It was such a pleasure to work as a wedding photographer at a recent Barbican wedding in London. Barbican Centre, or strictly speaking a part of it-the Barbican Conservatory is such a beautiful and unique London wedding venue.
Barbican Conservatory Wedding Photographer
The Barbican Conservatory must be my favourite part of The Barbican Centre. Its simply stunning concrete and brutalist architecture beautifully contrasts with lush greens of tropical plants that fill the whole wedding venue.
For any wedding photographer, it is just a perfect space to photograph a London wedding.
What Makes the Barbican Conservatory such a Unique London Wedding Venue
The Conservatory was designed by the Barbican’s architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon. It is situated around the Barbican Theatre fly tower.
The Conservatory roof is constructed of steel and glass and covers 23,000 square feet. It provides shelter for over 1600 cubic metres of soil.
There are three pools that accommodate koi, ghost, and grass carp from Japan and America, as well as other cold water fish such as roach, rudd, and tench.
Planted in early eighties, and opened in 1984, the Conservatory now is a home to huge number of plants and trees, some of which are rare and endangered in their natural environment. The plants are a colorful mix of temperate and arid types ranging from areas as versatile as the rocky deserts and bushland of South Africa to the coastline of Brazil.
‘A varied assortment of the extraordinary flora from around the world includes the iconic tree fern, date palm, the Swiss cheese plant, and coffee and ginger plants all under one roof.’
There is also an Arid House attached to the east side of the Conservatory.
Barbican Wedding Photos
The recent Barbican wedding I photographed at the Conservatory was simply beautiful. The bride and groom, Maya and Steve, as well as their wedding guests created an unforgettable atmosphere that matched the grandeur and uniqueness of the venue.
While the bride got ready in the nearby hotel, the rest of the wedding celebrations took place at the Barbican itself. As we had a meeting at the venue a few days before, I knew exactly where everything is and especially all the best wedding photo locations.
The wedding ceremony at the Conservatory was beautiful and emotional. The personal vows, the exchange of the rings and the first kiss were just perfect. All of that finished with a confetti shot with the gorgeous wall of concrete and green in the background.
The speeches and wedding breakfast took place at Conservatory Terrace-another gorgeous space.
Lastly, the rest of the Barbican wedding celebrations took place in the garden room, with the fist dance followed by the awesome party until late.
Barbican Centre Wedding Photographer
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Other Wedding Industry professionals who helped making this wedding day special:
Hair and makeup – Julia Rock’nRolla
Dress – Eva Lenedel
Rings – Dimond London
Suits – Anthony Formal Wear
Flowers – Debrah J Flowers
Band/instruments – Conga Revolution
Video – Dan Dolan Films