On Saturday July 25, I got married to my best friend, the beautiful and awesomely wonderful Jennifer Siggers. I’ve decided to use the official photos to tell the story of this incredible day.
Jen arriving at the church (All Souls, Langham Place)
The wedding was taken by Rico Tice, a senior minister at All Souls (and top bloke!). John Linney (to my right) was best man, and Jen’s mum, Margaret Siggers, was ‘giving Jen away’. This is a great photo apart from my daft expression…
It was amazing to have a full orchestra at the wedding! Jen’s been part of the All Souls orchestra over the last few years, and most of those playing were from this. Jen’s boss at Imperial, Anthony Bull, led the singing with Nicky Woollatt, and it was all brilliantly led by the irrepressible Noel Tredinnick.
We did a tea after the service, including the cake cutting. It was a real honour to have so many of our friends and family there to celebrate the occasion.
We did some of the photos in church before heading off elsewhere. On my right are Jen’s mum and mine (the Margarets!), on Jen’s left are Rachael & Andrew Siggers; the page boys and flower girls are Frederick Hill, Sophie Siggers, George Siggers and Hannah Hill.
After the service and tea we went off the Park Square West, next to Regent’s Park, where Jonathon took some more photos of us. Hard to believe this is central London, yes?
We had the reception at St Paul’s, Robert Adam Street (another building owned by All Souls). From left to right: Satomi Miwa, Mum Siggers, John Linney, me, Jen, Katie Huggins (the chief bridesmaid), Mum Tweedy and Rachel Olney.
Rachael Siggers did a quiz for us (‘How well do you know Rich & Jen?’), and then Jen and I did a joint speech.
One of my favourite photos from the day.
The whole occasion depended on the work of a large number of people, and we’re incredibly grateful to those who put in so much. We had a team of ushers (John Bardell, Anna Bishop, Nick Bradbury, Anna Marie Detert, Dave Doughty, Kiren Rajakumar, Jesse Stuart, Chris Thomson, Sharon Whitmarsh), as well as a host for the tea (Andrew Siggers) and a quiz presenter (Rachael Siggers). We’re conscious that the whole team went way beyond the call of duty, along with numerous others at various stages, adapting to the changing needs of the event iself. Without a shadow of doubt, though, the most hard-working throughout was Jen’s mum, Margaret Siggers, who did an extraordinary amount leading up to the wedding and then on the day itself.
The most amazing part of the day, though, is that I’m now married to such a stunning lady!
The photos were taken by Jonathon Watkins of Photoglow – a friend and an outstanding photographer.