Kingston celebrates first Guildhall wedding of 2019
Congratulations to Spiros Agaliotis Sgompos and Peggy Vosaiti, who were the first couple to get married in Kingston's Guildhall this year.
On their wedding day, the newly married couple said:
"Today has been such a lovely day surrounded by friends and family in this historic venue. We live locally and loved the venue when we saw it and were made to feel very welcome by everyone here. The ceremony was very moving and we're now looking forward to continuing the celebrations!”
Christine Aitken was the Registrar who conducted the service. She said:
"It's always lovely to play a small part on such an important day in a couple's lives. I've been conducting services in the Guildhall for 3 years now and every ceremony is different and special in their own way. I wish Spiros and Peggy all the very best for the future; I'm sure they'll be very happy together and I was delighted to be part of their day."
Surrounded by friends and family, the couple said their vows in the Old Court House ceremony room, a converted magistrates court in the Guildhall building, on the morning of Thursday 3 January 2019.
Last year, more than 300 weddings took place at the council’s Register Office at the Guildhall. Couples who have had or are due to have a marriage or civil partnership ceremony in the Old Court House are being encouraged to share photos from their special day on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #CourthouseCouples.
To find out more about wedding and civil partnership ceremonies at the Guildhall, visit www.kingston.gov.uk/oldcourthouse.