When Amy and Luke were married yesterday at Westminster Register Office, Amy wanted to keep her outfit a secret until she walked into the wedding ceremony on her father’s arm. Â This is a moment caught just after they had left the ceremony room and had a few seconds alone for Luke to admire Amy in her slinky Alexander McQueen dress.
Louise and Huw married today at Westminster Register Office’s Purple Room with Louise looking so VERY stunning. Â After their wedding and the confetti and family photographs on the steps under blue, blue skies, we had time for some couple portraits around Old Marylebone Town Hall. Â This was the last one we did before we hopped in a cab for their reception. Â I’ll pop up the full blog post in about 10-14 days.
Jackie and Khalid’s wedding at Westminster Register Office’s Yellow Room was very much an intimate family occasion.
If you were looking for a second witness, that was me – so a little tricky to photograph. Â After photos on the Old Marylebone Town Hall steps, we went to the Ritz. Â Some of us were more interested in the journey than others.
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.
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.
Greenwich couple Raelene & Kevin set up their wedding itinerary yesterday so that I could capture the moment when Kevin set eyes on Raelene. I had known they were arriving at Marylebone Town Hall together on a traditional red double-decker bus with Kevin on the top deck and Raelene on the bottom. Relatives shielded Raelene from Kevin with a pashmina until he had made his way to the top of the town hall steps and was looking away. Raelene could then walk up behind him, ready for him to turn around.
Raelene on her way to meet the registrars.
Raelene and her father Alex enter the ceremony.
Raelene and Kevin had composed their own vows to each other – and could not have looked happier when they were pronounced man and wife.
Raelene’s two bridesmaids Michelle and Pam had handed out cones of confetti to the guests, who had arranged themselves very neatly down the steps of Marylebone Town Hall to wish Raelene and Kevin well.
Kevin’s first duty as husband was to hold a compact mirror for Raelene to touch up her lipstick. He was a huge success … and wonderfully, the compact matched Raelene’s Jenny Packham dress as if it was made to order.
We stopped off by Lambeth Bridge to get some photographs of the bridal party with the Houses of Parliament in the background – a very London scene. This is one of my faves and includes the distinctive Thames lights with fish details that Raelene very much wanted included.
The bus then took us all to The Guildford, a Greenwich brasserie close to Raelene and Kevin’s (and my) home. After canapes and Pimms in the sunshine, I took Raelene in the street just outside The Guildford for some portraits. Kevin joined us for a few more before it was time for them to sit down for dinner.