Happily I had a second opportunity to shoot at the marvellously unique London wedding venue that is The Asylum in Peckham. The building itself is a grade 2 listed chapel built in 1826 for the use of the residents of Caroline Gardens. Bombed in WWII the chapel has been derelict since then and reduced to it's simplest elements. It's essentially four walls and a roof with a raised alter platform at the end but the light is divine and the painted walls create a dreamy and muted backdrop. You can no longer have a sit down meal at the chapel but you can stay for drinks and canapés after, which is what A & S did before heading off to The Lordship pub for a hearty pub supper. Oh, and did I mention that Anna wore a purple gown? Perfect.
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I was very blessed to have been present and captured a very special and intimate ceremony between Nadia and Antony last year when they had their civil ceremony in Clissold Park and so I was hugely excited to have the opportunity to photograph their full wedding a year later in Stratford Upon Avon. With family connections to The Royal Shakespeare Company it seemed appropriate to hold the ceremony at The Swann Theatre. Definitely the most unusual wedding venue I have attended and all the more special for it - with a wonderful mixture of religious influences. It felt both theatrical and spiritual, solemn and entertaining.Read More