It was a warm September day as Mark and Caroline said their vows and we photographed their wedding at the stunning St Luke’s Church on Sydney Street in London. Warm for us but perhaps a little cooler than they are used to at their home in the British Virgin Islands!
Caroline hails from the UK and her mother lives not too far from us in South London. Mark comes from St Lucia where his family still live. They chose London as the destination for their wedding and had friends and family come from all around the world to celebrate with them – The British Virgin Islands, St Lucia, Canada, Australia, it was a truly cosmopolitan day!
Mark and Caroline, it was an absolute joy to photograph your wedding and share your day with you, here are a few of our favourite photos…
Ally & AJ xx
Caroline got ready with her sister and mother at the Knightsbridge Hotel in Beaufort Gardens. Quite simply, it was the calmest, most relaxed bridal preparation I have every experienced! Her flowers came from Amanda Austin Flowers on the Kings Road. One word, beautiful! A friend arranged a Bentley for their wedding car!Mark’s nephew Mishael was one of his ushers – living in St Lucia, it was his first visit to the UK! Amanda Austin Flowers also made all the pew ends.Caroline had a friend, Martin walk her down the aisle. Mark simply could not keep his eyes off of her and did not stop smiling!St Luke’s Church on Sydney Street in Chelsea is breathtaking! The stained glass window above the alter made the perfect backdrop for the exchanging of vows. The reception was at 170 Queensgate, just next to the Natural History Museum. A beautiful, stylish and refined listed Victorian townhouse. Breaking with tradition Caroline gave a speech alongside Mark’s two best men!The simple and traditional wedding cake from Cakes by Caroline was absolutely perfect for the venue; simply stunning! The night ended with dancing, after dancing with his bride Mark danced with his Mum And yes, the very observant among you may notice that Caroline shares Ally’s surname – not a direct relative but a very happy coincidence! There are not many Whitlock’s in the world and it was an absolute joy to meet Caroline and her family and to photograph her special day!
Many thanks to the following who helped make this day possible…
Ceremony venue: St Luke’s Church, Sydney Street
Reception venue: 170 Queensgate
Flowers: Amanda Austin Flowers
Wedding cake: Cakes by Caroline
Make-up artist: Jennie Wren
Photography: Stonelock Photography