The Abbey was decorated by London-based designer Shane Connolly. The floral displays in Westminster Abbey featured a variety of seasonal growing and cut British flowers and trees sourced from Royal Estates and other growers around the country. The flowers and plants included blossoms, azaleas, rhododendron, euphorbias, beech, wisteria and lilac.
The service was conducted by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall,
Dean of Westminster
The marriage was solemnized by The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Rowan Williams, the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan.
Music before the Wedding Service
Before the service
Mr James Mc Vinnie, Assisant Organist, Westminster Abbey
London Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Warren-Green
Choir of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal
Choir of Westminster Abbey
London Chamber Orchestra
March from The Birds, Charals Hubert Hastings Parry
Prelude on Rhosymedre by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Music During the Service
Sung Introit 'I was glad when they said unto me...'
(Psalm 122: 1-3. 6-7, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Hymn Number 1:
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
Hymn Number 2:
Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven, to earch come down
(Charles Wesley 1707-88)
'This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it...'
John Rutter (b 1945), specially commissioned by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster
The Choir :
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est... (Wherever charity and love are to be found, God is there...)
Paul Mealor (b 1975)
Hymn Number 3
And did those feet in ancient time
walk upon England's mountains green
Jerusalem by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, arranged by Edward Elgar
The National Anthem
Blest Pair of Sirens, pledge of heaven's joy...
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
London Chamber Orchestra :
William Walton (1902-83)
Mr James Middleton: The
'Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of you minds. so that you may discern what is the will of God...'
Romans 12: 1, 2, 9-18
By the The Right Reverend and Righ Honourable Dr Richard Chartres, K.C.V.O.
'The more we give of self the richer we become of soul...'
'Marriage should transform as husband and wife make one another their work of art...'
Prayer of Thanks
Click here for the prayer, composed by the bride and groom.