The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, East London was the chosen location for Karen and Jem’s wedding as Karen has a great interest in William Morris, an English textile designer, artist, writer and socialist who lived in the 1800’s. The gallery had recently received their licence to carry out weddings so Karen and Jem had the unique experience of being the first couple to get married there.
Karen wanted a photographer who’s style was reportage photography so I was very pleased to get the opportunity to photograph the first wedding at the William Morris Gallery.
Karen arrived in a classic Jaguar Mark 2, and looked stunning in her ivory dress. She was quickly spirited away to the top floor so that none of her guests would see her before her entrance later for the wedding ceremony.
The gallery was closed to the public and Karen and Jem and their guests had the entire gallery for their wedding day.
After the ceremony there was a three piece jazz band playing throughout the day as Jem loves his music, and following a delightful afternoon tea in the gallery’s Tea Room Karen and Jem and their guests enjoyed the afternoon dancing to the music.
The staff at The William Morris Gallery did a great job hosting their very first wedding, and here is a selection of photographs for you to enjoy.