My first wedding at 2011 was a return to the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.

As Tamara and Andrew started their ceremony, we were treated to thunder and lightning and a torrential downpour. Luckily the rain stopped long enough for a street portrait in front of Admiralty Arch – Andrew had seen a shot from the last wedding I covered at the ICA and wanted to try a winter version of it.  I had to dust off my tripod to try and get the traffic streaking past, can’t remember the last time I’ve used it for anything other than fireworks !

Then back inside for their wedding breakfast and heartfelt speeches before a great set by their band and a packed dancefloor.  A great start to the year.

institute of contemporary arts wedding

wedding invitations

bridal makeup in the wedding car

brides meets father before the ceremony

groom waiting in the ICA before ceremony

ICA wedding ceremony photo

wedding vows at the ICA

bride and groom on the balcony

wedding portrait on the mall

grooms wedding speech at the ICA

guest writing in the guest book

pink lighting for the wedding reception

first dance at ICA wedding


Really nice work Duncan, great stuff. Love the pre-ceremony shot of the slightly ajar door with the guys in the foreground……lovely sense of tension and anticipation.