Today we have beautidul pictures to share with you from Mary and Brendon’s amazing wedding at Westminster Central Hall. Photographed by Joseph Hall Photography, Mary and Brendon’s wedding was a traditional English affair which included a few details to reflect the couple’s love of music…
“I’m English and Brendon is from New Zealand; we were going to have a laid-back wedding in NZ, so this was a typically English wedding (with a few Kiwi bits thrown in too), and as I had 120 family members to invite, it was always going to be a big one.
“We didn’t really have a theme – we kind of made it up as we went along. The bridesmaids wore nude colours and the boys navy and charcoal, so it was really anything that matched with that.
“My dad is the Minister in charge of the Church. The fact that it’s also is right in the centre of Westminster and is an incredible building with amazing reception rooms and fantastic catering was a bonus. I think for the ceremony there were about 400 people – it was a pretty open invitation. We’d put so much thought into the ceremony and it really was the time where we could totally focus on each other. My dad’s best friend married us, and my dad preached, which was so special.
“Seeing as the reception rooms were pretty grand we just kept the decoration simple, and had small metal buckets with heather, lavender and gypsophila surrounded by ivy.
“Music is a big thing in our lives so each table name was the name of a song that meant something to us. I used to make Brendon loads of mix CDs, so the place names were the person’s name on an envelope, and in that envelope was a mix CD with songs we love. We were also able to write a personal thank you on the other side of the track-listings.
“We had a load of board games which were there for those who didn’t want to dance, and also a DIY photo booth which consisted of an SLR camera with a remote and a box loaded with fancy dress items. These were mainly used by the children during the speeches; they had a great time playing and getting dressed up and it meant the parents weren’t having to look after the kids and could enjoy the speeches.
“Seeing as we were going to be living abroad we thought it would be good to keep track of birthdays, so we had a London calendar which people could write their birthdays on.”
Images © Joseph Hall Photography