Wilton’s Music Hall Wedding // Alice & Lizzy
Lizzy & Alice’s Wilton’s Music Hall Wedding was the second wedding I photographed in 2020. It was also my last wedding before we went into lockdown in March, and the last of my booked 2020 weddings to go ahead. It feels strange typing that, but then it’s been a strange 12 months, hasn’t it?
I’d not photographed a Wilton’s Music Hall wedding before, although it’s a venue that had been on my wish list for some time. Tucked away on an alleyway in east London, it’s the world’s oldest surviving music hall. Its crumbling pastel facade, wonky floors and labyrinth of rooms make it a really special and unique venue for a London wedding.
As weddings go, it was every type of amazing you can imagine. The amount of colour, personality, and love these two incredible girls poured into their wedding was evident at every turn. From the flowers to the illustrations, to their 4 (yes, 4) outfits throughout the day. The brilliant music and the afterparty that went on til 3am. It was an epic day, almost as if the wedding gods knew it would be my last wedding for a while and wanted to make sure I ended on a high. The party alone was enough to sustain me for a barren summer of no dance floors.
In the end, I photographed a handful of tiny, covid-secure weddings between September and December 2020. Sidestepping lockdowns and rolling with my couples’ 11th-hour rearrangements as the restrictions seemed to change daily. However, even with these weddings going ahead, there was no dance floor, no crazy, sweaty, hands in the air partying.
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Back to Alice & Lizzy’s Wilton’s Music Hall wedding, the day started around noon with a ceremony that took place on the stage, and was presided over by the girls’ close friend, Nikhat. After that, we headed into the alley for confetti and some family photos, before heading back into the warmth for the drinks reception. Dinner was a huge feast by The Gatherers. This was followed by speeches from both dads, some friends, and the girls themselves.
They were joined in the evening by more friends for coffee, cake, and cocktails before the mother of all parties. All parties should be kicked off by one of the brides storming onto the dancefloor in a lime green Gucci jumpsuit and white platform boots, the other in a red flamenco dress, before busting out their first dance to Sylvester’s “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” no?! The next few hours were partying of the highest order, with music from Party Up Band andDJ’s Raw Silk.
The party finished just before midnight with a sparkler exit, and a couple of Routemasters that took everyone (those still going strong) over to The Tiger pub for a lock in afterparty. Alice & Lizzy’s Wilton’s Music Hall Wedding was incredible, I loved every moment. If you’re getting married at Wilton’s, or anywhere, and you like my documentary style, please get in touch.
“OH LYNDSEY!!!!!! THESE PHOTOS ARE ABSOLUTELY STUNNING !!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU SO SO MUCH. WE COULDN’T HAVE ASKED / EVEN DREAMED OF A BETTER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER. WOW WOW WOW!!!!! WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!! YOU’VE CAPTURED THE LOVE AND FUN THAT WAS BURSTING OUT OF WILTON’S SO INCREDIBLY! FEEL LIKE WE’RE BACK THERE DANCING ALL OVER AGAIN 💕💕💕 THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! XXXX“ Alice & Lizzy
Wilton’s Music Hall Wedding
Alice: dress & coat, custom made https://www.instagram.com/wedstudio_/
After party venue: https://www.thetigere9.com
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