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This is the first time I’ve had the chance to share some of my wedding photography at Asia House with you. Asia House is a Georgian Townhouse in the heart of Mayfair, that Westminster Register Office use for wedding ceremonies. It is an alternative to Mayfair Library, and is just up the road.. There are a number of rooms you can choose for your wedding ceremony, but for this wedding, we are in the Library. This is a lovely room with great daylight coming in to light up the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony.

The registrars here are the usual Westminster team,  so you are in good hands. Asia House do not permit throwing confetti on their steps, unfortunately. They are concerned it might stain their marble steps. So after the ceremony. I usually take clients around the corner, to one of the cobble stones side streets so typical of the area, for our confetti throw. And regular readers of this blog know how much I love a good confetti throw!

And so here we are at Asia House for Leon and Jans’ (short for Jansen), wedding. It was a lovely February morning, and even though it was a little chilly out, the sun was doing its best for us.

The groom arrived first with his family and friends, and the bride followed with her family. The couple had decided not to see each other before the ceremony. And so the first time Leon saw his bride was when her father was walking her down the aisle. The ceremony went perfectly to plan, and we had great fun with the confetti after the ceremony. The confetti throw was followed by a little bit of mingling, before it was time for the wedding portraits.

Now Asia House does not have any convenient green space nearby, unlike Mayfair Library. No park, not even a patch of grass. But what it does have is incredibly characterful, cobbled streets surrounded by brightly coloured mews houses. They make a great backdrop for portraits, although the cobblestones can present a challenge for a bride in heels! Still, we managed – and look how happy they are!

But it was February, and there was a limit as to how long Jans was willing to be out in the cold. So we grabbed a cab and headed across to the reception venue, The Prince of Wales Feathers pub. The dining room was beautifully decorated to welcome the bride and groom. But first we had drinks in their mini marquee, where the couple mingled with their guests ahead of the wedding breakfast. After a little bit of mingling, I left them to it.

Anyway, here’s a bit of wedding photography at Asia House for you.

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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
Signing the register in the Brydon Room at Chelsea Register Office
Wedding Portraits on the steps of Chelsea Register Office
Wedding Portraits on a rainy day on London's super cool King's Road
Wedding Portrait outside Chelsea Register Office.
Winter Wedding Portraits in Chelsea
Winter Wedding Portraits in Chelsea