Wedding Photographer Chelsea Town Hall & Hixter in London – Rebecca & Greg

Bride and groom during wedding ceremony at Chelsea Register Office

Wedding Photographer Chelsea Town Hall & Hixter

I was the wedding photographer at Chelsea Town Hall last Saturday for Rebecca and Greg.  I took the ‘getting ready’ photographs of the bride at her flat in Clapham before heading over by taxi to Chelsea Register Office on King’s Road. This is a well known and fashionable venue to get married, made famous by the many celebrities who have tied the knot here.

Once the family photographs had been taken on the main steps to the Town Hall the couple and I went for a walk around Chelsea.  The little streets near Chelsea Green afford some interesting backdrops with the small lanes and colourful houses. After these portraits we strolled over to the waiting wedding taxi (thoughtfully upgraded by Dora – a Bridesmaid) at the Phene Arms across the Kings Road.

A short journey later brought us to Hixter, a new restaurant in Bankside and a private room set aside for the wedding party. The food was sumptuous and visually spectacular. The main event was roast chicken cooked upside down with the longest legs I have ever seen, something of a trademark at the restaurant I understand – Swainson House Farm chicken with stuffing, chips and rich gravy.

I shoot the reception and wedding breakfast with available light, despite the remarkably low light levels in the venue, with a Leica Noctilux I can shoot all evening without any off-putting flash. It makes for much more spontaneous photographs as the first shot taken with a flash gives the game away and subjects immediately look awkward, but by using a very fast lens, I can achieve much stronger discreet images and the everyone is happier all round.

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Bride and groom kisssing at end of wedding ceremony Wedding photograph on steps of Chelsea Register Office after ceremony with confetti and friends and family couple photographed in Chelsea streets as romantic wedding photographs Couple phootgraphed on wedding day walking along Chelsea street Wedding Photograph at Hixter of Groom eating dinner at wedding reception Guests enjoying wedding at Hixter restaurant Famous Hixter chicken being served at wedding in London Wedding first dance photographed at Hixter in London

 

Hi Sam, Thanks for these - were in Mexico atm and our WiFi isn’t good enough to actually download the photos....! But we’re back next week into better WiFi so will be able to look properly through them - family have said they’re brilliant though so thanks :) Many thanks again to Douglas for the excellent photos, which we’ve now had the chance to look at properly! - Bride and Groom
Hi Samantha, Douglas and team, I want to thank Douglas for his beautiful photography on my sister's wedding day - the photos are absolutely stunning and it was great to share the day with Douglas too. He was easygoing, warm and funny and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him! - Sister of the Bride

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