Back on a very sunny and warm Jubilee bank holiday weekend, Alex and Nina celebrated their wedding ceremony at the William Morris gallery in Walthamstow. And let me tell you, their wedding style was absolutely incredible! They really proved that you don’t have to stick to traditional wedding rules to have a fantastic day.
It was a local wedding for me, which was a nice change, and my first in Walthamstow! I’d never been to this venue before, so I was excited when Alex and Nina asked me to capture their special day here.
William Morris Gallery civil wedding ceremony
The William Morris Gallery is a pretty Georgian house in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow. It was built in 1740 and still maintains lots of it’s original features, so it’s a romantic place to get married. It has a license for legal ceremonies, and can host your reception too! There are several rooms you can use depending on the size of your wedding. Nina and Alex chose it as their ceremony venue, and then were moving onto a restaurant nearby for a personal reception.
Nina and Alex were married in an intimate room upstairs and their friend Divine Bloom provided the most striking red florals. I absolutely loved how everyone had got the red memo and this colour palette flowed through their whole day.
Nina and Alex walked into the room together, with Nina clutching a wild bouquet with red roses and foliage.
The ceremony was intimate, and the couple had written their own heartfelt vows that had everyone in the room in tears. It was so beautiful!
After the ceremony, I lined all of Alex and Nina’s guests on the steps outside the gallery for confetti. It’s a really cute spot for your confetti and group shots because of the georgian features of the gallery behind.
Alex and Nina had booked my Emerald package which provides ceremony coverage, and a couples shoot after. After some group shots outside the gallery, their guests continued on to the restaurant for some celebratory drinks while we took a wander around the park.
Colourful wedding portraits in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow
Couples portraits are a great time for you to spend some quiet time with just you two (and your favourite third wheel). I love to take couples aside for a short walk where we can use a variety of back drops. This means you get a nice variation of images, without spending too much time away from the action.
Nina had chosen a beautiful vintage inspired Collectif dress and it was giving off some real valentines vibes! I absolutely adored it. The spring blossoms were also still out in Lloyd Park, so there were little pops of colour everywhere. Both Alex and Nina’s vibrant outfits really shone against the lush greenery of the park.
I always love to do individual portraits of my bride and grooms too. It means you each have a chance to show off the outfits you took so long putting together! I had a blast doing these in front of this blossoming tree in the park, and think Alex totally rocked the bouquet too. It matched so well with his floral cravat.
All in all, it was an amazing day and Alex and Nina really showed that you can make your wedding day uniquely yours.
If you would like me to capture your wedding, get in touch and let’s get chatting. I love photographing all types of wedding, from intimate ceremonies like this to full day parties.