Emma and Lee wedding in Islington Town Hall

Emma and Lee were together for 11 years but the haven't really planned this wedding in advance - the thought of making their union official came suddenly just a few months before the big day! They were booking some holidays when the travel agent asked them if this is going to be their honeymoon - and they thought that it might as well be one! :)

After the initial excitement they realised that they need to arrange everything a very short notice, and the grim reality of London wedding industry is that the best venues and suppliers get fully booked really quickly.

However they were lucky and it all started coming together very soon - elegant and simple dress from Sanyukta Shrestha, dainty accessories from Ana Maria Bufnila - and the stunning flowers from Anna Collins completed the beautiful vision.

Emma and the girls got ready at the Town Hall hotel, from where we headed to Islington Town Hall for the ceremony. Emma and Lee decided to keep the ceremony intimate with just family - and it felt really cozy, personal, and special!  One of the most memorable moments was when Emma's granfather's wife, who couldn't come to the ceremony, just connected by Skype! It is truly extraordinary how technology can change people's lives these days and how close we can all be despite the challenges of geography!

After the ceremony we took some pictures in the nearby park as it was getting darker very quickly, and then joined the guests at the exquisite dinner reception by the candlelight at the Chamber room of the Town Hall Hotel.

It was very important for Emma and Lee to share their joy with all their friends, so the following Saturday they threw a big party at their new apartment, where I also popped by to take a few photographs.

It was truly a memorable day (or rather two days!) - a big thank you Emma and Lee for inviting me warmly into your circle of love and care! It was an honor and I look forward to what the future has in store for you both. Much Love x

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Islington Town Hall wedding - Alina Uritskaya Photography