06 Jul Ironmongers’ Hall Wedding Photography
Ironmongers’ Hall Wedding // Rich & Theo
I’ve been wanting to share this wedding for a while, and yet I’m embarrassed to say that it’s been 2 years since Rich & Theo’s Ironmongers’ Hall wedding… but what better time to share it than on Pride weekend? So let’s go back to July 2017: I met Rich & Theo at the beautiful home they share in North London, for them to get suited and booted before we took a black cab to Ironmonger’s Hall for their ceremony. I was assisted by my wingman, Stephen Bunn Photography, and he started coverage over at Ironmongers’ and the guests’ arrival. The boys walked in together, on the arms of their mothers and with their beloved dogs, the adorable and graceful Zelda and Enya. The ceremony was very special, and it featured a speech about gay marriage, a guided meditation (a first for me at a wedding) which was incredibly calming and Theo’s sister in law singing (beautifully). After the papers were signed, there was champagne to enjoy before boarding Routemasters which would take us up to north London and the amazing English Heritage building, Kenwood House.
I’ve only ever been to Kenwood House once before, in 2009, to see Ray Davies play to a very small crowd, the small turnout being due to the fact that it was an open air picnic performance and it was absolutely bucketing down. I sat in a bin bag, on a bin bag, drinking wine from a plastic cup that was filling up as fast as I was drinking (with rainwater, unfortunately) and listening to him play Waterloo Sunset… it was a very special, if not sodden, evening. And so when I found myself at Kenwood House again, some 8 years later, it seemed only right that it was similar weather. Rich & Theo’s guests sheltered from the rain in the main house, surrounded by original Turner’s, Vermeer’s and Rembrandt’s, and enjoyed canapés and cocktails with the art, before it was time to take their seats in the marquee. Dinner, provided by Rocket Food, was served at long tables set beautifully with a little succulent for each guest (I still have mine at home on the kitchen windowsill) and beautiful flowers provided by Violets and Velvet. Speeches were heartfelt and emotional, with a brilliant speech by Theo’s best friend since the age of 4, and a joint one by the boys. Despite it being a large wedding, it felt incredibly intimate; a testament to Rich & Theo’s personalities and their relationships with their families and friends.
Food eaten, speeches done, cake cut, it was on to the dance floor. There were tears. There were wild shapes. There was excellent music provided by the brilliant Luminescence. A great celebration with some truly wonderful people.
Rich & Theo – Ironmongers’ Hall Wedding
“The photos are absolutely wonderful – exactly in the style we were hoping for, and you have managed to capture so many moments from the day! Just seeing these photos makes the memories of the day come flooding back in the most wonderful way. We couldn’t be more pleased with the images, and with the professionally assured way you guided us through the whole process – so a massive thank-you, to you and Steve.”
Ironmongers’ Hall Wedding
Ceremony venue: https://www.ironmongers.org
Reception venue: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/kenwood/
Marquee & lighting: https://utopiaeventsgroup.co.uk