Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe, London - Kiearan & Graham

Posted on 14th September 2018 by Mark Tierney

Kieran and Graham tied the knot on a bright, clear, midsummer’s day. Given the joyous laughter and seemingly endless sunshine, stretching long into the night, this was a celebration of love and life that just kept giving.

The marriage took place in the Balcony Room of the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe; a venue that was decorated simply and elegantly for the occasion. The beautiful flowers, arranged by a close friend, are worth a particular mention as they made the room all the more special. When the grooms walked in together there was a smile on every face and a lot of touching emotion in the room.

Following two readings and the exchange of vows, I took some photos of the newlyweds being congratulated afterwards and some posed family shots outside. After that, there was a bit of time to take some couple portraits. We opted for an urban brickwork setting, garden vibe and of course, what London wedding is complete without a romantic photo situated beside the Thames?

Back in the reception room, we all admired the impressive cupcake table and thoroughly enjoyed the joint groom speech. It was then time for the evening’s entertainments to begin.

By the time the dancing began, it was still light! The sun didn’t set until late into the evening, but when it did, we got a few great shots of Kieran and Graham standing on the Millennium Bridge, their happiness reflected in their faces, while the colourful city lights reflected in the water. I’d like to raise a toast to a couple who are both so clearly in love, as well as well- loved. All the very best!

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About the author: Mark Tierney

Mark Tierney is a Yorkshire based Contemporary Wedding Photographer covering the UK and beyond.