Trafalgar Tavern Wedding Photographer

Photographing weddings in Norfolk I get to see a lot of rolling countryside, marquees and huge open skies.  I’m not complaining, but it’s nice to change the scene every now and then.  Susie and Steve’s Trafalgar Tavern wedding was certainly a change of scene.

Trafalgar Tavern is perched on the bank of the Thames in the middle of Greenwich, adjacent to Greenwich university.  For weddings, couples can take over the entire top floor and enjoy views out over the river during the ceremony and wedding breakfast.

trafalgar tavern in london the view over the thames

I dropped in to say hi to Susie, her sister and mum who were getting ready just up the road in Greenwich.  I love this shot of Susie’s mum and her sister’s baby caught mid yawn!

everybody yawns susie and her mum

The wedding ceremony

Walking back to Trafalgar Tavern the guests were just starting to arrive and Steve was with the registrar.  Susie soon showed up with her family and walked into the ceremony room on her dad’s arm.  No problem with light for the photographer at this venue, provided by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Thames.  Lots of smiles throughout the ceremony and as Susie and Steve left the room a broadside of confetti cannons filled the aisle!

steve greets guests outside trafalgar tavern talking to the registrar susie arrives with her mum and sister susie and her father walk upstairs steve silhouetted against the london skyline getting ready for the trafalgar tavern wedding ceremony steve nervously waits at the fron of the room susie and her dad walk down the aisle a trafalgar tavern wedding ceremony bride and groom in their ceremony susie looks at steve during the wedding vows susie and steve during the ceremony the first kiss laughter after the first kiss signing the register hugs from susies sister leaving through the masses of confetti laughing through the confetti

A wedding by the Thames

It was a little chilly outside but there was plenty of room for everyone to stay warm inside.  After greeting their guests and grabbing a quick drink Susie and Steve decided to brave the elements with me.  We took a wander down the Thames embankment and through the streets of Greenwich to catch some photos of the two of them.  The photo with Lord Nelson is, of course, compulsory at a Trafalgar Tavern wedding.

Back with the guests, we took some family photos indoors before the guests filed in for the wedding breakfast followed by a triumphant bride and groom.

a brief quiet moment after the ceremony steve talks to a wedding guest a little guest gets a little drink susue talking to wedding guests a packed wedding reception guests at a trafalgar tavern wedding upstairs at the trafalgar tavern susie and steve leave for some couple portraits bride and groom outside their trafalgar tavern wedding susie and steve at their wedding on the embankment of the thames bride and groom with greenwich in the background bride and groom walking through the streets of greenwich some guests photobombing the couple shots susie and steve in front of a thames floodgate bride and groom pose with lord nelson trafalgar tavern laid out for a wedding table details susie inspects the cake with her mum children playing guests at a trafalgar tavern wedding guests enter the wedding breakfast the wedding cake with a cannon in the background fun in the wedding breakfast guests talk at the wedding breakfast susie and steve talk to guests selfies in the wedding breakfast bride and groom enter the wedding breakfast taking their seats guests chat druing the wedding breakfast the grooms father guests at a trafalgar tavern wedding guests at a trafalgar tavern wedding steves wedding speech laughter during the grooms speech laughter during the grooms speech laughter during the grooms speech the father of the brides speech the best mans speech

Into the evening

After the speeches, it was straight onto the dance floor lead out by Susie and Steve’s first dance.  Kudos to the DJ, the floor was busy all night!

Congrats Susie and Steve!

first dance at a trafalgar tavern wedding bride and groom enjoy the first dance bride and groom enjoy the first dance the rest of the guests join the dancefloor the music is a little loud for some guest dancing flinging the kids around babies enjoying the dancefloor bride and groom dance guests talking at the bar more action on the dancefloor one guest is a little tired looking in on the dancefloor the dancing starts to get a little crazy susie dancing with her guests

If you’re planning a Trafalgar Tavern wedding I’d love to hear about your day – get in touch!