Wedding Photographer at Chelsea Register Office and Hixter in London

I was the wedding photographer 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 at, 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 pictures 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 gravy.

Once the family photographs are over I return to shooting 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.

Bride and groom during wedding ceremony at Chelsea Register Office 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 Greg

Birthday Party Photographed at the Bluebird on King’s Road in Chelsea

Here is the party photography of a fun evening for this 60th Birthday party. The guests were treated to drinks, bowl food and speeches on the ground floor of the Bluebird on Kings Road in London, before dancing the night away.

Birthday Part at the Bluebird Champagne being served at the Bluebird during a Birthday party Photography of Bluebird ready for birthday party

Chelsea Wedding at Chelsea Register Office and Daphnes

A fun wedding last weekend at Chelsea Register Office on Kings Road and then a few photographs on the steps of the Town Hall before walking around the Chelsea Green streets capturing a few shots. Then on to lunch at Daphnes in Draycott Avenue.

Wedding party photographed on the steps of Chelsesa Town Hall with confetti

Couple photographed in Chelsea streets

Couple photographed with fun murial behind

Chelsea wedding photography in Daphnes Lunch at Daphnes - photography of guests    Exterior of Daphnes in Chelsea Photograph of Daphnes in lunch

Dearest Douglas & Sam, We really don't know how to thank you enough. Thank you, thak you, thank you very much for your wonderful and marvellous work. You didn't miss a single moment! You caught everyone's smiles!! All photos are absolutely fantastic!!! We got emotional again looking at them! These are turning out to be a fantastic memory. Douglas & Sam, if we haven't had you, we wouldn't have had a successful wedding. We were so lucky to have met you. Thank you very much again. Have a lovely day!! Dai & Marcus xxx

Afternoon Wedding at St John’s Wood Synagogue

A happy and relaxed Sunday wedding at St John’s Wood Synagogue in London with the ceremony followed by tea. Here are a small sample of the photographs taken on the day to give you a sense of the afeternoon –

Photograph of exterior of St John's Wood Synagogue

Wedding photograph of the groom before the ceremony in London

Bride and groom photographed under the chuppah

wedding photograph of the couple under the chuppah in London synagogue

Bride and groom photographed under the chuppah

Guests at wedding celebration in London synagogue
Wedding St John's Wood Synagogue - bride enjoying the day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Temple Place – A Spectacular and Unusual London Venue

Last weekend’s wedding was at Temple Church and then onto Two Temple Place for the reception.  The venue is unusual and spectacular. The full wedding website can be seen here – Temple Church and Two Temple Place Wedding and our favourites here – Favourite Wedding Photographs Temple.

Bride with father and bridesmaids walking towards entrance to Temple Church Wedding Ceremony in Temple Church    Two Temple Place - Tables set for dinner with flowers couple entering dinner at Two Temple Place in London Black and white photograph of couple at dinner Wedding reception photographed at Two Temple Place - seated for dinner Drinking a toast to the couple at Two Temple Place  Wedding Photography of cake cutting at Two Temple Place Bride pictured in conversation during wedding reception

A Photobook was prepared using a large selection of the photographs and you can see the layouts here –
Wedding Photobook front cover

The photos are absolutely wonderful. Douglas really managed to capture the feeling of the day without any of us noticing he was there. I’m truly delighted with them. - Bride

Wedding Photographer Bluebird Chelsea in September – Photography and Video

Douglas was asked to be The Bluebird Wedding photographer a couple of week’s ago, the wedding at the Bluebird on Kings Road in Chelsea went extremely well. The Bluebird is one of our favourite London wedding venues.  Douglas is recommended by the Bluebird and you can see more of Douglas’s wedding photography at the Bluebird on this link – Douglas Fry Wedding Photographer Bluebird. Here are a small selection of the photographs taken on the day –

Jewish wedding ceremony at the Bluebird Kings Road in Chelsea

Chelsea street with Bride and groom pictured in black and white

Street photograph of bride and groom on Kings RoadBride and groom during Jewish dance on chairs

Bride and groom at bluebird walking around tables in the evening at the reception

Wedding at Bluebird Chelsea

Here you can see the Highlights of the wedding video –
Wedding Video Highlights

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