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Screen on the Green Cinema Wedding Islington, Reception at The Juno Rooms

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There are days that live long in the memory for wedding photographers, and not just the bride and groom! This fantastic celebration stretching from Islington’s iconic cinema and gig venue Screen on the Green, via London Routemaster bus, to the Juno Rooms on Watling Street in the shadow of St Paul’s is one of them.

Groomsmen laughing together Islington wedding day

Islington Screen on the Green wedding cinema groomsmen in front

K and K wanted to put their personal stamp on their big day, and they excelled at everything they planned. The area’s most popular wedding venue is of course the wonderful  Islington Town Hall on Upper Street. We should know, we were married there ourselves! But these two as avid film lovers wanted to get hitched in one of London’s greatest cinemas: The Screen on The Green.

Islington Screen on the Green wedding cinema sign

Islington Screen on the Green cinema wedding venue

Screen on the Green Wedding Collage 2

The Screen on the Green has also been a gig venue of legendary status, most notably for the Sex Pistols.

Bride arrives for Islington wedding ceremony

Day began with us switching between the cinema and the set up for the ceremony there, to the Fox on the Green pub just across the road where groom friends and family began to gather.

Groom waits by cinema screen Islington wedding ceremony

As the time for he ceremony drew near everyone drank up their pints and cocktails and headed to the cinema. K and K had a cinematic slideshow playing of themselves superimposed onto famous actors and movie shots for the delight and amusement of their wedding party.

Screen on the Green cinema Islington wedding ceremony

After documenting our brides arrival we absolutely loved the theatrics of having Islington’s registrars and the lovely couple conduct their wedding ceremony on stage with a spotlight highlighting the action.

Wedding ceremony at Screen on the Green cinema Islington

First kiss wedding ceremony Screen on the Green Islington

That took me David back to another Islington wedding day we did, starting at the town hall and ending with a reception on stage at the Charring Cross Theatre, owned by the groom no less!

Wedding couple kiss in front of Islington Screen on the Green

Bride and groom in front of black wall Islington wedding day

Islington wedding bride and groom by glass wall London

Islington wedding couple laughing by glass wall Upper Street London

After a brilliant ceremony and drink reception in the cinema we all hoped on a Routemaster bus to the excellent Juno Rooms on Watling Street near St Paul’s Cathedral, another of our frequent wedding venues we are ever delighted to photograph at.

Islington wedding couple by London routemaster bus

One of our absolute favourite parts of the day was of banter with the City of London Police outside St Paul’s, who agreed with very little persuasion to pretend to arrest the couple for a pic opportunity.

Under arrest wedding couple at St Pauls Cathedral

We are back there twice this year for wedding ceremonies in the cathedral itself.

Islington wedding couple with balloons by St Pauls Cathedral image

London wedding couple with balloons by red phone booth wide

The Juno Rooms is a modern vibrant and quirky venue both upstairs and downstairs. I (David) went on a short exploration during the wedding breakfast and found the most incredible little streets and alley ways full of character and history all within a minutes walk of the place. Recommended!

Cake cutting with confetti cannons Islington wedding reception 2

Cake cutting with bride and groom Juno Rooms London

Juno Rooms Wedding Reception Collage

Cake cutting was truly bonkers. K and K wanted it to be lively and memorable. Well it was for me as a confetti cannon set off right by my ear send me temporarily deaf but thankfully by the end of the party I was almost normal again 🙂

First dance Islington wedding couple at Juno Rooms central London

Wedding breakfast was downstairs and so was the speeches first and dance and the mother of all parties. What a day, and thankfully I can hear properly again!

Islington bride and groom dance at Juno Rooms wedding reception London

We delivered over 1150 images to the couple, full of their friends and family having a great time and all the natural moments as the day unfolded. We’ve highlighted some of our favourites, but of course this is just a snap shot of an all round quirky and pretty awesome day!

We are always working in Islington so if you would like to see another day this time based at Islington Town Hall have a look on the link below:

Another great Islington Town Hall Wedding Day


Photo of couple laughing at central London wedding

Islington Town Hall Wedding & Peasant Pub Clerkenwell Reception

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We had got to know Nicky and Dan from our initial meeting of course, but also a little more in depth at a relaxed but fun engagement shoot in the Hertfordshire countryside at Trent Park. We knew how excited they were about their Islington Town Hall wedding and Peasant Pub Clerkenwell reception afterwards.

couple hold hands at Islington town hall

These two venues are incredibly popular at the moment. We ourselves as a combo have done them many times, but we are happy to report that no two wedding days have ever been the same, and all have been tremendously invigorating and action packed.

Wedding couple kiss in Islington town hall

This particular special day began with both myself and Joanna visiting Nicky as she got ready at The Hilton hotel by the Business Design Centre off Islington’s Upper Street. After a little while I tootled off to the Kings Head pub/theatre further down Upper Street to catch up with Dan and the boy’s and his family getting ready, in a traditional style that involved the consumption of various alcoholic beverages. It was interesting to recreate some posed shots for Dan and brother/best man Liam mirroring photographic moments from their childhood, hopefully the originals weren’t taken in a public house!

Another London confetti shot from Islington town hall

A sort walk later found everyone gathering at Islington Town Hall, with the wedding ceremony scheduled for the main council chamber inside, which is a rather grand and lovely place to marry.

wedding couple in love Clerkenwell London

Nicky arrived in a white ribbon decorated London black cab which I captured, while Joanna stayed inside the chamber documenting Dan’s interactions with friends and family. That’s the beauty of two wedding photographers.

photo taken in door way central London wedding day

After all the formalities, and some close family crying buckets, it was straight outside for the big confetti throw on the steps of the Town Hall. We always give couples the option of having the wedding party organise this themselves, or let myself and Joanna direct the proceedings. If it is the latter it will guarantee that iconic big confetti shot, and it’s also a good chance to entertain the crowd with some pre throwing banter to get them in the mood. Works every time!

Islington bride and groom by red London phone box

We kept one eye on the weather as showers seemed to be the order of the day, but I’m delighted to report these guys managed to squeeze all their significant moments in during the dry periods. A red London route master bus was waiting on hand to make two journeys to the perennially popular nearby reception venue of The Peasant Pub in Clerkenwell. Nick, Joel and the team were on hand and ever ready to make sure everyone was fed, watered and happy.

kissing near Peasant Pub London

While the wedding party enjoyed their complimentary drinks and nibbles at The Peasant, myself and Joanna went with the newlyweds around the surrounding streets for some fun and couple shots. We started in the rain and ended in the dry, photogenic umbrellas were on hand just in case, but we didn’t ultimately need them.

wedding reception at the Peasant pub Clerkenwell

After some socialising in the pub, everyone headed upstairs for the wedding breakfast and speeches. All went with a bang, before we rounded off the days coverage with cake cutting and some boogieing on down in the downstairs bar. A splendid day and evening in Islington and Clerkenwell was had by all.

Confetti thrown at Islington wedding

I put two confetti shots in here, because I have a confetti shot addiction….help me someone please.

kissing by the blue door Peasant pub Clerkenwell wedding shot

To read about some other Islington Town Hall weddings and receptions at The Peasant, take a look at these related post from earlier in the year:  Islington Town Hall Wedding and Peasant Pub weddings Clerkenwell

Here a review we received a short time later from Nicky and Dan on both Google Plus and Hitched:

“Thank you David and Joanna for our wonderful wedding photographs! We were drawn to the beautiful, quirky images on their website and are so pleased with our pictures, both from our engagement shoot and the wedding day itself. David and Joanna are both incredibly friendly and completely put us and our families at ease during the wedding day. They caught some lovely natural moments of our guests as well as some gorgeous posed portraits of us which is exactly what we were looking for. They delivered our photos to us really quickly after the wedding, the dvds were waiting on the doorstep when we returned from honeymoon, which was great. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer to capture your day, I would thoroughly recommend David and Joanna.”

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Couple pose head to head at Islington wedding

bride and groom laugh by Clerkenwell railings London