Duke of Wellington wedding | Anita and Christian

The London register office wedding of Anita and Christian at Westminster’s Yellow Room and  Duke of Wellington‘s private room was a relaxed event.  They arrived at Old Marylebone Town Hall together in a London black cab giggling and kissing.
London black cab arrival for bride and groom at their wedding at Old Marylebone Town HallAnita and Christian love the Old Marylebone Town Hall and wanted their wedding photographs to reflect this. I photographed the architecture as they were checking their details with the registrar.

Old Marylebone Town Hall interior details at a civil wedding ceremony

Their ceremony started with Christian having to list Anita’s many Christian names. He got them right!

Yellow room civil ceremony - Old Marylebone Town Hall in Westminster, London

Their families were beaming at this point. London civil wedding ceremony in Westminster - family and guests

Who has the rings? Is that a Vulcan salute?

Who has the rings? I do!

I now declare you husband and wife!  Have you ever seen a bride look as pleased as this?I now declare you husband and wife Happy chats after Anita and Christian’s London register office wedding in the Yellow Room. London register office wedding ceremony in Westminster's Yellow RoomBride and groom after their London register office wedding at Old Marylebone Town Hall

We walked to the Duke of Wellington a couple of blocks away.

Walking to Marylebone's Duke of Wedding after their Westminster wedding civil ceremony.

Anita and Christian posed for some portraits on the way. I love the way London’s architecture changes so much in such a short distance, while walking to their Duke of Wellington wedding reception.

Guests drank Pimms and beer.

Summer Pimms making for wedding breakfast at the Duke of Wellington, MaryleboneAnita and Christian’s rings with a tulip from Anita’s bouquet. Wedding ring photographs - with flowerVintage handkerchiefs, tiny clothes pegs and photos decorated Anita and Christian’s wedding breakfast table. Vintage handkerchief - wedding favours at London civil wedding ceremony

The Duke of Wellington’s private room, overlooking St Mary’s Church: after everyone had sat down, I left them to settle in for the wedding breakfast. Congratulations Anita and Christian! Duke of Wellington wedding reception in a  private room. The Duke of Wellington is in Marylebone's Crawford Street

Westminster Register office wedding | Lynsey + Matt

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.  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.

Registrar Mark check wedding details with Lynsey and matt

Registrars Mark and Emma check wedding details with the couple.The bride Lynsey and her son enter the Blue Room at Old Marylebone Town Hall.

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 exchange vows in the Blue Room, Westminster Lynsey and Matt walk down the Westminster Register Office stairs after their ceremony.

Bride and groom on Westminster Register office steps 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.

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We found this gorgeous newly-painted grey wall for their wedding portraits to tone with Lynsey’s dress.  We also found a less freshly-painted wall next door – a perfect contrast. The front door green is one of my favourite colours.

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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.

Columbia Road pub The Royal Oak

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.
Columbia Road pub The Royal Oak

Best man Johnny entertained guests throughout the day with his anecdotes – mostly adult only ones!

Columbia Road pub The Royal OakEast End pub wedding buttonhole

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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