Mary & Jo


Family-Only London Town Hall Wedding

* Mary & Jo *  Photographer: Lillian & Leonard (APW Sponsor) * Soundtrack for Reading: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys or “I’m Aware of Love” by Jerry Butler or “The Way Young Lovers Do” by Van Morrison or “There She Goes” by The La’s *

One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: Quick pit-stop at the Town Hall followed by a fantastic lunch.Mary & Jo | A Practical WeddingMary & Jo | A Practical WeddingMary & Jo | A Practical WeddingMary & Jo | A Practical WeddingMary & Jo | A Practical WeddingMary & Jo | A Practical WeddingMary & Jo | A Practical WeddingMary & Jo | A Practical WeddingMary & Jo | A Practical WeddingMary & Jo | A Practical WeddingMary & Jo | A Practical Wedding
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The Info—Photographer: Lillian & Leonard (APW Sponsor) / Location: London, England / Ceremony Venue: Wandsworth Town Hall / Lunch Venue: Corelli’s, Battersea / Photo Venue: Battersea Park / Mary’s Dress: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania / Mary’s Jacket: Zara / Mary’s Sandals: Alexandre Birman / Mary’s Wedding Band: Made to order by Buja / Jo’s Suit: Nick Tentis / Jo’s Shirt: PinkJo’s Shoes: Church’s Burgundy cap-toe Oxfords

Other cool stuff we should know about: We only told our families in advance and organised the wedding in about six weeks. We even changed the date to accommodate a job interview. We have the extreme good fortune to have in the family a pair of fantastic wedding photographers, Lillian & Leonard, who also do the most amazing photos of children and families as Bird & Bear, so we knew we’d have the perfect photos of our family-only wedding.

Corelli’s—very relaxed, very Italian—in Battersea is one of our favourite places in London. We went there for ice-cream on our very first date in 2001. It was the place for our wedding lunch but we thought it might not be possible as weddings aren’t exactly their every-day business. After the teeniest of glitches in the morning when it transpired they were expecting us the following week and not in three hours time (!) they did us proud. The incredible food, wine, and dedicated service (drafted in at the last minute) made it even better than we could possibly have hoped.

Favorite thing about the wedding: For some Corelli’s tiramisu, for others the red wine. For the groom, his shoes.

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  • http://www.lillianandleonard.blogspot.com cara @ lillian and leonard

    Thank you so much for sharing this Meg and Maddie, it was such a special day and I’ve come over all tearful reliving it! Mary and Jo were the most stylish bride and groom and it was such a perfect little London wedding.

    • meg

      I edited this wedding and then took a nap and dreamed of the girls and bunnies and ice cream and biscuits. Very nice. Very very nice.

  • Marie-Ève

    Lovely, lovely wedding. Mary and Jo, you are wonderful people and I wish you all the luck in your new life in Bristol! I love the bride’s shoes (and outfit!), and the photography and, of course, the couple’s cutie pie nieces! :-)

    • http://poppiesandicecream.blogspot.nl/ Amanda

      The nieces. I kept looking at the photos and thinking, aren’t those W&P?
      Such beautiful kids.

      All the joy and love to Mary & Jo (I love that the bride wore a red dress).

      • meg

        I loaded the post up with W&P photos. The bride is, of course, more beautiful, but W&P are a close second ;)

    • MDBethann

      Those little girls are hands down adorable!! Are they twins? They definitely each have their own personality!!

      • meg

        Twins!

  • Heidi

    My mom had Lilly of the Valley as her wedding flower and now she smiles when they bloom each year as a reminder of their special day.

  • http://irvingplace.net Kayjayoh

    Mary, you have my dream bouquet. I’m getting married just a bit past lily-of-the-valley season, but yours looks absolutely delightful.

  • http://www.stagorhen.com StagorHen

    How lovely! Great post.. and Congratulations to the happy couple from all at http://www.stasgorhen.com we are so pleased for you!

  • Meg

    I just adore that jacket.

  • http://writemeg.com Megan

    London has my heart, and this wedding is so lovely! I smiled all the way through.

  • Tamar

    What a beautiful wedding! The pictures just made my heart swoon.

    P.S. GORGEOUS dress.

  • http://twitter.com/mollyepollard Molly

    Beautiful wedding and I LOVE the Bride’s dress!

  • http://www.marbleryephotography.com melissa

    lovely, joyful couple & beautiful family. once again, L&L bring the Art with a capital A.

  • http://andreekehn.com Meagan M.

    I loved this wedding! Even though it was quite purposefully casual the photos still carried an air of elegance and even felt a bit regal.

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  • http://www.congressplazahotel.com/ Donna Michaels

    Love it! Its simple but filled with lasting memories. I am so thankful that you shared this to me and my fiance. We wanted a very simple wedding with only close family and friends and this is the perfect example for it. Thanks! http://www.congressplazahotel.com/