Time for a break from Chelsea Register Office for Elizabeth and David’s Camden Register Office Wedding. We were heading for a late afternoon ceremony once more on a breezy February afternoon and so David and Elizabeth very sensibly decided we should meet before the ceremony to get some wedding portraits done before we ran out of daylight.
I love shooting wedding portraits around this area as the local streets feature lovely period properties with sandstone buildings and red bricks with classic London cast iron fencing posts.. they make a great backdrop for timeless portraits.
Bride Elizabeth has four brothers and her entire immediate family had flown in from the US, with David’s clan having made their way down from Scotland. The ceremony took place in one of the lovely committee rooms which, unlike the “wedding rooms”, features beautiful wood paneling all around.
When we came out of the ceremony, we took a few group shots at the register office, before heading across the road to the beautifully refurbished St. Pancras Hotel, and the Gilbert Scott bar.
The sun had truly set by now, but Elizabeth, David and I still headed outside to use the dusky light, streetlamp and imposing exterior of the St. Pancreas hotel for a few more atmospheric portraits. It reminds me a bit of a scene from My Fair Lady… 🙂