Hackney Wedding Ceremony

Back in September, Annika & Jonathan invited me to London to document their Motel Studios wedding. Their ceremony took place at St. John Of Jerusalem Church in Hackney, which was the most beautiful church I’ve photographed in a long time! Mostly because of how the natural light spilt down from high windows onto the aisle and illuminated them perfectly. Revd Andrew Wilson conducted the ceremony and was a pleasure to work with, allowing me to move around quietly during the ceremony and capture everything. It’s always worth checking with your church what their rules are regarding photography during a wedding ceremony, as it varies significantly from one parish to another.   

After the ceremony, guests made their way to the venue. Annika, Jonathan and I jumped into a black cab and headed around the corner to Victoria Park for a quick stop on the way.  

 

Motel Studios Wedding Venue

This truly unique wedding venue is situated just south of Hoxton Station inside the railway arches themselves. It consists of two railway arches, one as the reception space and the other for the meal and speeches.  

Soon after arriving, it was time for food, speeches and eventually, Annika & Jonathan’s first dance kicked off the evening entertainment. In-between courses we managed to sneak off for a few more photographs around the local area, finding some graffiti and even a conveniently placed ‘strip-tease’ neon sign to use!  Take a look through some highlights from Annika & Jonathan’s day below.