Winter Asylum Wedding
After shooting this Baroque bridal shoot at Asylum in March 2014, I shot my first Asylum wedding on a crisp and sunny December day. What a delight. The Asylum is a crumbling chapel (bombed during the war). It was resurrected as an art space by Mavericks Projects and now has a wedding licence. It’s like an oasis in the dessert located just off the busy Old Kent Road in Caroline Gardens, Peckham, South East London.
The wedding of Tom & Lizzie began in East London with Lizzie and her 4 sisters all getting ready in one room..
The ceremony was early in the day to catch the winter light. I love a winter wedding because the sun is low in the sky and casts the most amazing shadows making totally unique photographs. And if you don’t get the sunlight there so many ways with lighting and magic tricks to make totally unique photographs.
We left Asylum in the evening after the speeches and headed back to East London to the Old Cholmeley Boys Club in Dalston. A very unique and eclectic venue – it is like someone’s living room because it actually is someone’s living room!
As winter weddings can be quite demanding with lighting and with time constraints of the sunset it’s always good to come prepared and not alone and I was assisted on this wedding with photography, lighting and support by the lovely and talented Lisa Jane Photography x