A London Elopement

Preparations took place at the Townhall Hotel and Apartments in East London; amazing rooms decorated in an art deco style. A perfect backdrop for a very stylish couple! Their room even came with it’s own kitchen, very handy!As this was an elopement, the lovely couple got ready together!This lovely couple were keen to include the hotel in some of their portraits, as it has such a unique style. I had spotted the hotel bar and thought it would be a great spot for some pre-ceremony shots as it suited their style perfectly. The shot below is my favourite from the day. They make such a stylish and timeless couple!The shot below is another of my favourites.Then it was off to Islington Town Hall for the ceremony. Even though I live five minutes away, this was my first time shooting here.This is the second Elopement I have photographed and they are always incredibly special. Samuel and I were witnesses, which is such an honour!Such a beautiful bride! After the ceremony we headed off to a little back street behind Upper Street for a few portraits.There is something so wonderful about two people deciding to plan a wedding just for two. I love how this wonderful couple incorporated their own sense of style and personality into their day, making it just about them. It was such a privilege to be invited to document this intimate wedding, and even more of a privilege to be asked to be a witness; the day was simply wonderful. I feel so lucky to do this job every day.

Lots more weddings coming to the blog soon including Emily and Hassan’s beautiful Sussex wedding! xx

  • Gabby / En Route Photography - April 16, 2012 - 10:48 am

    Beautiful!!! The last pic is my favorite! ;D I love her unconventional wedding dress! :)

  • Marine - April 16, 2012 - 10:50 am

    Beautiful… The bride is gorgeous

  • Anushe Low - April 16, 2012 - 10:51 am

    Wow! Loving your editing Dominique, what a sweet little elopement with some stunning portraits! xx

  • Juliet McKee - April 16, 2012 - 10:53 am

    Beautiful, intimate, soft and gorgeous!

  • cat hepple - April 16, 2012 - 10:54 am

    Oh my goodness, such style, love and happiness.

    This just shows how a simple, elegant and chic wedding can be created by just two people madly in love.

    I absolutely love this wedding, they look gorgeous together.

    Beautifully shot as ever, just love perfectly captured.


  • Peter Lawson - April 16, 2012 - 10:55 am

    Gorgeous, airy, and fabulous :)

  • Natasha Thompson - April 16, 2012 - 10:56 am

    what an elegant wedding! the b&w shots from the hotel are superb and I love the incredibly natural and beautiful posing!

  • Samuel - April 16, 2012 - 10:59 am

    Such a stylish couple. They look amazing and beautifully photographed.

  • Dasha - April 16, 2012 - 11:00 am

    Oh , this is beautiful! Love their style and romantic portraits))

  • Matt Tyler - April 16, 2012 - 11:02 am

    Beautiful photos Dom and what an honour to be part of something so special. The smallest I’ve photographed was the bride and groom with both their mothers, and that was really intimate, so I can only imagine what this wedding was like! Great stuff.

  • Shella - April 16, 2012 - 11:13 am

    I couldn’t get enough of looking at these pics! So so beautiful Dominique!! xxx

  • Sophie Yershon - April 16, 2012 - 11:13 am

    You are so incredibly gifted xxxx simply stunning, poetic in your interpretation and more love than can fill a lens! Another superb job x so proud x and in awe

  • Kirsten - April 16, 2012 - 11:28 am

    Yet another one out the ball park, Dominique. There is something very serene about your photography. Beautiful.

  • Martin Pemberton - April 16, 2012 - 11:39 am

    When I saw you’d photographed another elopement I couldn’t wait to see it.
    Gorgeous as always. Such elegance. Fantastic job

  • Holly - April 16, 2012 - 12:07 pm

    These intimate portraits are so lovely. Love the soft colours too

  • Chloe - April 16, 2012 - 12:12 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love this elopement! What a gorgeous bride (and noted, handsome groom). I love her hair and of course, the fact that they eloped.
    So beautifully photographed Dominique and so very full of light. x

  • Vicki Knighrs - April 16, 2012 - 12:55 pm

    Stunning work as always. So elegant.

  • Charley - April 16, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Simply stunning. Stylish, simple, just two people. Beautiful x

  • Lou ~ Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Blog - April 16, 2012 - 1:41 pm

    oh so beautiful… so dreamy, so romantic xx

  • Sama - April 16, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    Oh my, what a beautiful, magical wedding! A stunning couple, beautifully shot Dominique. I want her dress!!

  • pen - April 16, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    There is something so romantic about elopements. You captured it beautifully here – intimate and gorgeous – the couple look like madly in love models!

  • Yuliya M. - April 16, 2012 - 5:20 pm

    Just love her dress and flowers!

  • Amanda Dowling - April 16, 2012 - 6:23 pm

    Really beautiful Dominique, you can see the emotion they feel for eachother.

  • Jon - April 16, 2012 - 8:01 pm

    Two lovers decided to elope;
    Full of joy and full of hope;
    The lovers so pure and radiant;
    The photographer so brilliant.

    Another Stunner Sweetheart. Well Done XX Dad

  • Stephanie Oakes - April 16, 2012 - 9:19 pm

    Wow, another corker my dear!! Truly beautiful xx

  • JulieLim - April 18, 2012 - 11:14 pm

    Oh my, the photo of the bride putting on her stilettos is so gorgeous!

  • Binky nixon - April 20, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    Gorgeous shots!!!! Such a lovely soft and sincere feel to the shots. Stunning! x

  • Brianna - April 20, 2012 - 6:31 pm

    This is probably my most favorite wedding shoot ever. Such a gorgeous couple. You can feel the sincerity behind every shot. Love it!

  • Didi - April 20, 2012 - 7:58 pm

    Wonderful wonderful pictures – I absolutely love her dress. Is there any chance you could let us know where its from or who the designer is?

  • Dominique - April 20, 2012 - 8:00 pm

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment! The dress is by Lela Rose, spring/ summer 2012 ready to wear collection and can be purchased online at net-a-porter. Hope that helps!

  • natalie - April 20, 2012 - 8:08 pm

    Love this! Beautiful pictures, beautiful dress, beautiful couple. I feel like I was there! :)

  • Lael - April 21, 2012 - 2:49 am

    The bride is incredibly gorgeous!! Damn I hope to look half as glamerous and beautiful on my wedding day! Love her dress.

  • kate m* - April 21, 2012 - 4:13 am

    I have seen so many wedding photo shoots and this one took my breath away. this couple is absolutely beautiful – so many of these photos i got teary with joy. They look so pleased with one another, i felt privileged to “witness” their special moments. your ability to capture those moments is incredible.

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  • ag - April 21, 2012 - 2:35 pm

    Gorgeous photos of a happy couple!(And I love her dress.)

  • Carolyn - April 22, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    What a beautiful series of shots! You can feel the emotion in each image. Beautifully done and congrats to the lovely couple!

  • Tracy @ The Bride Concierge - April 22, 2012 - 9:28 pm

    These photos are amazing, but even more amazing is this couple. Their love and adoration for one another bleeds through these photos. And that bride’s dress? Just divine perfection.

  • Heather - April 22, 2012 - 11:54 pm

    These are lovely! I teared up from the joy that radiates. Such a radiant couple paired with such a skilled photographer equates to magic. The shot of her reflection as she puts on her shoes is divine. Stunning. Moved me.

    Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

  • Abi Ellson - April 23, 2012 - 5:10 pm

    How very romantic – LOVE the hotel. The beautiful bride looks amazing, brilliant dress, shoes, wonderful. What a lovely couple x

  • Sarah - May 17, 2012 - 10:51 am

    Ah this wedding is so full of love, what a gorgeous couple and photographs to match, they must be thrilled. I particularly love the one of the groom almost kissing her nose in the bar ;)

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  • kate - December 20, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    thank you for sharing where the beautiful brides dress is from. :)

  • Emilia Jane - January 28, 2014 - 5:06 pm

    So beautiful!!

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