When Linda and Varqa first contacted me about their wedding at the Tower Hamlets Registry Office followed by a reception at Westminster Boating Base I was very excited for a number of reasons. Firstly because I hadn’t shot at either of these locations before, but mostly because they had put some time aside for photos after the ceremony and before the wedding breakfast. So well before their big day I had a scout around and suggested that we have a walk along the Thames Path. This is a great area for photography with some iconic London landmarks including Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge, plus it was on the way to the reception and parking was plentiful (always a major consideration when shooting in London!)

So we met at the registry office to capture the happy couple tie the knot then had plenty of time of time for a few shots locally before heading off to the river. I was a bit concerned about the weather as this was only a few days after some really heavy rain and the tail end of a hurricane was passing close by from the Atlantic. But I needn’t have fretted as the weather was very kind to us and it stayed dry! Varqa’s Dad came along and was a great help minding bits of kit while my assistant and I ran around setting various shots up. The venue itself is set in a public park and, rather unsurprisingly given it’s name, is right on the river between Vauxhall Bridge and Battersea Power Station. The reception was great fun with a Persian restaurant catering – some of the best food I have tasted in a while!

After the speeches the party began. I have included a sequence of 4 photos from the bouquet toss which I really love. It was a great day filled with love, laughter and fun – many congratulations to the happy couple!

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