And back to London I go. Another absolutely incredible day with another absolutely incredible couple. This time it’s Mary and Rob at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and the gorgeous Foundling Museum. More about the latter later…
So, after yet another chaotic train journey involving cancellations, trains not actually getting to Waterloo, an excellent Uber driver, a swift trip to Five Guys for pre-wedding sustenance and a lovely Flat White we begin in St Pancras amidst the railways and fast cars. Mary was pretty much ready so we could use a particular staircase ahead of another wedding there that day (Spice Girls fans might recognise it….). With Mary wearing a quite stunning Vera Wang dress it was well worth the effort as well. See below for the evidence of how stunning she looked…..a massive thank you to Mary’s folks, Matt and Jenny, and her sisters and bridesmaids, Lydia and Emily, as well. I was made to feel welcome from the first moment and it was a real pleasure to meet them all.
Next up the short walk down to the museum for the rest of the day. Rob was there waiting (and maybe stressing about everything being ready a teeny bit). A huge thanks to his chaps on the day as well – Tom, the two Matts , Barry and Andrew – all great fun and stellar jobs all! Also thanks to Mike and all of his team at the venue for all of their help.
The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. The Foundling Hospital, which continues today as the children’s charity Coram, was established in 1739 by the philanthropist Thomas Coram to care for babies at risk of abandonment. It’s a quite stunning building and the light for the ceremony just about perfect. It’s apt as Mary is a paediatrician, and Rob also works in a crucial area of the charity sector.
It’s also apt because Mary and Rob are an incredibly gentle couple. Yes Mary absolutely shone in that dress, and yes Rob had the room in stitches during his speech to the extent that you’d have thought he was a stand-up. But that gentle elegance really describes them. They met when a mutual friend suggested it, and it’s safe to say that she was right to do so. These are people doing great things that will save lives. To witness them standing there and showing the world their life together really was the best of times.
This is their story….