The last time I was at the Union Chapel was when I was there to see one of my all time favourite artists, Heather Nova, perform. I’ve always associated the place more with gigs than with weddings, so it was a real treat to actually be working at this beautiful and legendary venue for Jessica & Alex’s wedding. They knew in advance that the outside of Union Chapel would be covered in scaffolding at the time of their wedding, but decided to go with it in any case as it is a special place for them too. And I have to agree with their decision, it was a magical feeling inside with sunlight pouring through the windows and the glorious ceiling of the chapel spreading over us. Just, wow.
No words can describe how stunning Jessica looked when she walked down the isle in her gorgeous gown from Imagine Bridal Couture. Like really, she looked like a movie star. The ceremony was equally beautiful and had a truly special feel about it. And even though this was the first time for me working up on a stage (I was sure I was going to either fall off it, through it, or at the least on my face on the unsteady surface), I managed to make it through without any major injury. Result!
After the ceremony and some portraits next to the chapel, we headed to the reception at The Old Finsbury Town Hall. Wow, talk about a stunning location for a wedding breakfast! I only wish I would have had a few more minutes of daylight to really explore all the lovely old textures of the beautiful hall. Angel Flowers in Islington created the beautiful flower arrangements (and what was one of my favourite bouquets ever, sooo pretty!). And omg, every wedding should have fish & chips! Although I have to say the delicious smell was driving us who were working a little bit delirious.
A huge thank you to Susanna for assisting, and to Helen from Helen Carter Weddings (assisted by the lovely Andri from Always Andri Wedding Design) for making the tightly-packed day run as smoothly as possible, it was a pleasure working with you girls.
And of course, a massive thank you to Jessica & Alex for allowing us to join you on your day, and giving us an opportunity to experience working in such amazing venues, it was truly unforgettable!