The Singer Tavern Wedding

Published by Sam, Editor -
The Singer Tavern Wedding

On the blog today we share the wedding of James and Sydney who got married The Singer Tavern. Their day was captured by Lorna of Story Wedding Photography.

I warmed to James and Sydney straight away, they had the relaxed air of a couple who had been together a while and were very connected. I knew James was really into photography and he had lots of ideas and enthusiasm, which was great. Sydney surprised me, as she struck me as quite shy and said she didn’t like having her photo taken, yet on the day she truly shone and looked confident and beautiful in every frame – think the happiness and excitement of their day took over!

As weddings go, there weren’t really any hiccups. The weather was lovely for October, and guests mingled outside at various points. They’d hired a route-master to take everybody from Stoke Newington Town Hall to The Singer Tavern, and that always creates a fun atmosphere amongst guests, or perhaps that was the champagne they served on board! Later in the evening they had hired a fab DJ company that lets guests ‘do a set’ each, which meant loads of laughing and loads of dancing!

Quote from couple:

“We used Story Wedding Photography for our wedding in October 2018 and we could not have been happier with our choice! I can’t recommend it highly enough. We’d seen the website so we knew we liked Lorna’s photography but she made it so easy for us and surpassed expectations every step of the way. We met at the venue before the wedding and chatted about what we liked and didn’t like and Lorna was really receptive and accommodating. At the same, she made some suggestions for things we hadn’t thought of and we’re so glad about this now. On the day, Lorna was professional and friendly and really popular with the rest of our guests. She made sure we got what we needed without us having to think once about it. With so much to other stuff to think about, it was great to be 100% confident about the photography. The images were beautifully presented and everyone absolutely loves them. The only problem we’ve had is choosing which to print – there are so many that we love!!”

About the Photographer

I capture weddings as well as editorial portraits. I am currently in an exhibition at Westminster where 209 female photographers have captured 209 female MP’s. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love my job – if I have a camera in my hand and a person to capture I am at peace.


I would say my style is modern and unobtrusive. Certainly with weddings I try to stay in the background as much as possible, and years of experience have given me a good instinct for being in the right place – at the right time – to get the right shot! When it comes to portraits, I also try to direct as little as possible, and just encourage and cheer people on.

At weddings I always love morning preparations; the air is electric with anticipation, and everybody looks fresh and beautiful. I think my favourite part of James and Sydney’s wedding was the speeches. They had been through a lot of things as a couple, and you could feel the love and admiration for them amongst all their friends and family, and of course this makes you reflect on your own friends and family, and can be very moving. Embarrassingly I do often shed a tear at weddings!


The best advice I’d give to wedding couples is advice that I would apply to their whole lives: Visualise and plan your dream day, and then relax and let go! There is so much preparation involved in any wedding, but things rarely go exactly to plan, and the best tact is to exhale, laugh and revel in all the folk that love you in the room.

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