An Alternative Hackney Town Hall Wedding

I love the colour and vibes that Jessica and Jamie have chosen for their Hackney Town Hall Wedding. It is a mini wedding but not without maximum style! I live for Wes Anderson symmetry aesthetics, so when possible I pick out architecture to frame couples wedding pictures. I’m practically married to my 35mm wide lens for those cinematic compositions.

Jessica’s hair and make up was done by Ema (see credits at the bottom) and I am just obsessed with the ‘Just Married’ hair clips.

The vibrant confetti shots go to show you do not need a big crowd for a stunning scene! My tip is that you can never have enough. Most venues now require biodegradable confetti. Which I think is a good thing! I’m quite keen on sustainability. See my styled shoot full of sustainable wedding suppliers that is featured on Love My Dress!

Eco paper discs are great because they are bold and big can be seen very well by the camera. If you use lavender seeds, they smell divine but they are heavier and smaller meaning you do not get as colourful or popping affect as in these photographs. Do not be afraid to have different confettis, just get more of it than you think you would need if this shot matters to you.

We had a couple of belly laughs during our short time together, once in the Hackney Town Hall wedding ceremony with a squeaky leather chair in a quiet ceremony room, and then as captured above with Grandparent’s reaction to sipping on a skull decorated flask full of whiskey!

Besides the amazing architecture of Hackney Town Hall, I love the giant palm tree as a backdrop too. Palm trees always make me happy!

If you would like cinematic and sentimental wedding photos like this, contact me to enquire about pricing and availability.

Venue: Hackney Town Hall

Hair and MUA: Ema at The Bridal Stylists

Love My Dress Sustainability Blog Feature


Stephanie is a documentary wedding photographer covering all parts of the UK. Authentic, alternative, narrative.


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