A London Museum Wedding: Lisa & Will
Bethnal Green is the destination for today’s wedding at, not one, but two! of my favourite venues: The Town Hall Hotel and The Museum of Childhood. Lisa and William both got ready at the lovely London hotel and tripped downstairs to the impressive walnut paneled Council Chamber to tie the knot. Then everyone enjoyed champagne and nibbles in the hotel’s ante chamber, in a wonderful atmosphere of celebration. The Town Hall was originally opened in 1910, the heyday of Edwardian ego and British imperial power, and, after it’s award winning conversion it now stands as a perfect blend of Edwardian, Art Deco and cutting edge modern architecture and design in one glorious building. Can you tell I am rubbing my knees? After some confetti and a few urban portraits in the neighbouring streets we all wandered down Cambridge Heath Road to the wonderful Museum of Childhood. If you haven’t been here, firstly, why not? Secondly, go now! Children in tow or not! It’s run by those clever people at the V & A (so they know how to do a good museum) and well worth a visit. It’s not only filled with amazing toys and childhood items and artifacts from the 1600s to the present day it’s another awesome building which came about just after the Great Exhibition. All that, plus it can host a damn good party! That pinky pastel roof, negroni’s in the gift shop and all those wonderful toys to marvel at - what a venue! Dinner, dancing, some killer speeches (including dancing the Time Warp) all followed and Lisa and Will worked the room, full of people who clearly love them dearly and it was wonderful to be part of. Here’s a little of how it all looked - oh, and here’s what Lisa said - rather lovely eh?
“The photos have had lots of compliments already, everyone is delighted - particularly my mum who is very hard to please! I absolutely love the group shots, which - by their very nature - I thought would be very plain but the configuration you put us in is beautiful. I also love the photos even more as the evening goes on, the nature of the film makes a lot of them look like film stills from some arty 60s flick. Love, love, love.”
Film Kodak Portra 400, 800 & Ilford Delta 400 & 3200
Developed and scanned by the UK Film Lab
The Make up : Natasha Bulstrode
The Hair Stylist: Norsh Macarian
The Flowers: Claire Marie Jones
The Dress: Candy Anthony
The Shoes: Charlotte Olympia
The Suit: King & Allen
Videographer: Kris Anwar
This wedding was also featured on London Bride - you can see the feature here.