TRINITY BUOY WHARF WEDDING – CLARE & CHRIS
A Trinity Buoy Wharf wedding on the edge of London’s River Thames on the blog today. The Chain Store is a huge empty space, ready to put your own stamp on and dress up or dress down to suit your style. It’s also a perfect spot to be when the mercury is rising, the gentle breeze cooling things down a little. It was on one such blisteringly hot day in July that Clare & Chris got married. Like peas in a pod, and known to their friends and family simply as C&C, the day was infused with special personal touches.
My day kicked off at The Framery where Clare was getting ready alongside her best friend and mum and dad. I had met Clare’s parents before – Clare commissioned me for a family shoot for her dad’s birthday – and you’d be hard pushed to find two lovelier, and in love, people. Black cabs took us to The Crypt on The Green in Clerkenwell for the ceremony, which was performed by their close friend, Hat. I had been warned that Chris might cry, and sure enough, Clare had made it about a metre down the aisle before his emotions got the better of him. The ceremony was perfect – tender, touching, personal and funny. Back out into the heat of the day, and a Routemaster out to east London and Trinity Buoy Wharf. The sun shone and Pimms, cocktails and homemade cake was passed around.
Spoilt for choice with locations for portraits, we took a trip up to the top of the lighthouse – the only one in London! – as well as the incredible and haunting LongPlayer. A thousand year long composition, it has been playing for 16 years 056 days 00 hours 38 minutes and 52 seconds (as I type).
As dusk fell, the party started. A great day with C&C, some favourites from their summer wedding at Trinity Buoy Wharf are below.