I was looking forward to the wedding of N and C in London. It was a real winter wedding, one of the last one’s for me this year. I was very excited to the Crypt wedding photographer a beautiful venue in Ely Place. The wedding started at the bride and groom’s apartment where the bride and her family were getting ready. It was the sort of wedding I really enjoy documenting. Everyone was welcoming and relaxed and they carried on enjoying their day without worrying too much about me. This allows me to capture the natural moments that I am after! After a short while, we headed for Islington Town Hall were the wedding ceremony would take place.
I have worked at Islington Town Hall on a few occasions before. It is a lovely registry, full of history. It has a variety of rooms to suit the size of the wedding party. I enjoy seeing guests arriving and then waiting patiently for the bride to arrive. Everything run to time and to plan and the service was short but lovely. After the ceremony, guests waited outside for a confetti throw. Being November and fairly late, there was very little light available but it made for some magical pictures. Guests were transported in green route master to the drinks reception.
The drinks reception took place at Ye ld Mitre, a Pub from the 16th Century that opened exclusively for the wedding, as it is normally closed on Saturdays. A beautiful place, full of character and history. Guests were welcomed to champagne and a selection of drinks and ales from the bar. The place looked beautiful and it is an amazing and inspiring venue, certainly great for the wedding! It was nice to see people mingling in the tight spaces – the pub is fairly small but makes it cosy and interesting. After a while, guests were invited to walks 200 yard to the Crypt for the wedding breakfast.
The Crypt of St Etheldreda’s is also an historical place and it looked fantastic. Everything had been decorated beautifully and it had a nice wintery feeling, almost christmassy! Guests enjoyed another drink here before sitting down for a gorgeous three course meal. The meal was accompanied by live piano music which added to the magical feeling of the evening. The bride and groom did not want many traditional aspects at their wedding and there were minimum portraits and group photos. Speeches were also short (only two of them). However, there was a lovely surprise song by the groom that was beautiful and funny at the same time! The bride and groom also opted for not having a first dance, so after the meal, the music started and guests who chose you joined in on the dance floor.
It was a lovely wedding with a lovely couple. They were keen on having a day that was relaxed and surrounded by their close family and friends. Below are some of my favourite images form their day, I really hope that you like them. If you are getting and lookig for a TheCrypt wedding photographer (or any other wedding venue for that matter), I would love to hear from you! Thanks for visiting and for reading.