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RSA house is a London wedding photographer’s dream. The location is set right in the heart of Central London, the west end, London’s beating heart and a wedding photography canvas. But it’s so perfectly hidden that amongst the hustle and bustle, your RSA wedding can stay tucked away and perfectly private. On the other side of RSA House London, you are located moments from the London thames, boasting endless views of that iconic London skyline. What makes the venue so special too, is its ties to the royal society, which is shown by the quintessentially British interior adornments.
I was totally overjoyed when this lovely couple chose me to be their wedding photographer for their autumnal London wedding. On our pre consult call, I could tell from the get go that they were the most kind and genuine souls and we hit it off right away. And when they dropped in that their dog would be the ring bearer, I was invested more than ever. Getting to be their wedding photographer was a total pleasure.
Close by to RSA house wedding venue, you are spoilt for choice with stylish hotels to start your day at. Picking a room for bride prep that feels right can really set the day off. I always recommend choosing somewhere with lots of space and lots of natural light. Whether you are getting ready with family, friends or just a couple of your closest, this part of the day is always so lovely.
The bride chose a suite at One Aldwych as her location for the bridal party to get ready. This was the second time I’d been there in two weeks for wedding photography and I can see why it’s so popular. The windows surrounding the room meant that light was delicately trickling in and falling so elegantly and made the perfect back drop for the bride’s Alexandra Grecco dress to hang. Take a look at those beautiful blooms by Flowers by Eve too!
As an add on, I offer the option to include a second shooter in all of my wedding packages. Having a second shooter means that groom prep can be captured and your day will have more angles. I would say the top reason most of my couples add a second shooter is so that both the bride and groom are captured during those first moments of the ceremony. It might be hard to imagine now, but that part of the day is always the most filled with beautiful and incredible moments that you don’t want to be missed!
Dogs at Weddings
Not every wedding venue lets your bring your beloved furry friends but I’m pleased to say that RSA House London certainly does! On arriving at the wedding venue, the couple’s beautiful dog was dressed the part and waiting patiently for the bride’s arrival. We had pre scheduled in mini photography session for the two of them before heading into the ceremony. Isn’t he beautiful?!
The Benjamin Franklin room at RSA House is one of a kind and simply amazing. The space is modern, stylish and bright (and I’m a little obsessed with their light feature!). It truly is the most wonderful room for a wedding ceremony. The bride and groom chose to have a humanist ceremony. A humanist will learn your story and make your ceremony all that more personal and feel unique to you. I always find that a humanist ceremony will bring more laughs and tears and today was no exception. Nat Raybould led the ceremony like the chic pro she is – check out her website here.
The beautiful couple chose to keep their group photos to a minimum with just a small handful of combinations sent to me in the pre wedding questionnaire. Their gorgeous doggo was only with us for a short period, so we made sure to capture him before he headed off and headed to the front of RSA house to capture others.
As a wedding photographer, I know just how important this part of the day is. Chances are this is the first time that you will be alone since saying your I do’s so i know it is always a time that brings the bets kind of energy. And that’s all I’m looking for with my photography. That true, unfiltered, honest connection between you both. No awkward posing or cheese-ly looking into the camera.
As the bride and groom had split their day so that they had two drink ceremonies and the first reception was just before the sun set, we had to be quick. After the couple caught some time to mingle and enjoyed a few canapes, we headed to the local London streets. We stepped away from the main road and found some beautiful quiet side streets to capture this pair’s romance!
Wedding Breakfast and Speeches
The Great Room really is a special location to host your wedding breakfast. The walls are adorned with magnificent art which make you feel as though you are essentially sitting inside a baroque painting, it’s a true feast for the eyes. RSA House London offer their own in house catering which they do to an amazing standard. The bride and groom kept their speeches to a minimum with Will saying a few words. There were tears and laughs and the whole room watched adoringly.
Couples Portraits with Flash
The evening was in full swing by this point with all of the couple’s beautiful guests enjoying the live music and evening buffet. With the winter sun long set by this time, I stole Amy and Will away for a few flash portraits. This is a trend that has taken off this year and I’m hoping it will stay. It’s a paparazzi style direct flash that gives a dramatic old school film glamour feel. Winter weddings are perfect for this! I love that as a wedding photographer and artist, my style is always changing and evolving and that my couples trust me to try new things!
Cutting the Cake
The bride and groom chose a traditional three tier white wedding cake adorned with beautiful white roses and foliage. I’d heard a lot about Designer Cakes by Elle and it didn’t disappoint. Photography of the cake cut is always really fun! The energy was really building by this point which led the couple straight into their first dance and to open the dance floor.
First Dance and The Party
RSA House London has a total plethora of beautiful rooms to host your wedding, including the unique underground vaults to host your evening party. I’ve got to admit that the vaults are a pretty special place to capture your first dance. With zero natural light, it’s the perfect canvas for me to get creative with flash and create something special. The bride and groom’s guests were totally up for a party too which made for some epic dancefloor photography!
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