A Roost Wedding in East London for Lizzy and Sian
A rainy Islington day. Lizzy and Sian pull up outside Islington Town Hall, in their white London taxi. They each clutch a bouquet from The Flower Appreciation Society and an umbrella, as they make their way inside out of the rain. A small group of close friends and family wait for them at The Mayor’s Parlour. Introductions are made and hugs are exchanged, as they wait for Lizzy and Sian to make their entry.
An intimate ceremony in The Mayor’s Parlour at Islington Town Hall
Lizzy and Sian stand in front of their friends and family, holding hands as they exchange their vows. They are married. They sign the register, before exiting the town hall grinning, as more of their loved ones arrive to join in the rest of the day’s celebrations. People hug, there are grins all round and confetti is thrown
A laid back reception at The Roost
We jump back into the white Union Jack taxi and make our way East to Dalston, and The Roost, where a Champagne reception and tea party awaits. The Roost’s quirky back drop of vintage furniture and props is a beautiful setting for Lizzy and Sian’s guests to chat and mingle. There are no formal speeches but Sian’s dad says a few words of welcome to their guests, as they feast on Iberico ham and canapes. More friends arrive after tea and Brooke Sharkey plays in the background. We sneak off for Sian and Lizzy’s wedding portraits, using the Roost’s amazing array of furniture to create a backdrop for photographs of the two of them together on their wedding day.
Dinner and a party, with The Dukes of Havoc
Guests make their way upstairs for dinner and Liz and Sian say a few words of thanks, before sitting down to eat. After dinner they cut their wedding cake, before making their way downstairs to the basement to party. They have their first dance and then the party really starts and we leave them and the packed dance floor to enjoy The Dukes of Havoc and the rest of the evening.
Laura Babb is a London wedding photographer based in Walthamstow, North London. Babb Photo provides alternative wedding photography, creative wedding photography and documentary wedding photography in London, across the UK, Europe and world wide.