Wedding at the Asylum Chapel in London

CAROLINE GARDEN'S Chapel in Peckham, AKA Asylum Chapel is a venue that for a while was sitting on my bucket list of incredible places where I wanted to cover weddings.So, it is with a big smile on my face and a heart full of gratitude that I thank my photography friend Kat for giving me the chance to fulfil this dream, as I was the second shooter at this wedding.

Asylum chapel

Everything in this venue inspires visual wildness. I particularly love the sense of drama that is filling the atmosphere. The Chapel, Grade II listed, was originally built for the use of Caroline Garden’s residents. But is nowadays, it's open to the public and is often used for exhibitions, film shooting, weddings and events in general.

On the day

Lucy and Dan's relaxed wedding was gorgeous at every level. Lucy's beautiful yellow dress from Belle & Bunty was an exciting and unusual choice. I often wonder why brides-to-be feel that they need to wear white or off-white on their wedding. I so wish they would dare to go bold like Lucy!

After the wedding ceremony

Pots and pots of fresh tea served in vintage china, home-made cakes and delicious sandwiches, were served by the Vintage Sisters. The company specialises in afternoon tea and catering with a very distinctive nostalgic, retro style. I have known Lorna, the owner, for a long time and it always mesmerises me how beautiful she looks in her 1940s inspired wartime clothes. I know now, how different my wedding would be, if I was to get married. So many unique and fun ways, and inspiring ideas. I absolutely love when people get creative and adventurous. Thank you again, Kat, for this incredible wedding.

Paola xxx