Updated: Jan 6, 2022
Industrial, historic, perfectly restored, a little bit rough around the edges, central Hackney, situated on a peaceful reservoir, surprising and unexpected, warehouse-like, flooded with natural light... The West Reservoir Centre is the COOLEST WEDDING VENUE and I was in East London wedding photographer HEAVEN.
I wanted to create an environmentally friendly wedding photoshoot to give inspiration for couples planning their East London wedding with sustainability in mind.
I found the West Reservoir Centre on this gorgeous location website and thought that it looked perfect for what I had in mind - a blank canvas, industrial, warehouse type space that is flooded with natural light, right in the middle of Stoke Newington in Hackney, just a 10 minute walk from Manor House tube station. I spoke to the venue manager who was excited for me to make the shoot happen.
With sustainability in mind, I wanted a local but super cool local bridal boutique so I was THRILLED when the lovely Maria from Rock & Lace Bridal Boutique was keen to collaborate. The East London bridal boutique is in the middle of Shoreditch, just a short journey to Stoke Newington. We chose a polka dot and tulle More Abiti Da Sposa gown.
Elle was our beautiful bridal model and Paul was our groom model and they were the dream to work with.
I worked with talented florist Julie at Event Stylist who created a sustainable bouquet with dried pampas grass and silk hydrangeas as well as fresh white and neutral coloured flowers included roses and ginster.
Olivia from The Collect Collective, an East London props hire and event stylist, dressed the space with her DREAMY solstice chandeliers. The solstice beauties are nude coloured fringed chandeliers and are perfect for adding sustainable boho and beautiful vibes to your wedding ceremony or venue.
Creative genius Simon from Simon's Bakery in Tooting made a stunning two tier white wedding cake with abstract painted designs and a structured paper topping. We were all blown away by Simon's total beauty of a wedding cake!
Wedding and fashion hair and make-up artist Christina Niko worked her magic with perfectly natural and beautiful wedding hair and makeup for Elle.
I highly recommend ALL of the team who made this shoot happen, they are all such a talented bunch of London wedding suppliers and I feel so privileged to have worked with them on my East London wedding photography shoot. Let me know if you need any supplier contact details...
If you're looking for an East London wedding photographer then give me a shout, I'd love to chat! Sarah x
Some of my favourite moments from the day...