Planning a wedding can often be a tricky task. Sometimes couples opt for too much formality; often the day works out bigger or more expansive than they want. Not so with Katy & Yury: their biggest problem was they simply had too much fun!
With a much larger affair planned later this year in Yury’s Russian homeland, this pair opted for a small, very personal civil ceremony in central London. This was always going to be a busy one for me. After a few prep shots at The Corinthia (and enjoying all three mouthfuls of my £6.00 espresso on the way out), I trotted up to Marylebone to spend half an hour with the chaps.
It’s a very generous thing to be welcomed in to a home when you don’t really know people well. Yury and his best man, Ivailo, instantly made me feel part of their plans and before too long off we zoomed in a cab, heading for the Mayfair Library. After some (Groom-suggested) fun and games with the cab and some Boris bikes we were cooking on gas. The rest of the day flowed quite beautifully thanks to a happy couple, lovely friends and family. This wedding was a route one plan for how to enjoy a special occasion.
I love small weddings. They suit my style and attention to detail and I like the feeling of being able to concentrate on specific emotions of a select number of people, in this case about 15 in all. I often feel that small weddings foster a relaxed atmosphere; I really believe the day is relished by everybody in attendance because of it.
To cap the day Katy, Yury and myself headed up to their brand new flat for a few ‘over-the-threshold’ shots. As with everything else, these are laced with humour and a definite feeling of not taking things too seriously. Finally it was off to a private dining room for a single round table feast.
Some numbers: 15 people, 6 locations, 2 happily married people and 1 very satisfied photographer. I thank them greatly for their trust… and the amazing Wagyu beef!
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