Caroline + Mihaï
Cheyne Walk Brasserie Wedding Photography, London
From Lithuanian to French, my lack of language skills were exposed royally in April. Caroline and Mihaï (and most of their guests) speak perfect English of course, and having lived in London for a couple of years opted to have Pt.1 of their three part wedding (the other parts being in France and Romania) close to their West London flat. Caroline actually found Cheyne Walk Brasserie through my website after I shot Victoria & Al’s wedding there in 2010, but first was their ceremony at the famous town hall on the King’s Road in Chelsea.
Emerging on to the steps in bright sunshine, they then made it to the next venue just in time to avoid the torrential rain that followed for the next few hours. New things to observe: crudités and dips as a feature of the canapés, a cab company whose policy is to only contact their customer when the cab is going to be more than 30 mins late (!), use of another couple’s Routemaster bus for photographs and a grandparent in his gendarme uniform.
A simple affair with a late start, no cake, no dancing and only one short speech, but tons of fun.