Trinity House Wedding

Trinity House Wedding // Cerian & Matt

Cerian & Matt’s Trinity House wedding took place on one of those typically British summer days we had this year, i.e. it chucked it down. No matter, as grey flat light can be a photographer’s best friend and the harsh contrasty light that sunny days bring is of no concern when the sky is like a giant soft box. Matt got ready with his friends at a venue that must have the most incredible views in all of London, The Shard. I would love to photograph a wedding at The Shard, what a place! After spending some time  up in the clouds with the guys it was time to head over to see the girls. I photographed their final preparations before heading over to the church, the oldest in the city of London, All Hallows by the Tower . Busy enjoying a beer with the guests at the bar over the road, Matt cut it fine as the wedding party approached and he had to dash across the road to be in church before Cerian. Ceremony done and dusted, we left the church to be greeted by heavy rain so it was a quick dash over to Trinity House for the drinks reception. It’s a beautiful building, overlooking the Tower of London and steeped in history. Huge windows look out onto Trinity Square and massive paintings hang in the Court Room. The ceiling was originally painted by J F Rigaud and restored in 1850 by the pre-Raphaelite artist, William Holman Hunt. An impressive location for a wedding. The huge maritime bell was rung to announce dinner in the Library, an equally lovely room with 16th and 17th century stained glass windows looking out onto the Thames and the Tower. Dinner and speeches followed, and the huge macaroon cake was cut with an equally huge sword. Images from Cerian & Matt’s Trinity House wedding are below

By Stephen Bunn

Award winning documentary wedding photographer, London