Asylum Chapel Wedding Photography London

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I posted a little preview of my Asylum Chapel wedding photography soon after I photographed Kimberley and Arturas’s day at the beginning of August this year. Here is the full blogpost of their Asylum Chapel wedding photography. After editing their whole day I wanted to share some different views of their epic day!

Relaxed & Natural Asylum Chapel Wedding Photography

The day started in a hotel in Vauxhall then it was on the the ‘Asylum Chapel’ in Caroline Gardens in Peckham – if you haven’t heard of this unique building before go to their website and take a peek. Here’s some details about it from that site:

“The chapel is a grade 2 listed building built in 1826 by the Licensed Victualers Benevolent Institution for use by the residents of Caroline Gardens.   These residents were made up of retired workers of the alcohol trade.   Bombed in WWII, the present use of the chapel is as a flexible space which can be hired for photographic and film shoots for exhibitions, theatre, weddings and funerals.”

In keeping with the couple Kimberley and Arturas wanted a unique day to share with family and friends – and believe me that’s what they gave them. It was important to represent both of their cultures, Lithuanian and Jamaican, in a relaxed and enjoyable way. From the styling to the flowers (brilliantly realised by The London Flower House) every tied into the theme of the day.

This was the great challenge of the day for me – to tell the story of their wedding day but to reflect both Kimberley and Arturas’s cultures within the photography. Having met together before the wedding day, and talked through all their plans, it was apparent that their heritage played a huge part in their lives – so it was very important for me to make that part of the texture of the wedding photography I took for them.

After the ceremony at Caroline Gardens Chapel in Peckham everyone sat down to a brilliant sharing platter provided by Canababes that had a Lithuanian influence, with plenty of imported vodka and toasts.

‘Pop Up’ wedding reception…

Then it was on to a ‘pop-up’ reception in a double shop front in Bethnal Green – very cool with a ‘bring your own’ cocktail bar and Jamaican food being served on the roof terrace. It was yum!