Jennifer and Matt planned their entire Asylum London & Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich, wedding in just 3 months! Wow wee. A fantastic effort on paper and even more admirable when you see the amazing day they pulled off!!
When they got in touch about their wedding back in June I had a good feeling from the start. I spoke on the phone to Jennifer and she sounded absolutely lovely and their venues were really unique so I was really chuffed when they decided to book me.
Being a Monday wedding it was a far more exciting Monday that I’ve had for a long while. We kicked off in East Dulwich where Jennifer got ready. I walked into a really upbeat and all round happy atmosphere. Ruth and Jennifer (different Jennifer!) were awesomely welcoming and were keen to do anything they could to help me and look out for me so I would give them A* for bridesmaids duties! The fabulous Rebecca worked her magic on the make-up front and Jennifer’s parents, John and Rosemarie, added to the occasion as the pride for their daughter shone out seeing her with her dress on.
We then headed (thanks to the top chauffeur Giles) to the Asylum London – a very unique venue in Peckham, South-East London. The chapel dates back to circa 1827 and has a wonderful feel to it. Despite being bombed in WWII it is still standing strong and carries much of it’s original features. The ceremony was warm, emotional and led superbly by Tonym with some wonderful trumpet playing by Rob and singing by Helen. I would definitely recommend the Asylum London for a wedding. And a special mention to Angus and Mark for their excellent usher duties and helping me fly through the group shots!
A classic routemaster bus that took all the guests to famous Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich. Situated right on the river Thames, Trafalgar Tavern provides a great location for a wedding. The speeches were very special – I will never forget Jennifer’s Dad, John’s, song. Written when Jennifer was just a toddler and completed just before the wedding, it was a beautiful moment. And then the pinnacle was their first dance. Performed live by Jennifer’s nephew, Harry, Jennifer and Matt were just in a world of love and happiness. What a pleasure to witness and capture!
The day concluded with a stunning August sunset and so all in all it’s safe to say I went home that night a happy man. I am so so glad I got to meet Jennifer and Matt. They are genuinely lovely lovely people and most of all you can see what being married means to them both. I wish them both many years of happiness and to be a great team together! Thanks so much for having me along to capture your Trafalgar Tavern wedding.
If you’re looking for a Asylum London or a Trafalgar Tavern wedding photographer do get in touch! I love these venues and would be delighted to return as your Greenwich wedding photographer.