Eight Moorgate Members Club Wedding
Being asked to be Kat and Allen’s Eight Moorgate Members Club London Wedding photographer was an honour and a truly fabulous day to capture! So much thought and love had gone into making the day both feel and look fabulous; as a London wedding photographer it was a real visual feast, and for their guests it really was a treat with so many unique memories for them to cherish.
When I met Kat and Allen it was very clear that they were going to create a day that was very personal, stylish and a little different; it would be the perfect juxtaposition of tradition/the past and modern. The tone of which was set with holding their wedding ceremony at Kat’s local church- St Mary’s RC Church in Blackheath (with the Black Cab Coffee Company serving G&Ts and Ice cream afterwards in the church gardens), and their wedding celebrations at the rather sophisticated and effortlessly cool Eight Moorgate Members Club in the City of London (which guests traveled to on a Routemaster bus and Kat and Allen in a turn of the century original London cab!). Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of London, Eight Moorgate provided the perfect backdrop for their wedding celebrations. With it’s dark leathers, woods and fabrics it has an air of an old fashioned country club, yet this is hugely contrasted with glass windows all around it’s perimeter offering brilliant views of London’s skyline of sky scrapers and steeples. On entering guests were whisked upwards in a lift to the sun soked terraces and invited to relax and sip champagne, with a feeling of being a million miles away from the madness of London, and yet being right in the heart of it all; a perfect contradiction. This feeling was echoed also in the styling of the space, which Kat and Allen along with the fabulously talented wedding stylists Betty & Boris, rather cleverly styled it to look both feminine and masculine, and also to reflect both Kat and Allen’s loves and interests. It was such a visual treat to see all the contrasting details and elements sit alongside each other, and together created a rather uniquely pretty yet not girly space with an ethereal feel to it. I loved the juxtaposition of succulents and ferns, contrasted with the more pretty delicate roses and white cornflowers…and the leather and lace…and the stone and the crystal. Another cool idea was that they used Biographies of famous Explorers for table names – reflecting Allen and Kat’s huge passion for travel and adventure. Furthermore, Kat’s very talented sister Felicity hand crafted the place names – each one being made with the guests name printed on and then fashioned into a beautiful origami butterfly – such a thoughtful touch for all the guests to enjoy and visually striking too. So much gorgeousness in one room, I almost burst! hehe
The thoughtful gorgeousness didn’t stop there…one of their friends makes the most awesome little leather bound books, hand crafted and illustrated with personal stories – Allen had one created for Kat as a surprise gift which he gave to her in his speech….it documented their love story including their very romantic engagement – so sweet – and I can tell you there was not a dry eye in the house! (you can see some pictures of the little book below). So much love and laughter flowed during the speeches – it was a joy to capture it all. So, enough from me…go see for yourself! Kat and Allen I wish you both well on your continued adventure through life as Mr & Mrs K – enjoy! x
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I'm a Sussex based wedding photographer, but I love to shoot all over the south east of England and if you're planning a destination wedding, I'm all ears.