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