There was so much to this wedding that I’m so excited to share it now on my blog. It was an absolute epic wedding of the highest proportions. It’s hard to know where to start sharing the story of Alexis and Edward’s Jewish wedding at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London.
The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is a pretty amazing place for a wedding. It’s iconic orange brickwork, grand staircases and unique attachment to the refurbished, and much revered, St Pancras station makes for a wonderful backdrop. It was a real pleasure shooting at such an illustrious venue.
Alexis and Edward are lovely lovely people .They would wince at me saying this but I felt like I was shooting a celebrity wedding such are their good looks, charm and charisma as people. It was a real honour to shoot their day. They are much loved and special people and they pulled off such a brilliant wedding in every way. I really did feel privileged to be there.
Alexis looked absolutely stunning in her Berta dress. It really was a ‘wow’ dress! Her hair was done wonderfully by Christina Tescu and makeup by Carla Levy.
It’s hard to know how to sum the day up. It was so upbeat, vibrant, fun and most of all happy. The ceremony was perfect and the party that followed was bursting with energy – there were some seriously awesome dance moves going on. I must mention the truly fantastic band that led the reception too. They really did lead it – setting the atmosphere and putting on an astonishing display of musical ability, passion and a huge sense of occasion. All the way from Paris, I would highly recommend them.
I love Jewish weddings because they are so lively and non-stop. There is never a lull during the day – it’s go go go, which as a Surrey wedding photographer I enjoy because it means there’s lots of action to capture. Alexis and Edward’s wedding had so much action and so many golden moments. I loved the badeken (the time when the groom first sees his bride). That was truly magical. The ceremony room was dressed superbly and the chuppah looked amazing. I loved the entrance of the bride and groom – the dancing and atmosphere was electric form the off. All the speeches were wonderful – including some lovely words by Alexis. The night concluded just before midnight with everyone up on the stage – singing, arms in the air – it was a fitting end to such a brilliant day. I could say so much more but I will let the photos tell the story.
I really enjoyed this St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Jewish Wedding for many reasons, including working alongside a great team. Shooting with me was the awesome Igor Demba (massive thank you again sir!) – check out his work, top man! Filming the wedding were Matt and Ben from Teardrop Films – they were fantastic to work alongside and they definitely come highly recommended for anyone looking for a wedding videographer. I am really looking forward to seeing the film as I know it’ll be brilliant.
Finally a special mention to Mandy – Edward’s sister. I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Edward and Alexis via Mandy, so a big thanks Mandy! And to Nomy – Edward’s Mum – who first got in touch with me and was so welcoming to me and made me feel part of the family!
If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Jewish Wedding do get in touch! I would absolutely love to talk to you.
For now sit back and enjoy a full set of highlights of some of my favourite images from the day!