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Virginia & Chris's Sky-High Penthouse City Wedding  in Central London. 

EMILY MONTAY PHOTOGRAPHY
August 19, 2023
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        Country to city, that was the theme of Virginia and Chris's modern English summer wedding day.​ We started the day at Virginia's beautiful childhood home in Surrey where she got ready with her three sisters and immediate family. From the early hours of the morning, the weather was absolutely glorious - rare for England! After some family photos in the warm, sunny garden, we hopped on the the train to London and made our way to the iconic Gherkin, where the bride and groom had their ceremony. 

        Virginia wore a stunning yet simple House of CB gown, which when perfectly with modern interior of the Gherkin's top floor event space. After their ceremony and champagne reception with guests, we hopped in a (very patient) black cab and buzzed all around London to get the most perfect golden hour shots. 

        The modern city theme continued into the reception, which was held at the Sun Street Hotel in Shoreditch. Perhaps the best detail of all was the vintage ruffle heart cake. The guests danced late into the evening, thanks to the incredibly talented Saxophonist, Alex Rimell, and were pleased when some midnight pizza appeared! 

      

Morning in the kitchen.

Entry hall.

The bride and her mother.

House of CB

Family photo fun.

Bridal portraits!

The bride and her sisters.

Cool vibes only.

More bridal portraits.

Final touches at the Gherkin.

Practicing the walk down the aisle.

The groom patiently waiting with his best man.

The walk for real this time!

Bride and groom at the alter.

Guest reactions.

First kiss!

Yay

Fabulous guests.

Champagne

More champagne.

Exiting as husband and wife.

The start of our couple shoot.

Virginia getting out of the cab.

Little kiss.

Golden hour peeking through the buildings.

Bride and Groom.

Golden hour in full flight.

Virginia & Chris.

The sun in her veil.

London at golden hour.

Walking as husband and wife.

Dress got caught.

All sorted!

Getting back in the cab.

Bride and groom in the back of the cab.

Detail shot.

The rings.

Arriving to the reception.

Sun Street Hotel.

Reception.

Table details.

The famous vintage ruffle heart cake.

Let them eat cake.

Bride and her bridesmaids.

Guest reactions at dinner.

Speeches.

Laughing at the speaches.

Cheers.

Bride mingling with guests.

More mingling.

Detail shot of the dress.

First dance.

Bride dancing with her sisters.

Bride and her dad.

Special Mentions:

Photographer: Emily Montay 

Dress: House of CB 

Venue: The Gherkin London

Reception Venue: Sunstreet Hotel

Musician: Alex Rimell

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