It’s always lovely to shoot a wedding within walking distance of home – and that was the case for Jane and Ian’s Trafalgar Tavern wedding, on the Thames riverside in Greenwich.

Ian arrived on schedule for a pint and his interview with the Greenwich registrars in the Nelson Banqueting Rooms.

Guests on the balcony for a summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding in Greenwich
Pink roses decorate the Trafalgar Tavern for the summer wedding of Jane and Ian.
Groom Ian is interviewed by the Greenwich registrars before his summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding to Jane.

Jane also arrived in good time with her bridesmaids and flower girls.

Bride Jane arrives in her full-length white gown and veil for her summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding to Ian
A flowergirl has her corsage put on before Jane and Ian's summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding
Jane's father gives her away to groom Ian during their summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding
A bride and groom during their summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding, officiated by Greenwich registrars

Married!

A newlywed bride and groom kiss during their Greenwich civil wedding ceremony at Trafalgar Tavern.

Jane and Ian celebrated their wedding with some champagne and greeting their guests, followed by some portraits along the Thames and in front of the Old Royal Naval College to make the most of the brilliant summer weather.

Newlyweds Jane and Ian in front of the Old Royal Navy College (ORNC) Water Gate after their summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding

After that, it was back to the Trafalgar for some chilled casual photographs of guests relaxing on a hot Friday afternoon by the river.

Many of the guests asked me to do portraits of them, quite often with their nearest and dearest. I love doing portraits – and we had some beautiful afternoon light.

Children play on the Trafalgar Tavern's piano during Jane and Ian's summer wedding reception
Bridesmaid waves during a summer wedding at Greenwich's Trafalgar Tavern on the Thames.
A bridesmaid does cartwheels across the Trafalgar Tavern's banqueting suite at a summer wedding.
A young guest at a summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding
Summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding portraits of guests
Summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding portraits of guests
Summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding portraits of young guests and couples
Summer Trafalgar Tavern wedding portraits of guests and family

One of Jane’s flower girls was very keen to keep her dress safe from the dirty floor.

Jane and Ian’s speeches took place after their meal in the traditional way. There must have been quite a bit of grit in the air judging by the moist eyes of those on the top and surrounding tables.

Bridesmaid carries train of bride to wedding breakfast at the Trafalgar Tavern wedding reception in summer
The bride's father wishes the bride and husband all the best during his speech at a Trafalgar Tavern wedding reception.
The groom cheers during his speech at his Trafalgar Tavern wedding reception.
The bride claps and giggles during her new husband's speech at their Trafalgar Tavern wedding reception.
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