Stationers' Hall Wedding Photographer, London
In early April, I was delighted to be returning to Stationers’ Hall near St Paul’s in London to photograph Rebecca & Thomas’ wedding. Thomas is in the Army and the day had a few military touches which added a real wow factor.
My style of photography revolves around being unobstrusive. Instead of endless “say cheese” moments, I blend into the background and quietly capture all the emotion, fun, laughter and joy of the day. The couple will miss the majority of these on the day and yet they are moments that they will treasure for the rest of their lives.
Stationers' Hall has four magnificent and characterful rooms which interlink with each other giving endless opportunity to couples to make their wedding totally unique to them. As a documentary wedding photographer, this is what I love about it - every time I go back there it is a totally new story to tell.
The day started for me at St Martin within Ludgate, a lovely church next door to Stationer’s Hall. As I approached, two bagpipers from Thomas’ regiment began warming up outside the entrance ready to welcome the guests. As Thomas and his ushers made some last-minute preparations inside the church, some of his friends practised the guard of honour in readiness for later in the day.
Rebecca and her wedding party arrived in the courtyard of Stationers’ Hall. They made the short walk to the church passing by St Paul’s Cathedral on the way before Rebecca was walked down the aisle by her proud dad.
The church has an amazing choir who played a big part in the beautiful ceremony that followed.
At the end the couple were escorted down the aisle and along the road to Stationer’s Hall by one of the bagpipers before being welcomed by a now well-drilled guard of honour and a shower of confetti from the assembled guests.
The drinks’ reception was in the garden which was starting to come into bloom for the summer.
The guests were then called into the Great Hall for the wedding breakfast. And “great” just about covers it - with oak-panelled walls lined with flags and stained-glass windows, it really is quite a room to sit down to dinner in.
After some hilarious speeches and the cake cutting, the couple joined their guests on the dance floor for a night of ceilidh Scottish dancing. So much fun for the guests and so much fun for me to photograph! A special end to what had been a very special wedding day.
London wedding photographer - some of my favourite images from the day
Below you’ll find my highlights of the day.
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