The Paddington Room wedding photography for Emma and Sarah’s special day was a delight from start to finish. They stayed at my favourite local restaurant, the Grazing Goat, just a 12-minute walk from Old Marylebone Town Hall.
They were super organised and collected their flowers from Titania’s Garden on the way to their ceremony. Stunning bouquets with deep, mid, and pale pink roses and peonies combined with creams and greens. Their Ghost outfits suited them both beautifully – exquisite fabric in soft colours. The overall effect worked perfectly in the wood panelled Paddington Room.
To Etta James ‘At Last’ Emma and Sarah entered the Paddington Room together. They shared a very personal ceremony. Readings were delivered by their two guests and witnesses. Tom read Emily Dickinson’s poem, ‘Of all the souls that stand create’, and Les, ‘I will love you forever…’ from The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman.
Their vow and ring exchanges were followed by the Registrar announcing that they were ‘wife’ and ‘wife’. Their expressions where utterly brilliant. Emma and Sarah even shared an impromptu dance to Stephanie Mills ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’ while the guys signed the register.
Once they received their wedding certificate a Westminster Usher walked in with a tray of champagne. One of the best things about marrying mid-week is the first toast option. Champagne or prosecco served straight after your ceremony. It allows more time to appreciate your ceremony room.
After their drinks reception, Emma and Sarah left the Paddington Room and surprised me by running along the corridor. How I managed to get the shot when I was laughing so much…?! It was an absolute joy to photograph such an upbeat, happy, and fun couple.
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