Old Marylebone Town Hall & The Peasant Clerkenwell Wedding ~ Rachel & Andy: i do

Dec 23, 2010

Rachel and Andy met on an around the world adventure (clue’s in the cake pic!), and so I felt it was rather fitting that The Peasant Clerkenwell Wedding day turned into quite an adventure for them – every wedding day has it’s share of emotions and little curved balls, but due to the snow there was rather alot of hurdles to overcome…fear not though, they were troopers and got through it all with huge smiles on their gorgeous faces! They got married last weekend on what I think can safely be described as the worst snowfall London has seen in 2010….! Fearing not making it, I went up the day before and stayed over in a hotel (thank God I did or I’d have never made it!!!). As predicted the snow heavens opened at about 10am and a complete blizzard hit London…so, with woolly hat, huge scarf, gloves and walking boots on (yes unfortunately you did read that right…fashion aside, I had to dust off my traveling boots from 2007! hehe), I set off to capture their day……within 10 minutes I resembled a globe-trotting snowman! 🙂

As beautiful as the snow looked, it created travel chaos for the lovely Rachel and Andy and their family/friends! I think the worst part of the day had to be when Andy got the call from the Red Bus company to say that they were unable to make it into London….such a HUGE shame as it was an integral part of the London experience that they had wanted to give their family and friends…so the champagne party they had planned on bus was not to be! On top of that, Rachel’s pre-booked luxury cars were canceled at last minute….but fear not, I am a multi-tasking woman and I managed within 2 minutes (by some kinda miracle!) to hail a Mercedes People mover (it wasn’t a time to be fussy!), so all 6 of us piled in and happily we were on our way to Old Marylebone Town Hall…poor Rachel was a little frazzled, and the People-mover perhaps wasn’t quite what she had in mind whilst envisaging her perfect day, but she was very happy at least to be on her way! Their ceremony went smoothly, and afterward everyone set about hailing cabs to take them to the fabulous ‘The Peasant’ in Clerkenwell – where guests were treated to some well earned champagne and some super tasty canapes, whilst we got some time to shoot some lovely snowy portraits. It was a super day, packed with style (how gorgeous does Rachel look – amazing makeup, hair, dress, shrug, broach, shoes ~ Rachel Simpson’s (one of my favourites!), fun, emotion, love and lots of laughter – my kinda wedding!

Rachel & Andy ~ I know you haven’t been able to make it on honeymoon because of the continued snow and ice issues, so I’ve done a bumper sized blog especially for you both, in the hope that it brings a smile to your lovely faces! I wish you both a wonderful life together and send you big hugs and love xxx

Clerkenwell Creative Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Creative wedding shot of the bridal shoes at The Peasant, Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell Creative Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney

 

 

 
Clerkenwell Creative Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Creative Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Creative Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Creative Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Creative Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Creative Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Creative Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Creative Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Portraiture Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Clerkenwell Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Old Marylebone Town Hall, London Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Old Marylebone Town Hall, London Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Old Marylebone Town Hall, London Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Natural Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Creative London Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Creative London Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Creative London Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Creative London Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Creative London Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
Creative London Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell London Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney
The Peasant, Clerkenwell London Wedding Photography ~ Annamarie Stepney

11 Comments

  1. Kim Hawkins

    Lovely work as usual, Anna! xxx

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  2. David

    I love the shots in the taxi!! Your flash work is great 🙂 I’m glad I wasn’t in London or “The Abominable Anna” might have haunted my dreams!

    The shot of Rachel from above has such a lovely red glow – amazin!!

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  3. Rachel

    Wowsers!!!!! What a fantastic Christmas present – who needs a honeymoon. I’ve been stalking the blog hoping for one shot so this is fantastic. We’ll be pinging it around the family and friends pronto!

    Mrs Armitage
    xox

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    • Annamarie

      I’m sooooo glad you both love them – have a wonderful Christmas and I’ll get the rest up in your gallery in the New Year! Lot of love xxx

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  4. Emma Whitfield

    Gorgeous photos again! Love the night shots in the snow – magical! xx

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  5. rebecca@RMW

    Oh love a snowy wedding this time of year – great shots with all the lights!

    xoxo

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  6. Greg Thurtle

    Awesome shots love the couple ones in the car and the outside snow ones!
    love love love it!

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  7. Ian Thomas

    Wonderful, wonderful photos. You could say I’m biased….I’m Rachel’s Dad but….as a serious photo fan going back to the late Forties early Fifties (Picture Post and Paris Match) I recognise good “pics” when I see them…!
    There is something I can’t yet put my finger on about these pictures. They are unusually atmospheric and way beyond simple wedding photography. Quite extraordinary. I can’t stop looking at them. Annamarie is one heck of a talented lady. What a find.
    Ian Thomas, Father of the Bride!

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  8. Annamarie

    OMG guys – these comments are just so beautiful and I feel very blessed and super happy! Thanks for all the love! Wishing you all a peaceful and joyous Christmas 🙂 A xxx

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  9. Anne & Alan

    Fantastic photos, lovely pictures in the snow which portray the day perfectly, love the photos of Rachel and Dad you have captured something special, not forgetting the photos of Andy and Rachel.Photos are so different ,thanks for staying the night before as we may not have such fantastic photos to look at.

    Andys mum and Dad.

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  10. Andy

    Hi Annamarie

    You have certainly captured the day perfectly. I love the emotion of the ceremony photos and the reception photos show the fun we had with our friends and family.

    I think standing outside in the cold was all worthwhile after seeing the snow photos.

    You did a cracking job – can’t wait to see the rest.

    Thanks again
    Andy
    xx

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