I first met Katherine and David last year to discuss their Woolwich Town Hall and The Grange pub wedding. One of the first things Katherine mentioned was the black and white checkerboard floor at Woolwich Town Hall. She showed me some photos, I hadn’t been there before, and I was completely wowed. What a stunning building! With the pink and green walls, white pillars and the incredible floor it’s an absolutely beautiful place for a wedding ceremony.
Woolwich Town Hall ceremony
When I arrived in Woolwich I went in search of David and his groomsmen who I knew would be in a pub nearby. Well you couldn’t really miss them, a group of lads walking up a South London street all in kilts! They looked brilliant.
Walking into Woolwich Town Hall takes your breath away, it is so beautiful in there. They had arranged for a string quartet to play as people entered which added to the magic.
Katherine looked incredible as she walked down the aisle in her Maggie Sottoro dress to meet David on the steps. The ceremony was really lovely, very sweet and full of smiles, laughs and emotional moments.
After the ceremony I stole Katherine and David away for a few minutes for us to explore the local streets in Woolwich and get a few portraits. That autumn light combined with the South London streets was perfect.
The Grange pub wedding
If you have been following my work for a while you will know that I LOVE a London pub wedding. I was really looking forward to getting to The Grange and seeing what the vibe was like. I was not disappointed! They had arranged the main room with several long tables, all named after fictional pubs from literature or film (my fave was obviously The Three Broomsticks from Harry Potter!). There was plenty of outside space for some pre-dinner drinks too which was lovely because it was really quite mild for an October wedding.
I was kindly given the full 3 courses at this wedding, and let me tell you, the food at The Grange is INCREDIBLE. I think it was my favourite wedding food I’ve had so far. Ever since the wedding I’ve been planning to go back there for a pub lunch on a weekend, I’ll get back there one day!
After everyone had finished their food the tables were cleared away pretty quickly to make way for the dancing. There were some excellent shapes being thrown on the dancefloor and I quite enjoyed the painting on the wall in the final photo in this blog post. The naked boy looks like he’s getting involved in the dancing! Scroll down to see.
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The Grange pub wedding suppliers
Hair and make up – Katie Coward
Flowers – Harley’s flowers
Musicians – Chiqas
Transport – London Bus Group