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It’s rare that I get German clients here in London, so it was lovely that this Asia House Wedding was the first of two weddings in the same weekend to feature my fellow country people. Elvira and Axel have lived and traveled all over the world. But came together here in London, surrounded by their grown children and immediate families, to celebrate their wedding.

We couldn’t have asked for a more gloriously sunny day. And not only that, but our ceremony took place in the brightest of rooms in Asia House. It’s such a lovely venue with high windows and stunning ceiling decoration, photographing weddings here is a delight.

As with all register office weddings, the ceremony was very brief, even more so as there were no readings. So we took advantage of the time we had left to capture a family group shot before spending plenty of time on our bride and groom wedding portraits. They are such an attractive couple and Elvira looked amazing in her short, golden, beaded strappy dress. The couple wanted to incorporate the look and feel of old Mayfair in their photographs, so that’s what we did. I hope you enjoy this set of images as much as I enjoyed creating them.

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I’ve really been looking forward to sharing this Mayfair Library Summer Wedding from my archives with you.

On this sunny summer’s day, French groom Francois married his gorgeous Chinese bride Jessica in the Marylebone Room of Westminster Register Office at Mayfair Library. Not only did the bride wear purple (which frankly, is just too fabulous for words), but this purple dream was created by none other than Queen of the Wedding Dress herself, Vera Wang! And it takes a lady with a perfect figure to carry this dress of, which Jessica did with no trouble at all.. it was just perfect and Jessica looked stunning.

It was a super intimate event, with just the bride, groom, the bride’s parents and the couple’s close friends in attendance. Jessica’s parents had flow in all the way from China to witness their little girl marry her French love. The ceremony went swimmingly, after which every threw some giant rose petals by way of confetti – and I do love a good confetti throw! (even for a tiny group).

Then it was on to Mount Street Gardens for some more family portraits, before sending the guests off to the wonderful Claridges for afternoon tea, where the bride, groom and myself would later join them. But not before taking some time for a wander around the Mayfair neighbourhood for some gorgeous wedding portraits. And whilst I don’t often do separate bridal portraits when engaged to photograph short-coverage wedding (as there usually isn’t time), I couldn’t let this amazing dress go, without a little bit of extra attention.

And off to Claridges we went.. Obviously, the hotel don’t really want the rest of their guests disturbed whilst a photographer is running around photographing a wedding party in their public area, but they were kind enough to let me get just a few shots, before the food arrived, to finish my part in this lovely young couple’s wedding story. And here is a selection of what we shot.

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Wedding Ceremony at Mayfair Library photographed by YBPHOTOGRAPHIC
Wedding Ceremony at Mayfair Library Featuring bride in a purple Vera Wang Dress
Wedding Ceremony at Mayfair Library Featuring bride in a purple Vera Wang Dress
Confetti throw on the steps of Mayfair Library photographed by YBPHOTOGRAPHIC
Wedding Portraits in Mayfair featuring bride in purple Vera Wang wedding dress.
Black and white wedding portraits in Mayfair.
Wedding Portraits in Mayfair featuring bride in purple Vera Wang wedding dress.
Bride and Groom wedding portraits at Mayfair Library, feauturing classic red telephone booth.
Black and white wedding portraits in Mayfair.

Bridal portraits featuring purple Vera Wang dress.

It’s been so grim outside for such a long time, I thought it’s time I added a bit of colour and sunshine back into the blog, with this bright and colourful Asian Summer Wedding at Chelsea Register Office.

I have photographed a number of Asian weddings before, some of them huge, with 100s of people in big country venues. But big or small, the lovely thing they all have in common is how beautifully colourful everyone’s outfits are. You can’t help but feel cheerful when you see these lovely garments. And when the sun then decide to shine as well… bonus!

And so it was the day that Aashika and Sanjeet tied the knot in the Rossetti Room at Chelsea Register Office. They were accompanied by just their parents and immediate family. The ceremony was super quick, as the couple did not exchange rings. But whilst this was obviously a civil wedding ceremony, the bride and groom’s parents were not going to go without celebrating a classic Asian wedding tradition, which is to feed cake to both the bride and groom. Each parent offers the food first to their new child-in-law, and then to their own off-spring. I love food, and I love cake, so I’m all for it!

After we took some classic family portrait photographs, Aashika, Sanjeet and I then snuck off for just a short time to capture some lovely intimate couples wedding portraits. We didn’t have a lot of time left by this point, but we still managed to get some lovely shots. Enjoy.

Asian bride and groom arrive at Chelsea Register Office



Asian Bride is walked into Chelsea Register Office ceremony by her parents

Chelsea Register Office Wedding Photographer
Chelsea Register Office Wedding

Bride and Groom celebrate the end of their wedding ceremony at Chelsea Register Office



Confetti throw on the steps of Chelsea Register Office by Chelsea Register Office Wedding Photographer




Asian wedding tradition enacted on the steps of Chelsea Register Office
Summer wedding portraits in Chelsea featuring Asian Bride and Groom
Summer wedding portraits in Chelsea featuring Asian Bride and Groom
Summer wedding portraits in Chelsea featuring Asian Bride and Groom
Summer wedding portraits in Chelsea featuring Asian Bride and Groom