Lucy & Richard tied the knot at Cecil House, a fabulous Folk Dance Center in London’s Primrose Hill, boasting a huge wood panelled hall and stunning gardens. Considering I lived in Primrose Hill for many years it’s a complete mystery how this incredible venue passed me by! Lucy and I are friends of old so it was a real honor to be asked to document her big day. I met the bride-to-be in Kentish Town – very relaxed, glass of bubbles in hand and hair in rollers – tres glam.
I met Richard at the venue, suited, booted and looking suitably dapper. Since my initial recce of the venue some weeks before (when the main hall was being used for A Levels – mild panic attack as the memories flooded back) the whole venue had been transformed. A beautiful silver birch Huppah under which Richard and Lucy would marry had been erected along with a large stage and wopper of a PA system. The guests started to arrive and take their places as Lucy rocked up looking amazing – proper knock out – with her bridesmaids and brother who was to walk her down the aisle. The service went without a glitch and after a solid stamp from the groom and a cry of Mazel Tov everyone tucked into celebratory drinks on the lawn.
Over the next few hours Lucy and Richard were hoisted up on chairs, tossed in the air and spun vigorously by various friends and family. They first-danced, ate cake, drank vodka martinis and partied hard – in short, an awesome wedding.
I would like to thank the bride and groom for making me so welcome and wish them all the very best in the future.
Wedding Photographer: John Sanders
Wedding venue: Cecil Sharp House
Hair and make up: Kaz Fernando
Wedding band: Kitts Band
Flowers: Lara Sanjar Wildrenataflowers
Printing: U Name It
Acoustic Guitar & vocals: Drew Salida
Cecil Sharp House Camden Wedding Photography