A Relaxed and Romantic Wedding in Central London.

John and Sarah met during the pandemic and bonded over their wicked sense of humour and a love of the Rocky Horror Show. When I met them to discuss their wedding over a video call, I instantly loved their warmth and the banter between them and was thrilled when they chose me as their wedding photographer. I couldn't wait to capture their day and it did not disappoint.

When John and Sarah started making their wedding plans, they agreed that the most important thing was that their wedding was relaxed and fun and reflected them as a couple. They chose to have an intimate ceremony at the iconic Old Marylebone Town Hall in the heart of London, surrounded by their closest family and friends, followed by a relaxed reception at The Elgin Pub, in Maida Vale which has a private first-floor space, a chilled and rustic atmosphere and was the perfect place to host a group of their family and friends.

A group of men in matching wedding attire stand outside the Allsop Arms in Marylebone

A Quick Pint at the Allsop Arms & A Short Walk to Old Marylebone Town Hall

John and the boys started the celebrations with a quick drink before the ceremony at the nearby pub, the Allsop Arms, while Sarah and her parents and bridesmaids got ready at a nearby Air BnB, a short walk down a pretty cobbled mews ( a little tricky in high heels) just 2 minutes from the Town Hall. I could hear the laughter from the open window before I even arrived at the door and knew we were in for a fun day.

A groom in a suit stands outside the Allsop Arms near Old Marylebone Town hall, amongst a group of groomsmen, laughing.
A bride with hair in rollers having her make up done, through an open window
A professional photo of a wedding veil detail in a strip of sunlight
An envelope with John written on it with two wedding rings on top
A laughing bride in a white dress, walks down a cobbled mews behind Old Marylebone Town Hall
A bride and bridesmaids walk laughing towards the lions at Old Marylebone TownHall

A Ceremony In The Knightsbridge Room

The Bride and Groom chose the elegant Knightsbridge Room in Old Marylebone Town Hall, a gorgeous room of muted greys and rich velvet big enough to hold up to 30 guests and still feel intimate. Their ceremony was personal and lovely. Full of laughter and a few happy tears.

A groom reacts, smiling emotionally as a bride walks into a wedding ceremony
A bride walks into the Knightsbridge room in Old Marylebone Town Hall with her father
A bride and groom during a wedding ceremony in the Knightsbridge room at Old Marylebone Town Hall
A wedding ceremony in the Knightsbridge Room at Old Marylebone Town Hall

Confetti On The Steps Of Old Marylebone Town Hall.

After a flurry of confetti, lots of big hugs and kisses, we took some couple portraits on the steps outside the Town Hall. With the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and many famous faces choosing Old Marylebone Town Hall for their wedding ceremonies, it is popular and often time can be limited but the team of staff runs it incredibly smoothly and we had time and space for some beautiful couple photos without feeling rushed.

A laughing bride and groom walk down the marble steps inside Old Marylebone Town Hall
A just married couple stand, smiling on the interior marble staircase at Old Marylebone Town Hall.
Guests throw biodegradable confetti as a just marries couple exit Old Marylebone Town Hall after their wedding,
A professional wedding photo of a real wedding couple at Old Marylebone Town Hall

Health and safety tip: dried flower crowns can be sharp! Take care when cuddling up close!

professional wedding photography at Old Marylebone Town Hall
A professional wedding photograph at Old Marylebone Town Hall of a bride and groom laughing

Champagne & Group Photos In Regents Park

It was a beautifully warm September and before they headed to their indoor reception, Sarah and John wanted to spend an hour or so celebrating outdoors. Making the most of London's gorgeous green spaces, we headed to Regent's Park, to a secluded, romantic spot that Sarah and John visit regularly as a couple.

Old Marylebone Town Hall is a short drive away from Regent's Park, one of London's largest parks. They applied for a permit to continue their celebrations surrounded by the beautiful gardens, a perfect spot for group photos, and a shared cheeky bottle of bubbly with their guests before moving on to their reception at the Elgin Pub in Maida Vale.

A bride and groom stand next to a white London taxi
A bride and groom walk hand in hand into Regent's Park, London
Professional wedding photos in Regent's Park London
Professional wedding couple photos in Regent's Park, London
A bride hugs a bridesmaid in a green dress in Regent's Park, London
A fun professional group wedding photo in Regent' Park London
A bride and bridesmaids wearing green dresses, in Regent's Park, London

A Party At The Elgin

Sarah and John were whisked off in a white London taxi to the Elgin in West London, where their guests were waiting for them with a glass of Pimms. The rustic brick walls were decorated with strings of fairy lights and photos that documented the newlywed's adventures together. The tables were adorned with thoughtful touches, wildflower seed table names, cute little bags of jelly beans and 'wedding speech bingo' puzzles, nestled amongst jars of dried wild flowers that matched the bouquets and the flower crown in Sarah's hair.

The Elgin pub in Maida Vale, West London
A bride gives a speech at the Elgin, Maida Vale
Photos as wedding decor on brick walls at the Elgin, Maida Vale
Wedding speech bingo as wedding favours, London
A relaxed wedding reception meal in The Elgin, Maida Vale
Relaxed wedding reception at The Elgin, Maida Vale, London

Speeches, A Sword & A Wedding Cake Like No Other.

After an incredible feasting platter, there were speeches, that had the whole room laughing, champagne toasts to the happy couple and Sarah and John were gifted a surprise wedding cake, by an incredibly talented friend. Inspired by their hobbies, a Harry Potter/ bowling alley extravaganza that they cut with a sword.

Wedding speeches at a London pub reception
A father of the bride gives a speech at The Elgin, Maida Vale, London
Guests toast at a wedding speech in a relaxed London pub wedding reception.
A chilled weddign reception at a West London pub
A groom gives a speech at a relaxed West London pub wedding
A bride and groom cut a Harry Potter Cake with a sword, London

A 'Time Warp' First Dance Finale

Starting the party with a musical number from the film that started it all, Sarah and John had a romantic first dance that unexpectedly turned into 'The Time Warp!' It's just a jump to the left...

Quickly, the dance floor filled with their family and friends and John and Sarah continued celebrating their wedding as the sun set over the rooftops of London.

Thank you Sarah and John for having me as your wedding photographer, it was a perfect wedding day.

A fun and relaxed wedding at The Elgin, Maida Vale
Professional wedding photography at The Elgin, Maida Vale
Professional wedding photo at The Elgin, Maida Vale
Relaxed and rustic wedding reception, London
Fun dance floor wedding photo of bride and guests dancing
Bride laughs while dancing at a relaxed west London pub wedding reception

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Ceremony Venue: Old Marylebone Town Hall

Reception Venue: The Elgin, Maida Vale

Hair and Makeup Artist: Lauren K Smith

Brides Dress: Willowby by Watters

Photography by me: Jennifer West Photography