At Michelle and Obi’s wedding yesterday at The Barbican Centre, Obi paid tribute to the impact that the great parents he and Michelle had on their lives.  His toast was “to family” – and that warm and loving atmosphere was evident all yesterday.
Michelle arrived at The Barbican with her father, four bridesmaids and three flower girls.


bride arrives at Barbican

Obi had been whisked upstairs to The Garden Room to make sure that Michelle’s arrival on her father’s arm was a surprise. Obi’s nephew Lewis was ringbearer, doing a brilliant job with a little help from his dad and the registrar.

ringbearer offers rings to couple

bride and groom marry

Obi and Michelle wanted some non-traditional wedding portraits showing the Barbican’s atmosphere and architecture.  We went outside into the brilliant autumn sunshine and used this domed pavillion by Heather and Ivan Morison which is installed until next month for some portraits. Surely the pavillion was inspired by Toblerone?

bridal portrait in the Barbican, London

wedding couple in outdoors Barbican portrait

barbican bride and groom portraits

barbican bride and groom portraits

bride and groom inside Barbican Centre

Speeches mixed with dinner. Michelle’s father’s speech set her giggling.

Bride-listens-to-speechesAnd all too soon it was time for me to go home.