Preview: Islington Town Hall Wedding – Olivia & Callum

A beautiful Islington Town Hall Wedding in North London. Olivia & Callum had their civil ceremony in the main council chamber at Islington Town Hall. I’ve shot Islington Town Hall a few times, but researching more photography ideas, meant I could still try out a few new shots, as well as my traditional shots! The corridors of the council building are beautiful with marble arches and oak panelling, and the stained glass windows are also very beautiful.

An Islington Town Hall Wedding In North London
Olivia & Callum, Islington Town Hall Wedding, North London
An Islington Town Hall Wedding In North London

Islington Town Hall Civil Ceremony

After the ceremony, we walked through the building and out onto the main steps for a confetti throw, and a few group shots outside. Olivia’s dress was absolutely beautiful, and laying it out carefully draped around the steps and shooting at a wide angle really helped bring out the shape of the fabric.

An Islington Town Hall Wedding In North London
An Islington Town Hall Wedding In North London

The building is beautiful and is very well presented, the front of the building is carefully adorned with flower pots and hanging baskets and these work really well as subtle touches that make all the difference when shooting this wonderful location.

An Islington Town Hall Wedding In North London

I always love walking shots, and black and white works so well in these busy locations, with lots of colours sometimes disrupting the flow of the composition.

I had chatted with Olivia & Callum about what they wanted from their shots other than just the Town Hall, and they’d mentioned getting shots in the historic streets of Islington. I had a scout around before the wedding, and found Tyndale Lane, complete with cobbled paving and a wall of classic victorian brickwork. The busy backgrounds of the city can be softened really well with the 85mm lens and I was shooting at around f1.4 for some of these.

Olivia & Callum, Islington Town Hall Wedding, North London

Congratulations Olivia & Callum! You can also see their engagement shoot on Hampstead Heath on the Blog here.

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