As a destination wedding photographer I am lucky enough to go on wedding shoots all over the country and sometimes even abroad, but London remains one of my favourite cities as it has so many historical, unique and classical wedding venues such as weddings at the Ritz or in Mayfair. On this occasion however, I was asked to do the IOD Club Pall Mall Wedding Photography which is a real treat.
Wedding venues in London really don’t come much grander or luxurious than the IOD Club, 116 Pall Mall. The location is just a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square in the heart of the West End, one of the most famous addresses in London.
116 Pall Mall was designed by architect John Nash, who is famous for the Marble Arch and Brighton Pavilion. The building is beautifully detailed both inside and out and the dramatic 15 foot Regency chandelier which hangs over the magnificent staircase was presented by George IV in commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo.
Mark and Novi had asked me to do the IOD Club Pall Mall Wedding Photography about 6 months beforehand, so I had plenty of time to organise the shoot and meet the couple. When I first visited the venue, I must admit I was buzzing with excitement at the chance to do the wedding photography in Pall Mall.
The couple and their guests were just a joy to photograph and luckily no-one was camera shy – particularly not the bridesmaids! We all met up at Old Marylebone Town Hall for the wedding ceremony before heading to 116 Pall Mall for the reception.
Weddings at IOD club at 166 Pall Mall really are something special and that’s not just down to the wonderful architecture of the building but also the friendliness and organisation of the staff who could not have done enough for the wedding party or me as the Pall Mall wedding photographer. It was a wonderful, memorable day and I have to say a heartfelt thank you to Mark, Novi and their friends and family for making me feel so welcome on the day.
Here are a few of the IOD Club Pall Mall wedding photography images from the day; I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them!