Bleeding Heart Restaurant Wedding – Lizzie & Lee’s winter wedding
I was really looking forward Bleeding Heart Restaurant Wedding. I have worked at the Bleeding Heart in London on a number of occasions and love the food and the vibe of the place. Jean-Louis is an exceptional host and everyone always has a ball. The couple’s ceremony was at St Etheldredas, I have shot so many weddings at this church – it’s like coming home. Father Tom is lovely and I always enjoy his dry wit.
Lizzie and Lee went for a 4pm ceremony before their Bleeding Heart Restaurant Wedding. 4pm in winter – that pretty much means a wedding in the dark. So from my point of view, a challenge. But I do enjoy a challenge! I set up some off camera flash for the groups and portraits, which worked really well.
Here are some of my favourites from their Bleeding Heart Restaurant Wedding…
I wanted to show the detail in her dress but also give the image that Christmas feel.
Lizzie’s little bridesmaids having fun in the kitchen.
All the pretty details.
I took this shot through Lizzie’s veil. I love it.
The girls beautiful dresses were all made by Lee’s mum.
I have shot at St Etheldreda’s more than any other church in London. I love it. Apart from St Brides, it’s probably my favourite church.
Lizzie and Lee decided on black tie for their winter wedding. So classic and works really well in winter.
Lizzie’s brother lights the candles.
Wedding pictures in the dark are always a challenge. I did not want to blast Lizzie with direct flash and I wanted to retain the lovely ambient light. So here, I bounced the flash off of a wall to my left and used a high ISO to keep that lovely warm colour. I think she looks really amazing!
Lizzie and her Dad wait to make their entrance.
I love the expressions on this one.
Weddings at St Etheldredas always look incredible with the beautiful low light.
I set up some off camera flash for all the group pictures.
I loved mixing the ambient light with the flash to keep all the colour of the street light.
Love this one. It has such an old romantic feel about it.
I asked the driver to point my flash gun through the window to create this beautiful stream of light. Before the couple entered their Bleeding Heart Restaurant wedding.
The speeches were by far the shortest I’ve ever heard. Lizzie and Lee wanted a relaxed vibe and kept them to a minimum.
Again, I wanted to capture the Christmas feel of their wedding and used off camera flash to create this beautiful portrait of the couple.