St Johns Wood wedding
When Katie & Jonny first got in touch with me about their St Johns Wood wedding, we were still in the midst of Covid lockdown.
It seems like a lifetime ago as I write this wedding blog post!
Anyhow, at the time we were all knee deep in lateral flow tests.
I remember at the time, the thought of photographing a wedding in St Johns Wood sounded very exciting!!
Kate & Jonny had booked their venue and it was a wedding venue I knew well.
Lords Cricket Ground, just down the road from the infamous Abbey Road recording studios.
Infamous of course for a particularly world famous band from Liverpool.
The Beatles of course!!
Back to Katie & Jonny St Johns Wood wedding at Lords Cricket Ground.
Bridal preparations kicked off in a hotel a hop skip and a jump away and then finished up at Lords itself.
The wedding vows were taken in another world famous place.
None other than The Long Room.
St Johns Wood Wedding: I’m not a huge cricket fan myself, but even I have heard of The Long Room.
However, if you are cricket fans, much like Katie and Jonny are, to tie the knot here is the stuff of legends.
The legendary cricketers who have walked through these rooms is unlike any other cricket venue in the world.
I could reel off the names but if you aren’t a cricket fan, I risk losing you so I will give it a miss.
Needless to say, this place is hugely famous amongst cricket aficionados.
Of course, all of this meant to get near the famous pitch was not possible.
The pitch was strictly out of bounds.
Fair enough I say.
Anyhow, what a beautiful wedding day Kate & Jonny had.
From a wedding photography point of view, there was an abundance of beautiful light in the Long Room for their ceremony.
Receptions drinks and cocktails in the pavilion.
The evening dancing took place in the Thomas Lord Suite.
And what an utterly brilliant evening it was too.
We partied hard until very late.
The party really reminded me of a very special Jewish wedding I photographed not far from here a few years back.
The perfect tonic to see off all the doom and gloom that we’ve all witnessed over the last few years, particularly us wedding photographers.
Written by Jay Rowden
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