St Dunstan-in-the-East Wedding Photographer
There’s nothing like shooting a wedding in beautiful ruin and St Dunstan-in-the-East takes some beating on that front. The church was severely damaged in the Second World War, to the extent that it no longer has a roof, a full set of walls or even functions as an actual church. In fact, although it’s located in the heart of the City of London, it has the air of a place reclaimed by nature. What is left of the original structure is now covered in beautiful climbers which, on a sunny day, allow dappled sunlight to filter through. No two ways about it, this is an insanely romantic spot in which to say ‘I do’.
Fiona and Adam struck lucky with the weather, and dappled light was the order of the day as their friends and family gathered beneath the green canopy for the open-air ceremony. St Dunstan’s still has its original steeple (designed by Christopher Wren) which contrasts dramatically with the skyscrapers surrounding it. It’s the kind of architectural mash-up this great city does so well, and which photography is made for. After their vows, Fiona and Adam and their guests strolled through the city to The Drift Bar, on nearby Bishopsgate. It’s a lovely, light-filled venue for a wedding reception. Spacious too, which was just as well, since Fiona and Adam (New Zealanders both) had booked a traditional Maori dance display. Which was definitely a wedding first for me.
If you’re thinking of tying the knot in St Dunstan-in-the-East, be warned: it can be noisy. Fiona and Adam had to do battle with the whirring blades of a police helicopter while exchanging their vows. But if you’re looking for a unique, romantic venue in the heart of the City, then check it out.
(St Dunstan-in-the-East Wedding Photographer)
We just had a look through and I’m just astounded by how wonderful they are!! We absolutely love them, thank you so, so much. The colours are so vibrant, just what I hoped for. You’ve made me very happy indeed!!!” – Fiona