Clissold House Socially Distanced Hackney Wedding
Jo and Joe chose Clissold House, in Stoke Newington for their socially distanced wedding. Out went the big party plans and in came a beautiful, small and intimate Clissold Park wedding. I have been fortunate to photograph a number of weddings at Clissold House. Stoke Newington is my home. I can therefore say, with some authority say that this Hackney gem of a wedding venue is perfect for a socially distanced wedding.
Jo arrived to Clissold Park in a black cab with her father. The gate opposite St.Mary’s church is a convenient spot as the path leads directly to the rear door of CH. Joe and the wedding party were waiting in Clissold House, guests in masks. It is current policy that all guests and suppliers (including me, your photographer) have a face mask. The bride and groom are exempt from face mask wearing, always a relief when it comes to kissing!
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During the ceremony the main room was limited to 11 guests plus the two registrars. I was able to keep the door of the room open and capture the proceedings from the hall way, not ideal but it did provide a completely different view from normal. A guest kindly stepped out of the room to enable me to nip in to grab a lovely image of J & J signing the register. Sadly confetti is currently not allowed so after the wedding we all gathered to the rear of CH for some fun family groups photographs.
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The wedding party made their way to The Clarence Tavern for some Stoke Newington Private Dining. J, J and I remained for a little wander around Clissold Park and Stoke Newington Church Street. I like unposed and relaxed portraits, we also stopped for a cheeky Guinness at The Old Shillelagh!
If you are planning a socially distanced wedding at Clissold House or another London Venue then get in contact I would love to hear your plans. Covid19 has changed the way we have to operate but venues have adapted, photographers like myself have adapted. I know that Jo and Joe had a wonderful wedding day regardless of the masks during the ceremony and, like many other couples are planning a big party for 2021!