Wedding Reception at The Peasant Pub in London
The wearing of the crowns
Katerina and Jason were married in the beautiful Russian Orthodox cathedral in Knightsbridge. The bride, along with her Mother and bridesmaids, prepared for her big day at the Thistle Hotel on the other side of Hyde Park.
The ceremony took place in front of family and friends and was fascinating to photograph. The candle lit ceremony included many picturesque rituals including the wearing of the crowns that you can see below.
After the couple were married they and their guests climbed aboard a London Bus to travel across town to the wedding reception venue; the Peasant Pub in Clerkenwell. This Victorian Pub is full of character and is an excellent wedding venue for those looking for an authentic taste of London.
Before the wedding breakfast I took the couple off to nearby Northampton Square to capture some bridal portraits. Once back at the Peasant the newlyweds and their guests sat down to enjoy their meal during which they were entertained by a Russian compère and a stand-up comic.
After all that it was back downstairs to the bar area for cake cutting and dancing!
Katerina makes a final adjustment to her veil
The bride outside her London hotel
The crowns ready to be placed on the bride and groom’s heads
The wedding ceremony in the Russian Cathedral, Knightsbridge
The London Routemaster bus ready to take the guests to the wedding reception
A Champagne toast on the Routemaster
On the bandstand in nearby Northampton Square
A portrait of the newlyweds
Walking to the wedding reception
The dining room at the Peasant Pub ready for the wedding breakfast
One of the flower displays at the wedding reception
The wedding breakfast is underway
Char-grilled fillet of salmon with garlic potato rosti
For sweet is was lemon meringue pie!
A ‘selfie’ with one of the wedding guests
The evening celebration is underway
Jason removes Katerina’s garter!
Outside the Peasant Pub, venue for the wedding reception