Micro Wedding Photography – Ify & James

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My first wedding of 2021 was for Ify & James at the beginning of May. They had originally booked me to shoot their wedding which was due to take place in September of 2020 but Covid19 reared its ugly head and messed everybody’s plans. As the pandemic progressed into 2021 Ify & James drastically changed their wedding plans and decided to have a small wedding with just closest family as soon as the government restrictions allowed.  The ceremony took place at their local church in Romford followed by a small wedding reception at West Lodge Park Hotel in Barnet.

The government restrictions at the time meant that wedding numbers were limited to 15 people and that face masks had to be worn by guests during the marriage ceremony and that the wedding breakfast had to take place outside. West Lodge Park Hotel set up a new area for outdoor seating to meet the new requirements for outdoor receptions, complete with garden heaters, which were very much needed due to the bizarre inclement May weather. James’s grandmother, who was incidentally celebrating her 91st birthday on the day, needed a multitude of blankets to keep her nice and warm during the meal.  Damn you rubbish British weather!!! As actual wedding guests were limited on the day there were times when Ify and James were joined virtually by guests via a live stream of the ceremony and zoom calls during the speeches.  During the ceremony there were 250 family and friends watching from across the globe.

Below are a few photos from the afternoon’s coverage. I think you’ll agree they both look so happy to have finally tied the knot. I’ve known James for a number of years as we used to work together before I went full time with photography and its great to see him so happy. It’s no wonder he’s a happy man. I’m not sure I’ve ever met anyone with a more infectious smile than Ify’s! Congratulations guys…

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