Edelman‘s annual Expect The Unexpected event at Bedford Square Gardens was once again an absolute triumph and I loved providing the event photography once again! Ordinarily the setting for city workers on their lunch breaks catching a breath of fresh air, the Square was transformed into a fantastic external London events venue slap bang in the middle of town – you would never know that Centrepoint and busy Oxford Street, London were but a stone’s throw away. The hosts, Edelman, told guests to Expect the Unexpected and they were certainly not disappointed. Greeted by the living archway and its mystical inhabitants they turned the corner to find the city haven transformed into a mini-folk festival! Edelman in association with Smyle had paid so much attention to detail – kitsch bench and table decorations, wild flower centre-pieces, mis-matched furniture and old-fashioned food-stalls, whilst floating high above were gorgeous chandeliers, mirror balls and lanterns, set off perfectly by strings of fairy lights encircling the hidden setting.
Thirsts were quenched as the partygoers sipped on mini champagne bottles and summer cocktails through moustachio-ed stripy straws. Tummies were sated by Create Food‘s mix of rustic pizza, a mouth-watering BBQ and beautiful mussels followed by Harriet’s Jolly Nice Ice Cream. A treat for the ears was had by all as the amazing CC Smugglers treated us to their New Roots Music at the music stand and as the sun set they busked amongst the delighted crowds as we saw the majestic fairy lights in all their glory! They gave me a lot to capture with my event photography but it was an absolute pleasure to shoot so many people enjoying all the event’s delights.