a dorchester wedding on 35mm (mostly)


Caroline and George brought their people to the Dorchester Penthouse and Pavillion; I brought my Kodak Portra 400. Everyone was happy.

The night before her London microwedding, Caroline spent the evening putting the finishing touches on her hand-made wedding dress, complete with the giant bow of my dreams: making your own wedding dress is, if you're handy like that, probably the best way of making absolutely sure it's going to fit when your baby's juuuuust starting to show. (And yes, pregnant brides, you can totally suck on a ginger chew during your ceremony, no one's going to mind.)

Once safely married, the newlyweds skipped off down the town hall steps to find a black cab… which took forever because it was

Pride, and then it dropped us off quite a way from The Dorchester because all the roads were closed. But we made it! And we dashed up to their suite to collect the forgotten bouquet, then back out for a wander around the block for laid-back photos.

After a few more hotel-suite portraits (please invite us up to your plush hotel room to take pictures, it's genuinely one of our favourite things to do!) Caroline and George rejoined their families up on the terrace for cocktails and dinner. There are few city spots more opulent. Congratulations on both fronts, Caroline and George!