Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Back in the summer I was commissioned the wedding photography in Trinity House (www.trinityhouse.co.uk), Central London for the wedding of a beautiful young couple. Trinity House is a gorgeous wedding venue in Central London that provides stunning photo opportunities – the elegance of the sweeping staircase lends itself perfectly to wedding party portraits as do the attractive gardens of Trinity Square with a view of Tower of London. The interior of the venue is beautifully decorated with very intricate ceiling paintings. It's a perfect wedding venue for Central London wedding. Among the many destination wedding photography jobs in France, Monaco and Italy I was happy to have a wedding photography in Central London. I believe we got some stunning wedding photos especially of the bride in the red room. Zoe, the wedding coordinator from Trinity House was most helpful and I look forward to working with her on my next wedding photography in Trinity House of another young couple in November.
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Thursday, 10 November 2011
Back in the summer I photographed a lovely intimate wedding of just the wedding couple and a few guests the beautiful wedding venue and boutique hotel Lower Slaughter Manor, Cotswold, Gloucestershire UK www.lowerslaughter.co.uk. It was a sweet young Japanese couple who flew all the way to Japan to get married in the UK and they chose Lower Slaughter Manor for their venue. I was very glad that the Japanese wedding planner Rieko from Le Maestro www.le-maestro.com has kindly recommended my wedding photography services. I very much enjoyed photographing the bride who was very pretty and had an exquisite Japanese beauty. We had plenty of time for the wedding photography on the picturesque grounds of Lower Slaughter Manor and I was especially facinated by the violet flowers of the garden.
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Thursday, 3 November 2011
During the summer one of my South of France destination wedding photography assignments was a Persian/Iranian-French wedding that took place in Monaco, Monte Carlo. The bride’s preparation and exquisite ceremony took place in Monte Carlo Bay Hotel http://www.montecarlobay.com/ which was followed by a lavish party in the legendary Hotel de Paris http://www.hoteldeparismontecarlo.com. It was my first destination wedding photography job in Hotel de Paris, which doesn’t require advertising. I was privileged to photograph a wedding in this outstanding Monaco wedding venue.
It was also my first time to be the wedding photographer for a Persian/ Iranian wedding. I was intrigued by the decorations displayed in front of the couple during the ceremony. Therefore following this amazing destination wedding photography opportunity in South of France I searched the internet on Persian/Iranian wedding traditions.
The wedding photos below show most of the objects that were displaced at the wedding ceremony. There is a mirror (of fate) "Aayeneh-ye Bakht" and two candelabras (representing the bride and groom and brightness in their future) one on either side of the mirror. There is a tray of seven multi-coloured herbs and spices "Sini-ye Aatel-O-Baatel" to guard the couple and their lives together against the evil eye, witchcraft and to drive away evil spirits. There is a specially baked and decorated flatbread "Noon-e Sangak" with blessing "Mobaarak-Baad" written in calligraphy on it. There are almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts to symbolize fertility. There is a basket of pomegranates and/or apples for a joyous future, a cup of rose water extracted from special Persian roses "Gol-e Mohammadi" to perfume the air, a bowl made out of crystallized sugar "Kaas-e Nabaat/Shaakh-e Nabaat" to sweeten life for the newly wed, a brazier "Manghal" holding burning coals sprinkled with wild rue "Espand" a popular incense, a scarf or shawl made out of silk or any other fine fabric to be held over the bride and bridegroom's head throughout the ceremony by various happily married female relatives. A needle and seven strands of coloured thread to figuratively sew up the mother-in-law's lips from speaking unpleasant words to the bride! (I like this one – I think should be introduced to all wedding ceremonies). The shawl that is held above the couple's head and in the beginning of the ceremony is sewed in one corner by the needle and threads. And there is certainly a copy of the Holy Book.
The wedding was immaculately organised again by Frank and his team from Monte Carlo weddings http://www.montecarloweddings.com. Unfortunately due to client’s request for privacy I’m not allowed to publish any of the couple’s wedding photos, which is a pity as the couple was beautiful and it was a beautiful destination wedding in
For South of France.
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