An honour and a privilege to be asked by Jen and Aaron to be their Inner Temple Wedding Photographer. I travelled down on the train to this spectacular London setting. The Inner Temple is one of four Inns of Court, in the immediate area to where the newly married couple live. Aaron had his preparations with his best man and groomsmen within the building itself, and Jen got ready at a nearby hotel. The service and ceremony took place within a hall within Inner Temple – what an incredible backdrop to have feature in your wedding photos. With artefacts, artwork and other interesting features of this wedding venue, I enjoyed composing my photos to include these within the frame.
The day from start to finish was just so enjoyable and fun. No doubt one of the most fun couples I have ever photographed. After having their wedding breakfast within the main hall, it was then time for the party. The dance floor was packed with wedding guests all evening. It was a shame I had to leave before the end to catch my train back home. To Jen and Aaron, a huge congratulations to you both on your wedding, it has been a pleasure to get to know you both. I hope to see you again soon.
75 Inner Temple Wedding Photos From Award Winning Wedding Photographer
A quick message from the bride Jen after seeing the photos for the first time:
“Wow. Just wow. I may struggle for words in this email. What an INCREDIBLE job you have done with the photos, we absolutely love them. We are both so delighted that you were there to photograph our day.”
Inner Temple in London
For a distinguished venue, steeped in history, starched whites and the best of British, Inner Temple London is the place for you. A show-stopping venue, with the highest standards (and ceilings), this is one that is sure to take your breath away. Close to the River Thames, the Inner Temple London is positioned in the centre of London. Easy to access from all over the country, if you want to ditch the car, there is plenty of space on the tube, train, bus, river bus, DLR or a good old black taxi!
Home to The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, this venue belongs to the nation’s professional association for any barrister or judge from England or Wales. The Society’s membership is necessary for any practising barrister or judge in England and Wales to operate. Comprising one of the four Inns of Court, Inner Temple, London is an exquisite Georgian building available for use for weddings, banquets and private events. Taking its name from the Knights Templar, the soft lighting, high ceilings and wood panelling, certainly do conjure memories of The Davinci Code. One look at this ancient institution confirms that all things will clearly be done properly, in this magnificent venue, that is wonderfully British.
Dating back to the late 1100s, the building in its early form was established by the Knights Templar. The use of an Inner Temple began in the late 1300s, with the gardens created much later in 1601. The original Inner Temple Hall was demolished and replaced with a Gothic inspired building in 1870. During the Second World War, it was destroyed and re-designed by Hubert Worthington, re-opening in 1955.
Weddings At The Temple
First of all, the spectacular Temple Church is at hand, if you want to keep everything in one place for your wedding. Eight hundred years old and built by the Knights Templar, it will make a sublime choice for a church ceremony next door to the venue. Afterwards, head into the staggering Temple Church Courtyard, dating back to the twelfth century. Then its on to The Inner Temple to kick the festivities off with a bang. Providing enough space for both the wedding ceremony and the reception, there is also a luxe Bridal suite, The Chaucer Room, with its four-poster bed, waiting just for you. Spacious, there are four sophisticated function rooms available for your wedding: The Inner Temple Main Hall, Luncheon Room, Parliament Chamber and Drawing Room. Connected by a single corridor, book all four rooms to make it exclusively yours for your special day.
You may want to hold the ceremony for you and up to 155 guests, in the elegant and bright, wood panelled, Parliament Chamber. The room includes comfort-cooling, WiFi, full AV compliance and lots of natural light from its deliciously tall, south-facing windows. With room for up to 250 guests, the oak-panelled Main Hall, features silvered chandeliers, historic portraits, shields and a minstrels’ gallery. Perfect for a splendid reception that is guaranteed to impress. Overlooking the beautiful Temple Gardens, the intimate Luncheon Room can seat up to 65 guests for a smaller reception, private space or additional break-out room.
Photography Opportunities To Be Had
The Drawing Room is the perfect place for those moments when you want to take a break. Decked out in soft furnishings and relaxing neutrals, it adds another dimension to this incredible venue. Outside, there is plenty of room, with a photogenic, award-winning garden. Spread across three acres, the fine English lawns, fascinating collection of unusual trees, magnificent plants, unexpected wildlife and gorgeous views of the river, mean that this venue truly does have it all for photos. The entire area is just perfect for photography.
You would expect nothing less than a Great British Menu to come out of these kitchens, and the Inner Temple’s chefs do not disappoint. With the Head Chef having catered for members of the Royal Family, you can rest assured that your meal will be one to remember. With the option to create your own personalised menu, there is always roast belly pork, herbed salmon and champagne jelly to whet one’s appetite. From Rochambeau Brut to Lanson, the drinks are well-catered for. The late licensed bar ensures that guests can relax after all that excitement and party on till the break of dawn (well – almost). The friendly Inner Temple team are on hand to cater to your every need. With all this choice, the devil will be in the detail because this is a venue that is already guaranteed to deliver a divine day to remember.
Thank you to Fran Egido for shadowing, as part of my mentoring program for photographers.
If you are looking for an Inner Temple Wedding Photographer, then please drop me a message and get in touch. I love to travel down to London for weddings and would be delighted to have the opportunity to photograph a wedding again at this special place.