An intimate and timeless London winter wedding

A few weeks ago, we were asked to photographed Alma and Paulo’s intimate wedding in London. It was a change from the weddings we photographed over the summer, but it goes to show that a small city wedding can be just as special. What I really noticed about the day was how much it reflected the couple; it was laid back, relaxed and effortlessly stylish.

The wedding ceremony was low-key and was held at Marylebone Town Hall, which was recently the venue of choice for Paul McCartney for his wedding to Nancy Shevelle.

Alma and Paulo arrived together, and Paulo acted as the perfect gentleman as he offered his wife-to-be a helping hand as they got out of their traditional black London taxi.

Alma wore a striking pillarbox red overcoat on top of her simple vintage inspired ivory lace dress. She made the bouquet herself.  She looked happy and relaxed as they climbed the steps in front of close family and friends, who were beaming with delight to see the couple together for the first time in the day.

The service was short and informal as the couple exchanged simple gold bands and signing the register together. After the ceremony the couple and guests took to the steps outside the Town Hall and as we had some unseasonably sunny November weather, I took group photos of the wedding party.

After the ceremony, we walked over to the Orray on Marylebone High St with the wedding party. I was snapping as we walked and managed to get some lovely moments of the couple with the camera as they relaxed.

The reception was held at the Orrery restaurant and the wedding party were treated to an amazing six course meal. The couple then retired to the stunning St Pancras hotel before finishing off the celebrations the next day with a party for friends at the North London Tavern.