Another visit as a London wedding photographer to Mayfair Library, this time on a beautiful sunny day in July during Pride in London. Adrian and Jodie arrived at the Library with three of their closest friends and their adorable daughter. They were dressed in oranges, greys, blacks, greens and purples and wielding a London Pride rainbow flag. There was a really festive (almost samba) feel to their ceremony and this was definitely shared by the three Westminster Register Office staff, Registrars Nikki and Joyce and receptionist Kemi.
Adrian wore a stylish grey three-piece Price of Wales check suit, with a purple tie and socks, and his buttonhole was a small ribbon tied bunch of wild flowers. Jodie looked stunning in a floral wrap dress with frill detail. The print was a black background with a green, yellow, pale pink, orange and red floral design. She teamed this with black heeled sandals, red nails and lips. She carried a loosely tied bouquet of wild flowers and herbs put together by Grace & Thorn in Hackney. Their daughter wore a striking orange summer dress and guests matched in grey and black with splashes of fabulous orange.
During the ceremony, which was held in the Marylebone Room, Adrian and Jodie entered to plenty of flag waving and tears. They each read a personal vow to each other that made everyone cry. Their daughter meanwhile was joyfully playing peekaboo between Dad’s legs and generally keeping the guests giggling through their tears. When it came time for her to deliver the rings she did so with great seriousness which made everyone fall in love with her even more.
Adrian reacted brilliantly when it was announced that he and Jodie were husband and wife. A cheer and a kiss that meant business! Hugs from everyone and then the signing of the Register. The look on their daughter’s face at this moment… priceless. Big cheers as they left the Marylebone Room and then sunglasses on for their confetti shot. They walked outside into bright sunshine, plenty of confetti and a huge cheer. A few groups in next door Mount Street Garden and a couple of just Adrian and Jodie and then they waved goodbye.
Westminster Register Office has been at Mayfair Library since 2014 while their home – the Old Marylebone Town Hall – underwent a major renovation and refurbishment. In January 2018 they moved back. For more information about this stunning building on the Marylebone Road please look at my Old Marylebone Town Hall page.