28 Apr Mayor’s Parlour Wedding – Islington Town Hall
Mayor’s Parlour Wedding // Ellie & Alex
An intimate Mayor’s Parlour wedding at Islington Town Hall on the blog today, just 12 people, and a bride rocking a white trouser suit she only bought the day before the wedding! Ellie first ‘discovered’ my work back in 2012 when I went to give a talk to the photography students at the London College of Communication who were on the same course I had been on back in 2003. She was taking a break from her work as a TV producer, and studying for a photography diploma at the time. Unbeknownst to me, Ellie went home and told Alex about me, and 3 years later her email pinged into my inbox: “I instantly loved your photography and knew you’d be the person I would contact when the time came for me to need a wedding photographer of my own”. As a photographer, it’s lovely when someone holds your work in such high regard and it makes documenting their day a real honour.
Fast forward to the summer of 2016 where Ellie & Alex’s wedding celebrations took place over a couple of days during a hot week in August. With a wedding on the beach at Whitstable venue the East Quay attended by all their family and friends (keep an eye out for that blog post), and a much smaller wedding at Islington Town Hall, attended by just their immediate families. The ceremony took place in the tiny, wood panelled Mayor’s Parlour, a lovely little room that holds just 12 people; perfect for an intimate wedding. Ellie & Alex arrived together, and the ceremony was short and very meaningful, with lots of laughter of a real feeling of celebration. Afterwards, we took a short stroll down (up?) Upper Street to the fabulous Hoxley & Porter, where champagne was enjoyed from delicate coupes before sitting down for lunch. I love intimate weddings, and it was great to spend a few hours with Ellie & Alex and both their families before the wedding celebrations at East Quay a couple of days later, where the mood of the day was sun, sea, ceremony sing-a-longs champagne and oysters. Watch this space…