Claridge’s wedding | Rachel + Andy

Rachel and Andy chose to have a Claridge’s wedding for their intimate midweek ceremony a few weeks ago. They live in Norfolk and chose to come to London for their wedding on a Friday with their two best friends, before spending the following evening seeing Take That at Wembley for Rachel’s birthday.
First up – the boys.  They looked jolly smart with Andy wearing a shirt that Rachel had given him for his birthday.  We were in the Claridge’s boardroom – with Amanda and Barbara – Westminster Register Office registrars waiting for Rachel.

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Yes – we’re ready to go – we have the rings.

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After the ceremony, we moved to the mezzanine floor for some wedding portraits of Rachel and Andy.  Wedding photographs at Claridge's stairsBride chats at wedding ceremonyClaridge's wedding photosClaridge's wedding photos
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Wedding portraits at Claridge's hotel, Mayfair, London



Claridge’s wedding | London | Ann Marie and Justin

Today’s bride Ann Marie was not a traditional bride in the sense of being late for her wedding – she was more like 45 minutes early and had to have her car wait while her groom Justin and his South African family arrived and were safely inside Westminster Register Office. The two work in Brussels and came back to London to be married as it’s where Ann Marie’s Irish family now lives. She looked amazing in her chic ensemble that was made in Brussels and brought back safely in layers and layers of tissue.
After the ceremony, Ann Marie and Justin took their guests to Claridge’s for drinks then dinner in the Salon with food by Gordon Ramsey.

BELOW: Ann Marie’s dad at first seeing her ready today; Ann Marie & Justin leave the register office; Claridge’s boudoirish powder room; doorways were a bit of a theme … and a quiet moment.