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 Venues: The Town Hall Hotel & The Museum of Childhood

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.

Amazing venue and such lovely couple, it is always a privilege to photograph such weddings!!!

Comment by: London wedding photographer Posted: 22/10/2014

Really beautiful work Katherine! Love the detail shots & the couples portraits are awesome.

Comment by: Genevieve ( Miss Gen ) Posted: 21/10/2014

Awesome bridesmaid dresses. Awesome brides. Awesome colours. Awesome venue. Awesome photography. Peachey - YOU ROCK!

Comment by: Karen - SmashingTheGlass.com Posted: 21/10/2014

Love this venue - I had the pleasure of shooting there a while back and it’s really fab, so awesome to see it during the summer and captured on film.

Comment by: Ellie Gillard Posted: 21/10/2014

The perfect love story! What a gorgeous wedding and such a refreshing take on wedding photography Katharine.

Comment by: Nu Bride Posted: 20/10/2014

Serious venue envy over here. Fabulous work.

Comment by: Laura Babb Posted: 20/10/2014

I love this wedding! The colours, the venue, the group shots. Everything is just epic.

Comment by: Katya Posted: 20/10/2014

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