Nick Ray Photography | Inner Temple Wedding Photography | Phillippa and Sam

Inner Temple Wedding Photography | Phillippa and Sam

May 11, 2017  •  3 Comments


Cutting the cakeCutting the cake

Inner Temple Wedding Photography

The Inner Temple is one of the four Inns of Court , the ancient societies of lawyers in London. The Inns of Court hold the exclusive rights to call candidates to practise law at the Bar of England and Wales. This tranquil oasis in the heart of London was the perfect setting for Phillippa and Sam's wedding.

Marriage service at Temple Church

The ceremony took place in the magnificent and historic Temple Church, built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar. I was able to get a great view looking down from the triforium as Philly and Sam walked down the aisle at the end of the ceremony.

After the marriage service I walked with the bride and groom to the nearby Blackfriars station for some photographs on the platform. The station has great significance for the couple, so it meant a lot to them to be able to get some photographs there on their wedding day.

Wedding reception at Inner Temple

A friendly London cabbie gave us a free lift back to the reception for a few more photographs around the beautiful backdrop of the Inner Temple and some family group photos, still leaving plenty of time for me to mingle with the guests as they enjoyed their reception drinks looking to capture as many natural moments as possible. One of my favourite shots from the day is of Dominic, the best man, all alone finishing off his speech at the last minute as all the guests filed in to the main hall for the wedding breakfast. I didn't want him to notice me, so I brought the camera well back and composed the photo with a wide angle lens to show him alone in the room.

Soon after the wedding I received this note from Phillippa and Sam:

 "The photos are gorgeous! Thank you for the preview. It just occurred to me that we were so busy enjoying the photos that we haven't told you how much we like them. We were particularly impressed with the ones at Blackfriars - actually capturing some of London behind us."

Temple ChurchTemple Church Hair and make-upHair and make-up Bridesmaids drinking CoffeeBridesmaids drinking Coffee Flower girlFlower girl Tender moment between Bride and her motherTender moment between Bride and her mother Bride's fatherBride's father Doing up the dressDoing up the dress Philly and bridesmaidPhilly and bridesmaid Philly takes a quite moment in the bathroomPhilly takes a quite moment in the bathroom Arrival at the churchArrival at the church Reassurance from fatherReassurance from father Guests in the churchGuests in the church Groom waits for brideGroom waits for bride Father walking bride down the aisleFather walking bride down the aisle wide view of temple churchwide view of temple church Flower girl in the aisleFlower girl in the aisle The marriage ceremonyThe marriage ceremony The newly married coupleThe newly married couple Leaving the churchLeaving the church Bride and groomBride and groom Walking to inner TempleWalking to inner Temple Bride and groom At Blackfriars stationBride and groom At Blackfriars station Inner TempleInner Temple Cutting the cakeCutting the cake Champagne receptionChampagne reception laughterlaughter Laughing guestsLaughing guests CameraCamera Order of service for the marriage ceremonyOrder of service for the marriage ceremony BuntingBunting Best man Prepares His SpeechBest man Prepares His Speech Group of guestsGroup of guests Wedding breakfast Set up In banqueting hallWedding breakfast Set up In banqueting hall Table settingsTable settings Inner Temple detailInner Temple detail Guests listen to speechesGuests listen to speeches Mother of the bride speechMother of the bride speech Bridegroom speechBridegroom speech Best man speechBest man speech View of speeches from the balconyView of speeches from the balcony Children playingChildren playing First danceFirst dance scottish ceilidhscottish ceilidh ceilidh dancingceilidh dancing reelingreeling Bride and groom on the dancefloorBride and groom on the dancefloor Evening partyEvening party Slow shutter speed Photograph Of dancingSlow shutter speed Photograph Of dancing Scottish Country DancingScottish Country Dancing DancefloorDancefloor Wedding party evening funWedding party evening fun View of inner TempleView of inner Temple Inner Temple by nightInner Temple by night


David Weightman(non-registered)
Such a beautiful set of pictures Nick. The sequence of shots leading up to the ceremony builds the excitement so brilliantly.
Robin Ball(non-registered)
Absolutely amazing.. well captured!
Beautiful work! Worth sharing it.
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