London was the vibrant, colourful, urban setting for Adrienne and John's wedding but unfortunately somebody forgot to inform the weather gods. Dark skies certainly didn't put a dampener on the day however. If anything, they only served to make the venue; The Mermaid Centre, all the more cosy. London’s Mermaid centre is located close to a number of iconic London landmarks including the Shard, the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. It also offers great views over the River Thames. On this occasion, it was beautifully decorated with some colourful floral arrangements.
After a touching ceremony, with an air of sophistication, we took to the streets to get some bride, groom and family portraits in the Blackfriars area. I’m a big fan of this part of London, particularly the picturesque Blackfriars Bridge, which connects the London Bridge Station with Southwark, so I made the most of the famous backdrop. Of course, it helped to have such a warm, happy couple on which to focus.
I felt extremely fortunate to be photographing such optimistic and easy-going newlyweds. Also lucky for me, was the way Adrienne and John smiled at one another, which meant no sunshine was necessary on this particular day to warm the heart, or lighten the mood. There was enough love present to transform a grey London afternoon into something very special.
The moving ceremony was followed by a fun loving reception. During the speeches, Adrienne was presented with a small cake for her birthday, while the groom was given a Bugle, which he then proceeded to blow before dancing with his best man! This was a wedding nobody would forget!
Before the cutting of the (official) cake and first dance, we went outside to capture a few more couple shots. By this time London was doing one of the things London does very well, which is look stunning at night. Its neon skyline was at its iconic and cinematic best! We couldn't have found a more impressive backdrop if we tried.
Many thanks to John and Adrienne for being such good sports. This was a memorable wedding and I'd like to wish them all the very best in their future together. If you’re interested in booking one of the venues in Blackfriars, or along the Southbank, and you’re looking for a London wedding photographer, I can help.
During an informal chat about the requirements, style and vision you have for your big day, I’ll get a better idea of how you want your wedding pictures to look. I know London, and particularly the Southbank area very well, and will be able to advise you on the best places to have your bride and groom portraits taken.
The Mermaid London has a had starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster movie - Mission: Impossible – Fallout. The action-packed film sees Tom Cruise aka Ethan Hunt jump onto the roof of the building. Featured from both the North and South Bank of the River Thames, The Mermaid London stars alongside some of London’s iconic landmarks including St Paul's Cathedral, Tate Modern, The Shard and London Bridge.
It’s worth knowing that as well as the Mermaid Centre featured here, it’s also possible to have your wedding at The Shard and the Tate Modern. Fancy getting hitched in the glass spire that is Europe’s tallest building? The Shard has a swimming pool with an incredible view on the 52nd floor, if you do! Or, perhaps you fancy a unique art-themed wedding in a contemporary art gallery? You might even change how people view the world in the process! For all your London wedding questions, please give me a call.