Wedding Photography Inner Temple | Alice & Matt’s Wedding
Alice & Matt had a wonderful wedding ceremony in the iconic 12th century Temple Church followed by a reception and wedding breakfast held in the Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court which have existed since the 14th Century.
Spring was just turning into Summer and they were married on a wonderful warm sunny day in May. This was also a fantastic day for their friends & families as not only did they witness their marriage but also the christening of their son immediately after the wedding ceremony.
The ceremony was conducted by the very friendly Reverend Robin Griffith-Jones – a colourful character whose voice filled the church with warmth, love and humour. Just as he proclaimed Alice & Matt were husband and wife and they were about to kiss he threw out his arms in joy of the occasion … and I nearly missed taking my favourite photograph of the day (of the year so far). I normally would have stood a little closer with focus on the couple but in this church it would have been to obtrusive so I stood a lot further back which gave a wide angle prospective which captured the moment.
After the service their friends strolled to the Inner Temple for the reception drinks and we took Alice & Matt around the gardens and alleyways of the Inner & Middle Temple to photograph their portraits. The wedding breakfast was held in the beautifully decorated Main Hall which was later also used for the evening dancing. After cutting the cake the first dance was held in the Parliament Chamber room … it was here that I managed to capture another favourite image from the day, as we are 2 photographers one of us can always focus on an image idea whilst the other is capturing the event. Whilst Marianne was capturing lovely images of the dancing I wanted to capture the solo pianist playing the first dance on a Steinway Piano. I had just a couple exposures but I felt it worked well and even though Alice is purposely out of focus you can see that she is radiating happiness – which she had been doing all day long.