You know the bride and groom aren’t a conventional couple when the bride arrives at Westminster Register Office in a short and chic grey cocktail dress. Â Lynsey and Matt also saw each other on the Old Marylebone Town Hall‘s famous steps before sharing a cigarette and walking into the building together.
Lynsey and Matt check their wedding details with Mark and Emma while Lynsey’s son watches. He also walked her into the Blue Room.
As the Blue Room was full, Lynsey and Matt chose to have their family sit in the front row while they exchanged vows.
Lynsey and Matt are given a miniature chimney sweep for good luck, before driving away in a white London wedding cab to their reception drinks.
We found this gorgeous newly-painted grey wall for their wedding portraits to tone with Lynsey’s dress. Â We also found a less freshly-painted wall next door – a perfect contrast. The front door green is one of my favourite colours.
Michelle and Nigel’s wedding in Westminster Register Office Yellow Room a week ago was so full of emotion it was beautiful to photograph – their faces say everything.
One of the sweetest things about Sophie and Aelred’s wedding at the Westminster Register Office Reception Room was them holding hands throughout the ceremony. Sophie looked amazing in her vintage dress with red velvet ribbon trim … but you’ll have to wait until the full blog post to see her and her handsome Aelred.
Charlotte and Christopher married yesterday at Marylebone Town Hall with a very London theme, complete with a Routemaster bus history tour and drinks at one of London’s oldest pubs.
I met them at the Landmark Hotel, where they were getting ready. Charlotte wore a stylish black and white dress and jacket.
Christopher looked smart as he distributed champagne to family and friends.
Buttonholes were handed out, which matched Charlotte’s bouquet.
And then some family portraits … starting with Christopher and his mum Johanna.
Christopher and his dad Brian.
And then Charlotte and her mother Kay, who had a major hand in organising the day.
We crossed the road to Marylebone Old Town Hall for their ceremony, complete with dots of light snow. Charlotte and Christopher welcomed their guests at the door of the register office. While Charlotte found part of the ceremony hilarious – which hand does the ring go on again? – Kay and Johanna were a tad emotional.
After the ceremony, guests piled onto a Routemaster bus with Andrew, a guide, who gave passengers a hugely detailed history of the journey we took from Baker Street to the Prospect of Whitby, in Wapping. Apparently London has four Cathedrals, of which St Paul’s is one, and the Tower of London now has 23 towers.
When we arrived at the Prospect, it was very familiar territory, as I used to live about 100 metres from the pub – and seemingly nothing has changed. We took advantage of a lit sculpture outside the nearby Wapping Project for a portrait of Charlotte & Christopher before they went into the warm. Andrew the guide, meanwhile visited WP, a former hydraulic pumping station, which he thinks used to provide power for such things as lifting curtins in the West End theatres.
Charlotte & Christopher overlooking the Thames, with a fog-covered Canary Wharf in the background. Just off the balcony is a hangman’s noose, referencing the Prospect’s quite bloodthirsty history.
After drinks, nibbles and lots of chatting, there were some speeches, before I finished, leaving the group to hop on the Routemaster again & head off for a three-course meal and the remainder of the evening.
After a long time away from the blog due to my shoulder injury, I’m catching up on weddings, starting with Nicola and Anthony, who married in the Purple Room at Westminster Register Office purple last month. Waiting for Nicola were her and Anthony’s daughter Ava in the safe arms of grandma and Anthony himself.
Ava’s special dress and shoes were everything a little girl could wish for.
Supporting Anthony while he waited were his two best men.
Stunning Nicola, on the arm of her father, wore a vintage ’60s bridal gown.
Some of the ceremony was serious … some was not!
Chatting on the way out.
… and more confetti on the steps of Westminster Register Office.
Spirited to their reception in a Phantom, Nicola & Anthony arrive.
We took some time to make the most of the atmospheric lighting.
A few yards away, we found this lit window, brilliant for the kind of funky portraits Nicola and Anthony had in mind.
And for a photograph of them with their friends, they wanted to recreate the Quadrophenia poster.
And our session finished for them to join their family and friends in celebration.