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Asylum Chapel Wedding Photographer | Cathy & Chris

Asylum Chapel Wedding Photographer

Chris asked if I’d be Cathy and his Asylum Chapel Wedding Photographer following a recommendation by his friend Russ whose fantastic gay wedding I had recently shot in Islington. He warned me that he was marrying his fiancé in a chapel with “odd lighting.” Intrigued I followed the link he sent to the Asylum Chapel in Peckham, London. I couldn’t have replied quickly enough telling Chris I’d LOVE to be their wedding photographer for the day. The Asylum is a Grade II listed building built in 1826 that was bombed during the war. Miraculously the stained glass windows were left largely intact, but the building certainly was left with a distressed look to it that just screams unique and special. I absolutely loved it and the lighting was actually rather gorgeous with a few hanging fairy lights and candles.

Their day was absolutely full of fun and laughter. Both Chris and Cathy were confident, relaxed, warm, lovely people whose obvious joy permeated throughout their guests and possibly beyond the walls of the Chapel. Everyone had a fantastic time and the gorgeous fresh summer food provided by Stephanie Boote and her friendly team certainly helped! Delicious! After a quick thank you to the fab Asylum manager Tash, we boarded a Routemaster bus to the awesome East Dulwich Tavern in (unsurprisingly) East Dulwich. Their upstairs space was ideal for a relaxed, fun wedding like Chris and Cathy’s. There was a lovely atmosphere as Chris and Cathy awarded the winners of their ‘Bake Off’ competition (ingenious idea to get loads of people to bring you cake) and the frivolity erupted into dancing late into the night. One epic wedding I won’t be forgetting for some time.

Other people who brought the awesome:

Gorgeous Flowers by Miss Victoria’s Floral Emporium
Beautiful hair and makeup by Sarah Virgo of Deco Dolls Deco Dolls

The London bride getting ready whilst looking in the mirror classic black and white wedding photography shotBride and make up artist in PeckhamGorgeous flowers for the bridesmaidsFirst look for the Father of the BrideCheers!The groom with his groomsmen before the ceremonyCatching up with good friendsThe best man with mother and partnerThe bride and groom at the asylum chapel just before the vowsBride and groom at the Asylum Chapel London having their kissHappiness at an Asylum weddingSigning the register at the asylum chapel peckhamA happy wedding couple leave the Asylum Chapel, LondonOutside having a laugh :)How happy are these two gorgeous newly weds at the Asylum Chapel, PeckhamGorgeous black and white of newly weds at the AsylumMy favourite Asylum Wedding Photography shot. Bride and groom kiss.The bridesmaids congratulate CathyGuests mingling outsideWhole group shot outside the Asylum ChapelThe groomsmen congratulate their best mateA cool elderly fella at the dinnerWhat the asylum chapel looks like with long tablesBanter between the girlsHappy guests at the wedding breakfastApplying a little lipstickWedding breakfast at the Asylum ChapelThe beautiful bride gives a speechThe groom laughing at the brideThe best manThe groom and his best man embraceThe bride admiring her husbandGuests enjoying the day to the maxLondon Routemaster bus to the receptionThe happy bride chilling at East Dulwich Tavern.Guests enjoying the eveningBeautiful girlsDancing at the East Dulwich TavernHaving fun and being filmed at the East Dulwich TavernDancing amazingness at the East Dulwich TavernThe happy couple and their final photograph after a great days wedding photography in London town

Chris and Cathy kindly wrote me a review which you can read here. Thanks guys!

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