Trinity Buoy Wharf wedding – Romy & Tom
This was my second Trinity Bouy Wharf wedding but the first time I’ve shot the ceremony there as well. It’s a fantastic space for a ceremony, reception and party and on the forecourt infront of the building, there’s even room for an iconic Airstreamer trailer and a crazy golf course! The venue is set in Docklands almost exactly opposite the O2. So it’s a part of London that I know very well as I live just over the river in Greenwich and have seen its famous lighthouse many times as I cycle along the river. Trinity Buoy Wharf is a thriving community of studios and creative businesses set in wharehouses and, more recently, containers. It feels like a creative community that has developed quietly in the shadow of Canary Wharf, and is authentic unlike some of developed, modern London. As a London wedding photographer I’m fascinated by the places that weddings take me to and Trinity Buoy Wharf is up there as one of the best in London.
So needless to say I was pretty excited when Romy and Tom got in touch about their Trinity Buoy Wharf wedding as the venue and location lends itself to great photography. It’s also the kind of space that photographers love as there are great architectural features all around to help frame interesting shots.
Before the celebration began, I joined Romy at the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green for the getting ready with the bridesmaids. It’s always a great part of the day for me to build relationships with some of the most important people and also to break down any barriers or concerns that might be there in front of the camera. Town Hall Hotel also hosts weddings and has become very popular for couples looking for something a bit different in the East End (it also has some cracking restaurants!). Before heading off to Trinity Buoy Wharf I had just enough time to take an admiring glance at the super cool Jenson Interceptor that Romy’s Dad had arranged as transport for day.
Romy & Tom’s wedding was an international gathering of families with a big emphasis on celebration and fun. Being a guest at Romy and Tom’s wedding must have been a memorable experience, from the singalong in the ceremony to the one and half hour boat ride up and down the Thames and that’s without even mentioning the crazy golf. From now on I’m going to recommend all my couples have at least a 9 hole course!
It was obvious how fun much everyone had at Romy & Tom’s Trinity Buoy Wharf wedding and judging by the smiles on their faces all day long, so did they!
Thanks as ever to Charley at London Bride for looking after us and also to Rachel Manns for second shooting. Check Cat & Jeavon’s wedding shot at the same venue (and the Asylum).