Wedding Photographer Art Pavilion Mile End
Rachel and Patrick introduced me to an absolute gem of a wedding venue in London’s East End – Mile End Art Pavilion. A hop and a skip from Victoria Park, The Mile End Art Pavilion is a bright and light gallery space with huge floor-to-ceiling windows and views out to a stunning wetlands area full of bull rushes, lily pads and an almost biblical amount of frogs.
I met Rachel and her bridesmaids and family at a particularly nice property in Clapton (no small amount of house envy!) tucking into pizza and preparing for the wedding day ahead. The odd glass of fizz was circulating and Rachel and her gang all looked beautiful, relaxed and happy. Special mention to her dad, who looked particularly dapper in a fantastic Northumbrian – not Scottish – kilt.
Though we didn’t have blazing sunshine, the day was warm and dry. The venue looked brilliant, Rachel and Patrick had clearly been working very hard. Awash with flowers, the Mile End Art Pavilion was split down the middle, the gallery space now had rows of seating ready for the service on the one side while the other was decked out with tables set for the wedding breakfast. The service went by in a flash and was followed by champagne and celebrations on a little island sited in the middle of the bull rushes and reached via a bridge. After a lovely confetti-strewn group picture we organized a quick family and friends portrait session.
Dinner and speeches swiftly followed by shots of home made ‘Wedding Cello’ (cool idea+tasty tipple = win win) followed. The dance floor filled immediately as the evening fun began, a booze cruise by the best man keeping the party lubricated. In short, a fabulous wedding – happy days.
Huge thanks to Rachel and Patrick and all their guests for making me so welcome, I wish them all the very best in the future.