After we’ve gotten ready, we’d love to take some photos at the Barbican before the ceremony.
Seeing these lone words in the ‘Notes’ section of Anna & Joris’ booking form was like a dream come true. The Barbican is an incredible place. Mountains of coarse concrete & sharp lines wrapped in a landscape of fresh greenery and a lake or two. Photographing a couple amongst those lovely neutral tones & splashes of greenery, would have alone had me buzzing – but being able to give time to immersing myself without hurry in the many wonderful spaces the Barbican holds, really made my heart sing!
Of course, A&J hadn’t decided on pre-ceremony photos at the Barbican to fulfil my photographer dreams. They felt a connection to the place and carving out time together before (BEFORE!) the ceremony put them at ease and let them focus on each other for a time.
It was all part of their vision to create a simple & intimate wedding that felt “like a dinner party with close friends”. The ceremony was held in Islington Town Hall, with its beautiful light-filled corridors & vaulted ceilings; followed by an actual dinner party with close friends(!) at Bistrotheque in the East End – a modern, white-walled restaurant in a converted & unmarked warehouse. Joris proposed to Anna there about a year earlier. Guys!! You nailed your vision of a Modern London Wedding at Islington Town Hall and Bistrotheque to a T!!!
I can’t tell you how much I loved this wedding: these two, the vibe, the places, the images. Wholeheartedly, utterly, absolutely, grateful to Anna & Joris for inviting me into their day.
Some nice words that Anna & Joris said about us that we didn’t pay them to say:
“Kim was a dream to work with. From the very beginning we felt confident that he understood the aesthetic we were going for – and he delivered exactly what we had in mind. We so appreciated how easy going he was on the day. We’re both not thrilled when we’re the center of attention but he made us both feel so at ease.”
The list of lovely suppliers from this wedding:
Venues | Islington Town Hall & Bistrotheque
Florist | Hattie @ That Flower Shop
Dress | Pronovias
Suit | Bencivenga
Veil | The Wedding Club
Rings | Erie Basin & Hatton Garden
Shoes | Kate Spade
Hair | Fabz Raja
Cake | Anna’s sister, Krista!