When I first spoke to Emma and Matt and heard they were having a Wilton’s Music Hall wedding I was so excited. I absolutely ADORE that building, it’s my favourite in London. I used to go swing dancing regularly, back in my living-it-up-in-London days, and I went to a few amazing dance socials at Wiltons. It’s a beautiful old building with so many original details, peely painted doors, brick walls and hidden away side rooms with pockets of light. It’s just gorgeous and a wedding photographer’s dream. I knew the wedding would be spectacular and it really was!
Emma and Matt are a fun and creative couple (she’s a musician and he is a gaming YouTuber). When they booked they told me that they both love music, cats and a good party. Definitely my kind of people! They managed to integrate both of their individual loves and passions into the wedding day without it feeling forced or cheesy. Emma’s band Box 9 Drumline appeared at the end of the ceremony (Love Actually style) with an incredible performance that had everyone on their feet, cheering and dancing. It was the best end to a wedding ceremony I’ve ever seen! Matt’s love of gaming was also included with one of the side rooms set up with a Nintendo 64 and games. So if any competitive guests fancied a spur of the moment Mario Kart tournament they were not disappointed.
Can we talk about Emma’s dress for a minute please? She wore an incredible Pronovias wedding dress covered in floral embroidery, which alone was absolutely beautiful. But then she outdid herself and paired it with matching floor-length sleeves. Oh my goodness, those sleeves! I fell in love with them. You’ll see in the portrait photos that it was a pretty blustery day and Emma’s sleeves were flying all over the place like a dramatic scene in a perfume advert. It was wonderful.
Matt’s outfit was also brilliant. A three-piece tweed suit with a purple bow tie and pocket square, and the final touch of some Star Trek cufflinks. I hadn’t realised at the time, but when he shared one of my photos his twitter followers made the excellent point that his wedding style was quite reminiscent of Dr Who. That made me love it even more.
The Wilton’s Music Hall wedding day ended with – of course – more incredible music from their evening band, Groove On Up. The dance floor was filled immediately following the first dance (which was a fun choreographed routine they had been practising!) with some excellent dance moves and loud singing everywhere I looked. A fun and fabulous end to a fun and fabulous wedding day.
There’s a lot more images in this blog post than I would usually include, but there was just so much going on, I don’t want to miss anything out. And I also had an amazing second shooter working with me, thanks so much to Sarah Ann Weddings for your help.
There were lots of incredible suppliers working together on this wedding. They were all wonderful and I would absolutely recommend them for any other Wilton’s Music Hall wedding. If you are planning a London wedding and you’re looking for a photographer, I would very much like it if you got in touch. Please send me a message via my Contact page and we can chat.
Wedding dress: Pronovias
Hair & Make Up: LoLo & Co
Wedding Planner: For the Love of Weddings
Videographer: Irene Piera Films
Florist: Petal HQ
Cake maker: Jen’s Cakery
Caterer: Easy Gourmet Catering
Ceremony band: Box 9 Drumline
Glitter Artists: Poppy & Perle
Evening band: Groove On Up
Stationery: Bureau Design