An Indie wedding in London at Asylum chapel and MC Motors
I’m really pleased to present the wedding of Helen and Arion. It was a fabulous day in East London – getting ready at The Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green. Love their interior and having a “Hotel Dog” felt special, just like at Four Seasons Hamshire. Another first for me was the ceremony at the Asylum Chapel in Peckham – a very atmospheric venue with great light, lots of space. A truly great place to be a wedding photographer in London. I highly recommend Asylum Chapel for wedding ceremonies. After that, we headed to Dalston for a wedding reception at MC Motors. The place is amazing, check out the photos below.
It was very hard to choose a cover photo as there are so many to choose from. This one describes the couple and the wedding the best – you see they love each other, you see that they care. That counts.
The Town Hall Hotel – getting ready
The Town Hall Hotel – bit dark inside for photos, but I really enjoyed the interiors. Love the design, lot’s details and a hotel dog. Great place for getting ready photos in London.
I always try to work with available light, this is a good example of how well it works out.
That dog I told you about. feels like home, please let it stay.
Old Rover as a wedding car
An old Rover with a HEMI engine. Not the easiest ride for London was overheating 🙂 but we got to the end, no probs! Love the styling, love the looks.
A beautifully caught moment. I love doing documentary wedding photography. Moments like this catch my eye.
Wedding ceremony at Asylum Chapel in Peckham, London
A Spring wedding at Asylum Chapel in Peckham
Gardens at Asylum Chapel are nothing short of amazing. This wedding took place in April, everything was blooming and it was sunny. Perfect timing for wedding photos.
Asylum Chapel hosts up to 120 seated guests for the wedding ceremony. After shooting my first wedding there, I highly recommend it as a wedding photographer in London.
Some beautiful details there. Not sure they were provided by the planner or the venue, but these cans fit the atmosphere perfectly.
Love how the light comes down from the top right in an angle.
The beautifully backlit entrance of the bride. Helen looks stunning being walked down the aisle by her father.
Now, who’s the blurred man in front of Arion and Helen? Yes, he’s the best man Chris and I shot his wedding at Littlefield manor in Surrey few years ago.
Love the stack of candles. They add to the vibe of the wedding ceremony.
I do prefer color photos for your wedding but it’s quite often I’ll add a few black and white photos to the final collection.
Baby’s-breath, beautiful floral crowns for flower girls.
See the space of the Asylum Chapel, beautiful light, amazing stained glass windows, love the atmospheric look of it.
There’s nothing like a cool PIMMS after the wedding ceremony. Oh yes, I sampled a few as well.
Proper confetti after the wedding ceremony
Now, this is proper confetti – rich in colour and just lots of them. If you ask a wedding photographer, this how confetti should be done.
Another example of pure joy and happiness at a wedding. Love this photograph. A great day to be a wedding photographer.
We headed inside the Asylum Chapel for a short photoshoot.
The beautiful gardens of outdoors.
Crossing the Tower Bridge going for our next venue located in Dalston – MC Motors.
Indie Wedding reception in London – MC Motors in Dalston
Outside MC Motors – the wedding venue in London.
The Grand Arrival at MC Motors – imagine that sound of the HEMI engine indoors (yeah, I’m sort of a petrol head), add the cheers and you’ll feel what I felt in the moment.
Wedding cake in London.
My cover photo of the day. Wedding photographer in London.
The perfect environment for some posed photos – sidelight, furniture, old wallpaper and the perfect couple.
A bit different approach to group photos. It was a bit challenging at first with the amount of light and depth of field. But managed to pull this through with my Nikkor 35mm f1.4 G. Actually this is my favourite lens – the perspective is very close to what we humans see. And it draws beautifully. Not as clinical as Sigma Art lenses, just more pleasing. My opinion.
While everyone was having drinks, the dinner area was set up.
It’s like no one is there, but then again the place is full, two stories in one photograph.
There must be hundreds of stories to tell. That’s what I like about speeches, you can get to know your clients closer.
A Fuji Instax man. I love having those and Polaroids at a wedding – usually, I take one or two photos for myself.
This is always an emotional moment for me. I have a daughter as well and I’ll have to give her away one day.
Some shoe games, so that we know where we are.
That kiss everyone was waiting for.
Cutting the wedding cake.
MC Motors wedding bar in Dalston.
It’s time for the party. Love how the dance floor is lit up, shapes and colors.
Hora Loca is the latest trend in wedding parties.
Love how the Nikon D4 handles in parties. This must be one of my last weddings taken with Nikon D4 camera. A great tool to remember.
I enjoy taking photographs of happy people. This is what weddings are all about!
Thank you guys for the day. It was my absolute pleasure to be your wedding photographer. Lots of moments to capture, lots of emotions to catch. Interesting people to observe, an amazing wedding to take part of.
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