Caledonian Club London Wedding Photography | Laurie & William’s Wedding
Laurie got ready with her friend Karen, bridesmaids Sian (sister) & Josephine (sister in-law) together with her mum Joan, they were able to walk to the church having got ready at the nearby 5 star luxury hotel The Connaught.
William got ready with his brother & best man Robin at the Caledonian and then took a black cab to the Punch Bowl Pub which was just next door to the church. The PunchBowl from circa 1750 is a lovely traditional pub and was once owned by Guy Ritchie & Madonna, before they met up with his friends William went over the order of service.
They had a wonderful wedding at the Farm Street Church (The Church of the Immaculate Conception). The small church entrance on Farm Street in Mayfair is quite deceiving and you enter a huge gothic decorated interior with capacity of 475. Laurie walked down the aisle on the arm of her father David to the organ music of the Bridal Chorus by Wagner, the service went well.
It occurred to me that the last time I spoke with Laurie she was under an umbrella during a torrential rain storm at our pre-wedding meeting, this time she was also under an umbrella with William as she left the church happily married, luckily it was only a drizzle and the umbrella was soon put away.
After the service we took their portraits in the garden behind the church before walking back to the Connaught to get a black cab to the Caledonian … curiously (a good omen perhaps?) the first black cab was white which was appropriate – I cannot recall seeing a white cab in London before.
The wedding breakfast was held at the wonderful Caledonian Club and many of the guests wore kilts, William and his family wore the Mackintosh tartan. Just before dinner we took a group picture on the stairs of 128 family & guests … not the easiest task but it went well. The Caledonian Club has one of London’s largest wooden sprung dance floors and later in the evening the floor was springing to the dancing of all their family, friends and evening guests. A great party.