Wedding: St Etheldreda’s Church

St Etheldreda’s Church Wedding

This is the extended wedding highlights of Sinead and Ezra at St Etheldreda’s church, one of the oldest Catholic churches in London. The church was a beautiful as it was old and it made for a wedding highlight video full of great moments.

Bride and Groom Prep

The bride and groom prep took place in the Ned Hotel near bank. The 5 star hotel is set in a former bank HQ that was designed in 1924. The building is all marble pillars and high ceilings. Getting great shots in these kinds of hotels is really easy as everything is so grand. On the other hand, you have to make sure you have permission first. Sometimes the hotels are not to keen on brides and grooms venturing too far from their rooms. On the day, we managed to get some great shots up on the roof and in and around some of the corridors.

Photography: Rosella Degori / The Spaces - The Ned Staircase

Photography: Rosella Degori / The Spaces – The Ned Staircase

The Ceremony

One of the readings from the ceremony was an extract from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin:

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your root was so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. that is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.

I enjoyed the priest’s commentary on this popular reading and how he expanded on it, and I tried to fit it into the video.

The Reception

The reception for the wedding was in the crypt of the church. The crypt made for a great location for some live piano music, the speeches and first dance. Later on, I also got a great ‘sparklers’ shot outside of the bride and groom with all their guests.


I’d like to say a great thank you to Rebecca from Rebecca Searle Photography for letting me use some of her pictures on this page. She’s really good at what she does and we had a really fine day shooting together.

You can see the extended video highlights of the day below:

Sinead & Ezra from Hargreaves Films on Vimeo.

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