The Diversity of the Wedding Venue
Throughout my time as a photographer I have had the good fortune to photograph at many London wedding venues from the history steeped St Brides Church off Fleet Street (above) to Lord’s Cricket Ground and many other venues besides. Wedding venues come in all shapes and sizes. There’s the simple and intimate register office, the beautiful but very expensive castle and in-between are the hotels, pubs, churches and stately homes. What I love most about being a wedding photographer is the diversity of both the venues and the people attending. This summer I have gone from photographing a civil partnership on the London Eye one week to attending a reception at a girls’ boarding school the next.
My Favourite Kind of London Wedding Venue?
I really don’t have a favourite type of venue to photograph and I think capturing the sense of occasion and the relationship between the wedding couple and guests and each other within the context of the venue is of paramount importance to me. I enjoy the intimacy of the register office and the medieval grandeur of Gothic churches. With churches and older venues there’s a lot of symmetry which I can use to add interest and with hotels and the more modern places there are often mirrors, furnishings, gardens and more vibrant colours with which to utilise for the wedding photographs I’ve never photographed a castle wedding and look forward to my first castle wedding photography engagement…
As well as London I often venture further afield into the south-east and home counties too. I list here some of my favourite wedding venues in London and the south-east with a few choice photographs to illustrate why…
London Wedding Venues: A Photographer’s Guide