Wedding at St Paul’s Cathedral In London
Weddings at St Paul’s Cathedral present with a tight schedule for the wedding services. Hence I had to to be creative and work fast. I had arranged for the groom, best man and ushers to arrive nice and early. This enabled us to take shots while the outside of the cathedral was reasonably crowed free. The pictures taken certainly enhanced the overall wedding photography package. The bowler hats proved to be handy addition. I used them as props for the shoot and and images produced were nice and relaxed on the steps of St Paul’s. As a wedding photographer, it does not get much better. St Paul Cathedral weddings are just stunning!
One of my favourite images of the groom is where I placed three of the hats on top of his head against the backdrop of the wooden entrance door. It’s nice to be creative and have some light-hearted shots alongside my artistic and classic style.
Arrival of the bride
The bride and bridal party arrived by Mercedes at the North Tempest wearing a beautiful bridal dress with stunning red designer shoes – not your everyday wedding shoes. But as I found out it is a tradition in the family.
Service at St Paul’s Cathedral
When you are married at the OBE Chapel, you are entitled to access the main Cathedral to take pictures prior and after the service. I could not have asked for a more perfect backdrop for that first kiss, it provided a great sense of grandeur to the occasion.
The photographer is only able to access and shoot certain areas of St Paul’s. I was able to photograph Maggie and his father while they were walking down the aisle from the back. This was also the case during the first hymn, signing the registry and walking out the chapel. It was a challenge so I had to be very quick and creative. I used multiple lenses to give a verified perspective for the newly weds. The indoor shots are available to view privately.
The wedding party were really open and fun during the short group shot session and enjoyed the occasion to the maximum. The party departed on a London double decker bus and headed towards the wedding reception venue, to the Ognisko Restaurant in Knightsbridge. The photo shoots and wedding group shots were all taken to schedule and we were on time. Soon after, another wedding party arrived at the Cathedral. It is a very popular and magnificent wedding venue after all!
The Cathedral’s garden provided a fantastic backdrop for the couple shots. But to top these, and to ensure we captured the dome of the Cathedral, we hopped over to the One New Change shopping centre’s roof terrace for those unique images with St Paul’s in the background.
It was a truly memorable wedding and the fine couple were delighted with the results. Warm congratulations to them both and their family! The feedback they provided meant so much to me. “Fantastic pics Ria…. we are absolutely delighted…..a wedding at St. Paul’s cathedral is special enough, but to have such wonderful pics as a memory tops it all off… xxxxxxxxxx”
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