Guards Chapel Weddings | Catherine and Andrew
February 19, 2016
“The photos truly are fantastic! Such a great record of our special day.” Catherine and Andrew
Guards Chapel Weddings.
A real treat for me, this is my second of hopefully many Guards Chapel weddings. In the grounds of Wellington Barracks, the Guards Chapel is a spectacular combination of the original chapel and modern sixties architecture.
Catherine and Andrew had a roundabout romance, starting off here in the UK and eventually ending up in Australia. Andy was between army jobs and applied to be an expedition leader for youth overseas expeditions at The Royal Geographical Society in London. It just so happened that Catherine worked there for the British Exploring Society, and was in the fortunate position of employing him. Well, romance blossomed, but Andy was then posted to Oz where he was active in the Australian Defence Force. Well, obviously Catherine had to move there, and they now share a lifestyle in sunny Brisbane. Andy was fortunate to have friends in The Guards and Andy was given permission to add his to the many splendid Guards Chapel weddings.
It was there fore appropriate the Catherine and Andrew should have their wedding reception at The Royal Geographical Society in Kensington. The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830 for the advancement of geographical sciences. Today, it is the leading centre for geographers and geographical learning. The Society is huge and has over 16,500 members and it’s work reaches millions of people each year through publications, research groups and lectures. Which is how we came to be photographing beside the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park in a window of winter sunshine.
Here are some of my favourite images from Catherine and Andrew’s very happy wedding day.
See Catherine and Andrew’s wedding slideshow
Catherine’s beautiful wedding dress is by Maggie Sottero
Guards Chapel weddings, Wellington Barracks, London
You can see Victoria and Sam’s wedding I photographed at The Guards Chapel here
Catherine and Andy’s wedding was featured in The Times