So you’re eloping to London. Why not have Chelsea Pensioners as your elopement witnesses?
I’ve photographed lots of super intimate weddings and elopements, who have chosen to have these fabulous characters at their wedding. Chelsea Pensioners not only look fabulous in their smart red dress tunics, but they also have great stories to tell.
Many of my clients elope and ask me if I can make suggestions for witnesses, or whether they can just “ask someone on the street”. Well the truth is, Londoners are impatient folk on the whole. There aren’t many occasions when someone is just idling around the King’s Road with time to spare to attend your wedding. I’m always happy to sign the register for you, but that will still leave you one witness short.
By booking Chelsea Pensioners as your elopement witnesses, you take the guesswork out of your wedding plan. It’s one less thing for you to worry about on the day. I can’t think of a nicer bunch of “strangers” to join you for your ceremony. They certainly won’t be strangers for long.
And so this is what Jan and Vince did for their elopement. The rain was not going to stop these two from enjoying themselves, and they had a great time chatting with John and Walther. They are two of the most cheerful clients I had all year, and were a complete pleasure to work with. I think these photographs reflect their jolly nature.