My clients have all the style!
Take Mandi and Michael for instance. Their wedding was held at the wonderfully British Gladstone Library at One Whitehall Place in London. It was the epitome of London glitz and glamour. So to celebrate their wonderfully evocative style, I thought I’d produce their wedding video in moody monochrome (don’t worry, I’ve done a colour version too!).
As a wedding photographer and videographer, I absolutely adore the Gladstone Library at One Whitehall Place. It’s just one of those magical places that seems to transport you to another era. Dark wood panelling, glazed tiles and sweeping staircases that seem to fit entirely with the past, seem the perfect backdrop for a beautiful winter wedding in the city.
Mandi looked incredible in her slinky figure hugging Pronovias gown as she walked down the aisle on the arms of her proud Mom and Dad, towards Michael dressed in his white tuxedo. Candles twinkled in the aisle, winter blooms abounded, and laughter filled the air.
Family and friends from around the world including America (Mandi’s home country) and as far away as China, had descended on London town to see these two beautiful people get married in this history filled venue. Julia Wilson was in charge of hair and make-up and Mandi looked every inch a glamorous 50s starlet. Ramel’s florist provided winter toned floral arrangements and the dark wood panelled Gladstone Library looked like something straight out of Harry Potter.
The ceremony, conducted by their good friend, Lawrence, was filled with beautiful exchanges and an hilarious moment with an imaginary glass.. let’s just say, no weddings ever go without a small hitch. But Mazel Tov was shouted from the rooftops, there was a kiss and then a big old party.
Champagne was popped, smiles abounded, and stories were told.. The Give Peas as Chance story about Mandi as a little girl was absolutely perfect! Well done Dad.
The incredible Hitsville Sour Stirrers got the party started and then got everyone on the floor for the Hora where all hell broke loose, drinks were spilled, feet were stepped upon, sweat dripped and everyone was either out of breath or smiling! What a night.
Huge thanks to Mandi and Michael and their wonderful bridesmaids, best men, families and friends for welcoming me and my cameras to their celebration.
So hit the little play button above, sit back and enjoy the romance… the imaginary glass and the dancing!
Gladstone Library, One Whitehall Place wedding videographer, London photography by Shelly Mantovani at Toast of Leeds. If you’re having a city wedding in the future at One Whitehall Place or elsewhere in London, get in touch by visiting my photography and videography website at www.toastofleeds.co.uk or you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. I photograph and film weddings across the UK in tipis, barns, country houses , iconic hotels, Industrial warehouses, town halls and cool city boozers . For more information and to check availability, contact me now.