Gherkin Wedding in London with Kristina and Jack

Limeleaf started out as Limeleaf Weddings around 2006. We recently wound down our wedding photography to specialise in the commercial side. However, we’re still sometimes asked very nicely if we can photograph ‘just one more’, and it’s very hard to say no; So without further ado:

Jack and Kristina married in one of London’s most iconic buildings, 30 St Mary Axe or more commonly known as The Gherkin due to its distinctive shape designed by Lord Foster. They had selected Searcys restaurant and bar on the top floor, boasting some of the most stunning views of London available as their wedding location. This is one of the more impressive locations to be married in London that I’ve experienced.

Jack and Kristina are humble people, their main concerns for the wedding were that their friends and family enjoyed their time and wanted to provide something special for them all to remember. I think they hit it right out of the park with their choices, from the beautiful ceremony, again with a backdrop that would usually only be reserved for cinematic films along with the evening dancing above the city lights and amazing panoramic glass ceiling.

The wedding day itself went effortlessly, with Kristina getting ready at the Grange hotel just across the road from the stunning St Paul’s Cathedral and then travelling by black cab to the Gherkin. The ceremony itself was upbeat and heartfelt, and with those views (I will keep mentioning them) it was stunning.

Searcys themselves were extremely attentive. Their top class professionalism ensured the entire day was the first class affair it undoubtedly deserved to be. Their willing to work as a team with outside vendors, myself included, ensured that everything went superbly well behind the scenes and allowed Jack and Kristina along with their friends and family to enjoy the occasion to its full potential.

I can’t sign off from this wedding without mentioning the dancing, when you have such an upbeat couple with friends and family who are also full of life you get people enjoying life to the max. I photographed in to the early hours to capture as much of the epic dancing and fun they were having. As a photographer it’s hard to pull yourself away in the fear that you might miss ‘that shot’. Luckily for me, with everyone being so on the ball I had my pick of angles and moments and I couldn’t ask for more.

As they both work and live in London, I’m sure they’ll always appreciate that almost no matter where they are they can glance in to the sky and instantly see and remember one of the most special days of their lives. It was an absolute pleasure to photograph and be part of their day and I wish Kristina and Jack all the very best for their future together.

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  • Simon Atkins - Superb! Love the wide angle shot of Jack waiting for the bride. Fabulous venue and you’ve made the most of it with some stunning wide angle images.


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