Sanaya and Stephen’s multicultural wedding at East London’s Round Chapel was beautiful, and so much fun to shoot. Sanaya’s family is Indian, while Stephen comes from both a Scottish and Brazilian background, so this wedding was bound to be a riot of colour and cultural traditions.
Sanaya and Stephen both walked into the ceremony separately and were each escorted by both of their parents. They had a humanist ceremony run by the amazing Sue Walder which was made so personal by the various traditions and descriptions of them as a couple. There was a garland exchange (which went slightly wrong when they ended up wearing each other’s!), candle lighting and the Scottish quaich ritual which meant they each had to drink whisky from a quaich cup.
After the ceremony we went for a walk around the local streets for a few couple portraits, and when it started raining we headed back to get some more in the gorgeous tiled corridor that runs around the main room at the Chapel.
The food supplied for the wedding breakfast was a spicy mix of Indian cuisine. The room was completely packed with guests, and the atmosphere was wonderful. When the dancing got going everyone was straight on the dance floor to join the bride and groom. Sanaya swapped her sari for an evening dress and joined the band for a few songs as she is a fabulous singer. It was brilliant fun and everyone loved it!
Another wonderful wedding at East London’s Round Chapel, one of my favourite venues! You can see a couple of other weddings that I have shot there, Sarah and Mark’s winter wedding and Clare and Rob’s stylish wedding. If you are getting married at the Round Chapel and you are looking for a wedding photographer, I would love to be a part of your day! Please get in touch via my contact page and we can arrange to have a chat.
Wedding Celebrant: Sue Walder
Caterer: Saffron Culture
Evening band: Don’t Freak Out
Mobile bar company: Libation Station
Audio and Visual: Sonny Evans Events
Confetti: Glitter Tits