New Year’s Eve usually finds me in my pyjamas, watching a movie (or three!) until the fireworks come on tv at midnight, and then rock ‘n rolling it off to bed at 12:05am. Because I’m cool like that. But when Owen and Helen contacted me about photographing their New Year’s Eve wedding, I thought, “What a fab idea!”. I don’t know if it’s just me, but New Year’s Eve parties always end up being a bit of a let-down. But by throwing your wedding on New Year’s, you’re guaranteeing an amazing party for both yourself and your friends! And, incidentally, for your not-so-rock ‘n roll photographer. 😛 Plus I still got home before midnight! Epic wins all round.
Helen and Owen chose The Swan at the Globe wedding venue for their winter wedding ceremony and party. With the dusky Thames and London skyline outside the window, and lots of candles and winter greens for decoration, it felt so magical. Later on, after dark, we popped out for some couple portraits along the river, and of course, outside Shakespeare’s Globe, which is so freaking fabulous I have to keep reminding myself that I actually live in the same city as it! Luckily it wasn’t too freezing, though Helen was a trooper in her sleeveless wedding dress, posing away on the riverbank, while my second shooter Paola and I were wearing our coats. But it was totally worth it for those photos!
Thanks for being such a fun, chilled out, happy couple, Helen and Owen! Weddings like yours make my year. xx