This one’s kind of epic. I haven’t managed to check in with Leanne from Blooming Lovely Films to see if she got a ticket, after for stopping on a red route in the middle of Tower Bridge. It’s not your average portrait location and we quite literally stopped traffic to get this shot.
There is always a first time for everything and Matt and Dave’s Number 90 Hackney Wick wedding photography featured a lot of firsts! I’ve never photographed a wedding with a human guest book or dancers dressed as unicorns before.
I started the day at Matt and Dave’s Stoke Newington House, where Matt and Dave got ready together. One of the things I love about same sex weddings is that you’re often able to chuck that book of wedding traditions out of the window. You can approach the day how ever feels most relevant to you as a couple. Getting ready together is an intimate and lovely start to the day.
Matt and Dave held their wedding ceremony at the Asylum, Peckham, an old deconsecrated chapel and one of my favourite ceremony locations. After a gin reception their guests jumped onto Routemaster buses and we jumped in to Leanne’s car and headed off through the streets of London (accompanied by Jagged Little Pill, which we all screeched along to at the top of our voices!).
We literally stopped traffic on Tower Bride and then Matt and Dave surprised their guests by arriving at Number 90 on a barge. They even had their Titanic moment, while simultaneously trying to duck under the numerous road bridges.
The reception was a contemporary and stylish, with an industrial feel. Matt and Dave made the decor themselves, collecting bits of copper pipes and bricks and making them into beautiful table decor.
In between courses and speeches we headed out to shoot portraits around the urban backdrops of Hackney Wick. As always my words can’t really do this wedding justice so have a scroll to check out its epicness, along with the credits.