A portrait of two men on the way to their civil partnership ceremony at the Haberdashers' Hall in Smithfield. The man in the foreground is wearing kilt at bow tie. the ban behind is in black tie. There is a white van in the road.

Peter & John's London Civil Partnership

Haberdashers' Hall in Smithfield

Back in June I had the pleasure of photographing Peter & John's civil partnership at the Haberdashers' Hall in Smithfield, London.
I do love a London wedding, especially those in areas normally filled with city workers during the week yet are eerily quiet at weekends. It made the walk from the Zetter Townhouse over to the venue something special. A lovely unique part of the day.

The dress code was black tie for that added touch of glamour,one picture in particular reminds me of an old black and white movie. I’m sure you can guess which one.

You may have noticed by now I'm a fan of unusual readings, I was not disappointed...

To top it off I got to work alongside the very talented and lovely Phil (who I highly recommend). If you'd like to see the film he made of the day just click here.

A man with no top on is in a room with a red lamp and blue walls.
Tt a room in the Zetter Townhouse two men get ready for their civil partnership ceremony. There is a picture of a man's legs with socks on next to a bed.
At the Zetter Townhouse in a bedroom two men kiss.
A portrait of two men on the way to their civil partnership ceremony at the Haberdashers' Hall in Smithfield. The man in the foreground is wearing kilt at bow tie. the ban behind is in black tie. There is a white van in the road.
A man in a kilt and man in a suit are holding hands outside in a courtyard.
Two men walking up the stairs. The light from above is illuminating a man's face. He is wearing a black jacket and bow tie.
People preparing for a civil partnership at the Haberdashers' Hall in Smithfield, the guests are arriving.
Two men at the Haberdashers' Hall for their civil partnership ceremony. They are dressed in black tie, one man is wearing a kilt. The guests are clapping.
A man in a black suit and bow tie walks along holding some cards and smiling.
A man in a kilt puts his hand on the knee of his husband.
Two grooms exchange rings.
Two men kiss during a civil partnership ceremony.
In the courtyard of the Haberdashers' Hall in Smithfield a group of people dressed up in black tie are drinking and chatting.
A groom adjusts his husband's bow tie.
Black and white photographs of drinks before dinner. A man looks at the camera, he is wearing glasses and a bow tie.
View down a corridor. There is a gate and wedding guests are outside.
A man is topping up glasses with champagne.
Haberdashers' Hall in Smithfield, shadows are cast on a walkway. Men having drinks in the courtyard.
Candid photographs of drinks at a wedding.
Moments from the speeches. The men are all in black tie.
A dapper looking man in a bow tie smiles while people raises their glasses.
The two grooms kiss during speeches.
A groom raises a toast during speeches with friends.

Men kiss during the first dance. There are round lights on the floor.
A reception at the Haberdashers' Hall in Smithfield. People are dancing.
The grooms hugging each other during the first dance. The light is flaring behind them.
Candid pictures of dancing at a wedding reception.
Haberdashers' Hall in Smithfield at night during a wedding reception.
A man is laughing and wearing glasses. Men are dancing behind him in the glare of a light. Everyone is dressed in black tie.
Men dancing in the light, they have jumped in the air.
Two men dancing together. One has a bow tie undone.
A conga line seen from above at a wedding reception. There are coloured lights. A man has a fan.
A man kisses another man on the ear at a wedding reception at night.

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