Wedding Photography | Hannah & Mike | Mayfair

A few months ago I was privileged to capture Hannah & Mike's wedding day. It was a intimate ceremony with their closest family and friends at the Mayfair Library with the reception taking place at Mayfair Mews.

Hannah & Mike Preview WM-46.jpg

Hannah & Mike have been together for 7 years. They met in 2010 when Hannah, who is American, was studying abroad in the UK in 2010. They have had a long distance relationship for a portion of their relationship while both of them were pursuing degrees and careers. During the span of their relationship they lived in the states as well as Australia and are now back in the UK.

In case you're confused about seeing 2 grooms, Mike has twin brother - Mark, who was wearing almost the same suit apart from a different coloured tie on the day. 

 

Couple Shoot with Annamarie & Tom | London Bridge

A few months ago I run a competition on FB to win a engagement / couple photo shoot and I'm happy to be able to finally she the results from that shoot with you. The winner was chosen randomly using a name generator, which picked Annamarie & Tom. We met at London Bridge and wandered around the area ending up at St. Katherine's Docks during sunset. My favourite time of the day.

Their story reads a bit like a romance movie... They met at the age of 20 in Slovakia and were a coulpe for 5 months. After that they went separate ways, discovering the world - Tom moved to England, got married, moved to Israel, then back to Slovakia and got divorced. That's when they met again after years, Annamarie had already been living in London by that time.

It took them 6 years apart to realise that they want to be together. After that they managed a long term relationship and 7 months later Tom moved to London. They (finally) got married 3 years ago, but been together for 8. 

It was truly amazing how attuned the two of them were. Annamarie & Tom were so relaxed and at ease with each other in front of the camera, sharing little jokes, whispers and lots of hugs and kisses...

Pin-up Photo Shoot in Hampstead with Miss Victory Violet

Back in July Ella and I had the chance to meet up again for another shoot. We've both been super busy recently, so it's been 2 or 3 months since the last one. This times location was the beautiful and breathtaking Hampstead Pergola and Garden. We've been meaning to shoot here since last year and finally the time was right and we were lucky to get some great weather.

Hampstead Pergola is a wonderful example of faded grandeur and is undeniably one of London’s hidden treasures. It is essentially a raised walkway, overgrown with vines and exotic flowers, and is set amidst some wonderfully dramatic gardens.

Ella's dresses:

Top Vintage | Hell Bunny | Campbell's Craft

Wedding Top Tips - Wedding Planner | Revelry Events

Revelry Event's

Top Wedding Tips

Photo credit to Adam Rowley Photography

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read through my new blog series - Wedding Top Tips. I'm all for adding value to the website for my clients, subscribers & visitors, so I thought it would be useful for all the bride and groom to be's to get some tips and tricks from ace wedding suppliers and vendors. Over the next few months I will be interviewing cake makers, hair and make-up stylists, venues, wedding stationary suppliers and so on.

To kick this new feature off we start with the Holly and Susie from Revelry Events, an award winning wedding planner duo, based in London and planning weddings and other events all over the world.

I hope you enjoy this new blog series and would love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to get in touch, if you want to ask specific questions to the suppliers or are a vendor yourself and want to be featured.

Take care. x

 

Tell us a bit more about your company and how it came about?

We’re Revelry Events and we’re all about rulebook-free weddings. We love weddings that don’t fit the normal conventions, that capture your personalities and most of all, ones where everyone has a damn good time! We're Holly and Susie, the duo behind Revelry, and we both had very different paths to where we are now. S: I’ve used to work in PR and events but I changed careers to wedding planning after realising that I’d get much more satisfaction organising weddings for people than events for brands. A few years ago I knew I wanted to make the jump, so I emailed a few planners for experience and the one who got back to me was Holly. We met, we clicked, I shadowed her, then we decided to work together permanently! H: It sounds super cheesy but it’s honestly been what I’ve wanted to do since I was really young – though I had a brief longing to be an volcanologist. I learned everything I could through my teens about what it meant to be a planner. I shadowed other planners, I read every book going on weddings, I tore out pictures from magazines. So when I finished studying film and television production at university I just started planning weddings for free, for friends of friends, until I built up enough business and enough confidence to really go for it. Cut to a five years later, I get an email from Susie in my inbox and I'm intrigued! We joined forces and it's been epic every since.

 

 

What has been the best or most memorable wedding you've worked on so far?

We worked with a couple who really went all out for their 2016 wedding. They were an American and Danish couples who wanted to bring over lots of family from abroad for a whole weekend of fun. We found them the perfect venue to host their 140 guest wedding - pulling in a butler service, on-site massage and hairstyling, and round the clock food to keep all the guests happy and impressed. Friday kicked off with an afternoon of activities - from archery to zorb football, flower crown workshops to golf on the roof - complete with a prizegiving! The evening saw a sumptuous hog roast and ice-cream bar, craft beer on tap and live piano music outdoors in their very own tent under the stars. Saturday was a spectacular event. Fern covered chairs and benches lined the pathway towards the bespoke floral chuppah, with gorgeous views of the Somerset hills as the backdrop. As dinner wrapped up, the evening surprises began. A basement casino with croupiers opened up, custom cocktails came out to get guests in the dancing mood, and we quickly converted the ballroom from dinner into the perfect wedding lounge and piano bar - chesterfield sofas, photobooth and midnight cake bar! The whole weekend was a challenge but so, so worth it!

What are your 2 top tips for brides and grooms to be?

First off, don't feel like you have to do what other people do. Modern weddings don't have to follow a prescribed format anymore, you can shakeup the timetable as much as you want to suit you. Want a morning ceremony followed by a pancake breakfast with all your guests? Do it! An indoor funfair with street food trucks and no sit-down meal? Yes! Secondly, prepare for a marriage while you prepare for your wedding. There's so much stress and chaos during the engagement planning for one day, that sometimes the bigger picture can get missed. Your wedding day may be an amazing celebration but the part that really matters is the marriage and the life you'll have together. So yes, plan your day your way, but ultimately remembering that will give you perspective and will mean all the little annoyances of planning the best day of your life become small!

 

Contact - Holly Poulter & Susannah Lee

Email - hello@jointherevelry.com

Phone - 07789960135

Website - www.jointherevelry.com