Claire and Simon St James Church Bermondsey & Amadeus Centre Maida Vale
One of the best things about being a London wedding photographer is the sheer variety of venues and areas that we get to work in. Although we return to certain places again and again, for example hotel wise the Dorchester, or landmark wise Tower Bridge, probably as much as forty percent of what we do is brand new to us!
This was the case for both main venues of Claire and Simon’s wedding on Grand National day. In fact such was their interest in this famous race that they had a projected live feed of it at their reception venue in Maida Vale.
The day started for David in Simon’s home in Bermondsey and the preparation of the boys, while Joanna covered Claire’s start at a hotel close to the reception venue.
A classic car drove the bride to the wonderful St James Church in Bermondsey, while the groomsmen were able to walk the short distance to St James, only pausing to down a pint at a local bar and brewery underneath some railway arches.
After confetti and some formal photos outside the church it was all aboard two routemaster buses to take the wedding party to the Amadeus Centre in Little Venice Maida Vale.
The Amadeus centre was originally a nineteenth century chapel, but has now been converted to a sort after and highly original wedding venue. It was a busy wedding day with much guest socialising and merriment, but we did manage to get fifteen minutes to take some shots with the wedding couple by the canal, Victorian railings, and a nearby classic red phone box.
You can read about Simon and Claire’s pre wedding engagement shoot here: London Southbank Engagement Shoot
The impressive St James church was built in 1829 and is a major landmark in Bermondsey to the south of London’s centre.
Just in, a fantastic thank you card from Simon and Claire, here’s what they said:
“David and Joanna, thank you for being the wedding photographers we hoped we would have. This card is so late because it has taken us nearly three months to choose our favourite pictures! I think we knew when we first met you that your confidence and personable style was what we needed for our unruly friends and family, and we had plenty of positive comments on the way you worked the crowd! We will recommend you to everyone we know in the hope that you take our picture again as someone else’s wedding guests! Thank you for the memories! Simon and Claire xxx”
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