Great wedding photographers always take their time to research and learn as much as they can about the best wedding locations in their immediate area. If they’re not on the look out for something new then they’re looking for angles that will maximise the potential of a location and deliver fantastic shots for their clients. Fifty years ago their patch might have encompassed a radius of some 50 miles. Now, with cheaper and more efficient transportation the wedding photographers world is truly their oyster.
But London based wedding photographers must be amongst the luckiest in the world. That’s not to say there aren’t great wedding destinations beyond our shores or even up and down the breadth of the UK.
London photographers have all the ingredients for fantastic wedding photography right on their doorstep. Admittedly the sun is never guaranteed, but even heavy clouds and driving rain can add that special something to a wedding shot set against the magical backdrop provided by our cityscape.
London simply oozes heritage, style and class in abundance and is the envy of the world for it’s iconic wedding venues, churches and stunning architecture. From the ancient City of London to the bustling West End and the countless photo opportunities along the banks of the River Thames. Why fly to the Caribbean for a beach when we have one just here, if you know where to look!
The London Eye is a fairly recent addition to the skyline. Since then The Gherkin in the city has become a familiar feature and The Shard, though still a work in progress is going to be another iconic skyscraper that distinguishes London as one of the best wedding destinations in the world. If you’re planning a wedding in London, don’t just think big and grand. There are also many more intimate and cozy venues with bags of charm, including a host of pubs full of character and hundreds of independently owned restaurants renowned for their fine cuisine.
There are far too many wedding venues to list here, but amongst the favourites are:
Kensington & Chelsea Register Office on the Kings Road
St Pauls Cathedral
The Orangery at Kensington Palace
The Banqueting House in Whitehall
The British Museum in Bloomsbury
The Oxo Tower on the Thames Southbank
The Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park
The Horniman Conservatory in South London
The Dulwich Picture Gallery in Dulwich
The Royal Institute of British Architects in Portland Place Westminster
The Saville Club on Brook St in Mayfair Westminster