London Eye wedding – Lorna & Chris

London Eye wedding

A London Eye wedding

Well, actually the London Eye bit was to be the surprise for the wedding guests during the reception. The wedding was at one of London’s best wedding venues, the Georgian splendour of the RSA, which is less of a mouthful than the full title of  The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Lorna and Chris had come back to London from their current home in Singapore to get hitched. As Liverpool football fans holding a wedding with a bigger contingent of Everton football fans ( both family and friends ) it was ironic that as the actual ceremony concluded in the Benjamin Franklin room, so the Liverpool Derby should kick-off at Anfield. A late equaliser sealed a draw in the match and peace at the wedding. 😉  The RSA has some big screens dotted around the venue but no Sky Sports subscription…

After the ceremony, it was some drinks in the Tavern room before two big red Routemaster buses arrived outside. These took everyone down Whitehall, past Big Ben and over to the Southbank, to draw up near the big wheel. Five capsules had been booked, each with serving staff and champagne. Jumping the big queue, everyone headed onboard, with one young lad a bit unsure about the adventure. A London Eye wedding reception in the sky. It was a shame that the sky remained cloudy, although you could see Windsor castle on the horizon, almost 25 miles away. A short bus trip around the area before back across the river and to the wedding meal at the RSA.

Speeches got emotional, embarrassing and included an ‘ice bucket’ challenge, of a sort, for Chris. They also included a request from family and friends that one day Lorna and Chris would return to the UK from Singapore on a more permanent basis. There was a lot of love in the room for this couple.

It was then time to head down to the Vaults. Two wedding cakes, neither of them cakes – a cheese tower and a pork pie tower. Dancing, drinking and gurning to the camera in the photo booth. Several times, as they headed towards the London Eye, wedding guests remarked upon how high Lorna and Chris had set the bar for future weddings. “Best wedding ever” was said a lot. It certainly was a cracker! Also one of the nicest, laid back couples I’ve worked with, from the first Skype chat to the actual day.

Here are a few images from this London Eye and RSA wedding…

Royal Society of Arts wedding
Getting ready at Royal Society of Arts in London
Kiss from her sister
Bride's sister waiting
Kids wait to greet the bride
Children greet the bride
Royal Society of Arts wedding guest
Ceremony room at the Royal Society of Arts
Bride enters the ceremony room at Royal Society of Arts with her father
Start of the wedding ceremony at Royal Society of Arts
Wedding ceremony in the Benjamin Franklin room at the Royal Society of Arts in London
Royal Society of Arts wedding
Royal Society of Arts wedding ceremony in London
Royal Society of Arts wedding photography
Hug for the groom at Royal Society of Arts wedding
Royal Society of Arts wedding reception
Royal Society of Arts wedding
Hug
Laughing bride
drinks
Greeting the groom
A couple
Watching his ipad
Royal Society of Arts wedding guests
Bride and groom selfie
Young guest
Reportage wedding photography at the Royal Society of Arts
Groom hug
Wedding Red Routemaster bus
Royal Society of Arts wedding
Bride and groom on the wedding bus
Wedding Routemasters buses on Westminster bridge
Wedding guest photographing the London Eye
Wedding guests queue to board the London Eye
Cameras
Guests on a London Eye wedding
London Eye wedding
Selfie at London Eye wedding
London Eye wedding
London Eye wedding
Groom waves to wedding guests in next pod at London Eye wedding
London Eye wedding
Heading back to the wedding bus
Wedding Red Routemaster
Filming on the bus
London Eye wedding
Wedding quiz sheet
Bride and groom enter the Great Room at The Royal Society of Arts
Pictures
Wedding speeches
Groom's speech
Confetti dump
Bar at Royal Society of Arts
Dressing up

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