Tammy and Tom got married in Shoreditch in London back in October, close to where they live. It was one of my favourite weddings of last year - one that was so full of warmth and personal touches that I couldn't stop smiling from start to finish!
The ceremony itself was in Shoreditch Town Hall and the reception was at the very wonderful Tab Centre just round the corner. The Tab Centre is a wonderfully light and bright space for a wedding reception - it's a beautiful hall complete with upper gallery - the perfect setting for you to include your own personal touches. Tammy and Tom put their own beautiful stamp on the place with lots of fresh flowers from the lovely ladies at the Flower Appreciation Society which fragranced the whole room with the most incredible smell.
When I arrived at the Boundary Hotel where the bridal party were getting ready, I instantly noticed how relaxed everyone was - Tammy and her 5 bridesmaids were having a fab time getting ready altogether - no stress at all, just laughter, music and a little glass of fizz before they walked the short walk to Shoreditch Town Hall. We stopped at Arnold Circus on the way - a hidden gem of a spot in Shoreditch that just happened to be en route and which we just happened to have time to utilise for a few portraits of the girls before the ceremony in the glorious October sunshine. Yes, really!
This wedding incorporated all the things I love about being a London wedding photographer - 2 happy and relaxed people getting married in their own way, with all their loved ones around them. The atmosphere all day was very relaxed and joyful and there was a real sense that everyone there was celebrating the day. The wine flowed freely, the speeches were met with rapturous applause and the dance floor was packed all night. Wedding perfection!