Westminster Register Office wedding | Karen + Matthew

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. ┬áThe 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.

Ring bearers wait in the Yellow Room for a Westminster Register Office wedding of their parents.Westminster Register Office's yellow room decorated with a Christmas tree.Karen the bride waits outside Westminster Register Office's yellow room with the registrar.The start of Karen and Matthew's wedding at Westminster Register office's Yellow Room.The Westminster Register Office wedding of Karen and Matthew starts.Karen and Matthew's sons hold the rings waiting for the right moment in the wedding ceremony.

There was a first with Karen and Matt’s wedding – a high five – first with each other and then with the boys.Bride and groom high five each other at Westminster Register office wedding.

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.Wedding ceremony reading - The Own and the PussycatKaren and Matthew sign the wedding register in Westminster's Yellow Room.Bride and groom's sons read The Own and the Pussycat during the wedding ceremony.Two small boys read The Owl and the Pussycat during their parents' wedding ceremony.Karen and Matthew congratulate their sons on their reading of The Own and the Pussycat.

Karen, Matthew and their family leave Westminster Register Office.

Don’t you love youthful enthusiasm!

Karen, Matthew and their sons leave Old Marylebone Town Hall where they were married.


Bride and groom Karen and Matthew on the famous steps of Old Marylebone Town Hall, Westminster, London.Wedding portraits outside Old Marlebone Town Hall after a civil marriage ceremony.

The family then headed off for afternoon tea to celebrate.

Karen, Matthew and their family leave Westminster Register Office wedding ceremony  in a London black cab.

A London black cab (taxi) leaves Westminster Register Office.

Karen and Matt let me know when they had seen their photographs: “They’re stunning and really capture the fun and informality. ┬áThe boys look gorgeous and again you have captured their characters”. It was a huge pleasure to be part of such a happy day.

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.