Wedding photographer Marianne Taylor sent us this beautiful London wedding. Check out more of Marianne’s superb images on her website.
Stephanie and Rob got married at The Andaz Hotel in London. From the street you would never guess what a huge and gorgeous place it is. There are cool shapes everywhere, and the spaces flow between the old and the new in a dizzying manner.
The ceremony took place in the Fenchurch room and it really was a gorgeous setting, with rose pedals and candle light creating a romantic atmosphere. After the ceremony, there was a champagne reception at the Gallery, which is a stunning modern space with an enormous glass roof and that funky circular atrium.
It’s a bit of a shock to the system to move through the different areas of the Andaz, it’s like jumping back and forth through time. The space for the evening party was something pretty special. The hotel boasts a century old Masonic Temple, now thought to be grandest in England, with Grade II listed marble and mahogany.
When the hotel was sold for refurbishment it was so run-down the previous owners had never discovered the temple, as it was boarded behind a fake wall. Some believe Jack the Ripper was a Mason and would have attended this temple as it was closest to his hunting ground. As gorgeous as the Temple is, it does make for a tricky place to take pictures in, with walls made out of dark marble, no windows, no artificial light sources, just candles. I could hardly see anything through the viewfinder! My assistant did an awesome job running around with an off camera flash, without her I don’t think there would be any pictures to show.
Photography by Marianne Taylor