An intimate wedding at the Old Marylebone Town Hall
Sandy and James’ wedding day at the Old Marylebone Town Hall
As a wedding photographer, being able to capture stunning, emotional, and story-telling moments is what drives me. Every wedding brings its own unique challenges and memorable moments, making each experience truly special. Recently, I had the honor of photographing Sandy and James’ small, intimate wedding ceremony at the historic Old Marylebone Town Hall, followed by a beautiful wedding reception at The Landmark Hotel.
From the moment I arrived at the Town Hall, I was captivated by the charm and elegance of the building. Its grand architecture and urban surroundings provided the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony.
As the guests anxiously awaited the arrival of the bride, I found myself equally excited to start capturing the magical moments that were about to unfold. Sandy looked absolutely radiant as she made her way down the aisle towards James, who couldn’t hide his emotions as he watched his bride approach. The love and joy that filled the room was palpable, and I knew it was my responsibility to capture these emotions in a way that would help the couple relive their special day for years to come.
After the ceremony, we ventured outside to capture some couple photos around the charming neighborhood of Marylebone. The urban environment provided a unique and contrasting backdrop, perfectly complementing the elegance of the wedding attire. Sandy’s alternative flowery dress looked absolutely fantastic and a nice change from the traditional white dress, adding a touch of fun to the photos. I was in awe of their natural chemistry and the genuine happiness radiating from both of them. As they strolled hand in hand through the streets, I couldn’t help but feel privileged to be a part of such a magical moment.
Next, we made our way to The Landmark Hotel for the wedding reception. The luxurious venue exceeded all expectations, with its opulent décor and breathtaking views. The couple’s attention to detail was evident in every aspect of the reception, and it was a joy to photograph the laughter, tears of joy, and heartfelt speeches that filled the room. Each moment told a story, and I made sure to capture every precious detail.
Throughout the entire day, I constantly found myself inspired by the love shared between Sandy and James. Being able to witness and document such a significant milestone in their lives was a truly humbling experience. As a photographer, I am constantly challenged to capture not just the visuals, but also the emotions and narratives that make each wedding unique. Sandy and James’ wedding was no exception, and as I reflect back on these memories, I am reminded of why I love what I do.
Wedding photography is not just about taking pictures; it is about preserving memories and telling a story. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of Sandy and James’ special day, and I am excited to share their stunning, emotional, and story-telling wedding photography with them.
Below is the story of Sandy and James and some tips they give to couples planning their wedding day!
Tell me about your The Beginning!
James and I met at our boxing gym. I went for fitness, he went to spar so we would see each other during the crossover time between classes. He started off just smiling when I’d come in and slowly that progressed to saying Hi, then elaborated on how our days were or how tough the class was before my class started. Eventually James started doing two classes back to back so he would do my class with me- which I thought was brave as these classes aren’t easy. I knew he was interested when he would come near me when we had to do our fitness drills and eventually he asked whether I was going to the fight night where one of our coaches was fighting. I agreed and we bought tickets ready to go. A few days beforehand the fight was cancelled, so he suggested we go for dinner instead. The rest is history!
When and where did you get engaged?
Our first date was in early August, by the end of August we had planned a holiday together to France for the end of September. I think we knew early on that we were serious about each other so it was a matter of fact conversation.. we decided to get married.. realised we didn’t do a traditional engagement with a ring etc so weren’t sure if we were actually engaged.. so we googled it on our way back from collecting a takeaway and it said it was a formal agreement, so we turned to each other and shook hands, said “i formally agree to marry you” and kissed to seal the deal!
What style/theme have you chosen for your Wedding Day?
We aren’t a traditional couple, as you can probably tell by the whirlwind of this relationship. We wanted to make sure we focused on those nearest and dearest to us and that’s why we chose to do a simple registry office ceremony and to treat our guests to a delicious dinner. Keeping it simple!
What are you most looking forward to on the day?
Weirdly I think we’re excited to actually say our vows to each other, see each other walk in and enjoy that moment together- making that commitment to each other with our guests to witness this moment.
After, relaxing with a yummy dinner and drinks and laughs… not to forget the donuts!
If it ends up in the bin at the end of the night.. don’t spend money on it! Invest in the memories that create an experience.. the ceremony, the food, the speeches. People remember how they felt, not the design on their menu plans.
Are you planning a Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding? If so I would love to hear about your wedding plans so please get in touch
Photographs of Sandy and James’s wedding day
at the Old Marylebone Town Hall
Old Marylebone Town Hall
Old Marylebone Town Hall, located in the heart of London, is a historic and iconic venue that has been a popular choice for weddings and civil ceremonies for many years. The Town Hall is known for its stunning Georgian architecture, which provides a charming and elegant backdrop for wedding ceremonies. The exterior of the building features classical columns and a grand entrance, while the interior boasts high ceilings, intricate moldings, and a sense of timeless sophistication.
The venue offers a variety of beautifully decorated ceremony rooms, each with its own unique character. Couples can choose from options like the stunning wood-paneled Westminster Room, the intimate Soho Room, or the grand and ornate Paddington Room. These rooms allow couples to tailor their wedding to their personal style and guest list size. Conveniently located in the heart of London, making it easily accessible for both guests and the wedding party. It’s well-connected by public transportation, and there are plenty of nearby accommodation options for out-of-town guests. It is is known for its experienced and dedicated staff who are well-versed in coordinating weddings and civil ceremonies. They can assist with all aspects of planning and execution to ensure that your special day runs smoothly.
Old Marylebone Town Hall offers numerous picturesque spots for wedding photography both inside and outside the building. The classic architecture and charming surroundings make for stunning backdrops for capturing your cherished moments. The central location of Old Marylebone Town Hall means that there are plenty of reception venues, restaurants, and hotels in the vicinity where you can host your wedding reception and celebrate with your guests. Couples can personalize their ceremonies to reflect their individual tastes and preferences. Whether you want a traditional, romantic, or contemporary wedding, the venue can accommodate your vision.
Overall, Old Marylebone Town Hall is a timeless and elegant choice for couples seeking a historic and beautiful setting for their wedding or civil ceremony in London. Its rich history, stunning architecture, and professional staff make it a cherished location for celebrating love and commitment.