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Islington Town Hall Wedding & Peasant Pub Clerkenwell Reception

By London Wedding Photographer, Wedding Venues3 Comments

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.”

another wedding pose from London couple image

By David Green

Couple pose head to head at Islington wedding

bride and groom laugh by Clerkenwell railings London


Engagement shoot in Trent Park north London

By Barnet Wedding Photographers, Wedding VenuesNo Comments

wedding couple kissing in London forest

It goes without saying of course that we love a home counties or London wedding, but almost as much as that, we really enjoy our London engagement shoots. This particular day the chosen venue was Trent Park in the borough of Enfield. It’s a lovely spot with real variety in its terrain, from shaded woodland to open fields, a small lake, and some public spaces and cafes.

wedding and engagement shoot photo

Here is Giulia and Antonio who were married at St Peters Italian church in Clerkenwell and then on to the fabulous Landmark Hotel on Marylebone road central London. As theirs was an urban wedding we decided that countryside would be a nice contrast to what was to come on the big date.

couple kissing by field gate

Hertfordshire engagement shoot by Trent lake

On the day of their traditional Italian wedding we were delighted to see that in a reception area of the Landmark that the newlyweds had created a signing book full of their favourite images from this shoot. It’s a great idea to use engagement images in that way and of course they can be used for invitation or thank you cards as well. Although we are very experienced at quickly putting people at ease on their wedding days some couples find it reassuring to have spent photography time with us beforehand. If nothing else it affirms to them how fun and undaunting in the right hands it can be.

smiling engagement couple photo

We create spontaneous moments, but we also gently direct too because understandably most people have not thought about factors such as composition, lighting, flattering poses and angles when taking the average iphone shot! Trent Park is one of our favourite venues for this kind of engagement shoot and it is non weather dependent. We know this because we have actually photographed here in torrential rain! The couple on that day were completely unfazed and wanted to carry on, and we consequently had a great time. It made everything else on their actual wedding day and our time around the Tower Bridge area shooting a breeze!

couple by tree in London engagement shoot

You can see our related post about Giulia and Antonio’s Landmark Italian wedding here: Landmark Hotel Wedding Photographer

By David Green