London is one of the most photogenic cities in the world. Where better, then, for Melissa and Alex to have their session after their wedding at Banking Hall City.
Banking Hall is a fantastic central London wedding venue not only because of its location but also because of its beautiful architectural details. The art deco building is Grade II listed and offered a wealth of fantastic backdrops for wedding shots. The couple held their civil ceremony in the Counting Room, which is a wonderful space with incredible views of the city and lots of natural light. The decor in here could be considered masculine, with the black and tan leather chairs, art-deco angles and hard surfaces, but the flickering candles in tall glass tubes that lined the aisle softened the effect with a romantic touch.
Alex was not the only person who thought Melissa was breathtaking, as you could hear the admiration of the guests when she stepped forward to greet her groom. Her dress was sophisticated and elegant, and the perfect match for the wedding venue. The civil ceremony was heartfelt and straightforward and, before we knew it, it was time for the newlyweds to sign the register as husband and wife. While the guests were toasting the happy couple with champagne, we went off for some shots of them together and individually.
The wedding reception took place in the Main Hall, where the bride and groom made a spectacular entrance down the staircase. Like the Counting Room, the mezzanine floor has views of the Bank of England, while the towering pillars and decorative ceiling looked incredible, with coloured lighting picking out their detail and making our job even more of a pleasure. The celebrations included the customary money dance and, as the venue is licensed until 1am, the party lasted for hours!
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