Wedding at Islington Town Hall, London

Wedding at Islington Town Hall, London

I first met Dermot and Nigel at another wonderful wedding I photographed last Autumn. We had a good chat during the evening reception and they were telling me about their wedding and that they were still looking for a photographer, they asked for my details and I got back to photographing the wedding reception. January came and I received and e-mail from Dermot asking for my availability on their big day. Before I knew it, I was with them for their wedding at Islington Town Hall, London.

The Council Chamber

I have photographed a wedding at Islington Town Hall, London before, but this was my first time in The Council Chamber. At the top of the Town Hall’s impressive marble staircase is the largest room they have for ceremonies. A Fantastic interior, with a domed ceiling, plenty of space for around 100 guests and a very different layout for all the guests to have a good view and be much closer to the happy couple than is usual.

 

The London Welsh Male Voice Choir

The lovely gentlemen in Red on the balcony are the London Welsh Male Voice Choir and they were absolutely brilliant. With Nigel and his Best man both being members of the choir it was very fitting and moving having them there during the ceremony. But for me, one of the best bits of their performance was in the pub over the road from the Town Hall. As we waiting for the second bus to the reception they beautifully sang one of my personal favourites Elvis Presley – Can’t help falling in love it was incredibly moving as the pub was silent but for the choir.

Camden Lock

After the ceremony, the guests poured onto Two Routemaster buses to take them to The Holiday Inn Camden for the reception. Unfortunately, we weren’t blessed with beautiful crisp English Winter weather. But the standard English Drizzle. The drinks were flowing and canapés being nibbled. Then Nigel and Dermot asked for a photograph out on the bridge regardless of the rain, then all of the guests were invited! So we had all the guests out on the bridge over the canal which was surely entertaining! The day continued through the meal and speeches into the Disco and first dance. This was a fantastic surprise for me and had me chuckling away…Hey Macarena! When you look at the video i’m sure you’ll be able to work it out.

If you’re planning a London wedding, or are thinking about getting married anywhere really, and you enjoy my style of Documentary Wedding Photography get in touch for my availability and pricing.