On a sunny day in Central London, Alicia and Harry tied the knot at the famous Chelsea Register Office on the Kings Road.
Alicia and her entourage were getting ready, very sensibly given London traffic, just around the corner on Cheyne Row, in what was an oasis of calm, which isn’t always the case at bridal preparation. The service itself was naturally a very happy occasion and the obligatory family photographs were taken on the famous steps outside Chelsea Town Hall.
While the guest went off for refreshments, Alicia, Harry and yours truly went for a short victory lap around the colourful Chelsea streets to get some photographs of the couple alone. We found an old Mini Cooper, in a quiet pretty street and the breeze briefly gusted the bride’s veil sideways for added drama in the photographs.
The wedding reception was held at the Bulls Head in Barnes, right on the Thames in the elegant Melrose Room with canapés and champagne, followed by the wedding breakfast. The speeches were all excellent but perhaps the most surprising was the best man, who had never made a speech like this before. He made one of the best speeches I have heard in the 25 years of shooting weddings, not too long, funny and yet heart felt.
The cake decorated with two running ducks (couples’ favourite) was cut to much applause.
A fun day for me to witness and photograph a very happy wedding.
Thank You Card
What a lovely card to receive this week –
Dear Douglas & Sam,
Thank you so much for working with us on our special day! From start to finish it was a pleasure… and as a very camera shy couple we are delighted with the results!
We will not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends and will be back in touch for future occasions 🙂
All the best from us both,
Alicia & Harry
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