Peckham Asylum Wedding
The Asylum Wedding venue is a unique and quirky wedding venue in Peckham, London that I've shot at many times. Its incredible aesthetic means it can host both chilled fun weddings and also more alternative weddings. Today's post features an elegant Belgian wedding that started in the Warrington Hotel. The Warrington Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel pub with a small number of gorgeously decorated rooms. After the bride got ready with her family, they all zipped over to The Asylum in Peckham for the ceremony
London wedding at The Asylum
The couple opted to have a ceremony delivered by a friend, along with speeches from a multitude of close friends and family from different parts of their life. They also had a ring warming ceremony where each ring was passed through the hands of all the guests and blessed with their love and well wishes. They had a folk guitarist performing between some of the heartfelt speeches
Bistrotheque wedding reception
After the ceremony they had brief drinks at The Asylum before boarding a bus to their first reception venue the Bistrotheque which is a hidden away restaurant specialising in oysters- a Belgian favourite!
At the Bistrotheque they also had their best people deliver some speeches and had a caricaturist entertain the guests, along with customised mint favours before every collected their table plan name card to take to the Amadeus Centre for the wedding dinner.
Amadeus Centre wedding
The Amadeus Centre is a two room venue that was decorated with an abundance of fairy lights and elegant greenery by florists Hattie Fox. the bride and groom opened the dinner with their speech, before the parents gave speeches between the mains and the croquembouche dessert.
Whilst the catering staff turned the main dinner room around into a dancefloor, the guests all went downstairs to enjoy a live band John Bull & the Bandits.
London wedding party
After the upstairs room was cleared, the couple had their stunning first dance under the blanket of fairy lights
Hoxton Hotel Wedding Preparation
I remember when I first Skyped Anne-Sophie and Antoine that I thought to myself, gosh, these guys are way too beautiful and classy for me! Yes, I do actually say gosh in person. Also crikey. I inherited it from my parents and my boyfriend takes the mick out of me all the time for it. Anyway, I digress... although this couple are very cool, they're also wonderfully laid back and were all about just having a good time with their loved ones, which is a trait all my couples share regardless of how traditional or non-traditional they are! They planned their London wedding throughout various beautiful wedding venues, The Hoxton Hotel, Farm Church, Marks Club for the drinks reception and Harild & Sons restaurant for the wedding dinner. I started the day at the Hoxton Hotel, where they were both staying as many of their Swiss friends and family had flown in for the wedding. Anne-Sophie wore a gorgeous and elegant silk dress and Antoine a classic blue suit, with rustic dried flowers for their bouquet and button holes.
Farm Church Wedding Ceremony, Mayfair
They all jumped in a London Taxi to Farm Church, a stunning Catholic Church hidden in a park next to Mayfair Library. It's such a stunning hidden gem, I'd shot a wedding at the Mayfair Library and had no clue this was there!
Mark's Club Wedding Reception
After the ceremony everyone took a short sunny stroll to Mark's Club where they held their afternoon tea reception. They chose this venue because it has uniquely quirky decor throughout and tasty cakes!
Harrild & Sons Wedding Dinner
After their afternoon tea reception at Marks Club they all hopped on a vintage London bus, a rather unique one level gold kind, to go to Harrild & sons for their wedding dinner. Harrild & Sons is a beautiful Farringdon restaurant with a basement cocktail bar where they had dinner and several sets of speeches including Anne-Sophie's mum's surprise of a rendition of a popular Swiss-French song!
In the basement they had cheese and desserts whilst the main area was turned around into the dancefloor
London wedding brunch at the Hoxton Hotel
The next day they had a morning after brunch back at Hoxton Hotel. I specialise in shooting multi-day weddings and see the days outside of the main wedding day as my chance to tell the story of family and friends!
Check out other similarly cool London wedding s at the Ace Hotel and Tanner Warehouse