Nicola and Stephen had their wedding at Marylebone Registry Office and their reception at Dukes Hotel a few weeks ago. Everyone got ready at Dukes but Stephen sneaked off early to make sure he didn't bump into (a very excited) Nicola before the wedding ceremony. I was planning on going over to the wedding on the tube, but ended up taking a taxi with Nicola's Mum and Nan and spend a lovely twenty minutes so chatting with them.
Marylebone is a lovely registry office, quite imposing with it's tall columns and stone lions outside and very nicely decorated inside with lots of marble and wood panels, a nice place to relax before the wedding ceremony gets under way.
As well as big congratulations (and confetti) from their family and friends, there was a fairly continuous stream of football supporters going past (Chelsea I was told) all giving their best wishes to the happy couple.
While there I bumped into a Dutch photographer called Peter Snijders who was photographing his sister's wedding. Peter is a very nice chap and we spent a few minutes nattering about Pockets Wizards, Photoshop CS5, various lenses... the sort of interesting stuff that you really shouldn't bore your clients with. You can see Peter's website here: http://www.petersnijders.nl/
Nicola and Stephen had very thoughtfully arranged for an old Routemaster bus to take everyone from the wedding back to Dukes Hotel for the reception.
Dukes is a little known hotel just around the corner from the Ritz, but people in the know, know it (if you know what I mean). It's a very chic wedding venue (you can get married there as well) with an impeccable level of service and is ideal for smaller wedding parties. you can find out more about Dukes Hotel on their website (the opening photo is one of mine as well).
Nicola and Stephen had a great wedding day and were a lovely couple to spend time with, I just couldn't believe how quickly it went by.