If you want tradition and grandeur in London, you couldn’t ask for much more than Merchant Taylors Hall. The 14th century Guild Hall is steeped in history from the beautifully carved wooden doors, regal style paintings, elaborate ornaments and butler style service. As the bride you would be forgiven for feeling like you’ve stepped back in time and become a royal princess. Ellie and Ian managed to embrace the grandeur of the venue whilst giggling and laughing their way through a relaxed, friendly and brilliantly fun wedding – one of my favourites this year for that very reason.
The grooms side of the party started the day in The Folley – a wonderful contrast to MTH and the surrounding city opulence, in it’s kitsch country styling and adorning fairy lights (I love anywhere with fairylights) – while the bridal party sipped champagne in one of the grand rooms of Merchant Taylors.
I hope these photos offer a glimpse of the fun and merriment of the day, testament to a very happy couple. And I have to add that the speeches were some of the best I’ve ever heard… I’m still embarrassed that I was spotted crying behind my camera by the groom!
Ian and Ellie – it was a real pleasure and I know you’ll lead very happy lives together! x