Wedding Photography at Southwark Cathedral was a fantastic experience, something I had been looking forward to. I’ve always loved going to the Borough market. And every time I visited Southwark Cathedral, I used to think to myself if I would ever get an opportunity to photograph a wedding in there. The Southwark Cathedral lies on the south bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge. It is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. It has been a place of Christian worship for more than 1,000 years, but a cathedral only since the creation of the diocese of Southwark in 1905. Its rich historical heritage gives me a sense of antiquity seldom found in other venues and therefore wedding photography around London really excites me.
Before going for the wedding photography to Sothwark Cathedral, I studied a bit of its history and found it extremely rich. The church was severely damaged in the Great Fire of 1212 and rebuilding took place during the thirteenth century. The Cathedral instituted a festival to commemorate this cultural history in the 1920s which endured into the late 20th century. There is also a large stained glass window dedicated to William Shakespeare, depicting scenes from his plays, at the base of which is an alabaster statue.
Being a wedding photographer in London, I had always wished to capture those magical marriage moments at a place like Southwark. It’s a beautiful Cathedral and it appeals to my inner sensibilities as masterpiece architecture. I mean those gigantic proportions complete with ancient arches and long passages stand as a magnificent contrast to other places in London. It is located in historic Bankside area and adjacent to London Bridge and as a venue for wedding photography, Sothwark Cathedral had caught my fancy many a time.
Southwark Cathedral is London’s oldest Gothic building. It was really exciting to photograph the wedding in the Cathedral. Although during the ceremony we were not allowed to take the photos, after I was allowed too, I couldn’t hold my horses. I captured everything from flowers to smiles to hugs and so on. I hope you will find time to peruse my work below.