I found it incredibly hard to choose which photographs from this Chelsea Spring Wedding to share with you, so best get a glass of wine and relax as this is going to be a long post!
The day started with Kirsty’s bridal preparations at The Ampersand Hotel, a lovely boutique hotel just a short cab ride away from Chelsea Register Office where Kirsty and Tom’s nuptials were to take place. Aria from the Tori Harris hair and makeup team did a great job, but in Kirsty she had a great canvas to work with. The bride was incredibly calm which made for a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. It’s nice when there isn’t too much crazy traffic during the bridal preparations, as it keeps everyone nice and chilled. Kirsty’s Dad (another Tom 🙂 ) looked pleased as punched to be giving his daughter away – in a good way, obviously :-).
Being a shoe fiend, of course I LOVED Kirsty’s navy blue Jimmy Choo’s – apparently they come in different heights and this wasn’t even the highest heel – how anyone walks in anything higher than that is beyond me, but Kirsty certainly had no problems on the day! I also learnt something new about Jimmy Choo’s: I didn’t know that you can have the date of your wedding engraved on a little plaque that gets attached to the bottom of your shoe. I love that. Such a subtle but meaningful little detail.
Once Kirsty was dressed and we captured a couple of portraits of the bride in her fabulous dress, we jumped in a good old London taxi and headed for Chelsea Register Office, where groom Tom was eagerly awaiting his bride! The ceremony went nice and smoothly as is usually the case at Chelsea, and then we had a fabulous confetti throw on the steps. You all know by now that I’m a sucker for a good confetti throw and I love the shots we got here.
Of course you can’t have a Spring Chelsea Wedding without Spring Chelsea Wedding Portraits, and we did our best to incorporate all the iconic “Chelsea-esque” architecture we could find en route to our final destination, another classic Chelsea institution, The Phene Pub. Here the guests mingled in the gardens for a short while before heading up to the private dining room for the wedding breakfast. The bride and groom decided to have their speeches before the wedding breakfast, so that the speakers could then enjoy the meal. After thoroughly entertaining speeches, I left them to it to enjoy the rest of their day.
A Chelsea Spring wedding that couldn’t not have been more Chelsea if it tried! Many congratulations to Kirsty and Tom.