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Trafalgar Tavern Wedding Photos in London Greenwich

Jun 18, 2019

“I wandered through each chartered street,
Near where the chartered Thames does flow,
A mark in every face I meet,
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.”

William Blake

London weddings can often be on a very tight schedule and the trick is to simply let go of all sense of planning and what is going to happen and simply embrace what does happen. Eleanor & James and their freinds and family nailed this idea totally. They simply went with the flow and because of that the whole day from beggining to end was a joy to be a part of. My job is to simply document what happens without attempting to manipulate things in any way. Each wedding is different and it is so important as a wedding photographer to retain a begginers mind, to stay fresh. Often I see photographers attempt to put a spin on things, they may have been inspired by a wedding they have seen elsewhere, and want to stamp that on this particular day. That is a total no go. To really be original and to stay fresh, we have to let go, to be in the moment with what is happening now … and to photograph that.

London Weddings are special because London is special. There isn’t a city quite like it in the world and I’ve been to a few. The only city that compares is possibly New York which I love also. The Trafalgar Inn sits on the Thames in Greenwich, a 10 min stroll from the Cutty Sark, east of the grand old Royal Navy College and is a simply one of the best wedding venues I’ve photographed in London in terms of feel, a sense of nostalgia. In 1996 it was voted the Evening Standard pub of the year. The feel of London old literally trickles from it’s bricks and mortar. To top it all the wedding breakfast from Charles Dickens ‘Our Mutual Friend’ was set there. I have photographed two wedding there and the following was the last of those. I have included bridal prep as well as other aspect of the day to give the story a context.

© Marshal Gray Photography – Trafalgar Tavern Wedding Photos in London Greenwich