‘You completely captured the atmosphere and relaxed vibe of the day. We never felt any pressure from you, and you were so good at weaving in and out of the action (at points we forgot you were even there…!). The photos really do tell the story of our wedding and we can’t thank you enough for all of your hard work. We will cherish them for the rest of our lives…
…we just wanted to say thank you.
North London Wedding Photographer
I love photographing weddings in North London. I think it must be one of my favourite parts of the UK capital. Whether it means being a wedding photographer in the borough of Camden, Barnet, Hackney, Islington, Enfield, or Waltham Forest.
And being a North London Wedding photographer at a recent wedding in Walthamstow in Waltham Forest was no exception. The bride and groom on the day, Jen and Nigel, as well as their families and wedding guests, created absolutely unforgettable North London wedding day. And it was such a joy to photograph it in my documentary, unobtrusive Blue Lily Weddings style!
Documenting a wedding in North London is always a joy for any photographer who likes working in urban settings. With beautiful architecture as a backdrop, for me as a Blue Lily Weddings North London wedding photographer, documenting this kind of wedding is even more special. This is such a quintessential part of the city. And being a North London wedding photographer is one of the things I enjoy most about my job.
I think especially photographing a wedding in Walthamstow (were the band E17 was born!), in the borough of Waltham Forest. This part of North London is just such a great background for wedding photography. With narrow streets and many traditional quirky pubs and shops where the local community is thriving.
North London Wedding Photos
I approached photographing this beautiful North London wedding in the signature Blue Lily Weddings style.
The goal was to create a set of beautiful and emotional wedding photos telling a full story of the day. The focus was as much on the big, key wedding moments as much as on the smaller in-between ones. They made the wedding unique and personal to the bride and groom. By looking through those North London wedding photos they would be able to feel as if they were there, reliving the moments of the wedding day and coming back to those beautiful emotions and feelings they were going through at the time.
Orford House Wedding Venue
This North London Wedding took place at the awesome Walthamstow wedding venue – the Orford House.
Orford House is a neo-Classical building, built around 1803 on Orford Road in Walthamstow. It has a fascinating history, documented by the Walthamstow Village Resident Association.
In 1921 the Orford House opened as a Social Club and has played an important role in Walthamstow life ever since. The club is owned by the members and is a non-profit organization. Members benefit from the events we host all year round, the bowls green and snooker tables, and, of course, the bar. Their function room makes for a great space for weddings, birthdays and discos.
Orford House Wedding Photography
The wedding photography on the day started at the bride and grooms North London house. Just 5 minutes away from the Walthamstow wedding venue-the Orford House. That’s where Jen and her bridesmaids, as well as the mother of the bride, were getting ready. As soon as I entered the house I felt the joyful atmosphere. I knew then it is going to be an awesome wedding day to photograph. And I was so right! This North London wedding was definitely one of my favourites in the whole wedding season.
After seeing the girls I went to see the groom and his groomsmen. Accompanied by the father of the bride they were applying the final touches and having a pint in the local pub, the Queens Arms. Then it was back to the girls to photograph the wedding dress being put on. So many beautiful emotions from the bride, her bridesmaids and mum. I think I shed a little tear myself!
A true bonus was to photograph the girls walking to the Orford House through the streets of Walthamstow with reactions from random local people on the way.
The groom was already waiting at the Orford house together with his best man by his side and all the wedding guests being seated. The wedding ceremony was beautiful. Then it was outside confetti, drinks reception and a few formal family shots. Even those were so much fun to photograph. Check out the girls orange jumpsuits, they absolutely rocked it!
After the wedding breakfast and moving speeches, it was time to photograph the first dance and the awesome dancefloor moves of the bride and groom and their family and friends.
The evening food were the Walthamstow (hot) dogs, absolutely delicious! All in all a perfect wedding day filled with love and laughter and a few (happy) tears. A true delight for a North London wedding photographer.
Thank you so much, Jen and Nigel, for letting me document it for you, you absolutely smashed it guys! xxx
Other professionals who made this wedding day special:
Hair and makeup – the bride herself!
Dress – Wed2Be
Flowers – Sam at Eddie Rose
DJ – Bex (DJTBX)
Doughnuts-local bakery Bom Pecado
Video Jess and Will – I Will Video
If you liked this post and are on a lookout for a North London (or beyond!) wedding photographer, please get in touch for a chat about your day. Or if you wish to check more London weddings that I photographed recently feel free to check them out below.