Peasant pub wedding – Mary & Lewis

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Reportage wedding photography at a Peasant pub wedding

This Saturday saw Mary and Lewis’s London wedding. With preparations at their home in E14, it was a taxi ride to the ceremony in the council chamber of Hackney Town Hall and check out the light in there! Light like that is a gift if it falls in the right place and it did. So after exquisite singing from one of their friends it was off on a mini tour of London in two Red Routemaster buses, with provisions of champagne and welsh cake. How the buses did it I don’t know, but they got us all back on time for a reception in the atmospheric gastropub, The Peasant pub in Clerkenwell. Plus the rain held off!

I love weddings like this. Intimate but not overly small and not following the ‘traditional’ route too closely. Two buses meant plenty of space on each, appreciated not only by the photographer but by the guests themselves I’m sure. While the Peasant, has a fantastic ambience. Not only in the double height Victorian horseshoe bar but in the “Parisian’ style restaurant above. Here, Lewis’s best man, gave a brilliant speech with the delivery and timing that only an actor can, well, deliver. ( And believe me I’ve heard enough woeful best man speeches over the years  🙂 )

Even the first dance was nicely pitched, a small cleared corner of the bar, surrounded by their family and friends. No need for elaborate sound systems, dry ice, or  annoying red laser dots around the room. No need for an eight piece band.

This is how to plan a wedding. Simple, elegant and chic. Above all relaxed. Two buses so there was space for everyone. Speeches in which the bride speaks too. The emphasis was upon everyone having a good time. Mary and Lewis got it spot on!

Here are a few images from the day, a Hackney Town Hall and Peasant pub wedding…

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We love the photos! You captured the feeling of the day so brilliantly. Everyone we’ve shown them to has said how great they are. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

Gorgeous pics, congrats again Moo & Lew! xxx

Nice work… great storytelling

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