Westminster Register Office wedding | Vanessa + Will | A single

Here’s a single from Vanessa and Will’s wedding yesterday at Westminster Register Office. It was taken as we were doing some portraits before the ceremony and noticed Paul standing near us on the footpath with his copy of The Sun tucked under his arm.  The local character was very happy to be photographed with Vanessa and Will and made their London day even more special. More to come next week, when the rest of the wedding is edited.

Westminster Register Office | Jackie + Khalid | wedding

Jackie and Khalid’s wedding at Westminster Register Office’s Yellow Room was very much an intimate family occasion.
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Wedding guest on way to receptionFlower girl on way to wedding reception Jackie and Khalid had booked afternoon tea at the Ritz. Although we weren’t able to take any photos where this was taking place, we did some more family portraits on the stairs before leaving them to enjoy their afternoon.

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London Russian wedding | Maria & Anton

Catching up on posts from last month – and here is Maria and Anton’s wedding with their son Leo, who I had photographed about a year ago as a ‘bump’ and then as a newborn. Maria and Anton’s wedding was in the yellow room at Westminster Register Office at the Old Marylebone Town Hall and Leo chose this week to start walking.

After the ceremony itself, the registrars suggested that Anton bring his bride over to the table where they would sign the register – a suggestion he took literally.

Maria, Anton and their guests went a few minutes down the road to Orrery, also in Marylebone for lunch and we took some time out for portraits.

Maria and Anton’s friends had baked a beautiful loaf for them to have with salt and vodka to start their married life.

London Russian wedding | Marsha & Anton | A single

Marsha and Anton married today in what has been a whirlwind week with Anton also accepting a job in Moscow and their son, Leo starting to walk. I first met Marsha about a year ago when she had a maternity session, then we photographed Leo when he was about a week old, along with his parents and baby things. Their ceremony was at Westminster Register Office, followed by lunch at Orrery in Marylebone High Street. Here’s a single from their wedding … and it was so very difficult to choose just one.

Westminster Register Office | London Wedding

I quite often photograph London midweek Westminster Register Office weddings with the couple and a few guests, loving the innate intimacy. It also means that we can do some portraits – especially if the couple is about to move to Canada and wants to capture the London-ness of their ceremony, with black cabs, red post boxes and double-decker buses … and did I mention rain and umbrellas? Here are some photographs from Sheri and Dan’s day.
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