Clerkenwell wedding dress in the wind

Reception at The Peasant Pub Clerkenwell

Islington Town Hall Wedding

We are always motivated by an Islington wedding, not least because two of our children were born there, and of course we have many happy memories of life in N1.

Marraige ceremony at Islington Town Hall

For Claire and Chris having an Islington Town Hall wedding it was a day that created abundant and of course joyous memories for the future too.

Aisle shot at Islington Town Hall

The area had a special resonance for them as they met on a journalism course at City University nearby in Clerkenwell. It was also a major reason for choosing the Peasant Pub a gastro gem for their reception. More about the fantastic Peasant pub later.

Clerkenwell wedding photographer

Laughter at Clerkenwell wedding compilation shot

The main chamber for an Islington Town Hall wedding is both beautiful and dramatic, and we used three different lens and camera combinations to do it justice. A great registrar can make a real difference to the feel of a wedding ceremony, and we have always had the best of experiences with them in Camden and Islington borough. This Saturday was no exception, they were enthusiastic yet reverent too.

Islington wedding photographer image

Claire and Chris wanted a documentary style photographically for their big day, but still covering the bases with some more formal friends and family shots on the internal and external steps of the town hall. Taxis buses and good old fashioned walking then got everyone the short distance to the Peasant Pub Clerkenwell. There are many reasons Nick and his team at the Peasant pub are incredibly popular for weddings. They are friendly, efficient and nothing is too much trouble for them. They are staffed by the kind of people that when a smile comes to their face it comes quickly and then takes a long time to leave, and for us it has always been a good gauge of sincerity, especially in the hospitality industry!

Photo fun collage Peasant pub wedding

As so many couple are interested are interested in the wedding venue at 240 Saint John Street EC1 we may feature it in a separate post. After a champagne welcome the couple spent twenty five minutes with myself and Joanna around the nearby streets of Clerkenwell. Although the weather stayed dry we had lots of fun dealing with the very windy conditions! Claire’s homage to Marilyn Monroe’s famous skirt lifting shot on an air vent image was a completely random windy moment caught.

Peasant Pub London wedding shot

Although we used our experience to gently direct the couple at the time, the day was about natural reactions and events well photographed and anticipated, and we believe the balance was well struck with Claire and Chris.

See our related post here:  Peasant Pub Weddings Clerkenwell

For information on booking Islington Town Hall for your wedding take a look at their website here: Islington Town Hall

For a reception to remember give the Peasant a call and visit their website in this link: The Peasant Pub

Claire’s wonderful wedding dress was made by Judy Mott Bridal Couture and you can find them here: Judy Mott Bridal Couture and here: Judy Mott Facebook
holding hands in Clerkenwell

 

By David Green

About Big Day Weddings

David and Joanna Green are Time Out recommended, award winning fulltime London wedding photographers. Mum and dad to four wonderful children and three family dogs. Lovers of all things photographic and wedding related. Covering Greater London and destination weddings in the UK and Europe.

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