Act I | Islington civil ceremony | Walton on Thames wedding photographer

When I first met Jessica and Crispin, they told me that sourcing a local Walton on Thames wedding photographer was important to them which made me instantly like them.

Not only did I get to photograph two highly creative people with a unique vision for their celebration, but I also got to enjoy spending time in their brilliant company. They are both such warm, thoughtful, interesting, funny, and generous people, I cannot even begin to express what a pleasure it was to capture their wedding.

The first part of their wedding, an intimate civil ceremony, took place in London on the 25th of October, and they held a humanist ceremony and their reception on the following Saturday in Walton on Thames, where they currently reside.

Jessica and Crispin met ten years ago, in the world of theatre and production where they still work today.

Now, these two know style. In fact, they do style better than most people I know. They make it look refined but somewhat effortless. Jessica was always going to go down the non-traditional wedding dress route. In fact, she wore a chic velvet number from The Pretty Dress Company, picked up the day before (I just love that). They know shoes too. They really, really do. Jessica works for the Royal Shakespeare Company sourcing footwear for their many productions. And Crispin? Well, he knows a good shoe when he sees it too. The best bit? Their civil ceremony took place on St. Crispin’s Day, who just happens to be…the patron saint of shoe-makers.

After getting ready together at the DoubleTree Hilton by Tower Bridge, they set off across London in a black cab to their Islington town hall wedding and a simple, intimate and joyous afternoon with their family and bridal party.

In the meantime, as a local Walton on Thames wedding photographer, I looked forward to seeing all of their stylish and creative wedding ideas coming together for the big show on Saturday at the utterly transformed Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, where they held their humanist ceremony followed by a truly epic reception. So keep your eyes peeled for part two of this celebration on my blog!

Hope you enjoy this post, and if you or anyone you know is looking for a London and Surrey contemporary wedding photographer, please drop me a line at or call 07809 575460. I would love to hear your story!

For supplier details, please scroll to the end.

Wedding supplier details:

Bride’s dress: The Pretty Dress Company

Bride’s shoes: Charlotte Olympia

Bride’s handbag: Katie Loxton

Bride’s hair accessories:

Groom’s suit:

Groom’s footwear: Christian Louboutin

Bridal hair and make-up: Emily Mickelburgh

Bridal prep location: DoubleTree Tower of London

Ceremony location: Islington Town Hall London







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