June 15, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Finding Our Church.

Well this is the first post of real things we have done for our wedding. Today I'm posting about the church we will be getting married in. Once we had decided to get married in London we needed to find a church to marry us and we were lucky enough to find St Botolphs Church without Bishopsgate near Liverpool Street.

Its a beautiful Church both inside and out and I particular love the fact its nestled between the sky scrapers. In fact London's third tallest building Heron Tower is in progress opposite and will be completed by the time we get married.

Its also very old! According to the website there has been worshiping on the site of the church since 1212 and it survived the great fire of London in 1666. It was then rebuilt and the present building was completed in 1729 to the designs of James Gould.

I actually feel quite honoured to get married in such a historical building.  Imagine all of the people that have been married there before. It has such a sense of history.

Here is a picture of the inside. I'm very taken by the black and white floor and the beautiful ceiling.


So we have visited and met the reverend Dr Alan McCormack who seems to be a very nice man and seemed to genuinely want to marry us. We need to become members of the electoral roll so will be attending services regularly over the next six months. Its nice to think we'll be very familiar with the church when we get married there.

Rachie xo

8 lovely comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I love how it's juxtaposed with the modern glass fronted buildings around it. Great choice, hun! xo

Victoria said...

It's lovely! Makes me very excited! xx

Adam & Rosie said...

I'm so pleased for you sweetie - what an idyllic spot. And the location reminds me so much of our days (& nights out!) in the city together - amazing memories... after party at Minories?! Ha ha ha xxx

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

Wow, what a stunning building! So pleased you found something you love - simply gorgeous :) x

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

wow wow wow! we don't have any churches remotely similar to that!! gorgeous! the photos will be amazing there too!

My Vintage Darling said...

Rach, it's absolutely stunning! I love the contrast of the ceiling and the tile work, such a mixture of styles! So excited!xxx

Meera @ firstsense said...

That is a beautiful venue - inside and out! How exciting to have the venue decided upon! When is the date?

Meera xx

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

So BEAUTIFUL!!! The floors are amazing! Your photos will be stunning!!!