Clapton Country Club Wedding

A ceremony at Islington Town Hall and a typical East London wedding party at Clapton Country Club. Complete with Thai street food and homebrew!

Clapton Country Club Wedding

“A massive Thank You for photographing our wedding and being so patient with us! We had such an amazing day and are so happy with the photos! ”

Helen & Josh
Clapton Country Club wedding

As soon as I received the enquiry for this Clapton Country Club wedding, I knew we would be a good match.

“Helen and I are having an East London wedding with the ceremony at Islington Town Hall Council Chamber (12 pm). We will then all board a vintage London bus to our venue in Clapton that is a converted factory/warehouse. We are having Thai Street food canapés and sharing platters for mains. I’m also brewing a load of beer for the day. It’s going to be super relaxed with no speeches or first dance just a great party with friends and family. We are looking for a photographer that can capture our day in a very relaxed way. We aren’t really into posed or forced photos but love pictures that capture the moment. Your style definitely fits what we are about.”

Hoxton Square Wedding Prep

I started the coverage around 10.45 am in a cool flat in Hoxton Square. Helen wanted some “non-cheesy getting ready shots” which is exactly what I specialise in!

There was music, Champagne, laughs and already a lot of sunshine. Helen and her two bridesmaids were having their make-up and hair done by Branka V. And her parents arrived just before she put her Chloe dress and golden Miu Miu shoes on.

Clapton Country Club Wedding
Hoxton Square wedding prep
East London wedding
Hoxton Square wedding prep
Hoxton Square wedding prep
Hoxton Square wedding prep
Hoxton Square wedding prep
father of the bride
Hoxton Square wedding prep
Hoxton Square wedding prep
Hoxton Square wedding prep
Hoxton Square wedding prep

Islington Town Hall wedding ceremony

The ceremony took place in the Council Chamber at Islington Town Hall, a beautiful Registry Office in North London where I have shot many weddings.

Islington Town Hall

The Council Chamber

Islington Town Hall
walking down the aisle
Council Chamber, Islington Town Hall
Council Chamber, Islington Town Hall
vows
wedding vows at Islington Town Hall
ring exchange
newlyweds at Islington Town Hall
marriage certificate Islington Town Hall
congratulating newlyweds
guest
wedding guests at Islington Town Hall

Couple shots at Islington Town Hall

After the congratulations, I took the newlyweds away from their guests for a few minutes for some photos inside the photogenic town hall.

Islington Town Hall wedding photographer
Islington Town Hall wedding photographer
Islington Town Hall wedding photographer

Confetti

When we came out, the guests were waiting for the couple with some confetti. Then, the wedding party boarded a vintage routemaster for a short journey to Clapton Country Club.

confetti shot Islington Town Hall
wedding car

Clapton Country Club Wedding Photography

The warehouse venue was ready for the party. It had been beautifully decorated with flowers by Paula at Fox and Thorn who also made the bouquets for the bride, bridesmaids and flower girls.

neon sign
order of the day
Fox and Thorn wedding flowers Clapton Country Club
Fox and Thorn wedding flowers Clapton Country Club
Fox and Thorn wedding flowers Clapton Country Club
Fox and Thorn wedding flowers Clapton Country Club

Photo booth

Helen and Josh had prepared some Polaroid cameras for their guests to use. This is a great alternative for anyone who does not want to hire a photo booth.

polaroid photo booth Clapton Country Club
wedding guests

Food and drinks

Everyone enjoyed some great Thai street food by KraPow London and Josh’s own homebrew!

Clapton Country Club Wedding
Krapow Thai street food
Clapton Country Club Wedding
Clapton Country Club Wedding
guests having fun
wedding guests

Clapton Country Club wedding – Couple shots

Again, we took a few minutes for some informal portraits in the alleyways around Clapton Country Club.

Clapton Country Club Wedding photography
Clapton Country Club Wedding photography
Clapton Country Club Wedding photographer
Clapton Country Club Wedding photography

What is great about Clapton Country Club is the outside space that allows guests to enjoy nice weather and fresh air away from the main road.

summer wedding at Clapton Country Club
summer wedding at Clapton Country Club
guests having drinks
outdoor drinks
outdoor drinks

Clapton Country Club Wedding Reception

table plan
wedding reception
Krapow Thai street food
summer wedding at Clapton Country Club wedding

Speeches

After dinner, Josh said a few words to thank some special people who helped make the day a success.

speeches Clapton Country Club
speeches Clapton Country Club
toast
Clapton Country Club
guests
summer wedding at Clapton Country Club
summer wedding at Clapton Country Club
guests chatting
guests chatting
guests
summer wedding at Clapton Country Club
summer wedding at Clapton Country Club
summer wedding at Clapton Country Club
summer wedding at Clapton Country Club

Wedding cake

When most of the evening guests had arrived, the couple decided to cut the gorgeous wedding cake by Le Choux.

East London wedding photographer

Party Time

Then, it was time for the party with Jason King from Disco Wed, the DJ recommended by Clapton Country Club.

Clapton Country Club wedding
Clapton Country Club wedding
dancing
Clapton Country Club wedding
Clapton Country Club wedding
Clapton Country Club wedding
dancing
dancing
dancing
Clapton Country Club wedding
dancing

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