The Journal for New York City's Top Wedding Photographer Jide Alakija

South Bank Centre London Wedding, Wayne + MaRgaret

Many years ago during my University days I would take the train from the South East of London into Waterloo to the Cafe at the South Bank Centre to Study. It was such a great place to spend the day with a beautiful walkway along the river banks of the Thames River. You also had a variety of tourists enjoying the performances on display by the various acts on the path. If you wanted more scenery you could hop into one of the pods in the London Eye. A 30 minute visual experience of London.

Little did I know at the time I would follow a career as a wedding photographer (I was planning to be a successful Mechanical Engineer at the time) even more so I would be shooting a wedding there too. A lot had changed by the time I shot Wayne and Margaret's beautiful wedding. The tourists were still there and the backdrop was quite similar to what I remember it to be but it was a bit more colourful than I remember it. It's a location that has provided all sorts of backdrops for many creatives making images for engagement session, fashion shoots and the like.

I really loved shooting this wedding. Wayne and Margaret are a very simple but very sophisticated couple. They knew exactly what they wanted when they hired me to shoot their wedding. I met them at a previous wedding I covered about two years ago. Wayne was a groomsman then. They told me that the moment they saw the story slideshow I created for their friends (my former clients, now turn friends) they immediately told me that that was what they were looking for. Below are a few images from their wedding day but you can also view their slideshow here