Updated: Nov 29, 2021
London is full of hidden gems and Fitzrovia Chapel is one of the most enchanting ones. Tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street this beautiful chapel offers a quiet and magical place to celebrate love. With its golden ceilings, the marble art works and colourful decorations it sparks the imagination and takes its guests to a place of awe and wonder.
Once part of the former Middlesex Hospital, this beautifully preserved and restored chapel is now used for secular ceremonies, events, exhibitions and more.
It was the perfect setting for Craig and Zeya to frame their vows surrounded by their nearest and dearest.
Love of travelling and Eastern philosophy
Their wedding ceremony was inspired by their multicultural backgrounds, love of travelling and Eastern philosophy. We shared insights on their story together, read meaningful words, did a meditation together and we presented a globe with messages from their guests.
Love as chemistry
Craig and Zeya met when they were both studying Chemistry. They became friends very early on and gradually not only found out more about protons, electrons and neutrons but also discovered that there was some special chemistry going on between the two of them!
Like the poem by Nayyirah Waheed:
“Chemistry is you
Touching my arm
And it setting fire
To my mind”
Later in the ceremony, Craig's sister recited words by Richard Bach, from 'The Bridge Across Forever':
“A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be."
Before Zeya and Craig shared their vows and exchanged rings we took a moment to silent reflection, in joyful anticipation of that moving moment where our couple would share their commitments.
We used a singing bowl to accompany this moment. The chapel lit up when the sound filled the room, and turned into a peaceful space during the silence.
At the end of the ceremony, we held up a globe with messages from their guests. Well wishes and blessings for their journey together that they had written when they gathered in the chapel before the ceremony.
It was a joy to work with Craig and Zeya and I wish them all the happiness in the world, quoting the blessing we read at the end of the ceremony:
"May you live in peace and harmony,
caring for the people and the world around you
And may the happiness you have found in each other grow each day,
and bring joy to you and those you hold dear."
'A very personal touch'
It was lovely to receive the following review from Craig a few days after the wedding:
"Zeya and I couldn’t be more pleased after having Rosalie as our wedding celebrant. She took the time to get to know us, she was very organised in the run-up and we both feel Rosalie went out of her way to make the service very special. Highly professional, with a very personal touch - we would highly recommend Rosalie!"
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Photo credits: London Wedding Photographer Paul Underhill
Venue: Fitzrovia Chapel London
Flowers: Wild At Heart
Music: Isabel Harries