I just love a City of London wedding. The Banking Hall is a stunning wedding venue right in the heart of the City of London. This iconic Art Deco wedding venue is Grade II listed and has been restored with glamour and grandeur.
The Banking Hall does not only have the most incredible space for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception – it also has a cool mezzanine floor looking out over the City of London. To say I was excited out photographing a wedding here would be an understatement. Not only is The Banking Hall and awesome wedding venue, the staff and caterers were all five stars!
Zara and Mark truly rocked their wedding day. Zara started her wedding day at home. Bridal preparation was an intimate affair with her mum, brothers and bridesmaid. All very laid back and chilled, Zara looked stunning in her wedding dress from Serena Bridal.
With taxi’s scooping us all up from Zara’s home we set off to the Banking Hall. Their ceremony was simply divine, with readings and some live music from dear friends.
Zara was a very calm bride and everything went to plan. The couple really wanted to take advantage of the City of London as a backdrop for their couples wedding photos. We were very lucky with the weather as it held up everytime we wanted to take photographs.
Up for anything, Zara and Mark happily walked across busy main roads – with the ‘toots and beeps’ from buses, taxis and cars congratulating the newlyweds. Lot’s of fun!
I really prefer taking couples for ‘pockets’ of time rather than a whole hour at a time. I feel couples are more relaxed and don’t spend too long away from their guests. After all, when you are just married you want to mingle and enjoy your reception before you sit down for your wedding breakfast. Also, but taking the newly weds for shorter periods it helps take advantage of the different types of light throughout the day.
An amazing day that finished with a choreographed first dance (they had lessons)…it was a fabulous wedding that I feel grateful to have been part of. Congratulations Zara and Mark, you were both amazing to work with!
Here are a selection of my favourite images from a very special day…..enjoy x