The Honourable Artillery Company building or HAC as it is often referred to, is one we have strolled past many times on a Sunday as we walked the kids to various activities and shows at the Barbican Centre and the Museum of London. It also sits next to a very interesting old inner London graveyard, well worth a visit in itself.
So when Caroline and Grant got in touch with us about their wedding at HAC we were delighted not just to photograph their special day but also for a chance to have a nosey around inside such a great piece of architecture too!
Our coverage of the day started with myself and Joanna photographing Caroline’s bridal prep within Armoury House itself. It was the usual laughter filled time with bridesmaids and family, makeup and hair artists and of course popular London wedding photographers!
After a while I left the building and crossed the road to catch Grant and his groomsmen having a relaxed drink at a nearby pub.
It wasn’t long before it was time for the ceremony in the magnificent Long Room of Armoury House. The house is an eighteenth century mansion and along with the Prince Consort rooms and five acre Artillery Garden make up the official home of the HAC, and is full of interesting and historic military memorabilia. It’s certainly a great and atmospheric place to get married in.
After the ceremony we arranged a continuous confetti throw all down the staircase to the front entrance, where staff were ready with bubbly and snacks for the drinks reception. Everyone enjoyed some sunshine in the Artillery Garden while the Long Room was turned around for the wedding breakfast.
A special mention of the staff too who were excellent efficient and helpful throughout the day.
After quality eating and then speeches with dessert it was time for the first dance to a live band and some serious dancing the night away.
By David Green