Shakespeare’s Globe Wedding Photography – Charlotte & Andy
I was so delighted last year when Charlotte and Andy asked me to do their Shakespeare’s Globe Wedding Photography. They told me that they were planning their nuptials at the beautiful Swan at the famous Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London’s Bankside, and I therefore knew their big day was going to be one to remember. I had photographed a wedding around 6 years ago at the Swan at Shakespeare’s globe therefore I knew that wedding photographs at the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe (the bar attached to the Globe) have the potential to be simply stunning, with the baroque St’ Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London in the background. Also, London landmarks like the Millennium Bridge and the Tate modern are within Walking distance.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
The beautiful sunny day started off with me first of all photographing the groom and his guests at the Swan. Our Groom Andy wore a beautiful Royal Blue three piece suit from Reiss with a striking ivory tie. Here I captured some beautiful and unobtrusive, natural Shakespeare’s Globe Wedding Photography with our groom before the big event.
Our blushing bride, Charlotte, arrived at the venue in style in a luxury Mercedes sedan. She wore the most beautiful pure white modified A-Line dress by Maggie Sottero. In her hands was a wedding bouquet of white roses -What a gorgeous touch. Charlotte’s shoes were a bespoke pair hand made in Italy. Her hair was styled by Pam Wrigley in a side swept princess wave. As you will see from her Shakespeare’s Globe wedding photography below, she looked positively glowing.
The ceremony took place in the striking balcony room which has beautiful and interesting lighting coming in from the entire length of the room. This really is the perfect lighting for wonderful wedding photography. Our bride Charlotte was walked down the aisle and given away by her father. You could tell from the Shakespeare’s Globe wedding photography that our groom was blown away by how beautiful she looked on her wedding day.
Just Touched Down in London Town
Following the wedding ceremony, I took the bride and groom out to the balcony for some stunning wedding photography. The city of London and St Paul’s Cathedral provided a beautiful background for some incredible photographs. We then went for the bridal shoot which involved the happy couple walking out and along the millennium bridge. During this time I photographed them from a distance, therefore nothing posed or staged.
Once of the most interesting things about photographing newlyweds in the City of London is that when the Londoners see a Bride in wedding dress with her groom, London literally stops for them. It would never do this on a normal day! We had shouts of congratulations and applause from the general public. Also, people stepped out of the way and paused so that I could take the wedding photographs – simply amazing!
As the sun set in the evening sky over the London Skyline and golden hour commenced, just before the couple embarked on their first dance together, I took a few more photographs with the newlyweds on the balcony. I used a long telephoto lens to compress the background, making St. Paul’s huge in the backdrop. The bride and groom then cut the cake and had their first dance, and encouraged their guests to come up and dance with them during. This made for some lovely spontaneous group photographs.
Overall this was a wedding to remember, and as you can see from the photos I didn’t want to leave! I hope you enjoy the following wedding photography, the highlights of Charlotte and Andy’s big day at the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe.
If you are considering a wedding at Shakespeare’s Globe, then please do get in touch with me to discuss your Shakespeare’s Globe Wedding Photography – I’d be delighted to help and you will also find that hiring a Manchester Wedding Photographer will be significantly cheaper than a London Based photographer. You can also view my main site here.
Also, Nicole who was the the wedding planner at Shakespeare’s globe, was absolutely amazing. She really looked after every need and she made me feel so welcome the whole day. Charlotte, our bride, also made a point of telling me just how amazing she was, therefore you will be in fantastic hands with her.