Happy New Year to you all! It’s been the most fantastic twelve months of taking photos – weddings, musicians and families, headshots, parties and other events. I’ve loved every single minute of it and I’d like to finish the year with this stunning wedding at one of London’s most iconic buildings – the OXO Tower, Southbank.
This amazing November wedding began in the fabulous Grange Hotel next to St. Paul’s Cathedral where Shenim and her bridesmaids were getting ready. The balcony of the hotel had the most incredible backdrop of the Cathedral – almost within reach of an outstretched hand. We managed to take some lovely pre-wedding portraits of the bride and her bridesmaids on the balcony with the gusts of wind adding a bit of drama for the floating veil shots!
Soon afterwards we moved on to the ceremony at the OXO Tower. It was so beautiful to watch Shenim and Chris take their vows overlooking the River Thames – such a fabulous setting. The venue itself is very modern and Shenim and Chris had lit the walls in a lovely pink and purple combination adding an extra splash of colour to the proceedings.
Following the fabulous meal, Shenim and Chris started the dancing and their guests were soon pinning bank notes to their clothing in a wonderfully traditional custom, mixing old and new together. It was a great time to capture the happy couple and their guests as they enjoyed the party long into the night.
This was my first time taking wedding photos inside the OXO Tower and I really hope it won’t be my last! I’ve always loved photographing anywhere along London’s Southbank – it works for every type of shoot – families, engagement sessions, musicians and headshots. But this wedding really was one of the highlights of my photography career so far – a wedding I will never forget!