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!
There were some initial checking of details with the registrar.
Some of the younger guests were impatient for Emma and Chris’ vow renewal to start.
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.
Emine and Richard’s wedding at Westminster Register Office and the Roosevelt Room wedding reception at Brown’s Hotel was a beautiful and classic day. Emine chose a tea rose dress with gold shoes, a ribbon headband and roses from Scarlet and Violet.
Richard may have been more nervous than a typical groom; this was the first wedding he had ever attended.
Married! Now, time for photos, lots of photos!
Some family congratulations and then confetti.
Emine and Richard headed in a London black cab to Brown’s Hotel, giving them time to look at their shiny wedding rings.
Friends were waiting to congratulate them outside Brown’s.
Emine and Richard’s wedding reception was in one of Brown’s private dining rooms – the mirrored and classic Roosevelt Room, named after former American President Theodore Roosevelt, who first stayed at Brown’s for his marriage to Edith Carow.
Emine had arranged iced biscuits by Biscuiteers as her wedding favours.
And flowers by Scarlet and Violet decorated the table and mantlepiece.
We took some portraits of Richard and his mates … and Emine and her mother.
Guests were having a rather lovely time with champagne before they sat for the wedding breakfast.
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!
I want to share the Westminster Register Office wedding of Karen, Matt and their two sons at Old Marylebone Town Hall. They travelled from Norfolk to have their ceremony and celebrate with afternoon tea and all looked fabulous. The guys had their best cufflinks on and they brought a toy owl called George with them from Karen’s work, which travels to different occasions – apparently this was George’s first wedding.
While Karen was with the registrars, the small guys figured out where they were going to sit and checked they had the rings. They were so excited to be handing over the rings and seeing their mother in such a beautiful dress.
There was a first with Karen and Matt’s wedding – a high five – first with each other and then with the boys.
While Karen, Matth and their witnesses were signing the register the boys had an important job to do – last-minute checks on a reading of The Owl and the Pussycat.
Don’t you love youthful enthusiasm!
The family then headed off for afternoon tea to celebrate.
Karen and Matt let me know when they had seen their photographs: “They’re stunning and really capture the fun and informality. The boys look gorgeous and again you have captured their characters”. It was a huge pleasure to be part of such a happy day.