Old Royal Naval College Weddings | Stephanie and Adam
June 24, 2016
“Adam and I (and my parents who also cannot get enough of your pictures) both consider ourselves very lucky that you were there to capture such an important day in our life.” Stephanie and Adam
Old Royal Naval College Weddings
In the spirit of multi-culturalism and bilateral concord, Stephanie (from Across the Pond – originally Chicago to be precise) and Adam (from Blighty – a Manchester man) were married at The Old Royal Naval College, here in London, built originally as a palace and then a hospital for mariners, and now a magnificent World Heritage Site. I love photographing and sharing the experience of weddings involving families from different countries, cultures and faiths, no matter how diverse, and I truly believe we should embrace our differences and feed our souls with ideas, lifestyles and thoughts from abroad.
Stephanie’s passion is running and travelling, and she has just fulfilled her ambition of running a marathon on every continent. The last one was in Antarctica, just a few weeks before their wedding. Steph and Adam bravely completed the chilly run together, well inside the Antarctic Circle.
Steph’s work moved her from New York to London, and that’s where our story here begins – there she met Adam. Now living in London, they still love travelling, and hiking in Italy is a favourite activity whenever they have time.
And so their ceremony took place in the magnificent Painted Hall, described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. The walls and ceiling were painted by Sir James Thornhill between 1708 and 1727, and use symbolism to deliver powerful messages on subjects including the monarchy, religion, maritime power, navigation and trade. I think we all felt a bit small in the vastness of the hall, but the ceremony was beautiful, and the hands across the water duly had rings placed upon their fingers.
Here’s their story 🙂
Stephanie’s wedding dress is by J S Couture
Make Up by Ana Ospina
Floristry by K W Floral Design
Wedding Cake supplied by The Abigail Bloom Cake Company
Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss Old Royal Naval College Weddings, or weddings at any venue at all!