What I love about weddings in an urban environment is that the beauty doesn’t always stand out so easily. There are no flower arches or golden hour fields to fall back on. Instead you have to look carefully and see the beauty elsewhere. Rozita and I talked about this before the wedding and agreed we both loved the juxtaposition of a dirty wall with a beautiful bride in front of it (and I silently air punched). Needless to say I was excited before we had even began.
Islington town hall is a fab ceremony venue – I love it’s circular seating arrangement and domed ceiling. Plus the corridors just outside the ceremony room have the prettiest windows. The pub they chose for the reception was a short stroll away from the canal in Camden. Not the quietest stretch of canal ever but big-up to the kind souls who waited patiently behind us or in nooks and crannies whilst we got our shots down there.
Mark and Rozita brought together their rich mix of cultures for their wedding: with every toast in the speeches there were four different ways to say “cheers”, there was a bagpiper and a West Indian steel band. Small nods to their rich heritage, all of which were embraced with equal rigour.
I’m not lying when I say Mark and Rozita stopped traffic either. Yes – I mean they did look amazing – but they literally stopped traffic.
Here is a collection of my favourite frames from the day. Mark and Rozita, there are so many more to come – it was hard to narrow it down!
North London: my current favourite place to shoot weddings. If you know anybody looking for a photographer for a similar gig, please pass on my details. I’m still taking bookings for 2018 and beyond.
Can I also mention Jade from Hushabye films who I worked alongside for the first time, and hopefully not the last. She was awesome to have around and I know M&R are THRILLED with their wedding video!