It was a glorious spring day for Melanie and Sid’s Richoux wedding reception, which followed their Mayfair Library wedding.
Melanie and I had spoken several times since their booking back in September last year and I was very much looking forward to meeting her and Sid and their delightful son, Evan. Evan was their Best Man and not only delivered the rings but also did a wonderful reading (learned by heart) much to the guests’ delight and to tears from Melanie and Sid. An Ordinary Morning by Joyce Grenfell very much set the tone for Melanie and Sid’s special day.
The Marylebone Room at Mayfair Library is very intimate and ideal for smaller wedding groups. Melanie & Sid had invited 12 guests, brothers and their families, aunts and uncles, and two friends. During the ceremony the looks Melanie and Sid gave each other were very touching. From Melanie’s entrance, through to the rings and exchange of vows, their delight was infectious. When the Westminster Registrar announced that they were husband and wife Melanie’s expression was priceless. Sid swept Melanie off her feet as they descended the beautiful Mayfair Library staircase and then they exited the Library to huge cheers and plenty of confetti. Melanie’s expression was classic – pure joy!
In Mount Street Gardens next door to Mayfair Library we did a few family groups before everyone made their way just around the corner to Richoux at 41 South Audley Street. Melanie and Sid stayed behind for a few photographs before joining their guests. They both laugh freely and often and this is very much reflected in their photographs.
The three of us arrived for their Richoux wedding reception and decadent afternoon tea just as the cakes and sandwiches were being delivered by smart French waiting staff.
For Westminster Register Office weddings at the Old Marylebone Town Hall (re-opened January 2018) please visit my Old Marylebone Town Hall page. If you would like to see more Mayfair Library weddings like this one, please visit the Mayfair Library information page.