Islington Town Hall and Clerkenwell Wedding
Islington & Clerkenwell Wedding Photography
Tom & Syd’s Intimate London Wedding
Well what can I say about Tom and Syd? These guys were just adorable and really must be one of the most relaxed and fun couples I have ever met.
Tom works for a design company who I do some commercial photography for and their art director had recommended me. We didn’t get to meet up before the wedding but had chatted on Skype and Tom had made it clear that he wanted their photos to show their friendship as well as their love. As soon as I met them I realised what he meant, these two just have the most amazing connection, it was obvious straight away that they really are the best of friends as well as a being a couple about to get married.
Islington Town Hall Ceremony
Tom and Syd had chosen to break with tradition and do things their own way on their wedding day and it made for such a unique and enjoyable day. The first time I met them was outside Islington Town Hall where they were getting married and I love that they greeted their guests together and then headed off for some portraits before the ceremony took place. I’ve photographed a couple of weddings at the town hall before so I already knew some great spots for portraits. It was so much fun encouraging these two to say silly things to each other, they are so giddy together and laughed so much!
The Green Clerkenwell
After the wedding ceremony everyone headed over to Clerkenwell for the reception. They had decided to keep the celebrations low key and intimate and had chosen a lovely pub called The Green. It was also incredibly hot, it was one of the first hot days of a glorious summer and it was a relief to escape outdoors for some portraits in the fresh air.
After working in Clerkewell for over six years (although it’s a good while ago now) I know the area well and knew where to head to find some interesting textures, backgrounds and light. I have a massive amount of respect for Tom and Syd who willingly followed my instructions on Clerkenwell Green even though it made them the centre of attention. I spied a beautiful spot with the most gorgeous puddle of light and I knew it would be amazing for their portraits. The only drawback was that it was surrounded by a lot of people enjoying the heat and picnicking. Tom and Syd bravely ignored the onlookers while we shot their portraits and were rewarded with a massive round of applause from their unexpected audience as we finished.
Back to the pub and I stayed to photograph the speeches, after such a great day it was no surprise that they were very entertaining and accompanied by lots of laughter. In keeping with their ideas of doing things in their own way Tom and Syd made a speech together and it was so lovely!
It’s not unusual to receive lovely emails from couples after their wedding but it’s not often that I hear from their parents. I recently received an email from Tom’s Mum thanking me for capturing the love between them and their family so perfectly, it made my day to receive such a kind and thoughtful message.
If you are thinking of holding your ceremony either at Islington Town Hall or the Green in Clerkenwell or any other London wedding venue, please do get in touch and say hello .