Small London wedding – Grace & Alex


small London wedding in the Mayor's Parlour

Small London wedding photography coverage

A small London wedding on a Sunday for Grace (Lok) and Alex.A ceremony in the Mayor’s Parlour at Islington Town hall, before drinks and dinner in a private dining room at The Gherkin, in The City. A small wedding with close family and friends. A ‘typical’ English summers day too – odd bit of sunshine but mostly cloudy with the ‘threat of rain’.

Grace and Alex arrived, as another wedding came out of the Town hall. That party had to step aside, on the town hall steps, to let A&G in. Quick meetings with the registrar before they walked in together for the intimate ceremony. ( I hadn’t realised it’s been three years since I last photographed a wedding in there. Glad to see that the framed Arsenal shirt has now gone!!!)

Married…confetti on the steps and then a wait for the taxis to show up. Arriving at The Gherkin, a quick portrait. A disembodied voice from security saying no pictures….you are always on CCTV in London these days. Then up to the Perrier-Jouet room for drinks and canapes – a view overlooking London towards the west. Cake cut, brief speeches and then dinner. My coverage was then done – a quick pic in the viewing gallery and left them to their evening.

Here are few images from this small London wedding…

small London wedding venue in Islington Town Hall Bride asnd groom arrive for their small London wedding at Islington Town Hall Waiting for another small London wedding to leave Flowers Bride and groom enter the small London wedding venue called the Mayor's Parlour Bridesmaids listening to the registrar small London wedding ceremony small London wedding small London wedding portraitConfetti at small London wedding The Gherkin in London View during a small London wedding from the Gherkin small London wedding canapessmall London wedding reception at The Gherkin wedding speeches at small London wedding small London wedding portrait at The Gherkin



Shorter wedding coverage – the essentials

Three or four hour coverage does cover the essential part of a wedding day – especially if no dancing planned. Most small weddings I have shot have been London weddings and centered around Islington Town hall – best registrars there are! Friendly and professional. There can be an intimacy to shooting a wedding of less than twenty or so people. I can’t be invisible but I think people ignore you after a bit (most people, that is!)

Here are a few more shorter/smaller weddings, do get in touch if this approach could capture your small wedding well too?

Mayor’s Parlour wedding

Town Hall, then the pub!

Hackney Town Hall wedding

Fish and Chip Shop wedding

Small winter wedding


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