Modern London Wedding at St Barts and St Johns Restaurant - Alice & Jack

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As a London wedding photographer, this was a wedding I've been looking forward to for a while - ever since meeting the utterly charming Alice in Stoke Newington last year.  Not only is she the most natural beauty but she is relaxed, creative and had chosen the most wonderful venues for her wedding.  First up getting ready at The Zetter in Clerkenwell, as photogenic as a hotel can get, and then the short stroll through Smithfields to the oldest church in London, St Bartholemews.  A cavernous space founded in 1123 as an Augustinian monastery.  Having photographed there before I knew that the light and colours are like a painting.   Unusually I attended the rehearsal a few days before to meet the characterful Father Peter who provided the most entertaining and authentic service I've been to in a while - as Alice says he "struck the right balance between a joyful and ceremonial occasion".  He made the wedding about Jack and Alice entirely.  It felt incredibly personal and accessible.  Fortunately for October we had a lovely warm day and so walked straight from the church and on to St Johns.  I've never eaten there before so it was a real treat to be seated with the guests and have a chance to enjoy some of Fergus Henderson's renowned food. 

Church:  St Barts, Smithfield // Reception and catering:  St Johns  //  Flowers:  Jamjar flowers  //  Prep hotel:  The Zetter  //  Bride and bridesmaids dresses:  Issey Mikake Pleats Please  //  Jack's suit:  Beggarsrun  //  Alice's shoes:  Loq  //  Jewellery:  Maya Magal  //  Jack's shoes:  Meermin  //  Jack's cufflinks & tie:  Paul Smith