This blog post is about the wonderful wedding of Jemma and Matt. The couple got in contact with me last year for their Wedding photography. The Ceremony was held in Islington Town Hall followed by their reception party at the Mile End Arts Pavilion.
My day started at the Hilton Islington for the preparation shots of the Bride, Bridesmaids and family. The atmosphere was buzzing and everyone was busy having their hair and make-up perfected by Anna Dora. Anna has a website available if you’re looking for a great make-up artist.
Gary and Simon are never too far away from a glass of champagne.
Jemma’s lovely mother and stepmother the two Carols, or should I say Carol 1 and Carol 2. I think I’ve figured it out now…only took me 2 weeks.
The hair stylist was booked through Hershesons.com,they worked their magic and done a good job of getting all the ladies hair looking great and complete on time.
Jemma with the bridesmaids Lexi, Hannah, Charlotte and Becks.
The wedding gown was elegant and Jemma looked beautiful. It was purchased from Angelica Bridal in Islington London. They have an impressive range but most importantly great feedback from their clients. Check them out if you’re looking for a wedding gown.
Steve Baker was my 2nd photographer on the day. He arrived early at the couple’s house to meet all the guys and document the Groom and groomsmen getting ready. Even their cat made an appearance.
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Keeping with tradition the lads had time for a pint or two in the Vineyard pub opposite the Town Hall while rehearsing their speeches and going through the day’s itinerary.
We met outside of the Town Hall for the arrival of the Bride. The Groom, bestmen Alex and Nic made their way over.
Bridesmaids arriving followed by Jemma and her father Gary. I still can’t believe a black taxi let Gary off with the fare. In Gary’s words “Result”.
Everyone waiting for the Bride.
Matt waiting patiently.
A glance as Jemma walks in with her father.
The Ceremony was beautiful and went to plan. Islington Town Hall has a lot of weddings on a Saturday however it never felt rushed and the registrars were very accommodating.
After the ceremony had finished we made our way out to the steps of the Town Hall for the confetti, there was a lot of confetti.
Matt with brothers Ed and Will.
Friends and family boarded a classic routemaster bus that was hired to take everyone to the Arts Pavilion.
Simon’s near the champagne again!
The routemaster arrived at the Pavilion on time ready to greet the evening guests. The venue looked fantastic. It was pure white inside with a glass wall running down one side of the the building allowing an abundance of natural light to flood the room. As a professional photographer this was the perfect room. I always recommend booking a light and airy venue as the images look more natural, and the Arts Pavilion was perfect.
I thought the idea of printing lots of photographs and placing them on clothes pegs around the venue was a novel idea. It was a real talking point.
Matt’s father Henry gave a very funny, warm and emotional speech. It was obvious this is a very close father-son relationship. Matt’s mother Caroline was gleaming with pride.
The couple had set time aside in their itinerary for a group photo. Everyone made their way outside. There was an interesting wall of graffiti along the canal that Jemma saw and wanted a few shots of.
Jemma’s father and stepfather reading their speeches followed by Matt’s. All were witty and had everyone in stitches of laughter.
Finally Alex and Nic the bestmen. These guys shared some hilarious stories and were also very funny. At one point I laughed out loud, my apologies if anyone heard a strange wailing sound it’s quite possible it was me, Oops.
Cake cutting time, followed by the ring shot.
Party time at the Arts Pavilion and music was provided by Stereogram. These guys were awesome and got everyone on the dance floor. Can you spot any future dance superstars?
Matt and mum dancing.
The closing shot of the evening. A simple but elegant dip in front of the pink neon lights.
This was a wonderful Wedding and everyone had a great time. There was a lot of laughter, food, music and plenty of alcohol to keep everyone smiling but most importantly Jemma and Matt remained relaxed and simply enjoyed their special day. What a great recipe for a Wedding.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you both all the happiness with your future and I wish you the best of luck with your big move.
If you would like to book my services for your Wedding please feel free to contact me.