Wedding Photography in St Paul’s Cathedral is a tremendous privilege, and I was honoured to be asked to photograph Liz and Jason’s wedding there recently. It is an exclusive place – you have to be related to someone with an OBE or an MBE. Luckily, Liz’ mum and dad have one each! Wedding photography in St Paul’s Cathedral is severely limited, so we were only allowed to photograph Liz entering the OBE Chapel on her father’s arm, then a formal photograph of the signed register, and then the recessional. Photography on the steps outside is fine, although I’m not sure if we were supposed to throw confetti – I suspect not!
Liz and Jason both got ready at the fabulous Grange St Paul’s Hotel, and as you’ll see, Liz had a grandstand view from her balcony. It was a wonderfully blowy day, and the wedding party walked from their hotel to the cathedral in spectacular sunshine. The Trooping the Colour was also on that day, and we saw the Red Arrows hurtle over head – quite a salute!
While the guests were taken on a tour of London landmarks, we went off with Liz and Jason to do some portraits around St Paul’s and on the Millennium Bridge. I love photographing on the streets, and Liz and Jason were congratulated and photographed by nearly everyone we passed – and the bridge was packed! We all enjoyed the hurley-burley, and the ice-cream, and the couple were glad to have a little time together before going on to their reception at the beautiful Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall Place. A fabulous day, full of laughter and emotion, as all good weddings are!
Elizabeth’s wedding gown is by Stephanie Allin
Elizabeth’s hair and make-up were by Annabel Spurrier at Beauty Call
The band were iPop – The Ultimate Party Band