I was back at beautiful Hackney Town Hall in August to capture the wedding of J and M, who met whilst on a trip to Hong Kong and fell in love. The bride is a children’s theatre producer, and the groom designs for Lego, so its no wonder they bonded over creativity! I was super excited to be asked to cover their wedding, and I knew we would be the perfect match.
As a creative wedding photographer, there is nothing I love more than unusual photograph requests. So, when I heard that J+M were big fans of their bikes and wanted to incorporate them into the wedding, I was over the moon. I am also very fond of my bike, so this was easily one of my favourite additions to capture. It is always nice to see a couple really make their wedding day their own, no matter how quirky! There is also nothing more pleasing to a modern wedding photographer than when the bride opts for an alternative wedding outfit, with J choosing a stunning white pantsuit, which added extra class and elegance to their day.
Check out my top picks from their day below.
In the Dutch tradition, the groom brings the bridal bouquet to his beloved at her parent’s house, where she is supposed to get ready. However, given that the couple were getting ready at their own home, they had to improvise. Before leaving for the ceremony, M sneaked out of the house and returned to knock on their bright yellow front door moments later. J ran downstairs and opened it with a smile, receiving her lovely homemade bouquet of flowers. It was a wonderful little moment to be a part of and capture.
Once the traditional bit was over, they grabbed their bikes and we all walked to the gorgeous Hackney Town Hall. Another one of my favourite London town hall. Just like them, the ceremony was a laid back yet beautiful.
The wedding was quite small, with only close family attending, but micro weddings are no less magical, emotional, or memorable. Fewer guests makes for an incredibly intimate and special wedding day, more focused on the couple and often more seamless.
After some group photos, we walked over to the park for the couples shoot with a twist – this one had bikes! The pair looked amazing as they incorporated them into the shoot, which was amazing for a bike-loving alternative photographer such as myself, but also put a smile on the faces of passers-by. And that is yet another reason why I love this job!
We ended the celebrations back at their home, with those closest to them, and delicious food and drinks.
A big thanks to J+M for letting be a part of their day, you were a creative wedding photographer’s dream!
If you are looking for a modern, creative documentary photographer for your intimate wedding, your micro wedding or your London elopement, give me a shout, I’d love to hear from you!