Small London wedding – Grace & Alex

small London wedding

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….

Couple kiss at Islington Town Hall

Small London wedding

The Gherking wedding venue in London

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Bride and groom portrait in the viewing gallery of The Gherkin

Bride and groom portrait in the viewing gallery of The Gherkin

Bride and groom portrait in the viewing gallery of The Gherkin

Gherkin wedding detail


Shorter wedding coverage – the essentials

I don’t get booked for many smaller coverage weddings (doesn’t help being vat registered) but  the three or four coverage does cover the essential part of a wedding day – especially if no dancing planned. They mostly seem to be 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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