I love London weddings. Logistics can sometimes be a headache but from a creative standpoint (and once you’re there) you can find things, shapes, colours and perspectives which you can’t anywhere else and the contrast between country weddings is huge and something I love to embrace.
This is Laura and David’s wedding at The Gherkin. This was a top o’ the skyscraper gig with the view of London all around us on a crystal clear September day.
I started with a brief visit to Laura and her family at the Ned by way of Threadneedle Street before heading to see David and the groomsmen at the Slug and Lettuce opposing 30 St Mary Axe / The Gherkin.
This was my first time at the Gherkin and I was taken by the sheer scale of the tower up close; I loved all the clean lines and glass. It allowed me to see in a different way while shooting.
We were at the very top of the tower and you need to switch lifts near the top to do the final leg up. Once there, you’ll find two levels accessible by stairs. The very top being for the ceremony and dancing with the lower level acting as the dining room.
After the ceremony we headed down and out for photos and we really didn’t need to go very far at all as there was the imposition of The Gherkin, the neutral greys of the granite beside and enough space for a lovely falloff in to the background.
Dinner was the high standard that’s known from Searcy’s and this lead to some speeches, sunset photos and the evening do.
Some weddings lift your spirits in such a way as to be uniquely memorable and this was one of them. Both on an emotional level as well as the physical, being almost 200 metres up.
Laura and David were a dream to be around, always high spirited and just 100% genuinely lovely. Special thanks goes to Laura’s mum for the G n’ T at 8pm and for the chap who bought me a Guinness early on that made me feel so included. Small gestures of kindness are never forgotten, thank you, wherever you are 😀