As a Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Photographer was happy when Nadia and Marcello asked me to document their ceremony at the town hall, and then follow them onto the Lancaster London Hotel for their wedding breakfast and celebrations afterwards. I am known for my reportage style London wedding photography, and Nadia and Marcello wanted me to use my expertise to capture their wedding in a unique and memorable way. They also asked me to take a number of posed shots of them as a couple, and with some key guests, for their wedding album.
I was sure to take a number of photos of Nadia and Marcello in front of the iconic steps straight after the ceremony. The images show the happy newlyweds mingling with their guests, and the famous steps act as a backdrop to the scene. Nadia and Marcello chose the venue because of its interesting history and celebrity fans, so I knew they were keen to have some photos of the outside of this popular landmark.
One of my favourite photos from their wedding ceremony is of the registrar leading them into a private side room to sign the wedding register. Down the middle of the image is a wood panelled wall, and this frames the scenes on either side. To the right we can see their friends and family, waiting for them to return, and to the left we can see the bride and groom on their way to make the wedding official. Newlyweds get very few private moments during a day of celebrations, so I wanted to capture these quiet few minutes for them.
After the wedding ceremony, I took some photographs of Nadia and Marcello as they walked through the streets of London to their second venue. We took a number of shots in the beautiful green spaces in this area of London, making the most of the idyllic green trees and the city sights in the background. I joined the wedding party for the celebrations at The Lancaster London Hotel, and documented the rest of the party. You can see some of the images above, and the rest are in another blog post. It was an honour to photograph Nadi and Marcello’s wedding, and I wish them a lifetime of happiness.
Old Marylebone Town Hall is London’s busiest registry office. The beautiful architecture, central location and exciting history make this town hall a venue worth marrying in for many Londoners. Famous for its history, the first foundation stone of this imposing structure was laid in 1914. The First World War inevitably caused problems to the building schedule, but it was finally opened in 1920.
Paul and Linda McCartney were married here in the 1960s, and Ringo Starr said ‘I do’ to his second wife at this venue in the early 1980s. Liam Gallagher from Oasis has exchanged vows here with both of his wives – the two weddings were 11 years apart. Chrissie Hynde, Antonio Banderas, Nicole Farhi and Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour are other celebrities to have said ‘I do’ in this popular celebrity wedding venue.
The town halls’ iconic steps, often seen in press shots of newly married celebrities, are a popular location for post-ceremony wedding photos. The grand staircase inside the venue is another beautiful favourite of this Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding photographer.
It’s easy to see why this historical venue is popular with celebrities, the Grade II listed architecture is impressive, and the inside decor is impressive. The outside of the building is home to 10 Corinthian columns, the size of which communicates the grandeur and expanse of the building.
I love photographing weddings at Marylebone Town Hall. I love the grandeur of the location, as well as the celebrity history, and hearing the reason why couples have chosen this venue. In some cases, people select this venue because of the links with a favourite celebrity. If you would like to talk to me about your Marylebone Town Hall wedding photography, please do not hesitate to get in contact. I offer a professional service tailored to your individual wants and needs. Every wedding is unique, and I love capturing the moments that make a wedding special.