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So you’re eloping to London. Why not have Chelsea Pensioners as your Elopement Witnesses?

I’ve photographed lots of super intimate weddings and elopements, who have chosen to have these fabulous characters at their wedding. Chelsea Pensioners not only look fabulous in their smart red dress tunics, but they also have great stories to tell.

Many of my clients elope and ask me if I can make suggestions for witnesses, or whether they can just “ask someone on the street”. Well the truth is, Londoners are impatient folk on the whole. There aren’t many occasions when someone is just idling around the King’s Road with time to spare to attend your wedding. I’m always happy to sign the register for you, but that will still leave you one witness short. By booking Chelsea Pensioners as your Elopement Witnesses, you take the guesswork out of your wedding plan. It’s one less thing for you to worry about on the day. I can’t think of a nicer bunch of “strangers” to join you for your ceremony. They certainly won’t be strangers for long.

And so this is what Jan and Vince did for their Chelsea Register Office elopement. The rain was not going to stop these two from enjoying themselves, and they had a great time chatting with John and Walther. They are two of the most cheerful clients I had all year, and were a complete pleasure to work with. I think these photographs reflect their jolly nature.

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Fun, rainy day wedding portraits at Chelsea Register Office.

One of the things I love so much about photographing Register Office Weddings, is the sheer variety in the type of clients I get. One week, I have a bride in Valentino lace, the next I get a bride with a full sleeve tattoo and a pillbox hat!

Tattooed bride Tracey looked fabulous in her flowing red hair, vintage style pillbox hat with veil, and that amazing self-portrait ink covering her whole arm. Groom Jonathan wore a dickie bow tie and checkered jacket along with piercing and gauges! They just looked great! But what made this day really special is that it was one of the most  emotional civil services I have ever attended. Even the registrar was in tears, and that takes some doing! 🙂 .

It is not unusual in this day and age for a wedding to feature the children of one or both of the couple getting married, marking the creation of a new family unit for everyone. This was very much the case for this bride and groom and the children were a big part of the ceremony throughout. The emphasis was on FAMILY throughout and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as this family was bonded together by law – with the bond of love so very evidently in place already.

It was a pleasure to be part of Tracy and Jonathan’s day and I wish them and their family a very happy future together.

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Bride and Groom arrive for their wedding at Chelsea Register Office, I love the brides' vintage look mixed with her full sleeve of tattoos.
The groom looks on as the bride is walked into the cermeony by her mother
This was such an emotional ceremony. Not a dry eye in the house as the couple celebrate the creation of a new family.
Tattooed bride and her groom on the steps of Chelsea Register Office after their wedding ceremony
I love this couple, they are so in love, and I love their alternative come vintage look.Romantic wedding Portraits in Chelsea featuring alternative bride and groom with tattoos and gauges.
The bride and groom walk off at the end of their wedding portraits, looking back one last time. The bride's dress beautifully shows off her curves.