Asylum Chapel Wedding Photographer first kiss photo
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 shot Bride and make up artist in Peckham Gorgeous flowers for the bridesmaids First look for the Father of the Bride Cheers! Catching up with good friends The best man with mother and partner The bride and groom at the asylum chapel just before the vows Bride and groom at the Asylum Chapel London having their kiss Happiness at an Asylum wedding Signing the register at the asylum chapel peckham Bride and Groom walking down the aisle at Asylum Chapel
Bride and groom laughing outside Asylum Chapel How happy are these two gorgeous newly weds at the Asylum Chapel, Peckham Gorgeous black and white of newly weds at the Asylum My favourite Asylum Wedding Photography shot. Bride and groom kiss. The bridesmaids congratulate Cathy Guests mingling outside Whole group shot outside the Asylum Chapel What the asylum chapel looks like with long tables Banter between the girls Happy guests at the wedding breakfast Applying a little lipstick Wedding breakfast at the Asylum Chapel The beautiful bride gives a speech The groom laughing at the bride The best man's speech The groom and his best man embrace The bride admiring her husband Guests enjoying the day to the max London Routemaster bus to the reception The happy bride chilling at East Dulwich Tavern. Guests enjoying the evening Beautiful girls Dancing at the East Dulwich Tavern Having fun and being filmed at the East Dulwich Tavern Dancing amazingness at the East Dulwich Tavern The 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!

If you or someone who know of is in need of an Asylum Chapel Wedding Photographer, a London Wedding Photographer or a wedding photographer for anywhere at all, please get in touch. Based in Norfolk I absolutely love traveling all over the country and beyond to weddings and capturing the joy!

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  1. These are so lovely! Everyone looks so happy – which we were – and you have really captured the joy of the occasion. Beautiful.

  2. These photos are great! They do a brilliant job of capturing both a wonderful occasion, and an amazing venue.

  3. Winston did such a brilliant job, perfectly captured how wonderful and fun the day was. And he was great company throughout the day too!

  4. Winston did an amazing job not only during the whole day itself but after the day he supplied a lovely ‘short’ photo slideshow very quickly and the longer (about 400) totally beautiful album very promptly too. Thank you Winston!

  5. Superb photographs, a briliant reflection of the day and achieved with the minimum of fuss and no noticable intrusion. The gold standard for just how such an operation should be done. Thanks Winston.

  6. Absolutely stunning: just as beautiful as I remember it. You’ve captured some really special moments too. I’m getting teary all over again..!