Wedding at Chelsea Register Office and afterwards in Barnes

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.

Bride getting ready at home on Cheyne Walk in London

Bride and groom kissing in Chelsea Register Office at the end of the ceremony  Bride and groom being showered with confetti on steps to Chelsea Register Office on the Kings Road in London  Natural photograph of bride with bouquet in Chelsea street after wedding Bride and groom photographed in front of colourful floral display in Chelsea Bride and groom in Chelsea street with veil in the wind Bride and groom on red London bus Couple in wedding car on way to reception in Barnes Toasting the couple in Barnes pub at the end of the speeches

Thank You Card

What a lovely card to receive this week –
Thank you card from wedding couple
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

Douglas Fry

Douglas Fry

Douglas is a London based wedding photographer with over twenty years experience, working throughout the UK and Europe. He enjoys weddings and believes that this passion for contemporary wedding photography is crucial to creating stunning and memorable images, importantly using no flash. He uses top of the range Leica cameras and lenses.
Douglas Fry
Hi Sam, Thank you so much for the wonderful photos! They perfectly captured our day and we are thrilled with them. The innovations collection is brilliant! Could we please have the best address to send a thank you card? Thank you once again, working with Douglas was a complete joy to work with on our special day and we will always keep you both in mind for future celebrations. Best wishes Alicia

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