Raniero & Nora - The Asylum Chapel & Peckham Springs

Back once again to The Asylum chapel and then onto the fabulous Peckham Springs, two of London’s most exciting alternative wedding venues. If you have read my blog recently you will know that I photographed a wedding at The Asylum back in June and can honestly say that this place gets better everytime I work there. Nora and Raniereo’s day was no exception to this, an international crowd of family and friends gathered at the Asylum to watch Nora & Raniero break the traditional mold as they walked in together and were wed in style at this magical venue. The reception was held at Peckham Springs an amazing space that was just perfect for the happy couples requirements with plenty of space for the guests to enjoy the jazz trio music, play Mario kart or have a dance in the main bar. Here are a few of my favourites from their day.

“Ollie really captured our day beautifully. HIs documentary style meant that he was able to embed himself into our wedding seamlessly and catch us in the moment. I'd absolutely recommend him in a heartbeat.”

Nora & Raniero Russo

Sev & Petia - Addington Palace

Oh Yez Oh Yez, hear ye to the wedding of Sev and Petia at Addington Palace a breathtaking 18th Century mansion in South London. That’s right they had booked a town crier but not just any, The Royal Town crier himself, he wasn’t announcing any royal babies today however! An emotional Sev was overwhelmed when he saw Petia walking towards him but once the pair were wed he was able to relax and enjoy the day. A wonderful feast was served in the grand hall and the guests were treated to some witty speeches followed by an excellent DJ. These two were such a fantastic couple to have photographed their day for, a huge amount of emotion and laughter as you can see in the photographs below.

“Oliver did an amazing job taking the photographs on our special day. He is very professional, very kind and his work is of high quality. We particularly like his artistic style and the ability to catch special moments while we enjoyed the day. The portfolio produced by him is beautiful and he has been kind enough to also organise for us to have the whole set of photographs taken on the day, including those that didn't make it to the final album. Thank you, Oliver. We will forever look at these photos and rely on them to recreate the day in times when we feel like we have forgotten the intense joy that we felt. Moreover your work will decorate our walls for years to come, illustrating exactly what we hoped for these photographs to illustrate.”

Sev & Petia

Rupert & Marissa - All Souls Church & The Halfmoon, Fulham

This wedding had a bit of a musical twist to it, Rupert & Marissa held their reception at The Halfmoon in Putney, one of London’s oldest music venue stooped with plenty of history. A congregation of friends and family gathered at the All Souls church in Fulham to witness Rupert and Marissa exchange wedding vows and return down the aisle as husband and wife. Luckily the weather held off and we were able to walk over Putney Bridge to the Halfmoon with members of the public congratulating the newlyweds on the way. The guests were kept entertained with can knock down, Jenga and dominoes before being called for dinner in the main music space of the venue. Some hilarious and heartfelt speeches followed dinner before the happy couple cut their cake and took to the dance floor where the venue really came into its element. Please see a few highlights form their day below.

“Bit of a late reply here, as these ironically arrived during our belated honeymoon, but I wanted to give you a huge thank-you for the gorgeous photos! We looked through them last night, and they were exactly what we were hoping for. You did an amazing job capturing the smiles, tears, sweet moments and wild ones. I can't emphasize enough how blown away we were with your work. We'll be leaving you an excellent review, and we can't wait to share these photos with our friends and family!”

Rupert & Marissa Simonian