old marylebone town hall wedding

Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding

Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Photographer

I always enjoy being an Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding photographer. Old Marylebone Town Hall is a London wedding venue. Or, to be more precise, one of the oldest and well established London registry offices. 

Are you planning your ceremony at the Old Marylebone Town Hall? If you want to have a piece of mind knowing you are in safe hands, you will look your best in the photos and your wedding day story will be beautifully documented, then please get in touch! 

I have photographed weddings and civil ceremonies at Old Marylebone Town Hall many times. I know the place, as well as the surrounding area, very well. Which is very useful in being efficient and finding the best angles for your wedding photos. And also finding great photo locations nearby for a couple photo shoot or formal photos with bride and groom and their wedding guests.

Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Photos

The Old Marylebone Town Hall is just a perfect venue for anyone who is looking to getting married in central London. Its location is great, right by the Marylebone underground station and many London landmarks like Madame Tussauds, Sherlock Holmes museum or Regent's Park.
Location close to Regent's Park is especially useful, as the park is perfect for photography right after the ceremony. With its beautiful landscapes, greenery and water features it makes for a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos.

If you are planning your wedding ceremony at the Old Marylebone Town Hall and would like to:
- be able to relax and enjoy your day knowing that the photography is taken care of by a passionate professional
- receive an absolutely beautiful set of photos telling a complete story of the day
- be able to look at the photos and relive the day in vivid detail as if you were there
- look great in your photos and be proud to show them to everyone and put them in albums and in frames on the walls

If those things sound like they may apply to you, then please get in touch for a chat about your wedding day.

Here is a short selection of wedding photos from a recent Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding of Ronnie and Stephen. Beautiful couple and an amazing day in their company!




Intimate Wedding in Central London

The wedding of Ronnie and Steve was simply beautiful. The bride and groom, as well as their wedding guest, couldn't be more accommodating to me. We had a great time in joyful and fun atmosphere throughout the day. The rainy weather certainly did not dampen the moods and I think we managed to use it to our advantage, using umbrellas as props and getting some nice lighting and reflection for the images.  
From the email I received from Ronnie the next day:

'Just wanted to say thank you so much for Tuesday everyone commented on how nice you were to have around and you managed to make the awful conditions work!'

Below-a small selection of Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding photos from other ceremonies I photographed at this beautiful venue

First one is a beautiful multi-cultural winter wedding of Tom and Sophia. That time we were lucky with the weather but it was dark right after the wedding ceremony so we went for the couple shoot as well as the family photos, right before the interview with the registrar.

The second Old Marylebone wedding in this set of photos was Rob and Isabelle's, and here are a few words from the bride after I delivered the photos:

Thank you so much for capturing our special day, we particularly love the Regent’s Park photos, the willow tree shots are amazing!
Look forward to working with you next year and all the best with your wedding!
And yes, I'll be photographing their main wedding part later this year in beautiful Castle Combe. This time it will be for over 100 wedding guests!


Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Venue

The Old Marylebone Town Hall has been fully refurbished and reopened just last year and already it is very busy with weddings and civil ceremonies.

It has 7 beautiful rooms, tastefully prepared and decorated with plush furniture and dark wood walls and ceilings. There are many other gorgeous features like beautiful mantlepieces and a lot of attention to detail in all the decor and ornaments.  All that paired with really gorgeous lighting inside all the rooms creates a perfect backdrop to beautiful wedding photography. The atmosphere of historical grandeur just adds to the overall feel of the Old Marylebone Town Hall.

The Old Marylebone Town Hall boasts 7 rooms in which civil marriage ceremonies are taking place. All of them with its own character and catering for different needs with a different number of wedding guests that they can accommodate.

In 2014 Old Marylebone Old Town Hall closed for major renovation and refurbishment has reopened at the beginning of 2018 for couples wanting to marry in this gorgeous venue.

Both exterior and interior of the building have been brought back to its former glory, with impressive columns and beautiful statue lions (check the photos above!)

Old Marylebone Town Hall  Wedding Ceremony Rooms

The seven ceremony rooms have different capacities which go as follows:

Mayfair Room – 30 capacity with warm interior and velvet burgundy seats.
Pimlico Room – 20 capacity with dark blue velvet seats and pale green walls.
Paddington Room – 15 capacity with green velvet armchairs and beautiful wood panelling as well as carved wood fireplaces.
Westminster Room – 100 capacity with wood panelling on the walls and beautiful ceiling.
Marylebone Room – 15 capacity with wood panelling on the walls and silver grey chairs.
Soho Room – 20 capacity mirroring Pimlico room with less formal sitting.
Knightsbridge Room – capacity 30 with dark green velvet chairs for more formal occasions.

The Old Marylebone Town Hall is a truly spectacular wedding venue. I think anyone choosing to say their I do's there will be happy with their decision.

If your wedding date is already booked, however, you may want to consider Islington Town Hall or  Chelsea Old Town Hall, both excellent registry offices in central London. You can check my recent blog post from beautiful Islington Town Hall wedding here.

If you like the content of this post and are on a lookout for your Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding photographer, please get in touch.

I would love to have a chat and see whether I can be of service and help you create beautiful wedding photographs from your wedding day! 


tewin bury farm wedding

Tewin Bury Farm Wedding

Tewin Bury Farm Wedding Photographer

Recently I had an enormous pleasure and honour to be a Hertfordshire wedding photographer and photograph a beautiful wedding of Gemma and Aaron at the magical Tewin Bury Farm.

The wedding venue on the day was the beautiful Tewin Bury Farm, situated in picturesque Hertfordshire countryside. Right by the Welwyn Garden City. Tewin Bury Farm is just a perfect wedding venue and a true joy for any wedding photographer who wants to capture the wedding day of his newlywed couple in a beautiful way. The farm, which is also an excellent hotel, consist of uniquely converted barn building situated along river Mimram. The river flows just by the farm through structures of a rustic mill.
All that creates some beautiful backdrops for gorgeous wedding photography.

Tewin Bury Farm Wedding Photography

I started the wedding photography on the day in the bride and groom's place, where the bride was getting ready in the company of her bridesmaids as well as the mother of the bride. From the first reactions and overall atmosphere I knew it is going to be an awesome wedding day!
After we snapped a few photos of the preparations, opening and pouring the champagne, off I was to the ceremony venue. Which was St Peter's church in St Albans.
The ceremony went smoothly and was just perfect. With the father of the bride walking her down the aisle, the vows, exchange of the rings an of course first kiss we had all the formal parts of the wedding ceremony covered. The bride and groom also signed the register and the whole ceremony was simply joyful and moving.
After the ceremony, we took a few formal photos just by the church. After that most wedding guests, bride and groom included, got on the wedding special edition red bus.
The red wedding bus is such a great feature and is a great mode of transport during weddings. It can sit so many people and has lots of character. And they serve champagne on board!

Tewin Bury Farm Wedding Photos

After everyone arrived at the Tewin Bury Farm wedding venue, the fun part of the day was getting started. After canapes and drinks reception in the bar, everyone moved slowly to the red brick walled stables, where the wedding breakfast took place.
The speeches were funny and moving, bringing many wedding guests to tears. Then there was time for delicious dishes served during the wedding breakfast. There also was a traditional cake cutting with gingerbread men decorated wedding cake.
I photographed all those essential parts of the wedding in my signature natural and unobtrusive style. Just documenting things as they happened to create a story of the day in a documentary fashion. The first dance was fun to photograph as I could get up on one of the balconies and get a nice view from above.

The wedding photography finished in spectacular fashion with petting and feeding of reindeers and some beautiful wedding sparklers action!

Here is a selection of photos from the wedding day of Jemma and Aaron at the lovely Tewin Bury Farm. Enjoy!



Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

I always enjoy photographing wedding in and around Hertfordshire. This county has so many beautiful wedding venues surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is always great to come back to create some gorgeous wedding photography.

Tewin Bury Farm is definitely no exception. The venue is so beautiful and is truly a full package for anyone looking to organise their wedding in Hertfordshire. It is also perfect for wedding photos with its historic barn buildings surrounded by nature.

The wedding of Jemma and Aaron was a true joy to photograph. The wedding couple, as well as their families and wedding guests, were just a bunch of down to earth people. They celebrated this wedding day in an atmosphere of family love and joy and happiness.
The bride and groom had their little baby boy with them throughout the day. This was just perfect for my style of photography. As a father of two and soon three I love photographing babies and kids and their connection to their parents.


Tewin Bury Farm Wedding Venue

Tewin Bury Farm 17th century Tythe Barn is just perfect for a wedding ceremony. Special features of this lovely wedding venue include its beautiful solid oak floor, a minstrels’ gallery overlooking the reception venue, and a nice walk-way bridge over the river, which takes you and your wedding party onto your own private patio and meadow overlooking the River Mimram.

Tythe Barn

Tythe Barn has also its own private bar area and can fit up to 250 wedding guests for party and dancing and up to 160 guests for a sit-down meal. The light entering the barn from both sides creates the perfect lighting for beautiful wedding photos.

Red Brick Stable

Another gorgeous building of the Tewin Bury Farm is the 17th-century red brick stable. This is where most of the wedding photography on the day took place. The wedding drinks as well as the cake cutting, the first dance and the dancing to the tunes of a wedding band all took place in the red brick stable building.

The Millstream Suite

The millstream Suite sits on a first floor overlooking the river Mimram. This is such a great space as it has a wooden pagoda for an outside wedding ceremony as well as its own private garden. It also has a view over wildlife bird sanctuary as well as a water meadow. Its capacity is 60 people for sit down meal and up to 100 wedding guests for an evening dancing and party.

The Meadow Barn

The Meadow Barn is by far the largest space in the whole wedding venue. The capacity is 350 wedding guests for a sit-down meal and up to 500 for an evening reception and dance party.
Because of its neutral decor, it can be set up according to the bride and groom wishes, creating a more personal atmosphere for larger weddings.
The Meadow Barn is licensed for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies, with the Riverside Garden as a perfect addition for drinks reception and photos. It is also powered by solar panels making it a great choice for anyone looking for a more eco friendly wedding venue.

To summarise Tewin Bury Farm wedding venue really has it all. From large spaces to smaller ones suitable for more intimate weddings. Inside and outside ceremony spaces as well as the surrounding of beautiful nature make it a perfect choice for anyone looking to find a great wedding venue in Hertfordshire.

If you are looking for a Hertfordshire wedding photographer or Tewin Bury Farm wedding photographer please get in touch. I'd love to help to create beautiful photography and memories from your wedding day.


Brighton Wedding Photographer-Pangdean Barn Wedding 1

Brighton Wedding Photographer-Pangdean Barn Wedding

Wedding photography Brighton

I recently photographed a beautiful wedding at the Pangdean Old Barn near Brighton. What a beautiful wedding venue and a great wedding day, as a Brighton wedding photographer I couldn't have wished for anything more!

As I photographed a few weddings before in Brighton and always enjoyed it, I knew this one will be no exception. Brighton is such a great location for a wedding. It has its seaside resort town charm and it is just an hour away from London.
Its broad shingle beach always makes for a great backdrop for photos of the bride and groom. Or the wedding itself if it's held at the beach or the beautiful beach bandstand. I actually photographed a wedding at the Brighton bandstand before and it was simply beautiful.
Brighton Pier is also a nice feature and an icon and symbol of Brighton that is always great for photography on the wedding day.
Its waterfront is also backed by many grand regency-era buildings with windows overlooking the sea.

Pangdean Barn Wedding

The wedding reception venue for the day was the beautiful Pangdean Old Barn, located just outside of Brighton. The wedding ceremony took place at St Peters Church, right in the centre of town. It is a beautiful old church, which was recently modernised to more accommodating for worshippers, which was quite interesting.

The reception for the day-the Pangdean Old Barn was just perfect for a mid-size to a large wedding. It is located just minutes drive from Brighton in the Sussex South Downs National Park. It is situated against the backdrop of rolling hills of the South Down and is a working farm with many different building and locations. All great for wedding photos.
The Pangdean Barn is situated right in the middle of it. It has been recently restored and is a type of a magnificent oak-framed barn. It was definitely perfect for our wedding photography. The intimate feel of the wedding venue created a lovely atmosphere throughout the day. The bride and groom, as well as the bridesmaids and groomsmen and all the wedding guests,  enjoyed the whole wedding from start to finish. And thanks to that we were able to create some beautiful wedding photography.

Here is a selection of Brighton and Pangdean Old Barn photos from the wedding day


Pangdean Old Barn Wedding Photographer

I've mentioned a bit about the Pangdean Old Barn wedding venue as well as being a wedding photographer in Brighton.
Now a few words about the wedding day itself. The bright and groom on the day were Tom and Ruth. They are simply a couple of super down to earth people working to help others on a daily basis. The fact that their little baby daughter was with them throughout the wedding day just made the whole experience of photographing their wedding more special and interesting.
One thing worth mentioning is that they had little to no sleep previous night as all three were down with flu.
And yet they managed to look absolutely gorgeous on their wedding in Brighton and the stunning wedding venue the Pangdean Old Barn.


Brighton Wedding Photos

So the day started at the bride and grooms house when the bride to be was getting ready. She was accompanied by her bridesmaids as well as the father and mother of the bride, and other friends and family members. The atmosphere was simply awesome, full of wedding day love, business and chaos!
First I snapped a few images of the bride to be preparing for the day. Then off I was to the ceremony venue-the grand St Peters Church in Brighton. The wedding ceremony was just perfect for wedding photography, great light and a lot of emotional moments, as well as plenty of laughs!
After the ceremony, we took the newlyweds to the Brighton beach to take a few quick photos right by the famous bandstand. The sun was out and the love and connection between the new bride and groom was clearly visible. A true pleasure to photograph!

Pangdean Old Barn wedding venue

After that, we all ventured to the wedding reception venue of the day-the Pangdean Old Barn. That's where the newlyweds were greeted by all their wedding guests and family with champagne and delicious canapes.
The rest of the wedding day went smoothly filled with positive emotions and laughter.
Some of the favourite moments were the groom's speech which was simply beautiful and emotional. It brought most of the wedding guests to tears, especially the bride.

It is worth mentioning that the staff was professional and attentive and the food throughout the day was simply delicious.
The table wedding decor was based on old classic American action movies, like die hard for example. Another interesting thing was the wedding cake bake-off between the bridesmaids and best men and ushers. There could only be one winner-girls took it hands down!
The wedding party after dinner was just perfect. It started with the first dance as well as the cake cutting. And finished with an amazing performance by the wedding band. At some point, all the wedding guests on the dancefloor went full on, singing and dancing to some classic power ballads using all sorts of inflatable props. But please do not take my word on it, just check it out in the wedding photos!
I finished my Pangdean Old Barn wedding photography late in the evening, tired but with a big smile on my face. That was a truly beautiful and emotional wedding day!

Thank you so much, Tom and Ruth, for letting me and the Blue Lily Weddings document your gorgeous wedding for you, I enjoyed every minute of it!

If you are looking for a Brighton wedding photographer or Pangdean Old Barn wedding photographer and like this post, please get in touch for a chat about your day.