– Jess & Toby –
CLAPTON COUNTRY CLUB
From the moment Jess & I first talked on the phone my imagination ran wild thinking about this wedding. Jess & Toby chose Clapton Country Club in East London as the venue for their celebrations; it’s an old tram shed which has been renovated to become a chic, urban, industrial wedding venue.
A couple of weeks before the wedding I met with Jess & Toby in King’s Cross for a catch up and to talk through the plans. They were so laid back about everything, they really wanted this to be a day about love, family and friendship. They had a humanist ceremony, conducted by two close friends which reflected on their relationship and was extremely personal to Jess & Toby. There were a lot of jokes too, some at Toby’s expense, which you can tell by some of the expressions mid-ceremony.
Jess got ready at the trendy Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, along with her sisters and friends and later got an Uber to the venue. Meanwhile Toby had lunch with his groomsmen at Clapton Hart Pub, followed by wedding pre-drinks with lots of guests, before walking the short two minutes to Clapton Country Club. Second shooter Alex was on hand to capture Toby in the morning, and he stayed throughout the ceremony and reception to get lots of extra angles and candid coverage – a huge benefit for any couples with a large guest list (Jess & Toby’s was over 100).
Following the ceremony, everyone piled into the Brew Club Brewery just across the mews for hand-brewed beer made by the couple themselves. For the wedding breakfast, the long tables were striking, decorated with fresh green foliage (a continuation of the succulents gifted as favours), and each table was named after the couple’s favourite walks. Instead of a first dance, Jess & Toby had picked a playlist of almost solely 80s and 90s tracks, and being a summer wedding, the mews was the perfect setting for guests to catch their breath and get some summer evening air.
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