Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | London wedding, Register Office, Wedding, Westminster Register Office
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.
Anita 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.
Their ceremony started with Christian having to list Anita’s many Christian names. He got them right!
Their families were beaming at this point.
Who has the rings? Is that a Vulcan salute?
I now declare you husband and wife! Have you ever seen a bride look as pleased as this?Happy chats after Anita and Christian’s London register office wedding in the Yellow Room.
We walked to the Duke of Wellington a couple of blocks away.
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.
Anita and Christian’s rings with a tulip from Anita’s bouquet. Vintage handkerchiefs, tiny clothes pegs and photos decorated Anita and Christian’s wedding breakfast table.
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!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | London wedding, Register Office, Westminster Register Office
I want to share the Westminster Register Office wedding of Karen, Matt and their two sons at Old Marylebone Town Hall. They travelled from Norfolk to have their ceremony and celebrate with afternoon tea and all looked fabulous. The guys had their best cufflinks on and they brought a toy owl called George with them from Karen’s work, which travels to different occasions – apparently this was George’s first wedding.
While Karen was with the registrars, the small guys figured out where they were going to sit and checked they had the rings. They were so excited to be handing over the rings and seeing their mother in such a beautiful dress.
There was a first with Karen and Matt’s wedding – a high five – first with each other and then with the boys.
While Karen, Matth and their witnesses were signing the register the boys had an important job to do – last-minute checks on a reading of The Owl and the Pussycat.
Don’t you love youthful enthusiasm!
The family then headed off for afternoon tea to celebrate.
Karen and Matt let me know when they had seen their photographs: “They’re stunning and really capture the fun and informality. The boys look gorgeous and again you have captured their characters”. It was a huge pleasure to be part of such a happy day.
Friday, April 15, 2011 | Register Office, Westminster Register Office
Megan and Michael’s wedding at Westminster Register Office Yellow Room was on one of London’s early spring days, where the sun shone for their ceremony and their walk across Marylebone Road to the Landmark Hotel for their reception afterwards.
Monday, March 28, 2011 | Register Office, Westminster Register Office
Megan and Michael’s Westminster Register Office wedding this morning had beautiful spring sunshine … so here is a single from their day taken as they walked to their reception and lunch with family and friends at The Landmark.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | London wedding
Natasha made just the prettiest bride at her and Christopher’s wedding at The Langham in central London. Â Natasha was getting ready in her room with the help of dress designer Christine Kendall, who sweetly accompanied us to Westminster Register Office.
After some telephone tag to ensure Christopher was well ahead of us on his way to Westminster Register Office, we hopped in a black cab. Â The driver insisted on Natasha accepting his 50p coin on top of her change from the fare – silver for good luck.
Christopher, his parents, sister and brother in law were waiting in the Blue Room for Natasha’s arrival.
After warm congratulations, Natasha and Christopher walked out onto Old Marylebone Town Hall’s famous steps and we hailed a cab to take us to the South Bank for some portraits.
One of the reasons we went to the South Bank was its glowing lights on a dull winter day – both for the carousel and the German Christmas market. Â Natasha and Christopher were also able to warm up with a mulled wine. We captured them in front of the mulled wine hut (there’s probably a better word for it), surrounded by a variety of London’s population and then managed to get one of them on their own. Â Very sweetly, about half a dozen people about to walk behind Natasha and Christopher had held back so we could have a clean wedding portrait of them – complete strangers can be so very thoughtful.
By now, Natasha was all goose bumps and we headed back to The Langham for a few more wedding portraits.
Christopher wasn’t forgotten – he had a portrait against these doors, one of his favourite features of the Langham – and a Christmas-themed family portrait.
I took just a few more photographs of them at afternoon tea in the Palm Court before leaving them to their celebrations.