Roosevelt Room wedding reception | Emine + Richard

Emine and Richard’s wedding at Westminster Register Office and the Roosevelt Room wedding reception at Brown’s Hotel was a beautiful and classic day.  Emine chose a tea rose dress with gold shoes, a ribbon headband and roses from Scarlet and Violet.

Scarlet and Violet wedding bouquet - London florist Waiting in the corridors of power - Westminster Register Office's at Old Marylebone Town HallBride Emine and groom Richard walk into their civil wedding ceremony at Westminster's Yellow Room - 2013 A Scarlet and Violet rose wedding bouquet and glitter gold wedding shoes

Richard may have been more nervous than a typical groom; this was the first wedding he had ever attended.Bride and groom at start of ceremonyEmine's best woman taking her bouquet during her civil wedding ceremony. Emine and Richard during their wedding ceremony.Westminster Register Office Yellow Room civil wedding ceremony

Married!  Now, time for photos, lots of photos!

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Some family congratulations and then confetti.

Wedding confetti on steps of Old Marylebone Town Hall, Westminster

Emine and Richard headed in a London black cab to Brown’s Hotel, giving them time to look at their shiny wedding rings.

Newlyweds in back of London black cab on way to Brown's Hotel, Mayfair

Friends were waiting to congratulate them outside Brown’s.

Guests wait to congratulate bride and groom outside Brown's Hotel, Mayfair, London

Emine and Richard’s wedding reception was in one of Brown’s private dining rooms – the mirrored and classic Roosevelt Room, named after former American President Theodore Roosevelt, who first stayed at Brown’s for his marriage to Edith Carow. Brown's Hotel Roosevelt Room wedding reception  signs - London Mayfair hotel

Emine had arranged iced biscuits by Biscuiteers as her wedding favours. Wedding favour biscuits by Biscuiteers

And flowers by Scarlet and Violet decorated the table and mantlepiece.
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We took some portraits of Richard and his mates … and Emine and her mother.Groom, best man and mates - a portrait at the Roosevelt Room wedding breakfast at  Brown's Hotel

Bride and her mother portraits in the Roosevelt Room

Guests were having a rather lovely time with champagne before they sat for the wedding breakfast. Brown's Hotel wedding drinks reception - the Roosevelt private dining room
Bride, groom and guests at wedding breakfast at Brown's Hotel Roosevelt RoomWedding breakfast reflected in mirrored walls of the Roosevelt Room at Browns Hotel






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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Westminster Register Office wedding | Jenny + Phil

Hull couple Jenny and Phil chose London’s Westminster Register Office and Notting Hill pub The Mall Tavern for their wedding reception because it was where they first met.  Or rather, Phil chose it as he organised all the wedding – all Jenny had to do was choose something to wear and turn up (in his words).   Jenny and her bridesmaids started their day by getting ready at the Grand Royale Hotel, which was once the home of actress Lilly Langtry.  The hotel had offered the use of the hotel’s ornate theatre for make-up and hairdressing, so it was rather grand. It was also an area for storing luggage, so alongside the opulence, there was a huge assortment of suitcases surrounding us.
Bride and bridesmaids getting ready for wedding

Bride getting ready

Back in Jenny’s room, we looked at some fabulous shoes: hers in black and her bridesmaids’ in red.

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Not often you see four brides at once – and certainly not ones wearing such a fabulous birdcage veil. Jenny’s necklace was a birthday present from Phil.

Bride with birdcage veil in lift

Jenny and her father just before they headed for Old Marylebone Town Hall.

Bride and her father portrait

When Jenny arrived at Westminster Register Office, one of their registrars Amanda asked her to twirl – it seems Jenny’s skirt DOES swirl out a long way.

Bride at Westminster Register OfficeBride and bridesmaids in waiting room of Westminster Register Office, Old Marylebone Town Hall

 It was time for Phil to see Jenny in all her loveliness – he and the guests had been waiting patiently in Westminster Register Office’s Blue Room.

Westminster Register Office wedding ceremony - bride arriving

The boys had made sure their socks matched the day’s red theme.

Westminster Register Office wedding ceremony

As well as the legal part of their ceremony, Jenny and Phil added their own wedding vows, with Phil promising to keep Jenny in shoes, vintage dresses, holidays and mocha coffees and Jenny promising to look after Phil even when suffering from man flu, accept his being late and to make him a cup of tea every morning for the rest of her life.

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Westminster Register Office wedding ceremony

Westminster Register Office wedding photographs on steps

After a couple of photographs of Jenny and Phil and their bridal party on the famous steps of Old Marylebone Town Hall, they and their guests hopped onto a Routemaster bus for a tour of London.

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When we got to the London Eye and South Bank Centre, the bus stopped for a break and some wedding portraits on the South Bank. Jenny and Phil were thrilled with the idea of riding on a carousel for a few portraits.

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If you see Mickey Mouse, you just have to, don’t you?!

Bride and groom with Mickey Mouse at South Bank, London

And an ice-cream!

Bride and groom with red Routemaster in London

Upon arriving at The Mall Tavern, Jenny and Phil had a few drinks then a couple of portraits nearby.

Bride and groom outside The Mall Tavern
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My part of the day finished while everyone sat down for a delicious looking menu in the late summer afternoon sun.

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