I have been well and truly spoiled with my weddings, the most stunning venues, beautifully personal details and the LOVELIEST couples. One wedding just like that was Catherine and Matt’s gorgeously elegant and chic relaxed London Merchant Taylor’s Hall Wedding. It was all that and SO MUCH MORE.

Bride and groom sit close on a bench at St Dunstan in the East in London

These two lovebirds got married on the same day as a certain Harry and Meghan, which meant the city was as quiet as I’ve ever seen it. Perfect for a relaxed London wedding, especially one at the impressive Merchant Taylor’s Hall. And awesomely because of that, when it came to locations for their wedding portraits, we weren’t fighting with tourists every step of the way.

Iconic Locations And A Relaxed Wedding at Merchant Taylor’s Hall

I took Catherine and Matt to one of my favourite places in London, St Dunstan in the East, and it was deserted. I love the way the light filters through the high arched windows, and how the ruins have been reclaimed a little by nature, despite being surrounded by contemporary London skyscrapers. It has a certain magic about it and I love it.

After our walk to St Dunstans, we headed to the river and the iconic Leadenhall Market. It was gloriously sunny, and London was looking its best as we snapped pictures overlooking Tower Bridge and the Shard. I really love London and its hodge podge of architecture. It’s a skyline like no other.

And I haven’t even touched on the wedding venue itself yet. Cathy and Matt chose the splendour of the Merchant Taylor’s Hall for their ceremony and reception. What a place! Beautifully historic and effortlessly grand, with an amazing courtyard space. What’s not to love? The couple looked perfectly at ease and at home in this exquisite space, and they had great fun talking and mingling with their guests.

The speeches at this relaxed London Merchant Taylor’s Hall wedding were a hoot. I love it when a bride takes the mic. Way to break that mould. Then, as evening drew in and not at all surprisingly, the dance floor was packed. So many epic moves, so little time. The day was seriously fun.

Are you planning a relaxed London wedding? Or is Merchant Taylor’s Hall your stunning venue too? Want photographs that pack a punch of personality? Then we need to talk.

Cathy & Matt’s Relaxed London Wedding Highlights

If you’re short on time, then jump straight into Cathy and Matt’s gorgeous relaxed London Wedding Highlights, or sit back and take a look through my favourites below.

Relaxed London Merchant Taylor’s Hall Wedding Favourites

Bride and groom covered in confettiBride and groom sitting in windows at ruined church St Dunstan in the EastShot from above overlooking Merchant Taylors Hall courtyard and fountainBride laughs while having her hair doneGroomsmen fastens groom's tieBridesmaids receive gifts from bride as they get ready togetherBride descends stairs on the way to her wedding ceremony at Merchant Taylor's HallBride laughs during wedding ceremonyBride and groom walk back down the aisle at Merchant Taylor's HallGuests mingling in courtyardBlack and white shot of guests laughing at something on an iPhoneClose up of guest hugging brideGuests smile at a babyClose up of bride and groom's legs walking along London streetBride and groom on bridge overlooking Tower BridgeBride and groom holding hand and running along London streetBride and groom make Live Long and Prosper signs in concrete stairwellBlack and white portrait of bride and groom on London streetGuest points at London Underground themed table planView of reception at Merchant Taylor's Hall from balcony. Bride and groom laugh at dinner tableBridesmaid puts hand on heart during speechesBride laughs while making speech at relaxed London weddingBride and groom cut cheese wedding cake at relaxed London weddingFirst dance with coloured lights at relaxed London weddingWoman dances with child at wedding receptionEvening shot of Merchant Taylor's Hall courtyardGuests hug bride and groom on dancefloorBride and groom embrace in Merchant Taylor's Hall courtyard under the arches

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Iconic London Locations And A Relaxed Wedding at London's Merchant Taylor's Hall


A wedding full of happiness and smiles, awesome job

Thanks Paul. It’s so easy to do what we do at weddings like these

Beautiful, modern wedding photography at it’s best. Great job!…

Thanks Mark. It was a fun wedding to capture

Stunning locations and so many happy faces, love this set Maria!

These are gorgeous – love all of the smiles and happy moments

What a beautiful wedding – such a great vibe about every image. Great work. I bet the couple love this as I am sure it brings back so many memories!

Thanks Mick and so great to hear from you too. I hope you and yours are keeping well.


Great work Maria! would absolutely love to shoot at St Dunstan one day.

Oh man, St. Dunstan’s is really special

Great works Maria! Love the edit.

Thanks Zibi for the kind words. Hope all is good with you.

Beautiful work Maria! I LOVE the black and white shot of the couple running!

Thanks Stewart. We really had some fun with those portraits

You captured the vibe of the day perfectly. Well done Maria.

Hard to believe now that it wasn’t even that long ago

Beautifully captured and loving the London vibes!

I miss those London weddings. I can’t wait to get back to it.

Gorgeous! Gorgeous couples, emotions, moments, colours and all so well put together. Love it!

Thanks James. I hope it helps couples in their rescheduled wedding planning.

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