Brixton East Wedding photography
Hollie & Luke said ‘I do’ in their local Church, before heading in a big red bus over to the gorgeously urban and atmospheric Brixton East. The whole day was visually stunning, sparkly and gorgeous but Hollie has the biggest heart and so the day was pretty awesome from start to finish. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a chilled out bride on the morning of the wedding, especially with the make up artist stuck in traffic!
Libby came along with me to help me shoot this one, and a few of her gorgeous images are included below.
Hollie & Luke had these lovely words to say about us both, honestly, I’m so flattered, and a teeny bit blown away! “Ellie is a artist and her her work is magical. I honestly want a gallery in my house as homage to her wonderful photographs (we did discuss this but thought we’d look a little vain!!)! She has an eye for light and eye for capturing moments which tell a whole story and for that we are so grateful. Ellie and her equally wonderful second photographer Libby were awesome on the day……with seven bridesmaids, wandering family members they remained ZEN and took authority when it was needed! They were like having friends at our wedding which is so important.”
See a little bit of the story of their day below, and then read on to hear a little bit about how they planned the day and their suppliers!
“Luke and I met in 2012……in a field…….under a Big Top……….with Annie Mac as our soundtrack. It was Bestival and I was covered in glitter with all my best mates having the best time with no thought that I would meet my future husband that night. I was struggling to manage a selfie with my friends and a helpful fella came to my rescue and captured the moment (later that night I lost my camera so that photo never did materialise). Realising this fella was rather dreamy I determinedly struck up some conversation and managed to persuade him to the bar and the rest really as cheesy as it sounds is history. The next night we partied as a peacock and a girrafe and then promised to keep in touch. Luke however lived in Essex and I lived in West London so I thought perhaps that it was one train to far and braced myself that this was simply a festival romance. BUT turns out distance really isn’t an issue when you met your best mate.
2 years later Luke whisked me off to Paris, presented me with the most awesome, perfect ring and we ate all the steak and drank all the bubbles before beginning the year of wedding planning!
We knew we wanted to get married in London even though Luke lived in Essex. We knew we wanted a city wedding and nothing where weather could dampen the day in any way (because it did inevitably rain on our wedding day) so no fields. Its a bit of a London wedding cliche but we wanted a warehouse vibe, that had an element of urban beauty! But we also had 150 guests AND turns out many venues were either too small or too big…we were on a bit of a goldilocks style hunt. Luke actually found our venue on a blog and it was love. We waited with baited breath to discover whether it could fit all of our requirements and it did! We went to Brixton East and met the wonderful (I cannot stress how amazing he is) Andy who has thought through every detail to make the space perfect from the festoon lighting, to the awesome moveable mint green bar to the beautiful toilets and smeg fridges; we signed up on the spot. It was also amazing as it has two spaces; downstairs for eating and upstairs for partying – perfect. The exposed walls and wooden floors was a winning combo for us.”
HOLLIE & LUKE’S DREAM TEAM
Outfits (Designer & boutique ) // Bellissima boutique (so so lovely and helpful) // Enzoani Jamie dress
Jewellery (Designer & boutique) // Monica Vinader earrings and bracelet
Shoes // Sophia Webster
Veil/Headpiece // Gypsy Rose Vintage
Florist // Petalon
Venue // Brixton East (Andy is a legend and the most amazing team)
Caterer // The Salon Brixton (best food, Nick is awesome) & Bosco and Bee Pizza Van (the loveliest people and awesome yummy pizzas)
Bridesmaids Dresses // Oh My Love
Groom/Groomsmen // Harris Tweed
Wedding Planner // Union And Co
Entertainment (day & evening) // Disco Wed
Videographer // Tea Films