Inner Temple Wedding
Yesterday we had our pre-wedding meeting with Alice & Matt. As wedding photographers we have the privilege of visiting many wonderful places & wedding venues many of which are steeped in history so when Alice first contacted us about her London wedding and where she was getting married I got very excited – she was getting married to Matt in a place I have always wanted to photograph a wedding Temple Church.
Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar, the order of crusading monks founded to protect pilgrims on their way to and from Jerusalem in the 12th century. Its history dates from 1185 and the church survived the Great Fire of London in 1666 but was damaged by the Nazi air raids on London in 1941, in 2000 it was featured in the film The Da Vinci Code.
Alice & Matt’s wedding breakfast will be held in magnificent Inner Temple just a short stroll from Temple Church.
In 1312 after the abolition of the Order lawyers came to occupy the Temple Church site and buildings. They formed themselves into two societies, the Inner Temple and Middle Temple and together with Lincoln’s Inn & Gray’s Inn they became the four Inns of Court in London. To be called to the Bar and practise as a barrister in England and Wales, an individual must belong to one of these Inns.
We visited both the Inner & Middle Temple gardens where we will be taking their portraits and also the Main Hall where the wedding breakfast will be held. We are really looking forward to this lovely Spring wedding.
Update: Alice & Matt are now married, read about their Inner Temple Wedding.