London Wetland Centre Wedding Photographer
Recently I had an enormous pleasure of being a London Wetland Centre wedding photographer at a beautiful wedding of Nicola and Jackson. As I photographed a wedding at this lovely London wedding venue before I knew it is going to be a great experience.
Also, because we had our pre-wedding engagement shoot at the London Wetland Centre a few weeks prior with the bride and groom, I knew it is going to be an awesome day in a great company. And I wasn’t mistaken!
Wetland Centre Wedding Photos
Here is the set of London Wetland Centre wedding photos from that day. What I really loved about photographing this wedding is the beautiful light in the ceremony room. As well as the whole surrounding of the Wetland Centre itself with beautiful greenery and wast lakes reflecting the colour of the sky.
I photographed this wedding in my signature London wedding photographer documentary approach, catching mostly real, unposed images in a natural and unobtrusive way.
The wedding day started in a nearby hotel when the bride was getting ready with her bridesmaids. There we got some nice photos of them as well as the mother of the bride and the flower girl getting ready.
From there it was off to the main wedding venue of the day: the London Wetland Centre. Jackson, the groom was already there greeting arriving wedding guests gathering in the ceremony room. After a few photographs with his best man and ushers, I took also a couple of photos of the bride with her girls and father of the bride too.
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The wedding ceremony took place in the Wetland Centre Observatory Room. After the vows, I dos and of course the first kiss we took some of the group photos and the confetti shot in the Wetland Centre grounds. Then the bride and groom took a bit of time for themselves and went for a walk around the beautiful surroundings of the Wetland Centre. We used that time for some beautiful wedding couple photos.
The rest of the day went smoothly and according to plan. There was a delicious wedding breakfast served in the Water’s Edge Room after which both the bride and the groom, as well as the father of the bride and the best man, gave moving and funny speeches.
The day finished with the first dance and then some crazy dancefloor moves to the tunes of a wedding band. It was simply perfect!
Thank you so much, Nicola and Jackson, for letting me be your London Wetland Centre wedding photographer.
London Wetland Centre Wedding Venue
The London Wetland Centre is such a unique and beautiful space to host a wedding in London. It is located so perfectly with just a short journey away for anyone living in a busy London. That closeness to the city centre as well as the London Wetland Centre location around beautiful nature and wildlife reserve makes it for a perfect wedding venue. And in my opinion, it is one of the best wedding venues in London.
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For me the London Wetland Centre always had a special place in my heart. Not only I have been a London Wetland Centre wedding photographer before. But also I I use to come to this wedding venue with my family to practice my photography. I used to come here and wonder for hours photographing local fauna and flora. My favourites must have been the birds swimming and flying over the lakes.
The 105 acre wildlife reserve is a scenic mosaic of lakes, pools, meadows and gardens which are home to countless wildlife species including kingfishers, butterflies and damselflies.
The Water’s Edge room and the Observatory offer panoramic views of the main lake with the London skyline as a backdrop. These light, spacious rooms provide a countryside setting but with the convenience of a city location.
WWT London Wetland Centre offers a beautiful setting for civil partnership and marriage ceremonies. The venues which are approved for ceremonies are the Observatory and Wetland Living.
The Observatory can host a maximum of 110 guests while Wetland Living is able to accommodate 42. Their services, such as catering and a tour of the centre for your guests, can be tailor-made to suit your requirements.
WWT London Wetland Centre is part of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust so by holding your wedding here you will be directly contributing to their global conservation work.
Different Rooms available for hire for London Wetland centre wedding
Water’s Edge Room
The Water’s Edge room is a light and spacious room, ideal for wedding receptions, anniversaries, conferences and meetings.
It offers beautiful views across the lakes and pools of the London Wetland Centre and the room opens out onto a wooden decked balcony providing an additional area for your guests to relax.
There is seating capacity for up to 150 wedding guests theatre style and 110 guests for a dinner and wedding reception.
This beautiful split level, heated observatory is perfect for drinks receptions as well s for the wedding ceremony. The large 20m x 18m viewing window allows panoramic views across the reserve, where wedding guests can watch a host of wildlife dropping in to rest and feed, while enjoying a drink themselves.
The Observatory is also a wonderful location to refresh your mind during a lunch break.
Where else in London can you have a drinks reception or a wedding ceremony surrounded by beautiful wetlands and birds?
Wetland living is a quaint and intimate venue with a thatched roof and whitewashed walls providing you with the perfect location for your event. Licensed for wedding ceremonies the building has a capacity of 42 people seated. Wetland Living
The wedding guests enjoy a number of complimentary services at the centre including free on-site car parking and a guided tour of the reserve showing the highlights of the centre’s wildlife. Whether your planned event is simple or elaborate, you will benefit from personal and helpful service from all of the staff, ensuring your wedding will be a huge success.
Additional wedding services
Additional extras such as wedding decorations, floral displays, musicians, butler service, theatre technician and speakers can easily be referred or provided by the wedding venue.
Other professionals who helped to make this wedding day special
Make Up and Hair: Leanne Parilly
Flowers: Battersea Flower Station