Michelle’s and Tash’s elegant Dorchester London roof terrace wedding

I recently had the great honour of providing the gay wedding photography for Michelle and Tash’s ceremony at the London Dorchester. I knew that the penthouse suites would probably be quite nice at such a smart hotel, but I was blown away by the beautiful terrace overlooking London and the opulent setting of mirrors, chandelier and flowers.

The day was a lovely, relaxed affair with lots of time for the family and guests to visit, soak up the sun and enjoy a truly British afternoon of champagne, tea, scones and martini’s.

I knew that Michelle and Tash wanted natural, unobtrusive wedding photography, so I did my best to capture the little moments and details of the day as a wedding photojournalist. The reportage photography style suited the laughs, hugs, glances and refreshments, and of course, the magnificent setting and ambiance of love that radiated in the summer sunshine.

Here are a few of my favourite photos of the day and few words on why I took and love them.

Dorchester-wedding-photoI love the blocks of hot pink flowers on a summer’s morning at London’s Dorchester.Dochester wedding photo1The lovely window light of the London Dorchester set the mood for the last few moments before the wedding where Tash downloaded music to her Iphone and checked her dress in the mirror.Dochester wedding photo2Nothing like a Scottish bagpiper in a small hotel hallway at the London Dorchester for a bit of an impact.Dochester wedding photo3A photograph showing the registrar interviewing the ladies just before their wedding ceremony while Michelle looks beautiful.Dochester wedding photographyA happy sister is ready for the wedding.Dochester wedding photoThe ladies taking their wedding vows.Dochester wedding photoI love how the ceremony at a gay wedding is the same now as all weddings, and the couple exchange wedding rings.Dochester wedding photoYou may now hug your bride!  This is why I love wedding photography- no one can help but smile.Dochester wedding photoMarried at last – Mrs. and Mrs. in this happy wedding photo at the London Dorchester.Dochester wedding photoI love mother daughter congratulations.Dochester wedding photoSweet, weepy mum.Dochester wedding photoChampagne in the sunshine to toast make a very gay wedding!Dochester wedding photoI love the way this guests is touching Tash.Dochester wedding photoNatural photography and portraits of couples on their wedding day are the best.  The happy, relaxed feel comes from my being a friendly, female myself.Dochester wedding photoElegant, beautiful, simple wedding portraits at the London Dorchester roof terrace.   Reportage and and natural photography – no cheese allowed.gay wedding cakeThe coolest gay wedding cake ever.Dochester wedding photoWhite glove service for sandwiches at the London Dorchester.Dochester wedding photoTea time!Dochester wedding photoMichelle sneaks a quick look at her new ring.Dochester wedding photoDrinks in the afternoon sunshine.Dochester wedding photoShiny, happy guests.Dochester wedding photoI love the golden light of afternoon sun in England.Dochester wedding photoOh no, I’ve been spotted by the brides!Dochester wedding photoMichelle shows off her ring to delighted friends.Dochester wedding photo

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