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.