Rosie & Alex
“We were lucky to find Osman [Wolf & Co Photography] through our wedding venue Instagram page. We loved Wolf & Co’s intimate, relaxed style of wedding photography as he seemed to capture people having fun and ‘off guard’ rather than posing for photos. It was great to have Osman there on the day as he put us both at ease and took some amazing photos for us to treasure.” – Rosie and Alex
It was at Law School in Chancery Lane that Rosie and Alex met, sharing classes and becoming inseparable, first as friends, and then ‘in life more generally’ as Rosie describes it! After dating for some time, Rosie took advantage of 2020 being a leap year to propose to Alex, not with a traditional ring but rather with a Swiss watch.
The pandemic prompted a two-year engagement, during which time they got the chance to plan their dream wedding. With Alex being colourblind, the couple decided to go for a colour scheme that would look great for him, their guests, and the wedding photographs. They chose a blue palate – Japanese indigo being a favourite of theirs – with hydrangea bouquets making a striking choice. Arranged by RHS award-winning Phillo Florist, the robust bouquet ensured a vintage, elegant look.
Alex and Rosie wanted a relaxed, laidback, but sophisticated feeling for the day, with nothing too ‘fussy and pretentious’. With Rosie having grown up in London, and their meeting place also being London, they chose the exquisite Fitzrovia Chapel in the heart of the city to exchange their vows. The chapel is a very unassuming building from the exterior, but once you step into the space you’re transported to another time.
The wedding rings were made from recycled platinum, with Rosie’s set in shades of blue and green sapphire alongside white and grey diamonds. Alex wore a tailored Sunspel Suit while Rosie wore a beautiful Anna Kara wedding dress, with elegant botanical lace motifs that contrasted the gorgeous blue hydrangea wedding bouquet.
To capture their magical day, we started with the photographs in Rosie’s childhood home which had a great landing filled with light. Her dress featured little ‘wings’ that gave her the appearance of floating along as she walked.
Although the day started off a bit grey, the sun eventually came out as we walked through Fitzrovia down towards Regent Street. I always appreciate open and honest communication with my clients, so when Alex admitted to me that he wasn’t really looking forward to the couple shoot, we decided to keep it really loose. I only placed them in a few really nice spots as we walked along together, otherwise, we kept it very casual.
After taking a black cab up to Queen’s Park, we strolled through the newly fallen autumn leaves down to Londsdale Road where we met up with the rest of the wedding party at Milk Beach, an Australian bar and restaurant, for more informal shots.