What a scorcher of a day it was when I shot wedding photography at St Paul’s Cathedral for Rebecca and Stuart. As I sit down to write this blog post, I have lost count of how many times I have shot wedding photography at St Paul’s but do you know what, it still sends shivers down my spine. Walking into St Paul’s is always a ‘wow moment’
Now Rebecca and Stuart are in good company. The list of illustrious people who have tied the knot at St Paul’s is seriously impressive. On the day I got to The Grange, St Paul’s bridal suite early to take some shots of Rebecca as she got ready for the day. The very talented Tori Harris was there doing the finishing touches to Rebecca’s hair and makeup. Talking of Rebecca, she looked amazing in her Pronovias dress. The lace detailing on the sleeves was exquisite. I also liked the bridesmaids Vera Wang dresses in vibrant coral.
Flowers on the day were the creation of Mary Jane Vaughan.
After a gorgeous ceremony in the historic OBE Chapel we had some photos on the iconic St Paul’s steps, before talking a short walk along the Thames to aboard ‘Dixie Queen.’ A gorgeous paddle steamer. We cruised along the river for several hours taking in the sights and sounds of London and the glorious sunshine before being safely dispatched at The Hurlingham Club.
I always love retuning to shoot wedding photography at The Hurlingham Club. Bordering the Thames in Fulham the Hurlingham Club is recognised throughout the world as one of Britain’s greatest private members club. It’s hard to believe you are in central London when you are in its 42 acres of magnificent grounds. High end luxury meets quintessential English traditions in the centre of London. Do wedding venues get any better than this?
On arrival Rebecca, Stuart and their guests were treated to champagne and oodles of delicious canapes in the pretty grounds of The Hurlingham before everybody headed inside for speeches. There followed more divine food and some brilliant entertainment courtesy of saxophone player Brendan Mills and his brilliant band who really started the party that saw the dancefloor packed for the duration of the evening.
Rebecca and Stuart’s wedding really did have it all. An awe inspiring venue for the service, a Thames river cruise followed by a wedding reception at simply one of the swankiest locations in London. Congratulations to Rebecca and Stuart for getting married and creating such an amazing day for yourselves and your family to remember. And thank you for allowing me to tell the story of your beautiful wedding day.
OBE Chapel, St Paul’s Cathedral wedding photographer – Rebecca & Stuart
Dress: Pronovias https://www.pronovias.com/gb/
Shoes Emmy https://www.emmylondon.com
Bridesmaids dresses: Vera Wang https://www.verawang.com
Flowers: Mary Jane Vaughan http://www.maryjanevaughan.co.uk
Stationery Paperknots http://www.paperknots.co.uk
Hair and make up – Tori Harris https://toriharrismakeup.co.uk
Bridal Suite: Grange St Pauls https://www.grangehotels.com/hotels-london/grange-st-pauls/
Saxophonist: Brendan Mills https://www.brendanmills.com
Ceremonial venue: OBE Chapel, St Paul’s Cathedral https://www.stpauls.co.uk
Venue: The Hurlingham https://www.hurlinghamclub.org.uk
Paddle Steamer Cruise: Dixie Queen https://www.thamesluxurycharters.co.uk/fleet/dixie-queen/
Ring: Diamonds Factory