Winter wedding at Chak89: Danni & Jeff

I’m really excited to be able to share Danni and Jeff’s wedding day with you. The love between these two is just beautiful. We had such fun when we shot their engagement shoot on the Southbank in London, and that definitely continued through their wedding day. The smiles were wide, and the laughter constant.

Danni started the day at a hotel getting ready with her bridesmaids and mum not too far from St. Bartholomew’s Church. While everyone was getting ready, I took photos of Danni’s beautiful details as well as the build up before leaving. Before we left for Danni’s all important date, we spent some time taking some bridal portraits, which also gave her time with her mum, Mary. So much had happened in the year leading up to this day, with family illness and Danni’s uni studies, I hope you can feel the emotion through the photos as I did while with them.

When we arrived at the ceremony, there were a few anxious moments as London traffic had delayed Danni’s aunt from arriving, but she soon arrived and then it was time to move onto the most important task of the day. Danni and Jeff knew they wanted a modern wedding with a family and culture at the centre. They incorporated their Ghanian heritage with Jeff wearing a Kente scarf throughout the day. In the evening, they also changed into Kente outfits. Kente is a traditional Ghanian cloth which is mainly used by royalty but also at sacred functions. Their reception at Chak89 was elegantly decorated and lit in my all time favourite colour, purple. To me, that’s a good sign for a good party, no?! The wedding party and both sets of parents danced their way into the venue before taking their seats for the speeches, including one from Danni. I do love a bride who makes her own traditions. She didn’t dance before hers like Jeff did, but she did it her way for sure!

Jeff and Danni, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your story. I’m so happy for you both. It was my absolute pleasure and honour to watch and capture your family and friends celebrate your love.

If you want to see if I’m available for your wedding day, get in touch!

Wedding dress with accessories
Bride during bridal prep
Bride's make up
Bridal make up
Make up artist finishing bride's make up
Bride getting into her wedding dress with her mum's help
Bride's mum holding her face
Bridal portrait
Bride portrait
Bridesmaids' reactions to bride in her dress
Bride posing in the corridor
Groomsman fixing groom's tie
Groom fixing jacket
Groom getting ready
Wedding rings in box
Praying over groom before leaving for church
Groom's mum with wedding party
Bride with bridesmaid in front of hotel Christmas tree
Bridesmaids taking a selfie
Bridesmaid portrait
Groom sat alone in church
Bride looking out of car window
groom stood at the altar
Groom waiting nervously at the altar
Groom with best men at the altar
Shot of bride entering the church from above
Bride and mother walking down the aisle
Groom hugs bride's mother at altar
Bride putting ring on groom's finger
Groom limbering up for the first kiss
First kiss
Bride and groom showing their rings to the camera
Bride and groom lighting candles
Bride and groom walking down the aisle after the ceremony
Groom and groomsmen posing
Bride and bridesmaids dabbing during their portrait
Couple covered in confetti leaving the church
Bride and groom outside the church
Bride hides groom's face with her bouquet
Couple kissing in back of car
The wedding reception set up at Chak89
Table setting
The wedding cake and Krispy Kreme doughnut tower
Groomsman pouring vodka into lid
Groomsman having vodka shot
Bride's mum dancing into the reception room
Groom's parents dancing
Groom's parents dancing into reception room
Bridesmaids dancing into reception room
Groomsmen dancing into reception room
Groomsmen dancing
Wedding party dancing together
Bride and groom dancing into the reception room
Bride and groom dancing
Guests clapping during reception
Groom's face as he dances into reception room
Bride's face while dancing into reception room
Bride and groom dancing
Guests welcoming couple into reception room
Bride and groom dancing
Father of the groom during his speech
Bride and groom during speeches
The best men during their speech
Grandmother reacting to speeches
Bride and groom reacting to speeches
Bride's speech
Bride during her speech
Groom laughing during bride's speech
Groom dancing during speech
Groom in front of top table during his speech
Groom during his speech
Family's reaction to  speeches
Bride clapping during groom's speech
Bride and groom cutting the cake
Couple's first dance
Groom twirling bride during first dance
Bride and groom during their first dance
Choreographed dance moves during first dance
groom hugging guest
First dance
Bride and groom in photobooth
Bride and groom in kente cloth outfits
Couple returning in traditional outfits
Couple dancing
Groom surrounded by friends

Big shout to the amazing team of wedding professionals who made Danni and Jeff’s day all the more special.

Ceremony venue: St. Bartholomew’s Church
Reception venue: Chak89
Ceremony music: Zoe Grace
Wedding dress: Mia Sposa
Groom suit: Moss Bros
Hair stylist: Ronald Joyce Make up artist: Adeola Gboyega
Cake: Sylvia Opea
Flowers: Emma Floral Designs
DJ: VnV Live
Videographer: Autumn Bloom Films

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