Bethany and Biff

Bethany and Biff

St. James Church, Muswell Hill
St. Stephen’s Rosslyn Hill

St Stephen’s Rosslyn Hill is a remarkable,  restored Grade I Listed former church and has been described as ‘the finest specimen of brick building in all the land’.

St. Stephen’s provides a magnificent venue for wedding celebrations and Bethany and Biff made the space their own with a fantastic gold theme and beautifully decorated tables.

If you are planning your wedding and looking for a St. Stephen’s Rosslyn Hill Wedding Photographer please do get in touch, I’d love to hear your plans.

View of St Stephen's Rosslyn Hill with blue sly

This is the story of the day in Bethany and Biff’s own words.

Biff and I met at university – Biff auditioned me for the a cappella group he was part of and we became duet partners, so maybe it was destined to be! Durham University was a huge part of our lives together, and so Biff took me back there to propose, keeping it under wraps very well! He took me on a long windy walk over the hills around Durham which finished on a hillside with a beautiful view over Durham.  Unbeknownst to me, the moment Biff was about to propose was lost by some people coming and admiring the view with us! Slightly panicked, Biff took us into a very muddy next-door field, and asked me to marry him there, muddy knee and all!

Planning a wedding is such a huge task – definitely with its highs and lows – but it was all worth it. Spreadsheets, regular planning meetings with parents and lots of patience is a must! After sorting the three key things – date, venue and church – it is all up to you how much you want to do. Whether you go big or small, what made us enjoy the day so much was all the planning that went into it – it went so smoothly and we really could relax. We’re both committed Christians, so getting married before God was a huge occasion for us. It makes sense then that our favourite parts were in the church: seeing Bethany walk down the aisle, the roar of the crowd once pronounced husband and wife, and dancing back down the aisle to our band full of friends playing and singing the gospel number ‘Rejoice!’


St. Stephen’s was a venue that came out of the blue for us, and it was perfect; we’d set the date in February, and so had been looking for venues that matched three key criteria: near St. James, Muswell Hill where we were getting married, a venue that would fit 150-200 people and be warm, and also for it to be reasonably priced given the London location. St. Stephen’s fit the bill on all accounts!

The building itself is impressive outside and stunning inside. The entrance is very grand, with a beautiful small covered space outdoors under some archways – the portraits of us taken here looked stunning with the light reflecting off the architecture and were some of our favourites. As it is a deconsecrated church, inside is a beautifully tall ceiling, a stained-glass window at the far end, and grand pillars down the hall. The raised “stage-like” far end is ideal for a band and dance floor.

Inside St Stephens is quite orange and golden, so we wanted to use that in our decoration. Fairy lights twisted up around the pillars, candles on the tables and windowsills and dried hydrangeas spray-painted gold on the tables were contrasted with the deep greens of ivy trailing along the windows, olive trees as the centrepieces on each of the tables and the bridesmaids and ushers dressed in a dusty pink/wine/burnt orange palette.


There are definitely some standout photos for us. One is a wide-angle shot of the bridesmaids and Bethany walking down the road in the morning just before they went to the church. It’s absolutely stunning – the dresses and hair in the wind, the different moments happening between the girls, and the lighting is beautiful. The second photo is of the cake cutting! We cut the cake using a sword, and the top tier fell off! Nick captured it mid-fall in a big wide-angle shot that has everyone’s reactions captured perfectly – hilarious!

Nick was a fantastic photographer for us, capturing so many precious moments. He was really friendly, discrete during the service and reception, and we felt comfortable with him during our portrait shots even though we’re both not that comfortable having our photos taken! He was easy to communicate with, and helped make remembering our day so special. Thank you Nick!

Bethany and Biff's Great Team of Suppliers

Ceremony Venue: St. James, Muswell Hill

Reception Venue: St. Stephan's, Rosslyn Hill

Wedding Dress: Monica Loretti

Stationery: Make Today Beautiful

Catering: Saffron

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