A London Warehouse Wedding: Maxine & Alan

‚ÄčA very local affair for me today - it’s the wonderfully creative London wedding of Maxine & Alan. We have blue skies but a biting icy wind and there’s a real feel of excitement and anticipation in the air, with Christmas only a few days away. Plus we are in Greenwich which always feels that bit more Christmassy than the rest of London with all it’s Dickensian charm. We meet  Maxine and her family at the delightful boutique B&B Number 16, getting ready amongst the charming floral wallpaper and quirky object d’art. Then it’s a wander across the cobbles to the magical candlelit ceremony in one of London’s most historic churches, St Alfege’s. Carols and hot spiced rum make it feel wonderfully festive and I can’t help grinning behind my Contax - I do love a good Christmas wedding. One Friendly Place, just down the road in Deptford, is where the party takes place. It’s an old spice warehouse built in the 1930’s and is the definition of industrial chic. It’s filled with awesome furniture, has a wonderful roof terrace and despite having three huge spaces for dancing, dining and drinks, it feels cosy and comfortable. Maxine and Alan have thought about every element of this party - planning and decorating every inch of the place so it feels really special. The family got involved too; Maxine’s aunt made her wedding dress from the most delicate vintage lace and her sister baked and decorated the silver bird cake. There’s a ceilidh when guests arrive, miniature home-made spirits as favors and some impromptu singing round the piano after dinner. It really is the perfect winter party. Congratulations you two, what an epic party! Here’s how it all looked.

All photographs are film: Kodak Portra 400 & Ilford Delta 3200

Developed and scanned by the UK Film Lab

‚ÄčThe role call:

The Make-up: Clare Lille

The Hair: The Greenwich Clipper

The Dress: Made by the bride’s Aunt Pam Bingham & Regent Tailoring

The Shoes: Jimmy Choo

The Flowers: Hiding In The City

The Cake: Made by the bride’s sister

The Car: c/o Number 16

The Venues: Number 16 & Friendly Place

The Ceilidh Band: The Craigievar Band

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Now this is a chic wedding. Beautiful photography!

Comment by: Nu Bride - Nova Posted: 25/03/2015

Beautiful Decor ! Love the concept.

Comment by: Atul @ A2zweddingcards Posted: 25/03/2015

So so soooooo gorgeous!!! Love that this was shot in film!!

Comment by: Amanda Berube Posted: 18/03/2015

I have great admiration for your skills as a film photographer and these images are beautiful and contain so much emotion.

Comment by: Matt Bowen Posted: 17/03/2015

Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful colours, an amazing venue and stunning photography as always. Fantastic x

Comment by: Pat Kelman Posted: 17/03/2015

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Comment by: Jude Middleton Posted: 13/03/2015

Gorgeous work as always Peachey Peach! Love the textures and it’s such an effortlessly cool wedding!

Comment by: Anneli Posted: 12/03/2015

Beautiful! That reception venue looks gorgeous, love the textures and colours you get with film x

Comment by: Genevieve ( Miss Gen ) Posted: 12/03/2015

Wow! Stunning set of photos, combined with Greenwich and Friendly Place! Just awesome.

Comment by: Laura Debourde Posted: 11/03/2015

Beautiful, I love all the details and the emotion you captured.

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