Bénédicte and Jonathan were married in front of just their closest family and friends at The Museum of the Order of St John, a beautiful, historical Clerkenwell wedding venue. I’ve photographed a wedding there before, two years ago, and it was just as lovely as I remembered! (See Mandy and James’ wedding).
The wedding took place the day after the Brexit results were announced, so I loved seeing the happy union of French Bénédicte and English Jonathan the day after all the gloom and doom in the news! And they are the sweetest, most fun couple. One thing that really stuck in my head after I first met Bénédicte over Skype, was her telling me that of course she was excited about the wedding day, but what she was most looking forward to was actually being married to Jonathan! I loved that – that’s totally how it should be! So on the wedding day it was lovely to see them laughing and enjoying the ceremony, and not taking themselves too seriously. There’s definitely a lot of laughter in their household!
After the ceremony and post-ceremony drinks, we popped outside to do some couple photos in the rain, which of course stopped immediately after we finished! Oh, life. Then it was off on a double decker routemaster bus for the cocktail reception at Hawksmoor pub in Spitalfields – where everyone sampled the specially-designed cocktails made just for the newlyweds!
It was a short but gorgeous day – I do love shooting these small, intimate weddings, so if you’re planning a small wedding do give me a shout!
Clerkenwell wedding photos by Kat Forsyth Photography