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Wedding: Penthouse Pavilion Suite at the Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair, London. With pre-wedding at the Ritz Hotel London – Sarah and Eric

Sarah and Eric’s wedding was a real family affair. For some reason that description usually conjures up images of cosy weddings, but this was pretty glamorous. Sarah got ready at the Ritz then went on to the ceremony and reception at the Penthouse Pavilion in the Dorchester. You may remember this venue from another Sarah’s wedding, and that’s no coincidence – the wedding planner (another Alex!) was asking on the Internet for a small, quality venue in London and I pointed her towards Sarah and Simon’s wedding. Thankfully they liked the photographer as well as the venue and booked both of us!

Sarah and her three lovely children (I’m not sure I can call them that since they’re all grown up!) were just as glamorous as the venues. Her daughter Becky was Sarah’s too-cool-for-school maid of honour, and her sons Will and Alex (yes, a third Alex!) looked incredibly dapper in their suits. It was really heart-warming to see all three of them helping Sarah and Eric to make their big day happen.

Sarah loves 1920’s vintage glamour and asked to get some photos with the kids before the ceremony, so we grabbed an hour or so before heading to the Dorchester and took photos inspired by films like The Great Gatsby at the Ritz. Then it was on to the Dorchester, where Sarah and Eric had a beautifully intimate ceremony and a laid back reception that made the most of the sun. It was one of those weddings where you could always hear laughter – the best kind of wedding.

And on that note, I’ll let you have a peep at the shots. Sarah and Eric – I’m looking forward to seeing you both for lunch soon!

Wedding Prep-LocationThe Ritz
Wedding VenueThe Dorchester
Wedding PlannerThe Bijou Bride
Hair & Make-upGemma Sutton
Bands – ‘Niche Quartet’ and ‘The Super Rollers’
Wedding CakeElizabeth’s Cake Emporium
StationaryBerin Made
FlowersThat Flower Shop
BalloonBon Bon Balloon
Primary Wedding PhotographerAlex Beckett
Assistant Photographer – Robert Pack

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