I was very excited for the wedding for the wedding of C & F which took place in summer in the centre of London. The bride and groom are a lovely couple with whom I chatted on a few occasions before their wedding day. Their wedding ceremony was taking place at Corpus Christi, a recently renovated church that meant a lot to them. I was also looking forward to being their Middle Temple Hall wedding photographer for the events after the ceremony.
My coverage started at the church, which is in the middle of London, just off Covent Garden. this area is generally busy but it was the day for Pride and it was even busier and full of life. The groom and groomsmen were at the church early making sure that everything was ready. Corpus Christi looked beautiful as very shortly guests started arriving. They were all elegantly dressed and were welcome by the ushers and the groom. I love the sense of excitement that there is before a wedding! The bride and her bridesmaids arrived perfectly on time in two fabulous vintage cars. Passers-by were congratulating the bride and her family as she made her way to the church. It was beautiful to see and witness!
The wedding ceremony included a catholic mass too. Catholic weddings tend to be longer than others and this was no exception. It was beautiful with many rites and traditions that I had not see very often before. There was a lot of incense too! After the bride and groom said “I do” and the register was signed, the bride and groom walked out to be received by their guest and lots of confetti!
The wedding reception took place in a majestic venue in London. Middle Temple Hall is a historic landmark and makes for a stunning backdrop for a wedding reception. It is also only a short ride (or walk) from the church which is also a bonus. I arrived shortly after the bride and groom but before most of their wedding guests. This allowed us to take a few photos around the venue before the bride and groom greeted their guests. It was lovely to be outdoors, it was neither warm not cold, just the right temperature! Guests enjoyed some drinks and canapés outdoors before heading inside the Hall for the speeches and wedding breakfast. The bride and groom had organised a receiving line. A receiving line is ideal for couple who want to make sure that they at least say a quick hello to every one of their guests. It did allow me also to catch some interactions between them which was lovely.
The main Hall at Middle Temple is simply stunning and the caterers and venue staff made a great job and making it look spectacular for the wedding breakfast. The bride and groom had chosen to have their speeches before the wedding meal. I have mentioned this in previous posts but I have seen this more and more often in the last few years. It is great in my opinion as it allows speakers to relax during the meal. The speeches were lovely and not too long which was ideal as guests may have been hungry by then. Grace was also sang by friend of the couple.
After the wedding meal, we took a few photos outside before proceeding o the first dance. The bride and groom did a fantastic job of it, they look naturals in the dance floor! I then stayed for a bit longer to capture a few shots of guests dancing before saying goodbye to the bride and groom.
It was a lovely day and I really enjoyed working with such a lovely couple. All my interactions with C & F had been very pleasant. They are a caring couple who made sure that I was well looked after. The friends and family were also very friendly to me which always makes it a bit more special. The bride and groom are clearly well loved by their friends and family and it was beautiful to see how close they were on the wedding day. Below is a selection of my favourite images from their wedding day. I really hope that you like them and if you are looking for a Middle Temple Hall wedding photographer (or any other venue for that matter), I would love to hear from you! Thanks s much for reading and visiting my site!