The Inner Temple, London
Sarah and Sam’s wedding in a temple church was a quintessentially English wedding, it was timeless elegant and endearing.
The bride Sarah began her morning upstairs in a temple getting ready while she was surrounded by her close family and best friends, it was a beautifully relaxed start to her wedding day before her father escorted her towards the church.
Sam the groom was eagerly awaiting his wife to be at the altar in in a temple church, this church was built in the 12th century, by the knights templar, the building has a vast wealth of history attached to it, and some strict requirements if you are to be married here!
After the emotional and rather comical ceremony, we popped back inside for a few photos before the church was locked up for the week, the guests made their way down to lawns overlooking The Thames, this is where we took our group photos, while the guests enjoyed drinks and games in the gardens.
Everyone was invited to make their way upstairs for the wedding breakfast, this is where I snuck Sarah and Sam’s away for a few moments to capture some portraits in the empty gardens before joining the guests in the great hall. All of the speeches were delivered amazingly, the laughter echoed across the large room, they were a joy to photography! They were finished off with the cake being cut!
Later on in the evening we captured a few creative night portraits of our bride and groom inside the building making great use of rooms while we were waiting for the dance floor to open up, where Sarah and Sam had their first dance, before being joined by all their gusts to party the night away,
Just as our coverage finished we captured the last few songs, and helped all the guests organise a sparkler tunnel to their car.
I adored photographing this wedding, the smiles everyone had throughout the day, the emotional exchanges during the ceremony and the energy on the dance floor helped to make it one of the best weddings I have had the pleasure of photographing!