Wedding Photography at the RSA Vaults in London
It was great to be asked back down to London earlier this year, to photograph Carys and Andy’s wedding. After living in London for a while, it’s always great to visit, and when it’s for a wedding as fun as this one, even better! The venue for this Download-festival-inspired wedding was the vaults of RSA House. Usually a restaurant, this incredible space is occasionally hired out for weddings, and with it’s exposed brick walls and vaulted ceilings, it’s a venue that really made the day special.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. On the morning of the wedding day, I left my hotel and made my way to Carys and Andy’s flat in South London where Carys was spending the morning getting ready with her family and bridesmaids. It’s quite rare that I find myself shooting a wedding where the couple have such similar taste in music as me, so it was great to be doing my thing to the sounds of Deftones and Fugazi!
Central London Wedding Ceremony
Once everyone was in their dresses and had finishing touches applied to hair and make-up, it was into our chariots (taxis) and off into London. We arrived at the RSA House, and whilst everyone made themselves comfortable in the room that was the acting bridal suite for today, I went and explored the building a little bit. This was also where I met up with my glamorous and talented assistant for the day. My rather amazing girlfriend, Beck! After a quick catch-up, we were back photographing the guests as they arrived into the vaults of the building.
I mentioned earlier about musical tastes, and it’s their love of all things rock and alternative that brought about WEDLOAD 2016. Lanyards, line-ups, inflatable guitars, set lists…the works. It’s always fun when a couple really makes their wedding day their own, and as it was music that brought them together, their wedding was always going to be musical. Plus, with their choice of venue, their wedding festival wasn’t going to fall victim to the usual festival weather!
When the inflatable guitars started to make an appearance, it was clear that the evening do was upon us. As glow-sticks and guitars were passed out to guests, Carys and Andy had their rock ‘n roll first dance before all their guests joined in the mayhem. Before long it was time for me and Beck to leave the sea of faded glow-sticks and slightly deflated guitars, and head back to our hotel for the night. Carys, Andy, thanks again for having us down. It was an awesome festival!