Kate, James and their guests dressed up to the nines for their stylish Chelsea wedding ceremony at Chelsea Old Town Hall and reception at Bluebird Club, also on Kings Road.
Their day started with James and his best man at a nearby coffee shop.
James collects his thoughts before Katie arrives on the arm of her father.
Their bridesmaid delivers a beautiful reading.
As well as the more usual exchange of rings. James handed over a red princess ring to their daughter during the ceremony.
Not everyone is necessarily totally absorbed in watching Katie and James sign the register.
Katie and James look up from their wedding paperwork, amused by the antics of their daughter.
Kate and James walk down the steps of Chelsea Old Town hall with their guests on either side and flurries of confetti, followed by a few family photographs.
Kate and James chose to walk along Kings Road with their guests to the Bluebird Club for their wedding reception – watched by more than one onlooker.
How gorgeous is this three-tier wedding cake with champagne ready and waiting for guests?
Before leaving their reception, I took some individual portraits of Katie and James with natural light, showing the warm. background ambiance of the club.
All weddings are different and have their own character. And looking at the Chelsea Register Office photos of Pooja and Ankit’s wedding day, one of the most noticeable aspects are their families. From the beautifully dressed parents and older relatives to the cheek-squeezing of of youngsters as they arrived, there is incredible warmth and care.
Pooja arrives on the arm of a family friend to join Ankit at the front of the Brydon Room – Chelsea’s largest room which takes up to 38 people.
Pooja and Ankit had arranged a stretch limousine to take most of their guests from Chelsea Register Office to their wedding reception at the Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall Place, going via Parliament Square.
Pooja threw her bouquet at the Corinthia Hotel, with her unmarried girlfriends standing behind her.
After some portraits, I finished my coverage of Pooja and Ankit’s day and left them at the Corinthia to continue celebrating with their families and friends.
The small Mayfair Library wedding of Sandhini and William had just their closest friends and family, as they were planning bigger celebrations later in the year.
William arrived in a very smart suit and Sandhini was her colourful self for their Marylebone Room civil ceremony.
Friends and family had a good catch up while Sandhini and William checked their details with registrars.
One of the guests had a fabulous illustrated book of The Owl and the Pussycat for her reading during Sandhini and William’s ceremony.
William gave his godchild a pat on the head as he and Sandhini walked down the aisle towards the registrar.
Family and friends watch Sandhini and William take their vows.
If you’re getting married this summer and thinking of hiring a professional wedding photographer, are they booked yet? If not, better get your skates on as you could be out of luck on some peak dates.
Twice in the past week, couples have got in touch about hiring a professional wedding photographer for Saturdays in July and August. I haven’t been able to help and so have asked colleagues for availability. In one case, even when asking a group of more than 40 photographers, not one was available. Not one. For the other date, there were two available.
So if you are getting married any Friday or weekend between now and the end of September in the UK, please book your photographer as soon as you can. If you don’t, you may end up with either no photographer or no choice.
If it is one of your friends who is getting married, please check with them to make sure they have their photographer booked. The especially busy dates I have found so far for London are July 25, August 29 and September 5. I have been a London wedding photographer for almost 15 years and this is the first time in the past 10 where unavailability has been so pronounced.
For those couples getting in touch for busy dates, I am more than happy to check availability with colleagues and email you their details where available.
It’s not every bride who willingly allows football to dominate their wedding day, but for Chelsea Football Club fan Sharanjit and her groom Jatindar it was a necessity when they tied the knot in the club’s grounds.
Sharanjit and Jatindar chose the Vialli Suite to exchange their wedding vows with Southwark Registrars. Sharanjit was a little late for her wedding, which left Jatindar quite a bit of time to get nervous.
Isn’t the blue of Sharanjit’s gown gorgeous! And entirely intended for a Chelsea Football Club wedding!
There’s often a moment when the groom wonders if the ring is going to go on the bride’s finger; this was one of those moments.
Guests celebrate by throwing confetti. Lots of confetti.
Sharanjit, Jatindar and I went into the stands for some portraits of the two of them – relatively quickly given the windy and cool day – which finished off their wedding photography booking.
When Victoria and Dominic married in Chelsea Old Town Hall, it was obvious how much family was a part of their lives and their ceremony. From Victoria walking in on her father’s arm, looking for her mother already seated in the Rossetti Room, to the way she and Dominic held their son throughout their vows. I’ll let you see the rest for yourselves: here are Victoria and Dominic’s Chelsea Registry Office wedding photos.