Amazing Central London Wedding

If I say this blog comes hot on the heels of the last one will anyone really bother to check?  My guess is they won’t.  So, hot on the heels of the last blog comes this amazing Central London wedding.

I loved the shape of this day.  Starting in the shadow of the gasworks by the Oval and ending in Temple in the heart of London.  It’s possible that Alice was driven to the church in a Rolls Royce Phantom and it’s possible that it’s only one of five Phantoms in existence.  But the name could be wrong.  And that number could be higher.  Or lower.  I’ve never been able to retain car facts.  Either way Alice was driven to the church in an amazing old Rolls Royce that I realise now I don’t have a full shot of in the entire blog.  So you’ll just have to take my word for it.  Or google it.  Or just move on.  Like the car did.  Taking corners like a mini ocean liner.  (It was a good car though.  Maybe I’ll put a full length shot in after all.)  Also, Alice’s dress was stunning.  A more diligent photographer/blogger would have asked about the designer.  Would perhaps email the bride right now to ask about the designer.  But you know.

The wedding was a coming together of English and Sri Lankan cultures and had the vibrant clash English tradition and South Asian heritage.  Alice was in a beautiful dress with elegantly long train and Kiran was looking resplendent in a dandyish velvet jacket.  The wedding was a full Catholic mass at All Saints, Margaret Street, W1, complete with burning incense pouring out of a swinging censer on the end of a chain–everyone haloed by a diffuse light from the sun hitting the pearling clouds of burning incense, before pouring out into the strong light of a bright autumn day in London.  Then on to 2 Temple Place, a stunning gothic mansion next to the Thames that William Waldorf Astor built as his office away from America for its high ceilings and carved wooden newels and finials for food and dancing.