I was so excited when David and Katie asked me to photograph their wedding. It was to take place at Frederick’s Islington and I just knew it would be a wonderful day. It consisted of two completely contrasting styles – the proverbial day of two halves.
The service was held at a beautiful medieval church in Monken Hadley, Barnet. This beautiful church sits next to the lovely open spaces of the Common. This is also the location they had chosen for their engagement shoot. In contrast for the reception they chose the very stylish Frederick’s restaurant. This fantastic venue is perfectly situated in the heart of fashionable Islington London.
Bridal Preparations, Church Service and a Routemaster
The day itself was perfect from beginning to end. First of all we had lots of fun photographing the bridal preparations. These took place in Katie’s parents’ stunning home. Then followed a wonderfully emotional church service. After this we all piled onto a Routemaster bus, such a great way to travel between venues. The party certainly got going on the journey to Islington!
Couple Portraits in Islington
I adore photographing London weddings because I love to find interesting backdrops for the portraits. Islington was the ideal location for this. One of my favourite spots was one of the couple’s much-loved burger restaurants. It turns out that David spent many hours there while Katie had her wedding dress fittings just around the corner. I just love stories like this because over the years these images will become more and more treasured.
I hope you enjoy seeing some of the photos from this elegant London wedding.