The Marylebone Room wedding of Tas and Ravi in Mayfair Library was on one of January’s cold but stunningly beautiful winter days, allowing us lovely portraits in the adjacent Mount Street Gardens.
Tas and Ravi’s wedding ceremony was with their closest family and friends. Tas wore a beautiful red sari and carried a bouquet of red roses and gypsophila or baby’s breath and Ravi had a red rose buttonhole on his blue wedding suit.
Ravi and Tas walked into Mayfair Library’s Marylebone Room together to meet their family and friends. Ravi’s mother held a box with their two wedding rings for safekeeping, bringing it forward at just the right moment in the ceremony.
See – married! Tas and Ravi show off their shiny new wedding rings and their witnesses sign the register while other family members congratulate them on their marriage.
Tas and Ravi walk down the period staircase at Mayfair Library while their guests are outside with confetti.
Tas + Ravi walk several blocks to Atul Kocchar’s Michelin starred restaurant Benares for their wedding breakfast. They had a portrait next to the water feature they love before I left them to celebrate with their guests.
The Greenwich civil wedding of Anna and James with their closest friends and family had a buzz about it that reflected their easy smiles and happiness. Anna, originally from Sweden, wore a classic cream dress and jacket with bouquet from Manchesters Flowers. James wore a cream buttonhole in his cream linen suit, also from Manchesters Flowers.
Their wedding took place at Woolwich Town Hall, the base for the registrars for the Royal Borough of Greenwich, that is Greenwich Register Office. We waited in the magnificent Victoria Hall, with its turn of the century architecture including high domed ceiling and beautiful paintwork.
Anna carried a bouquet of white roses and greenery tied with a white ribbon and James wore a white rose buttonhole.
We did some portraits on Victoria Hall’s stunning stairs before Anna and James’ civil wedding ceremony.
There was a lot of laughing and joking from the guests during the Greenwich civil wedding, putting Anna and James at ease.
Greenwich registrars, like other London registrars, use archive-quality indelible ink in the registers. The best man keeps Anna and James’s rings safe on his own fingers.
Anna and James exchange vows with her father looking on from the front row.
And finally they are announced man and wife – celebrating with a traditional kiss, to the delight of their family and friends.
Anna and James’ guests throw confetti to celebrate the marriage of Anna and James. Congratulations!
The London register office wedding of Anita and Christian at Westminster’s Yellow Room and Duke of Wellington‘s private room was a relaxed event. They arrived at Old Marylebone Town Hall together in a London black cab giggling and kissing.
Anita and Christian love the Old Marylebone Town Hall and wanted their wedding photographs to reflect this. I photographed the architecture as they were checking their details with the registrar.
Their ceremony started with Christian having to list Anita’s many Christian names. He got them right!
Their families were beaming at this point.
Who has the rings? Is that a Vulcan salute?
I now declare you husband and wife! Have you ever seen a bride look as pleased as this?Happy chats after Anita and Christian’s London register office wedding in the Yellow Room.
We walked to the Duke of Wellington a couple of blocks away.
Anita and Christian posed for some portraits on the way. I love the way London’s architecture changes so much in such a short distance, while walking to their Duke of Wellington wedding reception.
Guests drank Pimms and beer.
Anita and Christian’s rings with a tulip from Anita’s bouquet. Vintage handkerchiefs, tiny clothes pegs and photos decorated Anita and Christian’s wedding breakfast table.
The Duke of Wellington’s private room, overlooking St Mary’s Church: after everyone had sat down, I left them to settle in for the wedding breakfast. Congratulations Anita and Christian!