Here’s a little taster of next week’s wedding blog.
Alice and Paul got married at Islington Town Hall, and had their reception at St James’ Crypt in Clerkenwell. Islington Town Hall is one of my favourite venues - beautiful details, loads of light, and in the main hall, there is a wonderful semi-circular seating arrangement for the guests, which allows the couple to feel genuinely surrounded by their loved ones.
A beautiful, red, classic London Bus took the guests from wedding to reception - taking everyone back to their childhood! The conversation was peppered with jokes, and the guests wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else in the world. Alice and Paul were, of course, in the midst of this, and it was clear that they are a huge part of their friends’ and families’ lives.
Having a wedding reception in St James’ Crypt could be interpreted as an interesting move, but when you arrive, that notion goes completely out of the window; With wonderful arches in the roof, a warm colour palette, and lovely, rustic choices for decor, the venue works astonishingly well as a reception venue.
With that said, with guests like Alice and Paul’s they could start an amazing party in a library! The laughter, love and affection didn’t stop all day, and this is always a dream for a wedding photographer. Alice and Paul are very much in love, and also have a wonderful relationship - this shone through constantly, throughout the day.
Being a wedding photographer in London can be a beautiful challenge; getting around can be tricky, there aren’t many open spaces, and there are so many passersby, but you also get to work in some fantastic, interesting venues, that really reflect the couples’ personality. I think it’s safe to say that Alice and Paul’s choices show their quirky, intelligent, and distinctive personae.
Tune in next week for the full blog!