Tell us a little about yourselves!
We are Samantha and Vincent, from the United States and Germany respectively, but living in London, the place we call home. We were engaged for almost two years before getting married. This was our fourth reschedule, so it hasn’t been easy!
Why did you decide to get married where you did?
This was our civil ceremony ahead of our full wedding celebration next year. And London is our home now. We love the history and the character of the Old Marylebone Town Hall.
How many guests did you have?
We had nine guests.
Tell us about your outfits!
The suit was my mom’s from the 90’s. I don’t think the brand even exists anymore. It is a beautiful silk suit I had tailored to fit me perfectly. I loved it. The groom wore Hackett.
What was the most important aspect for you, in terms of planning your wedding?
We threw a last minute little party to celebrate our civil ceremony. We saw a window through the pandemic restrictions to celebrate and so took advantage of it. Our wedding is planned for next year, but celebrating this first step together with our closest friends and family in the city we are calling home today was very special. So this was no small feat to have them with us, but through a week of quarantine and about 20 tests combined, we were able to create an intimate and special experience surrounded by loved ones.
Having Dani Rodriguez, our photographer from Bring Me Somewhere Nice, with us, despite very difficult quarantine regulations was very important. We are so grateful he was willing to take 4 tests and quarantine for 5 days in order to be with us.
Were there any elements that were important for you to incorporate?
Having our closest friends and family with us made the experience.
Any tips for couples getting married, particularly during Covid?
Be flexible and creative! Adapt to the circumstances, because you can also have a wonderful day with a small celebration. We will celebrate bigger next year!