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Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (16)

Dorito & Michael’s art deco Town Hall Hotel wedding, with York Place Studios

Images by Town Hall Hotel wedding photographers York Place Studios

Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (18)

Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love grows and gives us a fairytale – Michael’s mum

Scrolling through the fabulous images from today’s London wedding, I get a very strong feeling that this is only the beginning of gorgeous couple Michael and Dorito’s story. It’s for this sense of ongoing narrative that I love sharing documentary wedding photography – I find it keeps my feet on the ground and reminds me that weddings are just as much a part of daily life as having breakfast and chatting to friends.

Your wedding will be your best day ever. That’s guaranteed: you’re marrying the love of your life, setting out together on an adventure. But that perfection is all about the people, the laughter and the love. However you choose to ‘frame’ your day (with styling and decor, flowers and sequins) it’s important to remember that those details are only a frame or a backdrop for your celebrations. On the day, you’ll know just what I mean.

Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (32)

Michael and Dorito’s day reminds me of this in the most brilliant way. Their images are full of real life stories – there’s romance, but the pictures aren’t all floaty light and dreamy – they’re of real people sharing real connections, making memories. They tell the story of this gorgeous couple’s wedding day in such a unique way – and I love every shot from the welcome greyhound to the light on the final ‘choon’ of the night!

The venue is the Town Hall Hotel, in the heart of London’s East End and a stunning space with glorious wood panels and a choice of licensed rooms to say your vows. It’s a blank canvas venue with a unique style which isn’t too traditionally weddingy… and I mean that in the best possible way! Elegant and timeless styling from a charming and luxurious venue – I’d say that was pretty perfect, wouldn’t you?

Huge thanks to our friends and sponsors, top UK wedding photographers York Place Studios for sharing such a characterful, happy and vibrant wedding with us today. If you’d like to see more, I wholeheartedly recommend watching the wedding video of the day from York Place Films – the couple’s vows brought a tear to my eye. It’s the little things in life that make our love stories: how Dorito always offers to walk on the shady side of the street for Michael, “even when I know you want the sun“.

Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (40)

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Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (1)
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Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (4)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (5)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (6)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (7)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (8)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (9)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (10)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (11)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (12)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (13)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (14)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (15)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (16)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (17)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (19)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (20)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (21)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (22)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (23)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (24)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (25)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (26)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (27)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (28)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (29)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (30)
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Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (34)
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Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (36)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (37)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (38)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (39)
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Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (42)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (43)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (44)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (45)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (46)
Real life wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London, with York Place Studios (47)

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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