Fun Packed Wedding Photography at One Great George Street
I've been lucky enough to photograph weddings at One Great George Street for years. Set in a magnificent Grade II listed, four-domed, Edwardian building it is nestled in the heart of Westminster just down the road from the Houses of Parliament. With the many grand state rooms, huge central staircase and huge chandelears it makes for a very special wedding venue indeed.Sophie and Andrew's wedding was wonderful to photograph.
Andrew's family are Greek and so they decided to bring in some traditional Greek touches throughout the day, especially with some fantastic dancing. As a documentary wedding photographer, I see it as my job to capture all the little moments that occur during the day, the little glances, the emotions, the humour and, of course, the dancing. Added together, they really tell the story of the day which the couple can re-live for years to come by looking through the photos. At this wedding more than ever, I just loved blending into the background and capturing the fun atmosphere of the occasion. It seemed like everywhere I turned there were moments just begging to captured.I started the day, as I often do, with the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready at the Mariott County Hall Hotel.
We then made our way to One Great George street for the ceremony up in the stunning Great Hall. Drinks were then served in in the reception hall and surrounding rooms in the shadow of the giant central staircase. I stole away with the happy couple for a few informal photos taking in Big Ben and then it was back for the wedding breakfast. The couple were announced into the Great Hall and then, in a nod to traditional Greek weddings, the couple circled the dancefloor three times. After the meal, the greek dancing continued into the night long after I had left.
I had a blast photographing their big day. Here are some of my highlights from the day - I hope you enjoy looking through them!