Fine-Art-Reportage-Wedding-Photographer-London-76A year or so ago, I was contacted by Helena and Will regarding their wedding.  I’d photographed their friends Chloe & James’ wedding and they were looking for something similar.  I really appreciated the fact that they had given a good deal of thought to the kind of style they were looking for and of course that mine fitted the bill!

We met a few months ago in London for a pre-wedding shoot and it was great getting to know them both better.

Olivier Burnside Wedding PhotographyI think we managed some good images too, you can find them here if you’ve not already seen the post  :)

It’s fair to say that Islington Town Hall isn’t your average registry office, so it’s not surprising that it’s in demand.  The 11am ceremony slot did, however, mean the earliest start I’ve ever been faced with!  Helena’s preparations were hosted by friend Sarah in North West London.  Luckily for Helena & Will, Sarah is married to cake-maker extraordinaire Richard (of Great British Bake-Off fame, no less) and he put his rare talents to good use by making the wedding cake.  Incidentally, his book is available in all good book shops :)

The atmosphere for morning’s preparations was very relaxed.  There was make-up, gossip, banter and even (light) sabre rattling!  It was all going beautifully until Helena left the house.  Within about 5 steps, she slipped and narrowly avoided catastrophe by just managing to grab hold of a railing.  Phew!  Bridesmaid Zoe’s dad was on taxi duties and ensured that we got to the Town Hall in good time.  Zoe had all bases covered and even brought some energy drink along.  Probably not a bad idea given the early start…

With 360 degree seating, Islington Town Hall’s Council Chamber has a parliamentary feel to it.  With the couple in the centre of the room and very accommodating officials, it made photographing the ceremony very straightforward.  Mindful that December weddings are not the most generous when it comes to light, we ensured that we made time for couple shots before the gloom descended.  We decided to take a walk around the area local to The Peasant Pub which had been booked out for the reception.  Thankfully the rain that had been forecast stayed away long enough to allow us to get what we’d hoped for and we even made some new friends…

Zoe made a great speech, much of which paid a tender tribute to Helena.  Will was less fortunate.  He chose his brother Joe to be his best man and may at times during the speech wondered why he had done so, as Will got the kind of brutal yet compassionate ribbing that only brothers can.  At least he got himself a new football shirt and some fond memories of the stag!

Helena & Will, you were a fantastic couple to work with in every way I could have hoped for.  Thanks for your positivity, for being engaged with what I do and for just being a pleasure to be around.  I consider myself lucky to have been part of your day!

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