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Wedding Photography at St Dunstan in the East and The Gherkin, London

From the moment Naomi and Alex booked me to photograph their London wedding, I was counting down the days until it arrived!! The wedding venues were St Dunstan in the East and the Gherkin?! Absolute dream London wedding venues for me! (and probably a lot of other Wedding Photographers!) I knew, what with Naomi being an event planner by job, it was going to be incredible! And even still, it blew away all my expectations! It was a gorgeous day at three of the most breath taking venues in London!

Naomi and Alex really wanted a documentary approach to their wedding photography which worked perfectly with my natural style. The soft pink theme was a gorgeous choice for a summer garden wedding. The wedding drinks reception at St Dunstan in the East was so laid back and I loved capturing the atmosphere throughout. And the views from the Gherkin at sunset during a wedding are mind blowing! I will never forget this one.

Here are just a few shots from Naomi and Alex's gorgeous summer wedding at St Dunstan in the East...

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578408263657-PNYLR1N1CH4VI491BM8Q/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-2.jpg" alt="bridal jewellery - St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

bridal jewellery - St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578408333502-L310SGK103M3UNAHRGAJ/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-3.jpg" alt="pearl earrings on lace dress" />

pearl earrings on lace dress

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578408395045-B4D98H3CHX8SOUOQRHCU/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-6.jpg" alt="pink suede wedding shoes" />

pink suede wedding shoes

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578408397818-7ILO8YZAHQ01XFUNHWX4/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-7.jpg" alt="blue sapphire engagement ring" />

blue sapphire engagement ring

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578408571620-BLSU7VP7PZMQB7UXU836/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-5.jpg" alt="oleg cassini wedding dress" />

oleg cassini wedding dress

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578408519287-Z3FUQZN5WSY7VI4SG376/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-4.jpg" alt="pink embellished bridesmaid pink embellished bridesmaid dress - St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

pink embellished bridesmaid pink embellished bridesmaid dress - St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578408625323-TGGH06ISAQ24TX7IZ37W/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-8.jpg" alt="bride getting ready in London Hotel " />

bride getting ready in London Hotel

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578408676508-ZH1X0XT5UH77U9N9B4JD/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-9.jpg" alt="bride having her make up done at london wedding" />

bride having her make up done at london wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578408740045-MSU4RIU5D4ZTWSOO3C1Z/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-10.jpg" alt="vintage wedding car- St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

vintage wedding car- St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409064572-4NXSJBV0KY83VD3VTT6M/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-11.jpg" alt="inside st lawrence the jewry church" />

inside st lawrence the jewry church

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409099497-VLKU0PVKNJYP0BPSIYPO/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-12.jpg" alt="guest smiling at london church wedding" />

guest smiling at london church wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409154401-FUYUXPA5ZWBK8RVF1GY3/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-16.jpg" alt="bride getting out of car - st lawrence jewry church" />

bride getting out of car - st lawrence jewry church

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409193173-3QZPUJK61WDZWB3Z93UG/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-15.jpg" alt="pink and ivory roses bridal bouquet" />

pink and ivory roses bridal bouquet

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409229931-0K5M5NY4B0G9RNHWCWZ0/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-17.jpg" alt="bride and bridesmaids walking to st lawrence jewry church" />

bride and bridesmaids walking to st lawrence jewry church

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409287470-4LQWGUZVR34HUPLGITPR/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-18.jpg" alt="father of bride walking daughter down aisle " />

father of bride walking daughter down aisle

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578411925140-V05YJBG4ZU192AFVW1LX/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-19.jpg" alt="couple getting married at st lawrence jewry church" />

couple getting married at st lawrence jewry church

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578411961341-NL8GYX602KGJY16G880W/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-20.jpg" alt="bride and groom walking down aisle at st lawrence jewry church" />

bride and groom walking down aisle at st lawrence jewry church

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412003327-QS9KPI7KPN0FB9XVL9K4/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-21.jpg" alt="bride and groom just married - st lawrence jewry church" />

bride and groom just married - st lawrence jewry church

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412035660-KD0RJ694276SOEP80F6B/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-22.jpg" alt="bride and groom confetti photo with all guests" />

bride and groom confetti photo with all guests

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412067729-YBBKZTBHQG6FWIVBM4LE/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-23.jpg" alt="bride so excited - st lawrence jewry church" />

bride so excited - st lawrence jewry church

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412096825-ADEKRC757LCI9FYWOS3B/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-24.jpg" alt="father of groom smiling outside church" />

father of groom smiling outside church

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412125175-5W0BP7FHTEDP9GSN1NCK/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-25.jpg" alt="bride and bridesmaids having selfie - st lawrence jewry church" />

bride and bridesmaids having selfie - st lawrence jewry church

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412159017-HWV0WLY76J7WWEU9VEQY/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-26.jpg" alt="bride and groom with vintage car outside st lawrence jewry church" />

bride and groom with vintage car outside st lawrence jewry church

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412189026-I309KLGPGQJR0TNYLSG2/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-27.jpg" alt="big red bus for london wedding" />

big red bus for london wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412330084-ZOTU6416OF267Y8HBTUO/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-28.jpg" alt="St Dunstan in the East architecture" />

St Dunstan in the East architecture

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412231239-RRLAJW75F4JO8KCEDVEC/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-30.jpg" alt="champagne at St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

champagne at St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412360464-C97TVYMGUCZ7FFRW5H3I/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-31.jpg" alt="guests smiling - St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

guests smiling - St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412420572-EE7EC80H8OWHGC7EJTPJ/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-32.jpg" alt="wedding guests arriving at garden wedding" />

wedding guests arriving at garden wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412467023-77EAZKGI6DJWWAAO3Z9O/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-34.jpg" alt="reception drinks at St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

reception drinks at St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412516894-YNR6729O0C36TO1KO53P/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-36.jpg" alt="canapés at wedding" />

canapés at wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412516188-KRB7S282HK543K6GPEYL/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-33.jpg" alt="wedding guests laughing at london wedding" />

wedding guests laughing at london wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412621586-YKULAWS4487I6HAPBJMF/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-35.jpg" alt="bride laughing with guests - St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

bride laughing with guests - St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412652985-PVNESA55DCJ5F0T0845Z/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-39.jpg" alt="groom laughing at garden wedding" />

groom laughing at garden wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412691024-QBX7PUE9QXN1K2Z59N5S/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-38.jpg" alt="wedding guests being silly " />

wedding guests being silly

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412762266-CMUTBFVK2ZDGQGNLM8TI/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-41.jpg" alt="bridesmaids laughing - St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

bridesmaids laughing - St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412793928-2R2967UBRK96CVNCKK6T/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-42.jpg" alt="bridesmaids crying with laughter" />

bridesmaids crying with laughter

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412849704-HFVQTFB2YSQC9GM0E718/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-43.jpg" alt="bride and bridesmaids having fun" />

bride and bridesmaids having fun

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412901599-OB9DWS3Q33R7T02JPUNB/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-44.jpg" alt="bride and bridesmaids with balloons at St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

bride and bridesmaids with balloons at St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412933600-T4GF6TM7IT16TD081M7G/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-45.jpg" alt="bridal party with balloons in london" />

bridal party with balloons in london

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412963125-1BJWTA6W07APMT1LQYB4/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-48.jpg" alt="groomsmen laughing at garden wedding" />

groomsmen laughing at garden wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578412996547-DY6MF6PTFSMVA4KV9WF9/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-47.jpg" alt="groom and groomsmen - St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

groom and groomsmen - St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578413033935-56ZRVHKAIZ8FHJX3L0YW/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-46.jpg" alt="bride and groom looking at each other in garden wedding" />

bride and groom looking at each other in garden wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578413071708-8V95H7S7ZJY2RKJG3ZYU/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-51.jpg" alt="bride and groom walking - St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

bride and groom walking - St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578413201598-UUACU45I8QRQQAY7IQQW/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-50.jpg" alt="bride and groom at st dunstan in the east wedding" />

bride and groom at st dunstan in the east wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578413110965-0M1Y6S0WJC1JGHGMI8KG/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-52.jpg" alt="bride and groom walking through arch - St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

bride and groom walking through arch - St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578410321993-SSOS08K96FVORP8BPDYU/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-54.jpg" alt="wedding guests having reception drinks" />

wedding guests having reception drinks

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578413153101-AYCERWWDJKXQUDEOVHN5/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-53.jpg" alt="wedding guests enjoying the day" />

wedding guests enjoying the day

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578410281788-72AMPWBMT7BWKC1VOZBO/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-55.jpg" alt="bridesmaids posing on wedding bus - St Dunstan in the East wedding" />

bridesmaids posing on wedding bus - St Dunstan in the East wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578410242931-CRA4FITRHU396G06I0C7/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-56.jpg" alt="groomsmen being silly on back of wedding bus" />

groomsmen being silly on back of wedding bus

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578410137178-8TIFDNZFYMF8V7M6YR22/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-58.jpg" alt="gherkin wedding reception room" />

gherkin wedding reception room

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578410049913-I72Y1YN81Y3J7MQSWBYL/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-63.jpg" alt="polaroid board at gherkin wedding" />

polaroid board at gherkin wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409998425-CTVRR5KU5DBYIZ25BHM2/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-61.jpg" alt="bride excited with polaroid photos" />

bride excited with polaroid photos

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409966959-M47465Y6KV1SFNKAO84D/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-60.jpg" alt="wedding guests laughing at gherkin" />

wedding guests laughing at gherkin

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409907695-FJKD9ZK71FJRLYH8DJGC/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-62.jpg" alt="bridesmaids having selfies" />

bridesmaids having selfies

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409879413-OSFNSG63A7JX9RNFI81P/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-64.jpg" alt="bride groom and guests having fun with love letters" />

bride groom and guests having fun with love letters

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409851501-RL95CFQ49M5QT9718LR9/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-65.jpg" alt="bride and groom wedding photo at the gherkin" />

bride and groom wedding photo at the gherkin

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409817413-9LJADJ6AR0VK4BUHOHD5/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-66.jpg" alt="groom giving wedding speech at gherkin" />

groom giving wedding speech at gherkin

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409775877-VBKF1HFPNGENXA36LX13/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-67.jpg" alt="groom looking at wife during speech" />

groom looking at wife during speech

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409734612-2KZVH2UT30041JETXLGA/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-68.jpg" alt="bride and bridesmaid laughing at speech" />

bride and bridesmaid laughing at speech

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409689505-SXXZ5EVH7BOUKW3LDOSL/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-69.jpg" alt="bride excited with bottle of champagne" />

bride excited with bottle of champagne

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409648056-XOD71ZW0BTVGPFB7VKYQ/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-70.jpg" alt="wedding guest excited showing phone" />

wedding guest excited showing phone

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409615653-GJA7L0F59R5QOKWOD34O/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-72.jpg" alt="bride and groom laughing during speeches- gherkin wedding" />

bride and groom laughing during speeches- gherkin wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409587778-WNDWWULCTPOPY9FSGEJ7/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-71.jpg" alt="wedding guests laughing - gherkin wedding" />

wedding guests laughing - gherkin wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409543305-NO2HQXRHC9PQ63JHPEA2/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-73.jpg" alt="laduree wedding tower" />

laduree wedding tower

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409505232-43JNARNKAKODGOETHTFP/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-75.jpg" alt="bride and groom eating macaroons" />

bride and groom eating macaroons

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409475795-NVBIZLZM4RMOHKA7O8XG/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-76.jpg" alt="bride and groom first dance at gherkin wedding" />

bride and groom first dance at gherkin wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409443226-47OPUEH0QYCNSR1XVML1/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-77.jpg" alt="couple dancing and laughing" />

couple dancing and laughing

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409412425-2XK7JCZU9Z8R8WKGGUF5/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-79.jpg" alt="wedding band performing at gherkin" />

wedding band performing at gherkin

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409382258-1IZPS3JWKDSRHX187H7F/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-80.jpg" alt="wedding guest shocked" />

wedding guest shocked

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409352299-76L6U8ZDTF1CJJGUAKPN/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-81.jpg" alt="bride dancing with her mum" />

bride dancing with her mum

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1578409322581-PLYYEQDVKR58YR1SDYFV/st+dunstan+in+the+east+wedding-78.jpg" alt="sunset at gherkin wedding " />

sunset at gherkin wedding

Drinks Reception Venue: St Dunstan in the East

Evening Reception Venue: The Gherkin

Dress Designer: Oleg Cassini

Hair Piece: David's Bridal

Groomsmen Attire: Neal & Palmer

Florist: Beachside Nursery

Cake: Laduree

St Dunstan in the East Wedding Venue

I absolutely loved working at this St Dunstan in the East wedding! The London wedding venue is the remains of an old church which have now been made into public gardens that are available to hire for your wedding reception/ ceremony. Just something to bear in mind- you can’t officially get married at St Dunstan in the East as it is not sanctioned for weddings, but lots of people choose to have their drinks reception here or have a humanist celebrant ceremony instead. The gardens are so beautiful and the historic remains of the church really make this a unique wedding venue and a little gem of peace in the centre of the busy city of London.

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