It was an extra special day when Chloe Shipman and Gordon Hutcheson made their vows at Fulham Library as the happy couple were married for free!
The newlyweds were first out of the hat in a prize draw at a wedding fair in the library in the autumn – beating 100 other couples who had entered.
“We had a fantastic wedding day – the library was the perfect venue for our ceremony,” said Chloe, who lived in Fulham when she first moved to London and regularly visited the building.
Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, who picked the winners in the draw, said he was delighted the couple’s big day had gone so smoothly. “I’m thrilled that Chloe and Gordon had such a perfect wedding day in the magnificent setting of Fulham’s historic library,” he said. “I wish them both a long and happy marriage.”
The couple are now enjoying a honeymoon in the USA. “Winning the draw really helped with our wedding planning and meant we could spend a little bit more on our honeymoon,” Chloe reported. “We’re on a road trip down the east coast of the USA, and are loving every minute.”
Gaining the prestigious venue for nothing also meant that Chloe and Gordon were able to spend more on the finishing touches for their wedding.
“It is such a light and beautiful space, and we love the older books just outside the ceremony room – a great backdrop for some of our couple photos,” Chloe added. “We felt really well looked after by Hammersmith & Fulham, they definitely put us both at ease. Thanks so much to H&F for looking after us on our big day – we were so pleased with it all!”
The book-lined library is proving one of the most popular wedding venues in Hammersmith & Fulham, combining elegant surroundings with a reasonable hire price.
Built in 1908, the Grade II-listed library hall in Fulham Road can hold up to 120 wedding guests, with the building’s interiors and original wooden book cabinets providing the perfect setting for photos.
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