After our initial meeting via Skype, I was hugely looking forward to meeting Lorraine & Paul in person. Their friendly and laughter-filled personalities came across immediately via a computer screen so I knew their Stoke Newington wedding would be full of fun. This was my first West Indian wedding, and from the moment I arrived at their house in the morning where Paul's crew were getting ready and having breakfast, I was made to feel welcome. They both come from big families now spread around the globe, so there were a lot of guests present to help them celebrate their love and marriage. It was one of the biggest I've covered with 250+ in attendance. Everything about the day was close-knit from the gospel singers in church, through to the after-dinner speeches where 27 (yes 27) took the mic! All this following a memorable entrance by the bridal party and later on a dance routine from the bridesmaids!
Stoke Newington Town Hall proved itself to be the perfect venue for everyone with a superb job done by the caterers feeding so many people without fuss or delay. By the time the evening and first dance came around, it was transformed to the perfect party venue with everyone on the dancefloor. I'd been made to feel so welcome all day it was difficult to leave but as always, a genuine pleasure to capture such an event and the start of Lorraine & Paul's married lives together.
If you were a guest at the wedding and would like to see the full set of images, please visit the gallery or take a look on facebook. Comments are welcomed at the bottom of this post and always appreciated by the bride, groom and future couples.