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Tower of London Wedding Photography – Patricia & Toby

Patricia and Toby’s wedding took place in July at the Tower of London.  It rained solidly, and with some commitment, but I loved every moment of photographing their wedding.

Wedding Preparations

The historic castle is located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. I joined Patricia and the bridal party to photograph their bridal preparations at the Headquarters of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers at the Tower.

At the same time, my good friend Louise (Louise Jacob Photography) met Toby and the Groomsmen at the historic Hung Drawn and Quartered pub.

I always suggest couples prepare for rain on their wedding day, and its a good job we did, as it rained – a lot.

Luckily, Patricia was the most calm and serene bride that I have ever met. She took every drop of rain in her stride and with every swish of her truly stunning Pronovias wedding gown she styled it out beautifully.

Tower of London Wedding Traditions

There are so many special wedding traditions before a Tower of London ceremony. Patricia was escorted by Honour Guard to the Chapel Royal. Once inside the Chapel, the Honour Guard draw their swords as the priest asks for objections to the marriage.

After the ceremonial interruption, the wedding then proceeded to plan and Patricia and Toby were happily married.

Photographers are not allowed to enter the Chapel Royal.  I was allowed to shoot from the door so I did capture the vows and the amusement/alarm of Patricia as the swords were drawn!

Confetti

Confetti is forbidden at Tower of London Weddings. Instead, Patricia and Toby were instead showered with bubbles. I thought this was such a great confetti alternative for the environmentally-conscious bride!

After the wedding, I stayed behind at the Tower of London with Patricia and Toby to take some wedding portraits at the Traitor’s Gate.

The wedding guests then took a red route master bus to the wedding reception venue, the In and Out Naval and Military Club in St James’ Square.

While the guests enjoyed their canapés and champagne, we made our way through the London traffic in a vintage Rolls Royce wedding car.

In and Out Club Wedding Reception

We arrived at the In and Out club in the early evening to greet the wedding party.

The In & Out club is a beautiful venue for a wedding reception and for your wedding photography, the double height ceilings, large windows and beautiful chandeliers create the perfect and light space and with so many beautiful paintings and historic features there is always a beautiful backdrop to photograph.

The wedding reception went far too quickly and after some excellent wedding speeches and group portraits I captured some truly excellent formal, and not so formal (!) dancing and at nearly midnight I left the new married Patricia and Toby with their party still in full swing.

If you would like to talk to me about your Tower of London wedding photography please contact me here or take a look at another London Wedding that I photographed at The Corinthia.

Florist | Augustus Bloom

Dress | Pronovias

Second Photographer | Louise Jacob Photography

 

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Damion Mower

Lovely work Jamie

Steve Brill

Fab work Jamie. What an amazing venue for a wedding! You captured it beautifully.

Robin Goodlad

What a lovely wedding, and what a venue to be shooting at! Well done Jamie.

Jonathan Waterman

Good Morning,
All i can say is Wow! I am an award winning London Wedding Toastmaster & Coordinator & Celebrant, I also cater for UK Nationwide and Worldwide, and I like to stay in tune with Weddings Photographers. I have to say, your Photos are very inspiring and very very professional you capture the moment brilliantly, and is just very professional. Keep posting great things, I am a fan.
Regards
Jonathan Waterman
http://www.thecompletetoastmaster.co.uk

Jamie

Thank you Jonathan for those very kind words, hope to work with you at some point.

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