Jade and Jason were married at the exquisite Asylum Chapel in Peckham, London – my favourite blitzed out church in London. With a tin roof, flaking paint and crumbling walls it’s not for everyone but luckily my couples are a bit more adventurous and visually aware than most… which makes my job much easier to the extent that it sometimes feels like cheating.
Although this was my seventh time photographing a wedding at Asylum Chapel it still throws up welcome surprises. I’ve shot wedding photography at The Asylum in every season and every weather condition, from gloriously hot and Sunny May afternoons – when the Cherry tree on the front lawn is in full blossom – to a rain-soaked November morning and March afternoon so cold I couldn’t feel my finger on the shutter button and the snow lay so thick I couldn’t see my feet… but I’m rambling. No matter what time of year Asylum Chapel is a wedding photographers dream come true with light to die for and backdrops so good that if they didn’t exist someone would end up painting them… and then peeling bits of it off to make it look cool.
After the wedding ceremony at Asylum Chapel everyone bundled on to the by now compulsory wedding bus and headed over to Wahaca at One New Change for a bit to eat (and plenty of wine) before heading off again to Piano opposite Smithfield Market for speeches and cocktails. Probably the darkest room I’ve ever photographed anything in, some coal mines have more light but a bit of photographer magic (and a carefully hidden LED or two) made sure there was just enough to get by.
Thank you to Jade and Jason for letting me be their Asylum Chapel wedding photographer and also to these highly recommended suppliers:
Hair and Makeup: Alice Boyle – alicerosebrides.com
Jade’s Amazing Dress: Sage by Emmy Mae Bridal – emmymaebridal.com | heartaflutterbridal.co.uk
Very Cool Flowers: Catherine Foxwell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Asylum Chapel – maverickprojects.co.uk
– – © Graham Nixon Photography 2020 Asylum Chapel London Wedding Photographer – –