8 Scenic Places in London for the Perfect Pre-wedding ShootBy Angelica Malin
Selecting an outstanding location for pre-wedding shoot could be quite challenging in the busy streets and locales of London. Although this busy cosmopolitan city is absolutely beautiful with so many places to see and visit like Regent Park, Hyde Park and so on, they are all too touristy for a pre-wedding shoot which is meant to capture the quiet, special moments that a soon-to-be-married couple share before the wedding fanfare begins and gets over.
So here is a list of the best places one can visit and shoot in London to create and preserve forever the best moments in a couple’s lives.
1. Blenheim Palace
With a stunning backdrop of the palace besides flowers and the greenery adding to the charm, this is undoubtedly one of the best places in London to go for pre-wedding photography. Look for a good day with good amount of natural light. The lake beyond the palace brings in the tone of solitude where couples look like a perfect fit together for the start of a fairytale.
2. Richmond Park/Kensington Gardens
Spending a day at Richmond Park and Kensington Gardens is a great pastime in itself. For an outdoor pre-wedding shoot, it offers plenty of charming backdrops where couples can strike various poses and capture their many moods and personalities. Spanning eleven acres of landscaped gardens with a stunning Georgian mansion, the Pembroke Lodge situated at highest grounds of Richmond Park, this location has everything that one wants for a dream-like pre-wedding shoot.
3. Brighton Pier
Photographing pre-wedding pictures in Brighton is even better in early mornings as the couple takes a romantic walk together by the beach. With less crowd, there’s more freedom to have multiple shots of the couples. The quiet and subtle pictures with amazing background serve as a beautiful reminder of the future that the couples are going to share.
4. Pergola Gardens
The Pergola Gardens is one of the best-loved places in London to walk in. Almost everyone knows about Hampstead Heath Park but not many seem to know about the Pergola and Hill Gardens, which is great because you get to have some peace and quiet that sets the mood for the pre-wedding shoot.
5. Fulham Palace
The Fulham Palace is another great location less frequented by tourists. It has a beautiful open garden, glasshouses, flowers in bloom and brick walls, and what’s more, the shore of river Thames just a few steps out of Fulham Palace.
6. Covent Garden
The Covent Garden is a charming commercial area which becomes even more beautiful during Christmas time. It is a great place to take pictures for the pre-wedding shoot if you like experimenting with new ideas regarding the backdrop. You might prefer to go on the off peak times when the place is comparatively less busy and crowded.
7. Big Ben
The Big Ben is known to be one of the most iconic landmarks in London and is a very popular location for a London engagement shoot. Designed in a neo-Gothic style, the tower has become a symbol of the city and British culture. The location around Big Ben is full of life and offers lot of scope to get creative and experimental. It is the perfect backdrop to capture the timelessness of the love of the couple soon to be married.
Sandbanks is another offbeat location which offer a slightly windy beach paradise setting for pre-wedding photo shoots. The beach offers several vistas especially as the waves rush to the shore at great speed and the cloudy skies give out great black and white pictures that would help the couples relive those moments again and again. As it is away from the main city, one can stay at any of the hotels in London and go for the shoot the following morning. The nearer your location is to Sandbanks the morning you have to travel the better. Hotel properties including The LaLiT London might have an edge over the others in terms of location, extending the liberty of giving you some additional time to rest and plan your journey ahead.
So now you know that selecting a location for a unique pre-wedding photo shoot in London is easy with such variety in options even in this busy and crowded city. Apart from that, you can explore the London restaurants while staying there as they offer a wide variety of cuisines from across the world to pamper your taste-buds.