London Wedding

Such an eventful and memorable wedding. The London rain failed to dampen the spirits of such a positive couple.

Two London buses took the wedding party and guests to the Caroline Gardens chapel (Asylum chapel) in Peckham, South London where Rebecca and Mark chose to get married. This venue has an atmosphere of its own with an interesting history.

It was London’s largest complex of almshouses and despite being called an “asylum”, the grade-II-listed site was not a home for lunatics; more of a scantuary for retired pub landlords! During the Second World War, its tenants were evacuated, very fortunate as the chapel was almost completely destroyed by an incendiary bomb, with the exception of its stained-glass windows and fascinating collection of carved stone funerary monuments. 

The two London Buses then took us all on to St Bart's Brewery in Smithfield. It was great to ride through South London and across the river on a vintage bus. Amongst the guests were two couples who’s weddings I had photographed and had both recommended me for this one!
Please have a look through this selection of images from this unique day.

Alan Barnes