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Having a Military Wedding in the UK?

Serving in the military is not for everybody and its something to be extremely proud of especially on one of the most memorable days of your life. So if you or your partner, or even both of you are serving in the Armed Forces and having a Military Wedding in the UK and you are also looking for a military wedding photographer who is as like-minded as you and knows the Armed Forces inside out, then you have come to the right place.

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Military Wedding Photographer

There are so many wedding photographers out there with different styles, different prices and packages it’s just so hard to choose but what you really need is somebody who understands the military, knows the banter and is on the same wavelength as you. I get many enquiries from serving personnel saying they want somebody who understands the military and not some random civvy who doesn’t.

So a little about me. I served in the Marines for just over 22 years and have been photographing weddings for several years now. I have had the honour to capture many military weddings throughout the UK from serving and former serving personnel from the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force.

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Candid & Unposed Photography

I tend to photograph weddings on my own and in a relaxed & unposed documentary style. This means there is no need to worry about me taking you away from your family and friends for hours on end for posed photos. This allows you to enjoy your wedding day the way you want.

As a former Royal Marine, I have a vast knowledge of Military Tradition and an eye for detail and I can therefore offer extensive advice on planning your special day so it can run as smoothly as possible even if it’s just helping the groom get into his uniform or advising on the Guard of Honour.

I still cover all the group photos and also couple only photos but these are also very relaxed and the couple photos are certainly not posed! Remember, it’s YOUR wedding… NOT a photoshoot!

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Military Wedding Venues in the UK

Serving in the Military can also give you access to some amazing venues that our civilian counterparts just don’t get to use so here’s just a few.

The Guards Chapel, St James Park.

The Guards’ Chapel, or the Royal Military Chapel in London’s St. James Park is a stunning venue for with its Grecian temple style. Originally built in 1839, the Guards’ Chapel is the religious home of the Household Division at the Wellington Barracks in London.

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Guards Chapel – Image: Wikipedia

Brompton Oratory

With amazing breathtaking interiors, London’s Brompton Oratory, is another popular venue for a military wedding ceremony. 

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Brompton Oratory – Image: brompton oratory

Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

Thinking of having a Sandhurst Wedding? This is an iconic and popular venue with certain criteria to meet, one of them is you must be a Commissioned Officer in order to get married there. 

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Royal Military Academy – Image: Getty Images

The RAG, Army and Navy Club

If you are celebrating a civil ceremony, this is a fantastic venue choice however when it comes to London you are literally spoilt for special wedding venues!

The Rag, overlooking one of central London’s most iconic and picturesque garden squares in St James, Mayfair, is the perfect location and setting for weddings and civil ceremonies.

The Club offers a full planning service along with in-house events and catering teams that can look after your every need, from small, intimate gatherings to larger events and receptions with up to 200 guests.

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The RAG – Image: Tripadvisor

St Clement Danes Church

For the RAF,  situated in the heart of London is a wonderful grade 1 listed building and features one of the best church organs in London and a beautifully maintained set of working bells.

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St Clement Danes Church, Image: Wikimedia Commons

St Micheal’s & All Angel’s Church – RAF Cranwell

RAF College Cranwell is a thriving RAF Station in the heart of Lincolnshire with a long and distinguished history dating back to its foundations as a Royal Navy Training Establishment in 1916. It was the world’s first Air Academy and today, it continues to select and train the next generation of officers and aircrew. 

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Discount’s For Armed Forces Personnel

So whether your a Soldier or a Sailor, an Officer or a Private, just one of you or your both serving in the military then get in touch via the contact form to check my availability and pricing.

As a military wedding photographer and although being based in Lincolnshire im available throughout the UK, oh and by the way did I mention there is a 10% discount to all serving and former serving personnel apart from Commissioned Officers then I charge more……JOKE!

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