Wedding at the Barbican

couple with champagne in green leaves by documentary wedding photographer in South London and Kent

Wedding at the Barbican … Highlights of the ceremony in the most beautiful photos

one of the coolest venues in the capital? The Barbican Conservatory. Celebrating a wedding at the Barbican means feeling like in a lush tropical oasis, with over 1,800 different plant species.

For Helena and Tom, it was like a dream. Enjoying the peace of nature without renouncing the exclusivity of the City and all the comforts of a modern and equipped venue is priceless!

Helena and Tom, both policemen, have carefully chosen every detail of the ceremony, which I then captured with my camera. The Barbican offers a unique setting, with ideal spots to take wonderful pictures of the married couple. The conservatory also allows you to cut out completely natural backgrounds with the lens, giving the impression of being in the middle of the Asian jungle.

Being part of their joy was an honour for me, as was discovering some Danish wedding traditions, borrowed from a couple’s special guest. The first stage took place at the Rookery Hotel, in Clerkenwell, where the bride prepared herself for the best day of her life in a beautiful two-story room.

The bride’s family has always remained by her side. The barbican then welcomed the guests with a delicious menu. The service was impeccable.

As a very close guest now lives in Danemark, she brought in some funny wedding traditions.:

  • You’d choose a song that everyone knows the tune to (e.g. Baa Baa Black Sheep) and replace the words as you like (e.g. “Hope you have a lovely, lovely time!”). The words are then printed on paper and handed out to all of the guests so that everyone can sing along.
  • During dinner, guests join forces to tap their cutlery into their plates – the bride and groom must then stand up on their chairs and kiss each other. Alternatively, guests may stomp their feet on the ground. If this happens the bride and groom must kiss each other underneath the table.
  • When the groom leaves the room for any reason, all other men at the party should come up and kiss the bride. When the bride leaves the room, the groom should get a kiss from all the other ladies.

The evening ended with the traditional speeches of the closest guests and, finally, with the dances.

Who celebrates the marriage to the Barbican as Helena and Tom can count on wide and airy spaces, ideal for romantic dances or wild dances between one toast and another!

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