Churchill War Rooms Wedding

Jan 17, 2019

'We love our photos and we loved having Jordanna around on the day too, she was so helpful and fun and really put us at ease'

Red, White & Blue Churchill War Rooms Wedding for Claire and James

Churchill War Rooms Wedding // Claire and James’ Churchill War Rooms wedding was so unique. What an absolutely bonkers wedding, Who’d think of getting married in an underground bunker in central London in November?!

James is American and Claire from Northamptonshire and they wanted a venue that was really different as well as interesting for their guests to visit. Churchill War Rooms certainly delivered. Ok, so obviously the venue wasn’t bathed in beautiful winter sunlight but it was fascinating for their guests and good fun to shoot in.

The timeline of their day was also quite unusual. As they planned to get married underground on a winter’s evening, they decided it would be a good idea to have a first look and get their family group shots and portraits done earlier in the day. It also meant that their American guests could have a tour of London and its boozers pre ceremony. I hope you’ll agree their first look was super sweet. It’s a really popular thing to do across the pond. I think more couples should think about doing it here too.

They really hammed up the red, white and blue theme which injected a bit of fun.

I really enjoyed shooting Claire & James’ wedding day it was a (dirty) laugh filled day. Here’s some of my favourite images from their day…

PS Thanks to the lovely Lex Fleming for being my assistant on the day too.

Bride gets ready for wedding


Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or big party, celebrating an anniversary or holding an annual conference, the Churchill War Rooms offers great versatility, allowing you to create an occasion that is truly unique.

On becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill visited the underground War Cabinet Room and said, ‘This is a room from which I will direct the war’. The Cabinet War Rooms sheltered the heart of British military and government command throughout the Second World War, before being sealed in August 1945.

History was made in Churchill War Rooms – an underground bunker that allowed Britain’s leaders to plot the allied route to victory during the Second World War. Walk the labyrinth of rooms and corridors that stretch below Westminster that sheltered Winston Churchill and his war cabinet from the German bombing raids, and explore the Churchill museum to learn the story of his life and legacy. It really is a fascinating place.

If you are getting married at Churchill War Rooms then I would love to be your wedding photographer! Drop me a line if you like the look of me and my work.


Random fact about me: If I could be transported back to any era for it’s fashion, (crap but awesome) films, hairdos and music then it would definitely be the 80s. My first crush was on Michael Douglas in Romancing the Stone. If it makes you feel better I just vommed in my mouth too 😀

I photographed my first ever wedding in 2007 and have now shot almost 200 weddings. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer I’d love to hear from you so please drop me a line via my contact page. 


“We really like Jordanna’s ability to capture genuinely joyous, funny and quirky expressions without them being hokey, staged or cheesy. It’s clear you don’t pose them. You’re able to coax a lot of happiness on your own, or at the very least are trigger-ready with impeccable timing.” Libby Peterson, New York Rangefinder Magazine


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