Small Mayfair Library wedding – Sandhini + William

The small Mayfair Library wedding of Sandhini and William had just their closest friends and family, as they were planning bigger celebrations later in the year.

William arrived in a very smart suit and Sandhini was her colourful self for their Marylebone Room civil ceremony.

Marylebone Room at Westminster Library - where civil marriages take place while the Old Marylebone Town Hall is being refurbished.
The groom arrives on the steps of Mayfair Library ready for his small civil ceremony in the Marylebone Room.

Friends and family had a good catch up while Sandhini and William checked their details with registrars.

Guests chat on the steps outside the Marylebone Room before a small wedding at Mayfair Library.
Guests chat in the Marylebone Room before a small civil wedding ceremony.
Wedidng guests chat in the Marylebone Room before a small wedding at Mayfair Library.
Wedidng guests chat in the Marylebone Room before a small Mayfair Library wedding.

One of the guests had a fabulous illustrated book of The Owl and the Pussycat for her reading during Sandhini and William’s ceremony.

The Owl and the Pussycat reading with an owl illustration - before a wedding in Marylebone Room, Mayfair Library - home of Westminster weddings.

William gave his godchild a pat on the head as he and Sandhini walked down the aisle towards the registrar.

The bride and groom enter the Marylebone Room for their civil marriage ceremony with Westminster Registrars.
Bride and groom say their marriage vows in the Marylebone Room with Westminster registrars.
Bride and groom say their marriage vows in the Marylebone Room with Westminster registrars.

Family and friends watch Sandhini and William take their vows.

Family and friends watch the bride and groom say their vows in the Marylebone Room at Mayfair Library, Westminster.
A small child watches a bride and groom getting married in the Marylebone Room, Mayfair.
The bride's brother watches her marry in a ceremony at Mayfair Library - home of Westminster registrars.
A bride and groom are all smiles as they exchange rings in their civil wedding ceremony at Mayfair Library.
A bride and groom are all smiles as they exchange rings in their civil wedding ceremony at Mayfair Library.
A bride and groom kiss after being pronounced man and wife in the Marylebone Room, Mayfair Library.
A bride and groom after they kiss while the Westminster registrar applauds their change in status.
Wedding witnesses sign the register as a Westminster registrar, family and the bride and groom look on in Mayfair Library: photographer Rebecca Portsmouth
A Westminster registrar hands over the wedding certificate to the bride and groom in the Marylebone Room, Mayfair Library. Photographer: Rebecca Portsmouth
The end of a civil marriage ceremony in the Marylebone Room, Mayfair Library. Photographer: Rebecca Portsmouth

London vow renewal: Emma + Chris

Emma and Christopher chose Mayfair Library for their London vow renewal, six years to the day after their wedding. This time, they had family with them who were not able to attend their original ceremony.

As their ceremony was at the end of a London winter day, they chose to start their photography early for some couple portraits in Mount Street Gardens and family photographs before their ceremony. Isn’t Emma’s navy gown gorgeous!

Emma and Chris have portraits at Mount Street Gardens before their London vow renewal at Westminster's Mayfair Library. Emma and Chris have their wedding portraits taken in Mount Street Gardens before their London vow renewal in the adjacent Mayfair Library. A bride and groom walk through Mount Street Gardens for bridal portraits before their vow renewal in the Marylebone Room, Mayfair Library. A bride wears a full-length navy lace gown for her vow renewal in bridal portraits in London's Mount Street Gardens.
The bride and groom joke with the registrar and a guest before their vow renewal at Mayfair Library.
There were some initial checking of details with the registrar.
The bride jokes with a guest who is playing the music at her vow renewal ceremony at Mayfair Library.
Some of the younger guests were impatient for Emma and Chris’ vow renewal to start.
Young wedding guests wait in the Marylebone Room in Mayfair Library. A vow renewal at Mayfair Library A young guest does a reading during a London vow renewal at Westminster's Mayfair Library. A bride and groom exchange rings in a vow renewal at Mayfair Library, in South Audley Street, London. The bride and groom exchange rings in their London vow renewal. The bride and groom exchange rings in their London vow renewal. Married!  In Westminster Registry Office's Mayfair Library. A witness signs the certificate of vow renewal at Mayfair Library, London.

 

Marylebone Room wedding | Tas + Ravi

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.

London bride and groom Tas and Ravi check civil wedding ceremony details with a Westminster registrar in the Elizabeth Barrett waiting room.

 

 

A red rose and gypsophila wedding bouquet + red wedding sari at the Marylebone Room wedding of Tas + Ravi. 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. The groom's mother holds a box with the two wedding rings inside during Tas + Ravi's civil marriage ceremony in the Marylebone Room, London.

 

 

Bride Tas and groom Ravi are all smiles at their Marylebone Room  wedding officiated by Westminster registrar Patricia Gordon. The bride and groom exchange rings during their Mayfair Library wedding ceremony. The groom's mother had the wedding rings safe until the appropriate moment.   Will the groom's wedding ring go on his finger at this Mayfair Library wedding of Tas and Ravi? A close-up photograph of the bride and groom's hands during their Mayfair Library wedding ceremony in Westminster. Bride and groom Tas and Ravi laugh during their Mayfair Library wedding ceremony when Tas has problems getting Ravi's ring on his finger.

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.

Witnesses sign the register while guests congratulate the newlyweds at Tas + Ravi's Mayfair Library wedding ceremony in Mayfair, London, W1. The bride and groom sign the register in front of their friends and family at their Mayfair Library wedding ceremony in Mayfair, central London.

 

 

Tas and Ravi walk down the period staircase at Mayfair Library while their guests are outside with confetti.The bride and groom descend the period wooden stairs at Mayfair Library in South Audley Street, ready to be covered in confetti by their guests. Family and friends cover the bride and groom in confetti on the steps of Mayfair Library in South Audley Street after their wedding ceremony. Bride and groom wedding portraits in Mount Street Gardens - Mayfair, London, after their wedding at Mayfair Library. Wedding couple  portraits in Mount Street Gardens after the Mayfair Library wedding of Tas + Ravi next door. The wedding photographs of Tas + Ravi after their Mayfair Library civil wedding ceremony in the adjacent Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair. The Mount Street Gardens wedding photographs of Tas + Ravi after their Mayfair Library civil wedding ceremony. Newlyweds Tas + Ravi stroll through Mount Street Gardens for some wedding photographs after their civil ceremony at Mayfair Library next door. The reflection of a bride and groom as they stroll through Mayfair's Mount Street to their wedding breakfast nearby. Newly-wedded bride and groom Tas + Ravi stroll through Mount Street and Berkeley Square in London's Mayfair on the way to their wedding breakfast. Bride and groom Tas + Ravi kiss in London's Berkeley Square, W1, after their Mayfair Library wedding ceremony, Westminster.

 

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.A bride and groom sit next to the water feature in Benares before their wedding breakfast.