Bride and groom standing up straight in front of a lake

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.”

Wedding and bridesmaid dresses

Wedding dress Detail on bridesmaid dresses

Bridesmaid dress

Bridesmaid holding up dress

Wedding hair instructions

Pictures of wedding hairstyles

Bride having her hair done

Bride with hair braid

Wedding flowers

Wedding flowers being put in a box

Note to groom on door

Groom

Groomsman getting ready

Sleeve and cufflink

Westminster Central Hall

Westminster Central Hall

Westminster Central Hall sign

Flower girl carrying flower basket

Wedding order of service

Westminster Central Hall

Bridesmaids waiting for bride's entrance

Back of bride

Bride and father

Father holding up back of bride's dress

Organist

Wedding ceremony at Westminster Central Hall

Wedding ceremony at Westminster Central Hall Westminster Central Hall ceiling

Wedding ceremony at Westminster Central Hall

Wedding reading Wedding reading

Bride and groom listening to reading

Bride and groom kiss

Flowers

Signing the register

Bride and groom leave wedding ceremony

Wedding guest's hat

Man using megaphone

Bride with young children

Man standing with bridesmaids

Wedding party

Bride and wedding guests pulling faces

Groomsmen

Flower girl twirling

Bride looking at groom

Bride and groom standing by lake

Bride's bouquet

Bride and groom kissing

Bride and groom standing up straight in front of a lake

Wedding seating plan

Wedding menu

Wedding table number

Book for guest on wedding table

Wedding game book

Wedding CD

Speech at wedding

Man giving speech at wedding

Bride laughing

Groom smiling

Boy at wedding wearing mask

Bride speech

Woman wiping tear away

Cutting wedding cake

Birthday calendar sign

London calendar

Man putting sweets in bag

Dancing sign

Bride and groom first dance

Wedding singer

Wedding dance routine

Bride singing

Bride singing

Wedding guests taking pictures of themselves

Bride and bridesmaid dancing

Bride ducking through friends

Bride leaving wedding

Images © Joseph Hall Photography