Lauren and Alex had planned a classically London wedding, starting with a ceremony at The Temple Church where Alex was once a member of the fabulous choir, and finishing with the wedding party at One Whitehall Place, an elegant Grade II listed wedding venue at the heart of London. One of the things that makes Documentary Wedding Photography so challenging as a photographer is to be able to convey a little of the sense of location throughout the wedding day. There's often a link to the venues chosen by a couple for their wedding, knowing that is the key to be able to provide meaningful, story-telling photography.
Before we got to the ceremony, I headed off to South London to photograph the final stages of Lauren's preparations, while Joan headed over to photograph the groomsmen getting ready. We both met back at The Temple Church a couple of hours later to photograph the guests arriving at this wonderful church, steeped in history. The link to the church here is that Alex had once sung with the choir, and became Head Chorister. The acoustics in the church are superb, partly down to it's design which recalls the circular Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. It was in fact built by the Knights Templar, the monks founded to protect pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem in the 12th century.
The circular design gave Joan a superb vantage point to photograph Lauren's arrival, and having two photographers allowed us to find lots of great angles during the wedding ceremony. It also meant that while we spent ten minutes after the ceremony taking some formal family group photos, we could continue to get some great documentary images of the guests.
After the wedding, we all made the short walk over to One Whitehall Place where the wedding reception and party was taking place. It's another superb London location, with great architecture, allowing for interesting compositions. After the meal and some entertaining speeches in the Gladstone Library, the party began in the Reading and Writing Room, where our coverage ended as the night was finishing.
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|Dress designer||Sassi Holford|
|Suits||Cad and the Dandy and Hardy Amies|
|Shoes||Bride - Freya Rose Groom Paul Smith & Hugo Boss|
|Hair||Liz Talbot - Radio Hair Salon|
|Florist||Fresh Flower Company|
|Cake||Bea's of Bloomsbury|
|Band or DJ||Truly Medley Deeply|
|Second Photographer||Joan Jellett|