09 Oct Stoke Newington Town Hall Winter Wedding
Stoke Newington Town Hall Winter Wedding // Louise & Nick
The weather is starting to get cooler and although I am still editing this summer’s weddings, the change in temperature has me thinking about winter weddings; extra layers, warm twinkly lights, the amber glow of candles, and I thought it might be a good time to share Louise & Nick’s Stoke Newington Town Hall winter wedding which took place on a very cold mid December day last year. Stoke Newington is one of my favourite London town halls. The wood panelled ceremony room and Art Deco exterior are beautiful; it’s such a grand yet laid back place to say your vows, and every wedding I have shot there has had a feeling of intimacy to it. Although it’s wonderful in summer with daylight streaming in, it takes on a very special look and feel in lower light, with the warmth of the opulent orange velvet curtains and the dark wood. Add to this an amazing saxophonist playing during the ceremony and the resultant feel was cosy and Christmassy! Louise and her friends got ready at home and had a short walk from there to the town hall. After the ceremony, guests were given hand made bags filled with confetti and the newlyweds got a good dousing in the stuff. A Champagne fuelled bus ride through the twilight London streets, with a quick stop off for (cold and muddy) portraits on the amazing Parkland Walk, the old railway which ran between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace. The reception was at 06 St Chad’s Place, one of my favourite London wedding venues, which has now sadly closed down. Such a shame as it was an amazing space. The scene was welcoming, cosy and fairy lit, full on ‘hygge’, which is unsurprising as Louise is Danish. Her and Nick (with a little help from friends) had made 600 paper cranes which were suspended from the high glass ceiling and looked lovely with the twinkly Christmas tree. Drinks and dinner and music, interspersed with a few speeches and there you have Louise & Nick’s lovely Stoke Newington Town Hall winter wedding.