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.




Islington Register Office wedding | Annapriya + Innes

Annapriya and Innes’ Islington Register Office wedding combined elements of their Scottish and Indian family backgrounds, before taking on a distinctly London flavour at East End pub The Royal Oak, in Columbia Road, known for its Sunday flower market and colourful independent shops.

A Scottish piper played for the guests as they waited outside Islington Town Hall on Upper Street. Islington Register Office wedding - Scottish piper

Innes, his best man Johnny and groomsmen were waiting inside the town hall’s council chamber for the ceremony.

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Annapriya and Innes exchange floral garlands as part of their wedding ceremony.

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Islington Town Hall wedding guests wave off bride and groom

Then it was off to Columbia Road’s Royal Oak pub for some East End hospitality.

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Columbia Road pub The Royal Oak

Annapriya had a host of  girlfriends vying to catch her bouquet.


Annapriya, Innes and I took a few wedding portraits around Columbia Road and its colourful, independent shops such as Rob Ryan’s Ryantown and this wedding themed window display.


Just look at that late afternoon sunshine.
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Best man Johnny entertained guests throughout the day with his anecdotes – mostly adult only ones!

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The wedding breakfast was upstairs in the Royal Oak’s dining room, decorated with 60 yards of Scottish tartan bunting made by Innes’ mother.

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