Kirsty and Peter’s Leadenhall market wedding, London.
Kirsty and Peter’s Leadenhall Market Wedding
Leadenhall Market was the venue for Kirsty and Peter’s wedding reception. They were Married at Islington Town Hall and they were joined by their friends and family for this joyous occasion. I for one was happy to capture their day in these great locations.
Kirsty got ready ready at the Andaz hotel in Liverpool street and it’s fair to say that this was a very luxuriously comfortable start to the day. When I arrived the room was a buzz of activity, she and her bridesmaids were relaxed and in high spirits.
Kirsty and her bridesmaids had already been out earlier that morning to the flower market to pick up the flowers for the bouquet and rest of the bridal party all that remained was for them to be cut down and hemp to be attached to bind the stems.
Once ready I was able to get a few photos of Kirsty in the hotel before rushing off in a black cab to Islington town hall, where peter and her friends and family were eagerly her arrival.
Kirsty and Peter had beautiful ceremony and the emotions were running high, there were a few tears from the bridesmaids and family members, always a sign of a good wedding in my book!
After the ceremony
Following the ceremony the whole wedding party including Kirsty and Peter got a Route Master Bus to The Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall Market. The bus was full to the brim and there the alcohol was flowing freely preparing the guests for the celebrations to come once they arrived at the venue.
I have to tell you I have a real soft spot for London weddings, I love the idea of photographing a couple in the iconic backdrops of the capital, in this case it was the Gherkin, the Lloyds building and the Walkie Talkie that provide the background for Kirsty and Peter’s photos.
Leadenhall Market is a great place for a wedding reception at the weekend, it has an open air feel whilst still being under cover, the public were sparse and the few people that did happen across the celebration congratulated the couple and enjoyed the novelty of stumbling in to a wedding.
The Lamb Tavern was a great venue, they were able to accommodate all of the guests on the top floor in a room that was tastefully furnished for the wedding breakfast, with views look out in to Leadenhall Market.
Kirsty and Peter finished their wedding with their first dance in this public area of Leadenhall Market, accompanied by a live band playing their first dance song. Their friends and family all joined in and the scene was reminiscent of a street party where everyone was welcome and a good time was had by all.