Sarah and Matthew were originally planning to be married at the Greenwich town hall but due to circumstances had to change to Wandsworth Town Hall. They were not disappointed however as this magnificent Art Deco 1930's built building was perfectly suited to the vintage wedding they had envisaged. The building with its oak panelled corridors and the Italian terrazzo floor tiles has cool vintage stamped all over it. Wandsworth was buzzing on this warm and sunny Saturday morning as Matthew and Sarah arrived for their civil ceremony. The ceremony was a wonderful mix of laughter and tears beautifully conducted by a very charming and witty registrar who just added to the laughter and the emotion of the service. Technology also played a part with a live web cam transmitting the wedding real time to Sarah's family and friends back home in Canada and around the world.
Sarah and Matthew read to each other their own beautifully personalised wedding vows before Sarah's mum read the lines from their favourite song "The Luckiest" by Ben Folds.
After some group portraits on the grand staircase in the entrance hall the wedding party made itself across London to Sarah and Matthews home reception party in Hackney Wick. There was also time to visit and grab some portraits amongst the colourful street art and even more colourful local characters. One little character stole the show by asking Sarah if she could take her photo with her mummy's phone and did just that. To capture the character off the area was to capture the character of this couple who clearly love and embrace the diversity and vibrancy of their East London home.
At the end of the wedding day we made are way for the second time across London to Chiswick in West London where the couple spent the night in the High Road House Members Club. We left Mr and Mrs Starrs in this very stylish Scandinavian influenced boutique hotel to relax and reflect with a glass of bubbly in the bath of all places!! and why not. Every wedding we document is different and unique and this was no exception.