St Paul’s Cathedral Wedding – Poppy & Aston

I was very honoured to be chosen to be the wedding photographer for Poppy and Aston’s St Paul’s Cathedral wedding in London on Saturday 31st May 2014.

Quite interesting to know that a cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the city for over 1400 years, the present Cathedral is of course the masterpiece of architect Sir Christopher Wren, but it is this  fourth to have stood on the site, after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

Today’s wedding day began with the bridal preparations at the Crown Plaza Hotel, a few minutes walk from St Paul’s. The marriage ceremony took place in the OBE Chapel within the cathedral’s crypt, a privilege reserved to award holders of the Order of the British Empire and their families. The main steps of the Cathedral is awash with tourists pretty much any time of the year, luckily the OBE Chapel has its own entrance on the side.

After the ceremony the bride and groom and their guests made the short walk to the reception venue, the Stationer’s Hall, a grade I listed building hidden away, practically in the shadow of St Paul’s. Drinks were served in the secluded courtyard garden, before guests were asked to make their way to the main hall for the wedding breakfast.

The complete gallery of wedding photographs can be seen here.

 

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