Natural Wedding Photographer
Harry and Olivia’s riverside wedding took place at The Oyster Shed located right on the Thames river bank in East London. As a wedding photographer I tend to spend a lot of my time out in the countryside, in beautiful gardens or grand stately homes. All of which are amazing to photograph but sometimes it’s nice to be amongst the hustle and bustle of a city. To feel the excitement in the air as couples jump into taxis to make their way to the ceremony, to hear passers by call out well wishes. There’s a real buzz to it!
I love shooting relaxed and happy couples and this is exactly what I got! Their choice of pub wedding venues fitted well with the relaxed and fun vibe they wanted for their wedding day. I had so much fun photographing this wedding!
Westminster Wedding Photography
The day started at The Westminster Arms, a classic London pub. Harry was in his element, surrounded by friends and greeting family with a hug and a huge smile. From there it was a short stroll to the absolutely beautiful St Margaret’s Church, set in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.
As everyone gathered in the church Olivia arrived in a white London taxi and walked down the aisle. Harry and Olivia touched hands, smiled away at each other and shared laughter with their guests. It was lovely to be a part of their wedding ceremony.
Natural Light Wedding Photographer
Harry and Olivia walked out of church to the cheers of their loved ones. Both were smiling from ear to ear and their grins only got bigger as they made their way through a cloud of bubbles. (confetti isn’t allowed at a lot of venues, so it’s always worth checking this beforehand. Bubbles are a great alternative!)
The Oyster Shed Riverside Wedding Reception
With huge windows, a riverside location and stunning views of London The Oyster Shed is a fantastic place to celebrate and host your pub wedding. Olivia and Harry had kept their wedding decor minimal and contemporary. Guests were seated on brightly coloured chairs, the walls were adorned with photos of the couple and each table had an animal theme.
London City Couple Portraits
I love shooting weddings at The Oyster Shed not only because of it’s huge windows letting in loads of lovely natural light. But also for it’s incredible views on London! It’s sat right on the river bank directly in front of The Shard. Obviously I couldn’t resist doing some couples photos in front of a view like that! My favourite moments to capture are the ones of real laughter or personal moments between the couple. It was very windy on this day at The Oyster Shed, however with a bit of patience we got some lovely wind free portraits as well as some beautiful shots where the wind caught the veil as they walked along the riverbank.
After a short stroll along the riverside for photos Harry, Olivia and I made our way back to the party, it was time for speeches! These were as touching, hilarious, raucous and emotional as I’d expected. What wonderful family and friends these two have!
I loved Harry and Olivia’s London wedding, if you’re planning your own wedding at The Oyster Shed then please get in touch via my Contact Page
“We are so happy with the photos Sally took of us and our guests. Lots of lovely, natural photos and they capture the fun we were having on the day. We would absolutely recommend using Sally as your photographer if you are looking for someone fun, relaxed, professional and super talented!”
The Oyster Shed FAQs
What’s the nearest Tube station to The Oyster Shed?
The nearest tube station is Monument Station, which is less than a 5 minute walk away, but is also easily accessible from Cannon Street (7 minute walk) and Mansion House (8 minute walk).
What food options are there for a wedding at The Oyster Shed?
The Oyster Shed offers various packages for your wedding meal. Including options such as light bites and lavish canapés, all the way to a three-course wedding breakfast! They also offer hot and cold buffets and pop up stations. They are happy to adapt and will try to achieve any ideas you might have. Speaking from my own experiences I can vouch for the food being absolutely delicious!
Where is good for couple portraits at The Oyster Shed?
The outside area has a beautiful walkway along the River Thames and overlooks views of London featuring the Iconic Shard building. I’m really familiar with this area and happy to make recommendations of areas nearby that will not involve too much walking.
Wedding Venue: The Oyster Shed
Wedding dress:: Wed2Be
Bride’s shoes: Monsoon
Groom’s suit: Slaters
Florist: Grace and Thorns, Hackney
Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist: Simone from The Bridal Stylists
Transport: Wedding Taxis for the white cab
Band/DJ: The Jets