Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding
Francesca and Rob held their small but perfectly formed Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding last month with their closest family in attendance. With restrictions on weddings for the next six months, the world of marriage has changed a little. I’m not going to talk about the negatives (we have the news for that), but instead I’ll stick to the positives of having a smaller wedding. It may not be how you pictured your wedding day to be, I doubt anyone pictured their wedding guests in masks (unless it was fancy dress themed perhaps) or everyone sat apart from each other. I’d never have dreamt that hand sanitizer would be such a huge wedding detail either. One thing is certain though; all of this surrealness will make it a day you will all talk about for a very long time. Francesca and Rob, like so many other couples in 2020, had to postpone their original wedding date to next year. Rather than wait, they decided to have an intimate wedding with their families and hold a bigger celebration next year.
Having an intimate wedding doesn’t take anything away from how special the wedding ceremony will be. You could have two or 200 hundred watching, the feelings you are going to experience will be the same. At the minute I think there is probably a feeling of utter relief that the wedding has actually been allowed to take place. Some couples have had to make so many changes due to the constant shifting of government rules, I have nothing but admiration for your spirit. I only spent a couple of hours with Francesca and Rob, but there were so many special moments within that short space of time. As a photographer, it felts so good to be behind a camera experiencing this again.
A lot of venues currently allowing weddings to take place will have plenty of things in place to ensure everyone is well looked after, the staff at Old Marylebone Town Hall were so well organised. Time slots and a few extra rules may mean your time usually allowed for portraits is cut a little shorter than usual, but it doesn’t take long at all to capture the just married joy of a newlywed couple.
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Following the ceremony everyone took a short walk in the sunshine to A.O.K Kitchen to spend the afternoon celebrating in the private snug room, a perfect setting for an intimate wedding celebration. I left shortly after Rob’s speech, and felt so damn happy I had been given the opportunity to capture such a memorable time in their lives. I can’t wait to celebrate again with everybody in 2021.
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If your wedding plans have changed this year, please don’t lose faith. Your day will come. Small weddings still pack the same amount of love and emotion as a ‘normal’ wedding day. Scaling things down can mean more time spent with everyone individually, and possibly saving some pennies (or going all out 15 people, anything goes!!) Please get in touch if you want to know more about the photography side of things. I’m happy to tailor something specific to your day, just promise me you’ll still have a photographer. Smaller weddings still need to photographed, now more than ever.