Tower of London & The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe Wedding - Jade & Gavin

Posted on 13th June 2018 by Mark Tierney

They say that when the ravens leave the Tower of London the Crown will fall and Britain, as we know it, will never be the same again. That’s the myth, anyway. A similar urban legend is that if you were christened in the Tower of London, you will return to get wed here.

Now, I’m not sure about the ravens, but the latter is certainly true in the case of this week’s couple. The groom Gavin was christened here and he returned to marry his bride, Jade, in the same place.

It was a beautiful sunny May day in the capital. We witnessed an exceptionally moving ceremony, overseen by a Beefeater and some of the tallest altar candles ever! Afterwards, I took a few posed family and friend group shots in the grounds, before whisking the newlyweds off for a walk along the brightly lit riverbank next to Tower Bridge.

A traditional London bus took all the wedding guests over to the reception venue, which was the no less grand. It was the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe. This is surely a venue with one of the best views of London iconic landmarks. Everybody enjoyed the meal and speeches.

A particular highlight was the elegantly stacked and artfully precarious looking layered wedding cake, which was adorned with all sort of colourful flourishes. Before the dancing set the evening’s entertainment in motion, we had time to take another little walk, this time in the shadows of the neon London skyline at night. The Millennium Bridge, which was just a short walk away, was very impressive.

Many thanks to Jade and Gavin for including me in their very special day. A good time was had by all and I’d like to wish the new husband and wife all the very best!

Jade's Supplier Shoutout:

Cake - Sticky Fingers
DJ - Anthony Parella
Hair & Makeup - Rebecca at Makeup & Hair Essex
Bus - London Retro Bus Hire
Flowers - Passion Flower

Wedding Dress - Essex Bridal Outlet

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About the author: Mark Tierney

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