Hilton Bankside and Kings College London Wedding
We feature the wedding of Lynn and Chris that took place at Hilton Bankside and Kings College, London. The day was captured by London based wedding photographer Minna Rossi.
Do tell us about the couple
Lynn and Chris seemed like a really friendly and down to earth couple from the moment I met them: we had a coffee and a mooch around their venue King’s College in London to chat about their plans for the wedding, the kind of pictures they would like, how they would like their day to feel etc.
Please tell us a little bit about the day and how it went
The day started with the girls getting ready at the Hilton Bankside -a cool, quirky, contemporary hotel on the Southbank, just behind Tate Modern. I loved the design and all the artwork dotted around the entrance and the reception. There is always so much going on during bridal prep, but I just try and stay out of the way and let the girls get on with it while I capture the details (the rings, dress and shoes) and portraits of each one of them. Lynn’s eye make up was just stunning so I made sure I got some close ups of that, too.
I then headed to King’s College on the Strand to meet the boys and get guests arriving etc. The Chapel at King’s College is absolutely beautiful and luckily such a good size it allows for very discreet coverage of the ceremony, on a long lens from the back and further away from the sides.
After the family group shots and couple’s portraits, it was time for the speeches and candid shots of Lynn and Chris with all the guests enjoying themselves. All in all a great day and a lot of fun -it is such a privilege to be part of days like this.
Do tell us a little bit about yourself
I’m a friendly female wedding photographer based in North East London. I also shoot portraits and events (parties, birthdays, christenings etc.). Please feel free to have a look on www.minnarossi.com for more info.
How would you describe your photography style?
My couples often say they like the natural look and feel of my photos, how there are no heavy filters or constrived poses. It’s really important to me that the couple get to enjoy their day with their guests, too -that it doesn’t feel like they are pulled away from their family and friends for absolutely ages or that the photography dictates how the day runs.
What did you love about the day?
A quote from Lynn: “I loved sharing the day with my closest friends and family, but most of all, seeing the smile on his face at the end of the night made the planning worth it. I wanted us to be able to look back and say it was an amazing day and we can.”
What advice would you give to couples planning their wedding day?
A quote from the couple: “Check your suppliers, don’t be afraid of asking for references or deals. Take a moment to enjoy the day. We disappeared for about 15 mins after the ceremony and photos to just chat with our bridal party. It was nice to just take in the day and stare at each other like “omg we got married!” “