Visiting the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in London was one of the highlights of last year… I was so impressed with the hotel when I first arrived but I was speechless when I got up the top and saw the most spectacular view of London I’ve ever seen.  You feel as if you are floating amongst the skyscrapers(!) with incredible views of the Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral and Big Ben to your left and Canary Wharf hovering in the distance to your right.  This is definitely a ‘must visit’ place!

Being invited there to photograph Sharoni & Rovendra’s wedding made this whole experience even better.  Sharoni & Ro had planned their wedding sitting on Primrose Hill, looking out over the city at the crystalline Shard of glass towering over the London skyline.   Ro felt that Sharoni deserved no less than ‘to be married with London at her feet’ … I love this sentiment so much!  Meeting and spending time with Sharoni & Ro was such a pleasure.  I also cannot thank enough the fantastic events team at The Shangri-La Hotel who helped to make this day perfect.

 

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Sharoni & Ro had decided to meet before their ceremony and have some portraits beforehand

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I think they are pretty happy to see each other!…

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There are so many beautiful locations for portraits at the hotel

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And we’ve made it to the 35th floor!

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Seeing St Paul’s from this angle was just incredible..

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And a final kiss before the ceremony where Sharoni & Ro exchanged personalised and very moving vows

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And one very happy family indeed!

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As the evening drew in the guests settled for the wedding breakfast with the Gherkin on one side and the glittering lights of London Bridge appearing to the other.. so so beautiful…

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I loved the way Sharoni described this final portrait:

“The cream of the cream was that last shot and I never imagined what type of picture you were trying to get but it is just beautiful, when we looked at it, it was as if all the glitter is there above us and we are looking forward to our future together. We will cherish your pictures forever and we will never forget you, your smile, your enthusiasm ..thank you so so much”

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Ah..so wonderful to look back at this day, congratulations once more Sharoni & Ro!!