My last wedding of 2013 was all kinds of brilliant. Sarah and Roger were married at Islington Town Hall and then held their reception at The Metal Works, an industrial warehouse style space that’s used as a night club. A London wedding combined with an industrial space is always really good fun for me and I was also really excited to have some time to play around creating this evening portrait. It wasn’t the warmest of days so I am grateful to Sarah and Roger for baring the cold and collaborating with me to create this shot.
Here’s what happened:
A North London house, bustling with the sounds of getting ready. Cats hiding under beds, escaping the chaos. Make up. Hair. Checking the schedule. Opening gifts. Putting the dress on. Islington Town Hall. Roger waits, laughing with his ushers. Sarah arrives and walks up to meet him. They exchange their vows and are married. Friends wait on the Town Hall steps to shower them with confetti as they leave. The wedding party winds its way down Upper Street, towards Metal Works, where champagne and canapés wait for them. Guests mingle and play table football. Speeches have everyone laughing, as the best men produce an effigy of Roger and Sarah raps. They sit down for dinner; sharing platters of meze. Tea is served in vintage china cups, in keeping with their Alice in Wonderland themed decor. A traditional middle eastern band, led by Roger and Sarah start the dancing and they party into the evening.
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