Natasha is one impressive lady. She was doing a masters degree in Psychology as she planned her wedding, with exams over the last few weeks in the lead up. She somehow managed to be so calm and relaxed about it all, which has to be said, is a huge achievement in itself!
She wore the most stunning Jenny Packham dress with my favourite vintage style Jenny Packham headdress. She looked like a film star and was an absolute joy to photograph.
The wedding was held at The Sunbeam Studios in West London which is a working photography studio but also makes the perfect wedding venue. Her flowers were a beautiful mix of blue, lilac and pink blooms created by my favourite Florist Scarlet & Violet and the Studios were dressed with wonderful Vintage furniture and family photographs.
Every single part of the day was perfect and a total treat for the eyes. Natasha’s taste is impeccable and her guests enjoyed the most beautiful, stylish, sunny London Wedding. This Wedding is definitely up there in my favourite top ten weddings of all time! Total perfection.
I was thrilled when Jacquetta asked me to photograph her wedding. As an extremely successful Model, she has been photographed by the great and the good, not to mention my all time favourite photographer Tim Walker - So her asking me was beyond an honour.
The setting was her family home in Kent- Chilham Castle, that also has its own church next door in the village were the ceremony was held.
Scarlet and Violet did the most divine flowers. Blue in the church and pink for the wedding breakfast. Huge Garlands of pale pink Gypsophila hung over each table and the tables were crammed with bright pink and pale pink sweet peas. When I walked into the marquee in the morning I actually got tears in my eyes. It was overwelmingly beautiful.
Jacquetta’s dress was handmade from Indian lace, designed especially for her by her good friend Alice Temperely. A more beautiful dress simply does not exist. Fact. Her shoes were by my favourite designer and lovely friend Emmy London and complimented her dress perfectly.
The wedding was attended by a wonderful mix of Artists, Aristocrats, intellectuals and fashionistas: Vivian Westwood chatted over dinner to the Editor of The Spectator, whilst Jasmin Guiness danced with Jade Parfit on the dancefloor. If I go on I will appear to be name dropping and we cant have that!
After dinner, Jacquetta and James danced on a specially made chequered dancefloor outside in the grounds, looked on by their guests. Then the spectacular Fireworks started, accompanied by and timed to a wonderful mix of their favourite songs. Then, if that wasn’t enough, the big reveal: A wonderful Moroccan nightclub with lots of delicious cocktails being made at the bar.
Honestly, the most perfect, elegant wedding, that somehow also managed to be totally effortless and laid back. This was the ultimate English country wedding at its very very best. It was an honour to be part of.
‘Lucy - you ROCK! I just wanted to send you a quick one to say thanks so much for being the best wedding photographer ever. You were perfectly charming, gentle and just bossy enough all at the same time!
Lots of love xxxx Jacquetta’
What a fantastic wedding at Babington House. This is one of my all time favourites. All the detailing was heavenly and Ali was such a lovely bride. Seriously pretty stuff, indeed.