I absolutely love a London wedding and Victoria and Adam’s urban and colourful wedding in South London was an absolute delight! When they got in touch to say they were planning a super relaxed wedding at Amp Studios in Peckham, I was so excited. I hadn’t been to Amp Studios before and it looked like a perfect South London wedding venue with its cool urban vibes.
Getting ready for their urban and colourful wedding in South London
Victoria got ready at home at her and Adam’s flat with her sister Ginny. We had suuuuch a nice morning, it was all really relaxed and the sun was shining throughout. Victoria looked absolutely stunning and I loved her gorgeous flowers from Sage Flowers. Once Victoria and Ginny were both ready, we hopped into a taxi to Amp Studios.
A first look
Victoria and Adam had chosen to do a first look, which is where you see each other for the first time in private. It’s just the two of you, rather than when you walk down the aisle in your wedding ceremony. It was such a beautiful moment. Adam was waiting in the archway and Victoria came up and gave him a big hug. I’ve done first looks a few times over the years of being a wedding photographer and I think it’s such a great idea. I think we may end up doing it for our own wedding too!
I think it’s a good option if you’re both a bit shy or wanting to make the moment really personal. It can be a bit daunting seeing each other for the first time in front of a huge crowd of people. Victoria and Adam then waited for their guests to get seated before walking down the aisle together, which I absolutely loved.
An incredible ceremony at Victoria and Adam’s urban and colourful wedding in South London
The ceremony was incredibly special and also so very emotional! I genuinely don’t think I’ve seen as many people crying during a ceremony before haha! There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. It was so lovely to see Victoria and Adam say their vows to each other and they both looked so happy. The ceremony room was lovely with lots of natural light shining into the arch.
An emotional, urban and colourful wedding in South London
Victoria and Adam then both headed back down the aisle together and had a few minutes alone while we all got ready with the confetti! Again it was quite emotional during the drinks reception. There were lots of hugs from family and friends and a few happy tears. I absolutely loved capturing all of this and it was such a happy afternoon. I let Victoria and Adam say hellos and have some fizz and canapés before taking a few group photos of them with their family and friends. The outside courtyard of Amp Studios is really cool. It has a mix of brickwork and the railway arches along with lots of greenery.
Colourful flowers and a patchwork guestbook
I also went in to capture the room before everyone came in for dinner and wow it looked amazing! I loved all of the gorgeous sunflowers (Victoria had gone to the flower market a few days before and done all of these with a few helpers!). And I loved the pink, red and yellow ribbons hanging off all the chairs which her Mum made.
It looked so colourful and beautiful and really complimented all the brickwork and overall space inside! I must also give a big shout out to Kerrie at Enticing Events. She did all the event planning and coordination ensuring the day ran seamlessly for Victoria and Adam. One more thing I must say was I loved Victoria and Adam’s guest book. It was triangles of material they had their guests sign and then Victoria’s Mum was going to stitch it all together into a patchwork quilt for them! How lovely is that?!
Tissues at the ready…time for speeches
We were served dinner by the caterers Hand Made Food which was absolutely delicious. Afterwards it was time for a few speeches. I love that Victoria spoke – her speech was totally moving and so lovely. Her Dad was equally moving and again there were a lot of happy tears! It was also great to hear Adam’s speech which was really witty and funny, and he got absolutely destroyed by his Best Man. I was really laughing.
It was a beautiful sunny evening. We got some gorgeous golden hour light just outside Amp Studios (who said you can’t get sunset hour in London?!). Before heading back into the venue for cocktails and evening guests arriving. I loved that there were cocktails – such a great idea and it really mixed it up for the evening drinks!
A Party time in South London
It was time for the party to kick off and although Victoria and Adam didn’t have a first dance, a lot of people were still game to party and I love the shots of Adam and his Nan on the dance floor!! So sweet! It was also time for evening pizza from Villaggio Pizza and I’m sure you know by now that’s my absolute favourite way to end a wedding! Thanks so much to Victoria and Adam for entrusting me to capture their epic Amp Studios wedding!
For more of the wedding I have photographed, have a look at my portfolio