This lovely wedding was a day of two halves. Super-stylish couple Marco and Ilaria started their day with an elegant Hampstead Heath Pergola wedding ceremony, before moving on to the Hospital Club for some serious partying.
The Pergola on the Heath is one of those venues that sends little shivers up my spine, and it is bloody amazing! There’s something really special and slightly mysterious about this hidden oasis of green in the middle of the city. Even on a fairly grey day it’s a completely beautiful, calming space, and it suited Ilaria and Marco’s style down to a tee.
Talking of style, just feast your eyes on Ilaria’s gorgeous bridal look. I love the simple elegance of her dress. Dior and Georgio Armani? Yes please! What a partnership!
I’m so pleased Marco got in touch with me to shoot their big day. He’d spotted some pictures of an engagement shoot I’d done at the Pergola, and liked them so much he and Ilaria booked me pretty much on the spot. Queue much happy whoops from me!
Goes to show the power of social media – and here comes a top tip: If you’re planning your wedding and feeling a bit stuck finding the perfect suppliers to bring what’s in your head to life, get yourself on Instagram! You’ll find tons of inspiration and lots more images than you might see on the suppliers’ official websites and portfolios. It’s sure to give you a more rounded picture of what they can do, and you’ll get a clearer idea if they’re the right fit for you.
OK, back to Marco and Ilaria’s elegant Italian pretty-fest of a wedding day! After the ceremony we made a short pit-stop to make sure their beautiful golden Lab was all good and then moved things over to the Hospital Club in Covent Garden in a red double-decker London Bus. This urban venue just oozes style, and the couple added loads of fun touches to keep the party going all night long. Table football, ping pong and amazing tunes that ensured the dance floor was always jam packed. Such a fun day.
I left with aching feet, ringing ears, lots of renewed table tennis skillz under my belt and a massive smile on my face.
If you’d like to go and explore the Pergola or The Hospital Club together, you are planning your Italian wedding, or you just want to have a chat about your wedding photography, say hello! I can’t wait to hear from you…
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