wedding guests celebrate marriage with confetti

“Jonny has great ability to capture the candid, in between moments. He was a pleasure to work with, he’s fun and extremely talented. We couldn’t have asked for more!”

Old Finsbury Town Hall | Clerkenwell | London | UK

Emma & Isaac met in the spring of 2014 swing dancing in New York. The engagement followed two years later in Cinque Terre, Italy. Having decided to do a last minute trip to Milan over Thanksgiving to see Porgy and Bess at La Scala, they then took a train to Cinque Terre where they spent a few days. It was there that Isaac proposed and he completely took Emma by surprise! He had picked out a beautiful Edwardian emerald ring which she absolutely adored. Here’s the rest of their story told by the fine couple themselves:

What was your Old Finsbury Town Hall wedding inspiration?

Getting married in an historical building was special because we love Jazz and all old things. Old music halls give us a magical feeling. Music is very important to us hence we had a jazz band playing at the evening reception. During the day The Old Finsbury Town Hall is a dance school, and all contributions from weddings go towards bursaries for the students. It was also convenient for Isaac’s family and friends who flew into Heathrow from Canada, and my family and friends who arrived by train into King’s Cross. A short walk from the hotel to the venue, and reception drinks in Wilmington Square just around the corner from The Old Finsbury Town Hall. The day after the wedding we walked to the docks where we hired a boat and treated our guests to afternoon tea on the Thames.

Tell me about the unique vintage wedding dress.

It was from Joanne Fleming. I wear a lot of vintage dresses from the 30s and 40s for dancing and wanted something from that era. Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything quite right and then stumbled upon Joanne who made a dress for another friend. The historical references she uses is right up my street. The underpart of my dress was green silk. I wanted something that would look striking when I danced. My hat was by Julia Knox at http://eastvillagehats.nyc/ paired with the most comfortable 30s inspired gold shoes from https://remixvintageshoes.com/

  Sourced and fitted by Samir Hecham, Isaac’s suit was dated from 1912. The bridesmaids wore their own dresses. Everyone to be uniform wasn’t on the agenda so I asked them to be my best women and wear whatever they wanted.

Any advice for those planning their wedding now?

Try not to get too caught up in the details. Seeing our friends and family from all over the world gathered in Wilmington Square put everything into perspective. As a married couple we just want to continue our adventure together, and enjoy everyday.

 

bride and groom pose outside as sun rises

bride poses outside small cafe in london

bride poses in stairway with bouquet and window

bride and groom stroll through park as sun rises

bride poses with bouquet as sun rises close up

bride adjusts dress as she walks by roadworks

wedding guest reads out speech at dinner table

bride and groom share a drink outside as they cheers

bride hangs her dress on door in hotel room

groomsmen share a drink outside bar before wedding

bride and groom pose down rosebery avenue in london

wedding guest busts out some moves on dance floor

wedded couple stroll down avenue together

wedded couple pose outside Finsbury town hall sign

bride and groom finally kiss at alter

brides father walks her down the aisle

bride and groom laugh at wedding speech

bride gets her makeup done before wedding

weddings guests mingle as they await the arrival of the couple

wedding guests sit and wait on park bench for the couple

bride gets her hair perfected portrait

bridesmaids pose together down London avenue

young wedding guests play in fallen leaves

bride and groom impress wedding guests on dance floor

bride and groom say their vows at the alter

wedding guest poses with glass of beer at bar

bride and groom gaze at the sun rise portrait

wedding guests applaud the piano player

wedding guests pose together in town hall garden

bride and groom embrace by tall town buildings

bride and groom share a cup of tea before slicing the cake

bride and groom share first jig on dance floor

bride strolls down avenue with bouquet in hand

wedding guests all take a walk down a London street

bride gets lipstick put on close up

bride poses by metal wall with bouquet

bride and groom both walk down aisle together

bride and groom sit together on park bench

dining hall and ceiling detail

couple listen closely to wedding speech

wedding guests scream and enjoy the dance floor

bride and groom pose outside in London park

flowers in hotel shower detail

bride and groom applaud wedding speech

wedding guests gather outside town hall

wedding guests watch the couple at the alter

bide and bridesmaids stroll down london avenue

bride and groom pose in front of telephone box in London

young wedding guest watches drinks being poured

wedding guests slice into cheese detail

bride and groom pose outside in garden

bride and groom pose with fairy lights in hall

bride and groom pose and sit together on park bench

brides bouquet by flirty flowers detail

young wedding guest holds brides bouquet with pride

telephone box sticker detail close up

brides joanne flemming vintage wedding dress hung on door

bride and groom enjoy music on dance floor

confetti and brides dress on floor detail

wedded couple both enjoy the music on the dance floor

reflection of bride adjusting earring

wedding guest signs card in wedding hall

bride and groom dance and pose outside

wedding guests adjust the grooms suit

tray full of drinks detail

 

OLD FINSBURY TOWN HALL WEDDING SUPPLIERS

Make up artists: https://kyliemcmichael.co.uk/

Florists: Amanda Willgrave at Flirty Flowers

Rings: http://www.grayanddavis.com/ I wanted something old to complement by edwardian engagement ring and Isaac had a new ring that was designed and made by the shop

Cake: Nicky Tesler http://www.nickysbuttercupbakery.co.uk/

Catering Company: Sara and Martin Saxon http://www.tastingplates.com/

Entertainment:: Mark Kavuma http://www.markkavuma.com/

Invitations by Annie Moor http://www.anniemoorillustration.com/about

 

LOOKING FOR A LONDON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

Like the look of these Old Finsbury Town Hall Wedding Photos or are you having the Town Hall at Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4RP as your wedding venue? If you feel that my style doth butter your parsnips, please do check my availability and request an eBrochure.

I limit my diary to around 30 weddings per year, so don’t drag your feet.

CHECK MY AVAILABILITY