AMP Studios, just off the Old Kent Road in South-East London, is a unique London wedding venue. Essentially two railway arches and small, partially covered area in front. That’s it. Basic, urban, simple. It is also just a few minutes walk away from The Asylum Chapel – both owned by Maverick Projects – so a natural place to hold the wedding reception, after the Chapel ceremony. My second time at both venues in less than a month. It rained on the walk to AMP Studios both times – the first time, was seriously heavy rain.
Ceremony at the chapel, reception at AMP Studios
This wedding for Nikki and Phil was originally booked for 19th September 2020, in a very different venue, a nature reserve on the Isle of Sheppey. Covid-19 got in the way. It moved to July 2021. Then moved again to 19th September 2021 – now in London at Caroline Gardens Chapel and the AMP Studios. It was actually the last of my weddings I shot this year that had to postpone in 2020, due to the pandemic, and move to 2021. One Sussex wedding has since moved again to 2022.
Coverage kicked off at the chapel. Guests being greeted by Phil, each checking in their bottle of wine to share at the meal. A note to the couple was attached to each bottle. Nikki arrived quite early with her father, sister and nieces. A ceremony followed with the funniest Registrar I’ve heard – some are human after all!!? Confetti out the front and then drinks before heading to AMP Studios, in the rain.
More drinks, sheltering from the rain, at AMP Studios – before the wedding meal. A mention in the groom’s speech and a toast, to all those present who worked for the NHS, including the bride, and their efforts in the pandemic. Then over to the next arch for the dancing and a wedding ceilidh.
Here are a few images from this wedding at AMP Studios…
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