All Saints Church Greek Orthodox Wedding
Kiki and Jonathan knew they wanted natural, story-telling photography at their All Saints Church Greek Orthodox Wedding. Kiki is a journalist, and worked for some time at The Sunday Times. Before concentrating on documentary wedding photography, I’d been a news photojournalist at sister newspaper The Times. So Kiki already had a great appreciation for unposed wedding photography. Based in the South East of England, I’m fortunate enough to photograph a wide variety of weddings. I sent Kiki a link to Elena and Michael’s greek Luton Hoo Wedding photography. It turns out that their families are from the same town in Cyprus and they spent a lot of their childhood together.
Greek Cypriot Stolisma
I started my coverage with Jonathan who was getting ready at their home in North London. I always try to photograph some of the grooms preparations when possible. It makes a great start to the story, and it’s a nice surprise for the Bride to see what was going on while the groomsmen were getting ready as well. Fortunately it was only a short distance from where Kiki was getting ready, and I soon headed over there for the Stolisma – a traditional Cypriot ritual with the Bride’s relatives. It involves passing a red scarf around the Brides waist which symbolises fertility. We then headed off to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of All Saints in Camden Town for the wedding ceremony.
Wedding Reception at The Brewery in London
It’s a stunning building, and made some super photos, especially when some of the wedding guests came up and blessed their wedding rings. After the ceremony, guests boarded a London double-decker bus for the journey over to The Brewery for the wedding reception and party. It’s a super venue for a large party, and there was a lot of dancing and laughter there. Check out some of the highlights in the slideshow above.
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|Shoes||Bride – Manolo Blahnik / Groom – Tods|
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