Katya and Paul were married at St. Stephen’s church, Dulwich, a beautiful local church with a painted night sky and stars ceiling. My second shooter Nada covered the bride prep as I headed to the church.
The reception followed at Dulwich College Cricket Pavilion. The guests were welcomed to the venue with a band on stilts playing contemporary hits in a jazz style. They were incredibly entertaining and got the party going straight away. A game of mini golf with London landmarks was laid on for the guests as they sipped champagne in the sun.
Katya is originally from Siberia in Russia so Paul’s mother presented the couple with a traditional loaf of bread with a dish of salt and honey to welcome her to the family. The guests also made an arch and the couple ran down the middle, which was great fun to shoot.
The guests enjoyed a BBQ in the grounds and then made their way into the pavilion for the speeches. Paul’s best man was hilarious and Paul looked suitably embarrassed when he was listening to his speech.
If you’ve never been to a wedding with a Russian you might not know that vodka is served after every course and at every available opportunity. Needless to say the dancefloor was packed with energetic guests dancing.