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Time to catch up on some much needed blogging, with photography from Iva and Tim’s winter wedding at Southwark Register Office. Southwark Register Office is a lovely  Victorian Building, which has great daylight falling onto the bride and groom during the ceremony – as a photographer, that makes me happy in my heart and so I love shooting here, even in the midst of winter.

Regular readers of this blog will know, though, that I love winter light. Now, I’m obviously not talking about grim, dark blustery days when it’s raining cats and dogs, but a lightly overcast day in December or January can make for some beautiful, flattering portraits, even more so than a sunny summer’s day sometimes. And so it was on the day that Iva and Tim exchanged their vows.

We started in the Southwark Register Office reception, which is rather glum municipal space, with neon lights and tv in the background, but the couple were so lovey-dovey, I couldn’t NOT include some images from there. Then we were taken through to the ceremony ante-room, where we waited for the registrars to conduct their pre-ceremony interview with the bride and groom. Then, finally, it’s time for the ceremony itself, followed by some portraits in the register office garden. I don’t often use this space when I’m here, as it’s not unusual for there to be lots of garden implements lying around cluttering up the background, but on this winter’s day, everything was nice and tidy and the light was coming from the right direction, so we chose this spot for some family groups before heading out front for our confetti throw.

And then we headed off into the nearby park to use the lovely soft winter light for our wedding portraits. I love this set of images – the light, the setting, the couple – it all came together. Enjoy.

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Wedding Photography at Southwark Register Office
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There’s nothing quite like the light during a winter wedding. Looking at these images, you wouldn’t believe they were captured in the middle of December! This winter has been unseasonably mild, but it helped that our bride was so full of wedding adrenaline, she just didn’t feel the chill!

One of the lovely things about being a Chelsea Register Office Wedding Photographer is that I often get to explore the local area to photograph portraits around one of the loveliest parts of London. I know every nook and cranny in around here, and I love sharing these little spots with my clients. It’s great when the bride and groom take a little bit of extra time for their wedding portraits, so that we can create a wider variety of images in different settings.

We were very lucky in that it was a bright crisp winter’s day, but this is not something we could have guaranteed in advance. So in order to make the best of the daylight, the bride and groom decided to have most of their portraits done before their afternoon ceremony at Chelsea Register Office. We started at The Orange in Pimlico, where the couple had stayed the night before, and worked our way around the local streets, before heading across the short distance to Chelsea Register Office for the ceremony.

In the end, we still had a little bit of light left after the ceremony, so we stopped for a few more shots in St. Luke’s Gardens, before jumping in a cab for a short ride across to the reception venue, the lovely Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea. I have photographed a few wedding receptions here. For couples getting married at Chelsea Register Office, this is great venue, as it is actually just a short walk, and an even shorter taxi journey away, the food is lovely here, and the staff are always great!

So it’s been another lovely winter wedding day for this Chelsea Register Office Wedding Photographer – all the pieces fell into place – a gorgeous couple, great winter weather, a charming Chelsea ceremony and a great local reception venue. Perfect! And many congratulations to Tom and Fliss on a perfect wedding day!

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Christmas is finally here! I love Christmas and so what better time to share this recent Christmas Wedding at Mayfair Library.

Ok, so whilst it’s not strictly speaking a Christmas Wedding, given that it was a couple of weeks early, nonetheless, Christmas decorations were in full colour all around us.

Even better, bride Nicole and groom Danny had accented their wedding attire in lovely warm Christmassy red, complete with a bouquet of red roses, red wedding shoes and a red vintage Jaguar MKII! Add to that a red London phone box, red London Boris Bikes, and gorgeous red Christmas decorations everywhere, and I was in Christmas colour heaven.

Our gorgeous bride had only very recently given birth to their gorgeous baby boy, and still managed to look wonderful on the day, in her classic, timeless, lacey Phase Eight dress and cream furry wrap.

The ceremony took place late in the afternoon, and so we were rapidly losing the light during our family group photos in the nearby gardens, and even more so when we headed off for our wedding portraits. But I love the way that duskiness just emphasized the Christmas sparkle.

I wish Nicole and Danny a wonderful first Christmas as husband and wife together.

And of course I also wish all of you all, dear readers, a very Happy Christmas!!

This is my last blog post for this year whilst I have a little break and I will be back with you in early January!

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My first wedding of the year, and as is typical for this Chelsea Register Office Photographer, it started as the previous year finished, with a winter wedding at Chelsea Register Office! Where else?

It was pretty chilly on this frosty January morning, but the love and excitement rushing through Lorraine and Stas’ veins meant that they felt no cold! They had come to Chelsea Register Office to tie the knot in the most intimate fashion, with just their two close friends present as witnesses. It was quite a last minute thing, so the ceremony ended up being in the largest of Chelsea’s ceremony rooms, the Brydon Room. But even if the room IS a little bit big for such an intimate wedding party, I still love this room – it’s definitely my favourite of the Chelsea rooms as it has the most natural light coming in through the windows, even in January, and the most flattering wall colour.

Anyway, back to our ceremony… Lorraine and Stas are such a happy couple, laughing and smiling all the time, it was a pleasure to photograph them. After the short but sweet ceremony, we had a little wander into the surrounding Chelsea streets for their wedding portraits, as the couple had wanted to incorporate the local building style into their portraits as a reminder of their wedding location.

So off we went, and despite it being chilly, it was dry, and the sun even crept out for a few minutes to smile on us. Best wishes to Lorraine and Stas, and here is a selection of what we got on the day.

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Winter elopement photography in the Brydon Room at Chelsea Register Office
Winter elopement photography in the Brydon Room at Chelsea Register Office
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Wedding Portraits on the steps of Chelsea Register Office
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Wedding Portrait outside Chelsea Register Office.
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Winter Wedding Portraits in Chelsea

And we’re back in Chelsea again, for Leonie and Mark’s intimate Christmas Wedding at Chelsea Register Office on this crisp and sunny winter’s day. The couple eloped from their home in Wales, to tie the knot in the Rossetti Room at Chelsea Register Office, in front of Walther and John, the two Chelsea Pensioners they invited to be their witnesses for the day. It was a complete delight working with Mark and Leonie – two people with a permanent twinkle in their eyes and constant laughter on their lips.

This wedding has so many elements I love – a sunny winter day (I just LOVE the gorgeous soft light that a bright winter’s day offers; a slightly more mature bride and groom, which always makes me happy as they prove that it is never too late for new love; and Chelsea Pensioners, who not only add a splash of colour to any ceremony, but also a real sense of Chelsea history, and a warm smile.

Leonie asked the guys to walk her into the ceremony, which they did with pride, and Walther delivered a wonderful reading during the ceremony (which I caught him practicing outside the door just beforehand).

After the ceremony, we had plenty of time to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and a range of locations for our portraits, before heading off to the couple’s final destination – The famous Ritz Hotel on London’s Piccadilly for lunch. The hotel was decked out in full Christmas regalia, which offered a festive backdrop to our final shots.

Best wishes to Mark and Leonie for many happy years together.

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I was delighted to return to Chelsea Register Office to photograph Natalya and Larry’s intimate winter wedding, witnessed by John and Walther, the lovely Chelsea Pensioners. You wouldn’t have thought it was December from the lovely clear day with gorgeous sunshine we had.

The couple tied the knot in the largest of the Chelsea Room’s, the Brydon Room, which is quite unusual for such an intimate group, but as the photographer, I was most certainly happy, as it is the room with the best light. The ceremony was short, sweet and joyous, with Larry reading a text he had especially prepared for his bride.

Once the ceremony was finished, we headed outside to get some portraits in a range of different nearby locations – it was so mild that Natalya even felt comfortable taking her coat off! From there we went on a short walk to finish at the lovely Cadogan Arms, a charming, warm and welcoming gastropub, where a couple of close friends were waiting to congratulate the bride and groom.

I wish them both a long and happy life together.

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This Mayfair Library Winter Wedding started pretty late on this December afternoon, and we knew it would be dark by the time the ceremony finished. So bride and groom, Nadia and Paul, decided it would be a good idea to photograph the wedding portraits before the ceremony instead, whilst we still had some daylight. The weather wasn’t really on our side, and the rain kept coming and going, but personally, I don’t worry too much about a little bit of rain on a wedding day. Not only is it mean to be good luck, but also does it give us the chance of some lovely and intimate portraits snuggling up under the umbrella.

Once we’d finished the portraits, we went inside for the couple’s intimate civil ceremony in the Marylebone Room, with just the two witnesses in attendance. For a change, we also snuck the lovely Westminster Registrars, Neil and Amanda, into one of the photographs – they’re normally quite shy, these registrars :-).

As predicted, the sun had set by the time we came out, but we still had a lovely little confetti throw and a group portrait on the Mayfair Library steps. Many congratulations to Nadia and Paul and I hope you enjoy this selection of images from their Mayfair Library Winter Wedding.

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The great thing about being a London Wedding Photographer, is that we have access to some of the most amazing locations in the world as backdrops for our wedding portraits. And for their wedding day, Theresa and Alan decided to take full advantage of all that London had to offer on this gorgeous December Day.

The couple had organised the most intimate of weddings with originally, only the bride’s mother planning to be in attendance, an elopement of sorts from their Yorkshire home. The plan was for the bride to get ready at the lovely Corinthia Hotel, which is set right on the river in the middle of London’s Whitehall, and for the ceremony to take place at one of London’s oldest and most historic churches, St. Etheldreda’s in Ely Place in the City of London. The couple had then arranged for a London Taxi to take us to a few London locations for some intimate portraits of the bride and groom together.

We were incredibly lucky with the weather – the gorgeous winter sun could not have been more perfect for us. Not that you would know it, when I arrived at the Corinthia for Theresa’s bridal prep – the rooms have very small windows that don’t let much light in. The bride was already fully made up when I got there, and we were on to the finishing touches of getting the gorgeous House of Mooshki wedding dress on. Then it was time for Theresa to leave for church with her mum.

St. Etheldreda’s is a beautiful church, with stunning stained glass windows. It is also well known amongst wedding photographers as being one of the darkest churches in London. Having not photographed here before, I made some enquiries and was delighted to hear that the resident priest was very tolerant of photography during his services, and I was all set to go. So it came as a huge surprise to me (and to the couple) to experience the fastest church service I have ever encountered. It took a total of 17 minutes, from the moment the bride entered the church, to the wedded couple being back outside, including the signing of the register in the back room. I know we were a tiny congregation (a couple more guests came along than originally planned for), so a ceremony might be a little shorter than usual, but our priest never paused to take a breath.

On the plus side, this meant that we had lots of time for our portraits – we started by wandering around the historic streets around Ely Place, followed by a trip to the Embankment to get a look at the London Eye. We also tried the Millenium Bridge, but, being a sunny Saturday, the bridge was heaving with tourists and Christmas Shoppers. Instead, we found a little park, just a stone’s throw from the Corinthia hotel, and finished our session there, just as the sun was starting to set.

We had a lovely day together and I wish Alan and Theresa, all the best for a long and happy life together.

 

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I snuck another little wedding in before Christmas – Madina and Andrew tied the knot at Westminster Register Office at Marylebone last week. Here’s a little teaser of what’s to come early in the New Year.

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