Portrait of a Bride and bridesmaids at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London

St Lawrence Jewry London Wedding | Laura & Gavin

Front of The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London

I was really looking forward to the wedding of Laura and Gavin, having met that summer on their engagement shootit was plain to see they were a young couple clearly very much in love. We had an interesting conversation about how they met (working in a Costa Coffee) and their plans for the day, including the ‘special surprise guest’ for the evening.

Flash forward to mid November, I find Laura with her bridesmaids in the Montcalm Royal London House in Finsbury Square getting ready. Like the name of the Hotel it was a calm and relaxed atmosphere with her sister Rosie in charge of Hair and make up. Laura seemed the calmest of everyone happy chilling out on the bed eating a muffin. I stayed for a little bit as they got ready, before walking the short distance to St Lawrence Jewry, the Church next to Guildhall where they were to be wed.

I find Gavin outside with other guests huddling under umbrellas from the November rain and after a brief reenactment of ‘singing in the rain’ we head inside. The grand Sir Christopher Wren rebuilt Church was a great setting for the ceremony where we all waited for the bride to arrive.

After the ceremony we headed across the road to The Hawksmoor a steakhouse restaurant in the heart of the city. Speeches were said, dinner was eaten and dessert was savoured. The DJ played and people danced. Then Gavin came on the mike with his band and sang to his new wife followed by the ‘special surprise guest’ for the evening. The King walked in and the grannies went wild.

Front of The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Brass sign at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Bride getting ready at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Wedding detail at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Makeup brushes and powder at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Bridesmaids applying makeup at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Man getting ready at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Bridesmaids curling hair at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Happy baby at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Crying grandma getting ready at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Bride getting ready at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London

Grandma holding Brides hand at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Wedding ring at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Bridesmaids navy blue dresses and heels at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Bouquets by Jan Lima at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Bridesmaids getting ready at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Carolina Herrera wedding dress at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London

Bride getting into Carolina Herrera wedding dress at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Bride & Mum getting ready at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Bride & Mum getting ready at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Bride walking with bouquet at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Portrait of a Bridesmaid at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Portrait of a Bridesmaid at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Portrait of a Bridesmaid at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Portrait of a Bridesmaid at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Creative Portrait of a Bride at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London

Portrait of a Bride at The Montcalm Hotel Finsbury Square London
Church on a rainy day at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Wedding guests huddle under an umbrella in the rain in Guildhall London
Tuxedoed groom standing against a lamppost holding an umbrella in Guildhall London

Groom dancing in the rain outside St Lawrence Jewry Guildhall
Wedding guests entering Church at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Wedding guests at St Lawrence Jewry Guildhall
Alternative ladies wedding shoes at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Happy groom and mother at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Stained glass window at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Groom stands waiting in the church at St Lawrence Jewry wedding
Priest & Bridesmaids entering church at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Bride entering the church at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Father walking bride down the aisle at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Father walking bride down the aisle at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Bride & Groom first look at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Bride & Groom at St Lawrence Jewry wedding guildhall

Mother of the Bride church reading at St Lawrence Jewry wedding
Father of the Groom church reading at St Lawrence Jewry wedding
Bride & Groom holding hands at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Bride & Groom First kiss at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Church choir singing at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Bride & Groom just married at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Bride & Groom First kiss at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall
Bride & Bridesmaids at St Lawrence Jewry wedding Guildhall

Bride & Groom serious portrait St Lawrence Jewry wedding
Bride & Groom portrait by a Stained Glass Window St Lawrence Jewry wedding
Happy Bride & Groom portrait by a Stained Glass Window St Lawrence Jewry wedding
Creative Bride portrait by a Stained Glass Window St Lawrence Jewry Guildhall

Bride & Groom walking in the rain Guildhall wedding

Bride & groom enter Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Confetti at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Wedding table decoration at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Table plan at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Wedding table decoration at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Wedding table decoration at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Iced Wedding cake at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Frosted Wedding cake at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Serving wine at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Bride & guest at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Wedding guest smells Gin at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Father of the Groom speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Father of the Groom speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Happy wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Father of the Groom speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Father of the Groom speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Wedding toast at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London

Father of the Bride speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Father of the Bride speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Happy Baby at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Happy wedding guest at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Father of the Bride speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Steak at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Desert at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Groom's speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Groom's speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Emotional wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London

Groom's speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Guests raising glasses at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Best woman speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Laughing Groom at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Best woman speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Laughing Bride & Groom at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Best woman speech at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London

Bride & Groom cutting a cake at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Happy Bride & Groom at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Bride & Groom kiss at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
DJ at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Dancing wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Dancing wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Dancing wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Dancing wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Dancing wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Dancing wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Bride & Groom dancing at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
ZKELETONZ playing at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Keyboard player at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Groom sings at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Bride dancing at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Dancing wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Excited wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London

Elvis at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Excited wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Elvis at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Dancing wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London

Elvis at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Elvis at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Elvis at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Elvis & Bride at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Elvis at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
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Bride & Groom dancing at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Dancing wedding guests at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Elvis at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London
Elvis & groom at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London

Bride & Groom dancing at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in Guildhall London



"Harp photographed our winter wedding in the City of London last year. He captured some amazing shots on what turned out to be a very grey, rainy day.

We first met Harp at our engagement shoot in the summer. He is a friendly, calm person and we immediately felt very relaxed around him. He helped direct us and gave pointers on how to get some good shots, which is very useful when you aren't used to being photographed.

On the wedding day Harp arrived to take photos of myself and the bridesmaids getting ready. He demonstrated his creativity as a photographer by capturing some amazing images, working with the lighting in the hotel.

Unfortunately it rained all day, so we had to take photos in the church. This wasn't a problem for Harp and he found a few different locations to take some lovely images. Group shots have a tendency to be tedious but Harp got through them all very quickly!

During the reception Harp captured natural shots of our guests laughing and dancing. He was extremely unobtrusive and we hardly noticed he was there.

I cannot recommend Harp enough! He has a great photographic style that really captured the ambiance of the day. Our families and guests also loved the photos and we have been inundated with requests for copies! We will cherish these images for years to come. It was a pleasure to work with him and he did a fantastic job of capturing our wedding!"

Laura Massey

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