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Becky and Toni

December 6th, 2016 by Helen

 

The wedding of Toni and Becky ©2016 Helen Maybanks

I recently photographed the wedding of Toni and Becky.

The wedding of Toni and Becky ©2016 Helen Maybanks

The couple were married at Islington Town Hall in London.

The wedding of Toni and Becky ©2016 Helen Maybanks

The wedding of Toni and Becky ©2016 Helen Maybanks

The wedding of Toni and Becky ©2016 Helen Maybanks

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The wedding of Toni and Becky ©2016 Helen Maybanks

The wedding of Toni and Becky ©2016 Helen Maybanks

The couple looked fantastic. Becky looked beautiful in her dress from The Confetti Box.

The wedding of Toni and Becky ©2016 Helen Maybanks

The wedding of Toni and Becky ©2016 Helen Maybanks

The wedding of Toni and Becky ©2016 Helen Maybanks

The wedding of Toni and Becky ©2016 Helen Maybanks

Becky and Toni took their guests over the road to The Dolls House for their reception.

The Dead Dolls House, Islington ©2016 Helen Maybanks

Becky and Toni's wedding cake

The fantastic wedding cake was made by Becky’s talented aunts, Ann and Marian.

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Everyone went outside for sparklers.

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There were some lovely speeches, with Becky’s twin brother Stephen giving a particularly funny best man’s speech.

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The first dance, Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon.

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Laurie and Tim

April 21st, 2015 by Helen

A portrait of Laurie and Tim on their wedding day

Recently I photographed the wedding of Tim and Laurie at Chaffeymoor Grange in Dorset.

A portrait of Laurie and Tim on their wedding day

A portrait of Laurie and Tim on their wedding day

Chaffeymoor Grange in Dorset

Chaffeymoor Grange originally dates from the 17th Century and was a beautiful place for the celebrations, especially with the lovely weather.

The wedding of Tim and Laurie

The couple looked fantastic in their Charles Tyrwhitt morning suits.

The wedding of Tim and Laurie

The wedding of Tim and Laurie

The wedding ceremony of Laurie and Tim

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The couple were married in the Oak Room of Chaffeymoor Grange. Friends and family had flown in from across the world to be there and it was an emotional ceremony with poems, slideshows and music. To see larger images please click on the thumbnails.

The wedding ceremony of Laurie and Tim

Shedding an emotional tear at the wedding

The wedding of Tim and Laurie

The wedding of Tim and Laurie

Tim signing the register with Laurie by his side.

The signing of the register.

The wedding of Tim and Laurie

The wedding of Tim and Laurie

The flower girls at the wedding of Tim and Laurie

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A portrait of Laurie and Tim on their wedding day

A portrait of Laurie and Tim on their wedding day

The grounds of Chaffeymoor Grange were a beautiful backdrop for some portrait photography of the newly married couple.

A portrait of Laurie and Tim on their wedding day

A portrait of Laurie and Tim on their wedding day

Croquet on the lawn

During the reception some of the guests played croquet.

The Oak Room at Chaffeymoor Grange

The Oak Room set for dinner.

The wedding of Tim and Laurie

The wedding of Tim and Laurie

During dinner there were some heartfelt and hilarious speeches made by the couple and some of the guests, and a lovely video featuring best wishes from friends and family.

Top hats and white gloves

The wedding of Tim and Laurie

The couple enjoying the wedding speeches

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Cutting the cake – two very stylish top hat cakes – in fitting with the grooms’ attire.

Tim and Laurie's first dance to Single Ladies by Beyonce

The couple’s first dance was Single Ladies by Beyonce – they had learnt a routine which they pulled off with aplomb.

Tim and Laurie's first dance to Single Ladies by Beyonce

A portrait of Laurie and Tim in front of Chaffeymoor Grange

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Roddy and Zoli

April 6th, 2015 by Helen

The wedding of Roddy and Zoli

Last weekend I photographed the wedding of Roddy and Zoli.

The wedding of Roddy and Zoli

The couple were married at Burgh House in Hampstead which is a beautiful listed building and museum, originally built in 1704.

The wedding of Roddy and Zoli

The grooms' button holes

The wedding of Roddy and Zoli

The wedding of Roddy and Zoli

The couple exchanged stylish rings with a dragon hallmark, to show they contain Welsh gold. At the end of the wedding the registrar accidentally introduced the Zoli and Roddy as ‘Husband and Wife’ much to the hilarity of the couple and their guests – it was a very entertaining end to a beautiful and warm ceremony. Please click on the thumbnails to see larger images.

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The wedding of Roddy and Zoli

The wedding of Roddy and Zoli

The wedding of Roddy and Zoli

After the wedding the couple and their guests walked to the Holly Bush pub in Hampstead where Chef Pascal created a delicious lunch for the party. They both looked stylish, relaxed and happy in their Ted Baker jackets.

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The wedding of Roddy and Zoli

The wedding of Roddy and Zoli

There were some lovely speeches. Roddy is a Rabbi and an excellent public speaker, afterwards the couple broke a glass together to reflect Roddy’s faith.

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The wedding of Roddy and Zoli

The wedding of Roddy and Zoli

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Chris and Jack

September 19th, 2014 by Helen

Chris and Jack in the grounds of the BMA

Last weekend I photographed the wedding of Jack and Chris.

Islington Town Hall

The couple were married at Islington Town Hall in London.

The wedding of Chris and Jack

The wedding of Chris and Jack

The wedding of Chris and Jack

The wedding of Chris and Jack

The wedding rings

The couple had their beautiful engraved wedding rings made at The Ring Workshop in Oswestry.

The wedding of Chris and Jack

The wedding of Chris and Jack

Inside a black cab

After the ceremony everyone got in London taxis to get to the reception venue, the BMA House on Tavistock Square. Both Chris and Jack looked extremely stylish in their dapper jackets.

The wedding of Chris and Jack

The couple are originally from Malaysia but have lived and travelled all over the world. Friends flew in from across the globe to celebrate their special day.

The wedding of Chris and Jack

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The wedding of Chris and Jack

The lunch was held in The Prince’s Room. They had clearly put a lot of thought into the decorations and the room had lots of lovely personal touches like Chinese lanterns and sunflowers on the table.

The wedding of Chris and Jack

Chris gave a lovely welcome speech to his guests.

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Chris and Jack at the BMA

The wedding of Chris and Jack

The wedding of Chris and Jack

The wedding of Chris and Jack

The wedding of Chris and Jack

After lunch there was an excellent singer, the talented Vilija Leitanaite, who sung a range of songs including a beautiful version of Pasti, originally by Ning Baizura.

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The cakes were made by Rachelle’s Beautiful Bespoke Cakes in South London.

The wedding of Chris and Jack

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Craig and Paul

September 9th, 2014 by Helen

A portrait of Craig and Paul

Recently I photographed the wedding of Paul and Craig at The Conservatory at The Barbican.

Paul's mum Bernadette

Judy walks her son Craig into the wedding

Craig’s mum Judy and Paul’s mother Bernadette walked their sons down the aisle.

Exchanging the wedding rings

Craig places the wedding ring on Paul’s finger.

The wedding ceremony

Singing the register

The signing of the register.

The wedding of Craig and Paul

Enjoying the reception The string quartet Enjoying the reception

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Paul is originally from the US and his mother from Belgium so family and friends had flown in from around the world to celebrate the couple’s wedding.

A black and white portrait of Craig and Paul

A portrait of Craig and Paul

The Conservatory at the Barbican is London’s second largest Conservatory and home to 2000 species of tropical plants and trees. It was a great setting for some portraits of the couple who looked very stylish in their charcoal suits, Craigs was from Hackett and Paul’s was Charles Tyrwhitt. The cake was made by Victoria Bakery and the florist was Flower Fantasies.

The wedding of Craig and Paul

The wedding speeches

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Rohit the Best Man

There were some lovely speeches including a funny and touching one by best man Rohit.

A black and white portrait of Craig and Paul

 

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Kevin and Jim’s civil partnership

September 27th, 2013 by Helen

A portrait of Jim and Kevin on their civil partnership day

Last weekend I photographed the civil partnership of Kevin and Jim.

Kevin ties Jim's cravat on the morning of their civil partnership

I started at the Mercure Hotel Greenwich where the couple were getting ready.

A close up of the cravat Putting on the engraved cufflinks Kevin looks in the mirror, whilst being watched by Jim

Getting a black can to the venue

Kevin and James had booked a wedding Black cab to get to the venue.

The Tudor Barn Eltham set up for the civil partnership ceremony

For my second consecutive wedding I was at the Eltham Tudor Barn in South East London. The beautiful flowers were from LimeGinger.

Kevin puts on Jim's button hole

The civil partnership of Kevin and Jim at Eltham Tudor Barn

Jim and Kevin’s family and friends gathered to watch their ceremony. Two of their sisters gave readings, please click on the thumbnails to see larger images.

A wedding reading Kevin and Jim walk into their wedding ceremony holding hands Jim's family laugh during the vows

Kevin says his vows to an emotional Jim

Jim and Kevin have confetti thrown on them

Jim and Kev stand on the bridge on the moat at the Well Hall Pleasaunce

We took some photographs in the Well Hall Pleasaunce at the back of the barn.

Kev and Jim

A guest enjoying the drinks reception Young guests looking at the moat Tudor Barn Eltham

A guest enjoying the reception Kev and Jim walking through the Well Hall Pleasaunce Janet enjoys the reception

Jim's dad Howard makes his speech

Jim’s Dad Howard made a funny speech about his son and new son-in-law.

Jim's mum Kath Kevin listens to his husband's speech Jeanette enjoys the speeches

The wedding cake with two grooms

Jim and Kev cut their stylish wedding cake

Cutting the very stylish wedding cake.

Kev and Jim's first dance

One of the young guest's teddy bear in a wedding dress An emotional first dance The wedding breakfast menu with Kev and Jim's logo

Jim and Kev - a potrait on their wedding day

Kevin and Jim.

To see more of my photography please take a look at the civil partnership photography section of my website.

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Josh and Paul’s civil partnership

May 4th, 2013 by Helen

A portrait of Josh and Paul on the day of their civil partnership

Last weekend I photographed the civil partnership of Josh and Paul

Preparing for the civil partnership

I started at The Grange Rochester in Victoria, where the couple and many of their friends and family were getting ready.

Paul buttons his waist-coat and checks his kilt at The Grange Rochester The rings for the gay wedding at Islington Town Hall Josh with mother Nancy and brother Noah Josh's Mickey Mouse pocket watch

The Council Chamber at Islington Town Hall

The couple were married in the Council Chamber at Islington Town Hall.

Paul and Josh walk into the Council Chamber at Islington Town Hall

The exchange of rings at Josh and Paul's Civil Partnership

The exchange of rings

An emotional embrace at the end of the civil partnership ceremony

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Please click on the thumbnails to see larger images of the ceremony.

Paul and Josh leave the Town Hall hand in hand while their friends throw confetti

Josh and Paul on their wedding day

Josh and Paul both looked extremely stylish. Scot Paul wore his family tartan, while Josh, originally from Texas opted for a morning suit.

Josh and Paul kiss by the Bream's Buildings in London

Paul and Josh on their wedding day outside The White Swan Public House and Dining Room

A black and white image of Josh smiling at Paul by the Bream's Buildings

The White Swan Public House and Dining Room

The couple held their reception at the very stylish White Swan Public House and Dining Room

Josh gives his speech on his wedding day

There were some lovely, funny speeches made by the couple, their family and the guests, resulting in a sing along.

Paul's family laugh during the speeches The groom with his Union Jack socks on the day of his wedding Josh and Paul's Civil Partnership at The White Swan

A friend of the couple gives a lovely speech A young guest enjoys the wedding reception Josh and Paul make a toast by the wedding cake

A kilt and many pairs of Union Jack socks

Josh was born in Texas but has also lived in California and Canada so friends had travelled in from all over the world to celebrate. Josh asked them to wear Union Jack socks to provide a bit of a theme. I took a group photo and Paul jumped in with his kilt to provide a bit of a contrast.

Josh and Paul hold each other outside the White Swan Public House

The reception was great fun. Lots of friends and family danced the night away to the excellent tunes played by DJ Ali Rose – who must be one of the best wedding DJs I have ever heard. At the beginning of the day I was in the lift with Paul and I asked him whether he was nervous. He said he wasn’t, he knew he wanted to be with Josh for the rest of his life, and that he couldn’t be happier. The smiles on the couple, friends and family were contagious. It was a wonderful day.

Josh and Paul kiss

 

 

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The civil partnership of Mark and Jeremy

September 16th, 2012 by Helen

Last weekend I photographed the civil partnership of Mark and Jeremy in London.

A portrait of Jeremy and Mark in London

Jeremy and Mark

The couple's beautiful cat Elmo Mark adjusts Jeremy's tie on the morning of their civil partnership Mark pins a flower to Jeremy's button hole

I started at the couple’s home in London where they were getting ready.

Jeremy putting on his tie for his civil partnership

Jeremy and Mark's beautiful rag doll cat Oscar

The couple have two beautiful rag doll cats, Oscar and Elmo.

Kensington Roof Gardens - the venue of the civil partnership

The civil partnership and reception were held at The Roof Gardens in Kensington.

Jeremy laughs as he places the ring on Jeremy's finger

Mark and Jeremy's wedding rings Jeremy places the wedding ring on Mark's finger Jeremy's Best Woman Liz, watches the civil partnership

Mark signs the civil partnership register Jeremy smiles during his civil partnership at Kensington Roof Gardens Jeremy's mum Vicky watches her son's marriage ceremony

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Mark and Jeremy kiss at the end of their ceremony

The couple are Australian and family and friends had flown from all over the world to be with them that day.

A portrait of Mark and Jeremy on the day of their wedding

Pink flamingos at Kensington Roof Gardens

The reception was held outside as it was a warm and sunny day. The Roof Gardens are beautiful, and four flamingos live there, an unusual spectacle, six floors up in the centre of Kensington.

Jeremy's dad Bill speaking at his son's wedding

Jeremy’s father Bill came over from Canada and was the master of ceremonies for the speeches.

The couple listen to Liz's speech

Jeremy’s Best Woman, Liz, flew in from New York and gave a lovely speech.

Mark's best man Paul, clapping during the speeches A wedding toast Clapping during the speeches

Mark and Jeremy cut the cake

The couple promised everyone they had the campest cake anyone had ever seen, and they did not disappoint. Note Elmo and Oscar on the top tier, a disco ball and sandcastles.

A guest laughing Mark and Jeremy's wedding cake featuring a disco ball and cats Admiring the wedding cake

Aunt Doris has a tender moment with Mark

Mark and Jeremy on their wedding day at the Roof Gardens in Kensington, London

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Alex and James

July 12th, 2012 by Helen

Several weeks ago I took engagement photos for Alex and James. Last week I was with the couple again, photographing their civil partnership.

A portrait of Alex and James on their wedding day

James and Alex

An iron being used to prepare for the ceremony. Alex adjusts his collar and tie. James smiles and is ready to go to the ceremony

We started at the Chelsea Bridge Hotel where the couple and the ushers and best men were getting ready.

Alex and James in front of the Peace Pagoda

James and Alex met in Japan, so it seemed fitting to photograph them in front of the Peace Pagoda, in Battersea Park. The Peace Pagoda is a Buddist stupa designed to encourage world peace, and was built by the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order with assistance from the Greater London Council in 1985.

A portrait of Alex and James on the day of their civil partnership Alex and James pose among the trees Alex and James share a kiss

We walked through Battersea Park on our way to the civil partnership ceremony

James takes a moment with family and friends A groomsman reviews his speech Two guests share a hug

The ceremony was held at The Pump House Gallery, which is in the centre of Battersea Park.

Alex smiles while looking at James

Musicians play during the ceremonyAlex and James kiss Rings are exchanged during the ceremony

James gives his speech as Alex holds his shoulder

James’s family had flown over from the USA and the couple were surrounded by friends and family.

The groom and his mohter, Sally The speeches at the civil partnership of James and Alex Gary and Becky watch their son's speech

A guest enjoys the reception at the Pump House Gallery Guests watch from above A guest laughs during the reception

Please click on the thumbnails to see larger images from the reception

A portrait of Alex and James

Alex and James

A black and white image of the grooms on their wedding day

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The civil partnership of Ryan and Iain

June 2nd, 2012 by Helen

On Saturday I photographed the civil partnership of Iain and Ryan

A portrait of Ryan and Iain on the day of their civil partnership

Ryan and Iain

Iain helps Ryan with his waist coat

I started at the grooms’ home where the couple were getting ready.

Ryan does up his tie whilst Iain looks on A te box Iain puts a tie pin in Ryan's tie

Both grooms looked superb in their bespoke suits. Ryan’s was made by Mr Start and Iain’s was Timothy Everest.

The grooms kiss before their civil partnership ceremony

Iain and Ryan walking to Islington Register Office

Iain and Ryan live within walking distance of Islington Town Hall and as it was a beautiful day they walked to the ceremony

Iain and Ryan hold hands during their civil partnership

The civil partnership ceremony.

Trish, Ryan's mum, watching her son's civil partnership

Ryan’s mum Trish, watching her son saying his vows.

The groom's kiss at their civil partnership ceremony

The grooms depart in a vintage Mercedes from Islington Register Office

Iain and Ryan drove away in a classic Mercedes

Iain and Ryan at Shad Thames on their wedding day

We went to Butler’s Wharf to board a boat to sail along the Thames. Whilst waiting for all the guests to arrive at the quay we walked along Shad Thames.

A life ring for 'The Edwardian' boat Iain and Ryan on a boat in front of Tower Bridge Clint, a friend of Ryan and Iain, laughing

The London Eye from the River Thames A guest smiles as she enjoyes the boat trip along the River Thames A view from the river of canary Wharf Bagpiper Charlie Ward playing at Ryan and Iain's civil partnership

To see larger images of our journey on The Edwardian please click on the thumbnails

Two young guests playing on The Edwardian during the reception

Two young family members enjoying the day.

One of the grooms gives his speech at 45 Millbank

The wedding breakfast and reception was held at 45 Millbank. Both grooms spoke eloquently of their love for each other and how happy they were to be surrounded by friends and family – there was barely a dry eye in the house.

Laughing during the speeches at 45 Millbank Iain and Ryan laughing at 45 Millbank Maria giving her speech at 45 Millbank

The venue looked extremely stylish. The flowers were peonies, arranged by Angel Flowers of Islington. The caterers were The London Kitchen who are one of the best caterers I have worked with. Lighting and the excellent LED dancefloor were provided by White Light.

Iain and Ryan dancing at 45 Millbank

A second wave of guests turned up for the evening and everyone took to the dancefloor.

Ryan dancing with a friend at his civil partnership reception at 45 Millbank The dancefloor at 45 Millbank A guest dancing at Ryan and Iain's civil partnership

Guest's dancing Hitting the dancefloor at Iain and Ryan's civil partnership ©2012 Helen Maybanks Photography Dancing at the civil partnership

Iain and Ryan's last dance of the evening

Iain and Ryan on their wedding day

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