Bride and groom crossing Tysoe Street near Exmouth market. The woman is wearing a Halfpenny dress and is holding pink flowers, she is smiling widely at the camera. The groom is wearing a dark suit and pale pink tie. The Co-op and a phone box are in the background. Wedding photojournalism style photograph in London.
Union Chapel

Natasha & Jon's Pub Tropicana Wedding

The Old Finsbury Town Hall

A Bowie tribute act and Pub Tropicana themed wedding reception!
I love a wedding that tells you exactly who the couple are, laid back, fun, colourful, and most importantly joyful.
Every choice they made was perfect for their wedding, from the Union Chapel ceremony to that stunning Halfpenny dress Tash is wearing. You can read a bit more about the dress and the wedding over on the Halfpenny blog.

In the evening we went for another little walk back down to Exmouth Market, a few pictures were taken and then the newly weds were left alone to have a quick drink.
I think this is actually a great idea to schedule into any wedding day, it goes so fast and couples rarely have a moment to themselves, but in this case it was a ruse!

As Jon’s lovely new wife had planned a Bowie surprise for him they needed to get him away from the reception at The Old Finsbury Town Hall for a little bit.
And it worked, look at his face!
Long may they continue to surprise each other!

Here’s a song chosen from their numerous wedding playlists to accompany these pictures.
When they had Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Faces, Hall & Oates, Air, SL2, Lemon Jelly, and Wham as musical choices for the day..  it was so very hard to choose one.
So I went for one I play at least once a week because it tangibly sounds like warm sunshine to me and the wind and rain is blowing up another storm outside right now.

 

groom sat on the stage at Union Chapel before his wedding. He is waving.
Pictures outside of the Union Chapel.
People arriving at the Union Chapel for a wedding. It's a sunny day and many are wearing sunglasses.
A picture of the back of a bride in the doorway of the Union Chapel. She is wearing willow, a dress by Halfpenny, that has an open back to the waist.
Bride walking up the aisle and then hugs her husband to be.
Black and white photographs of a wedding at Union Chapel.
Moments from a wedding ceremony in the Union Chapel.

Rev. Karen Stallard speaking to the wedding party at Union Chapel.
The Rev. Karen Stallard conduction a wedding ceremony in the Union Chapel. The bride and groom kiss and hug.
Black and white picture of the bride and groom singing at their wedding in the Union Chapel.
A photo from the stage of all the wedding guests in the Union Chapel.
Walking down the aisle at Union Chapel
Jake Maskall escorting another guest out of the Union Chapel after a wedding ceremony. He is wearing a white suit, the woman is wearing a black and white dress and a black fascinator.
A couple exit the Union Chapel after just getting married. The sun is shining and the couple and guests are all smiling in this colourful photograph. Confetti is thrown in the air.
Man throwing confetti over a couple outside the Union Chapel. The groom has his mouth open.
Bride gestures to her friends and family to follow her.
In Compton Terrace Gardens the couple who just got married in the Union Chapel muck around for casual pictures.
A woman who just got married in a wedding dress is holding pink flowers. She is stood by a traditional red telephone box outside the Union Chapel.
A natural wedding portrait in black and white. A newly married couple walking along Exmouth Market holding hands. The bride is slightly behind her new husband. She is wearing Halfpenny dress and the back is open to the waist.
Couple posing for a portrait in the Exmouth Market on their wedding day. A random stranger is smiling at them after congratulating them. Then they kiss. The bride is wearing the Willow Halfpenny dress.
Bride and groom crossing Tysoe Street near Exmouth market. The woman is wearing a Halfpenny dress and is holding pink flowers, she is smiling widely at the camera. The groom is wearing a dark suit and pale pink tie. The Co-op and a phone box are in the background. Wedding photojournalism style photograph in London.
An inflatable dinosaur with a pink feather boa.
Pub Tropicana themed wedding details. There are bacon fries and scampi fries.

The Old Finsbury Town Hall from outside. The sky is blue.
A baby who has a lot of lovely dark brown hair is looking at the camera. Her dad is holding her while her parents look at something. There are strings of fairy lights behind them.
People mingling in candid wedding photographs. Man makes his way through the tables at his wedding, he is laughing at a golden pineapple. Man then hugs his mum, they are wearing novelty sunglasses indoors. Groom waves at his new wife on stage. Woman on stage giving a speech at her wedding. The guests are clapping and smiling. On The stage there are giant colourful letters, the initials of the couple. Family giving speeches at a wedding on a stage. Bride and groom hug her brother as he gets emotional. Jake Maskall and some women at a wedding reception, they are all wearing novelty glasses to match the wedding Club Tropicana theme. A natural candid black and white photograph at a wedding reception in The Old Finsbury Town Hall. Light is streaming through the windows highlighting the bride with two friends. She is wearing a Halfpenny dress. In the foreground two women and a man are sat at a round table. There are lots of drinks glasses. Man delivering a speech at his wedding while his new wife watches. Woman sat at a table during wedding speeches. It's very sunny, she is wearing green novelty sunglasses and shielding her eyes from the light. Best man is on stage in the Great Hall at The Old Finsbury Town Hall. He si giving his speech and the bride and groom are laughing at their table. The groom then covers his mouth with his hand. Reportage style wedding photography at a wedding reception in London. People are chatting around tables, laughing and hugging. The wedding is very colourful with a Pub Tropicana theme. Bride stood by the bus stop outside The Old Finsbury Town Hall. Man is waving, and a woman in a Halfpenny wedding dressing is smiling and looking in the same direction. They are in Exmouth Market. Black and white wedding portraits in Exmouth market in the evening. The man holds a bottle of San Miguel, the bride is holding a cup. She is dressed in Halfpenny. The groom is wearing novelty sunglasses. Bride in a Halfpenny dress with pink sunglasses on her head, looks at the camera. She has her hand on her husband's shoulder. He is looking at his new wife. It is the evening and there are lights, cars and people in the background. They are stood in Exmouth Market. Men at a wedding dance with an inflatable dinosaur. Two women dance together at wedding. One is wearing a green jumpsuit and one is in a mustard dress. Woman surprises her husband at their wedding reception with a Bowie impersonator. The man joyfully and playfully dances around with fake Bowie. First dance at The Old Finsbury Town Hall. Bride is wearing the Willow dress by Halfpenny and a fun veil that has coloured pom poms on it. Groom is wearing a suit and pink tie. The couple are laughing and dancing to the David Bowie impersonator performing. Man dressed as David Bowie is pointing at the camera, he is performing at a wedding in London. Black and white photographs of people dancing to a Bowie impersonator. Close up unposed photograph of the bride and groom dancing at wedding reception in The Old Finsbury Town Hall. Their arms are gesturing, and they are surrounded by wedding guests. A photograph of the view from the stage at The Old Finsbury Town Hall. Bowie impersonator is singing to a packed dance floor at a wedding.Bowie impersonator on stage at The Old Finsbury Town Hall. Red hair, red boots, make up, red, white and blue shiny striped outfit. The wedding guests are dancing. Black and white photographs of man and woman at their wedding reception. They are dancing and gesturing. Bride and groom are dancing in The Old Finsbury Town Hall, the man picks up his new wife. She is wearing trainers under her Willow Halfpenny dress. Action picture at a wedding reception as the groom picks up his wife and spins her around. At the Old Finsbury Town Hall. Bride is dancing with a Bowie impersonator. She is covering her face with her hand while he sings. He's wearing a shiny blue, red and white striped outfit, with a red mullet and makeup. Woman dancing at the camera at a wedding in the evening. Pregnant woman at a wedding dancing and then kissing her partner at the evening reception. Bowie impersonator behind a mask on the dance floor at The Old Finsbury Town Hall

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