Jemma & Antony’s Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding, with Sarah Daghestani Photography

Published by Claire Gould on

Just a couple of days before lockdown was announced, beautiful bride Jemma married her handsome man Antony at the Old Marylebone Town Hall. This is a really special day and I’m proud to be able to share it with you. There were just two witnesses, Jemma’s mother, the celebrant and their photographer Sarah. Because of coronavirus, sadly some guests were no longer able to attend.

The wedding day was very intimate but beautiful – Jemma got ready at an apartment beside the venue, the ceremony took place in the Westminster Room, they drank champagne, took photos and then headed off for an overnight stay at the Ritz. Jemma’s beautiful dress is from Monsoon Bridal. Antony told us they both loved their outfits, although this wasn’t the first dress Jemma had bought (it is absolutely stunning though! – I do love Monsoon’s collection: Jemma wears ‘Beatrice’ as though it was made for her) – Antony bought his stylish bespoke suit from an online tailor.

Jemma is a nurse in central London and works beside the Old Marylebone Town Hall and dreamed of getting married at the iconic and stunning building. As it has rooms to cater for most wedding sizes it made it an easy choice for our gorgeous couple.

Jemma and Antony reviewed several photographers’ portfolios before choosing Sarah Daghestani as their London wedding photographer. I asked for a little feedback on Sarah’s work, and Antony was really pleased they’d chosen her: “Yes, yes, yes. Sarah not only took some lovely photos but she really helped to make the day special.

Sarah told me the day was filled with SO MUCH love and emotion, “I’ve genuinely not photographed a couple who exuded so much love and happiness, they were bursting with joy! It was SUCH a pleasure. Jemma started the ceremony by making a little speech thanking her small group for being there, despite the circumstances, and everyone was in tears. She had a week off before returning to work as a nurse on the frontline of the coronavirus fight.

I felt absolutely honoured to be able to give a tiny bit back to someone who does so much for us all, especially at this difficult time.”

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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