From the moment I first met Kate and Tim many months ago I knew it was going to be a fantastic day and they proved me right.
I was running a little early (as I tend to) so headed over to meet up with Kate at Bibas Hair and Beauty to catch the end of the hair and makeup. This was followed by a quick nip round to Waitrose – certainly a first for me as a wedding photographer! We then headed back to the utterly stunning Hotel Russell for the remainder of the prep.
From here, a short walk up the road (for me at least) to St Pancras Parish Church which was amazing. A beautiful church with no end of architectural detail and a hugely impressive entrance just screaming out for a shot of the bride and groom in front of those gorgeous great red doors.
Another quick run (quite literally, as I legged it down Woburn place to catch up with Kate and Tim in their bridal taxi) back to the Hotel Russell to grab a couple of portraits in Russell Square before the reception. Thankfully, the snow that had caused so many issues last year did not return, instead we were blessed with a lovely, sunny winters day.
The remainder of the day was spent enjoying and capturing the atmosphere of family and friends who, quite rightly, have a lot of love and affection for Kate and Tim. As I said at the start, what a wonderful end to the year.
And now, for some pictures….
by Chris Legg