Rachael & Charlie’s alternative family wedding at One Friendly Place, with York Place Studios
We’re all rethinking weddings right now I reckon. All the preconceptions of what a wedding “should” be are being flung out of windows and we’re downsizing while shifting the focus from colour palettes and decor onto family and the luxury of just being together. So as always, when a York Place Studios wedding comes along, I’m thrilled because that refreshing, different, glorious perspective shines brightly.
Rachael and Charlie were married way before lockdown was a thing. They tied the knot at One Friendly Place and chose London wedding photographers York Place Studios to capture their day. I love their wedding for being so family orientated, for being an amazing celebration without all the expectations that come with the word wedding (big white dress; formal dining, structured timelines and everyone behaving a little formally) – it’s a party for adults and kids to enjoy, where the bride isn’t above putting on a spiderman cape to play with her little batman. Oh, and my favourite picture? Zebra meets elephant. Keep scrolling!
One Friendly Place is one of London’s quirkiest and most charming wedding venues. It’s filled with eclectic decor, the vibe is industrial chic with oodles of eccentricity and there’s a delightful surprise around every corner. It’s a blank canvas venue for you to bring in your own decor should you need it… but really, this is one amazing party space which only needs people to create a fabulous atmosphere. And there’s something really special about this venue which makes York Place Studios the ideal Friendly Place wedding photographers.
From the photographers:
One Friendly Place is a magnificently quirky London warehouse (also used as a studio location for TV and Film) and in terms of style would perhaps best be described as somewhere between modern industrial chic and a props warehouse! Everywhere we looked there were so many paintings, bizarre props (from flamingos to zebra masks!) and crazy neon lights to keep all the guests and two documentary wedding photographers very happy indeed! Needless to say it really was the perfect playground for our gorgeous pair looking to break all the ‘rules’ of what a wedding can or should be!
From Rachael & Charlie:
We love the photos – you guys really captured the spirit of the day. And they made us laugh a lot – you were the perfect photographers for us, and you fitted right in.
One Friendly Place London
Friendly Pl, Greenwich, London SE13