Not everyone chooses to get married at 9am on a Monday. But then when Monika and Giovanni planned their wedding at Chelsea Register Office, virtually nothing was conventional. They travelled from their home in Germany to London, one of their favourite places, had two Chelsea Pensioners as their witnesses and a wedding shoot on the South Bank.

We started at a coffee shop near Chelsea Register Office before their Harrington Room wedding. Monika had a classic pale pink wedding bouquet.

A bride and groom and two Chelsea Pensioners wait in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Register Office Waiting Room
A bride and groom joke with two Chelsea Pensioners in the Harrington Room during a civil wedding ceremony .
A bride laughs during a Harrington Room civil wedding ceremony at Kensington and Chelsea Register Office, Kings Road.
A bride and groom exchange vows during a Harrington Room wedding ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office
A bride and groom sign the register at Chelsea Old Town Hall's Harrington Room for small civil wedding ceremonies
Harrington Room wedding register signing with reflection in the desktop (London register office civil wedding)
A bride and groom after their Harrington Room wedding with two Chelsea Pensioners on the steps of Chelsea Old Town Hall

We took a black cab to the South Bank for some wedding portraits. At 9.30am on a Monday, central London is wonderfully empty.

Giovanni's black wedding ring
Bride and groom Monika and Giovanni take a black cab to their wedding portraits on the south bank
London Eye wedding portrait of bride and groom on London's South Bank
Wedding portrait in the skate undercroft on London's South Bank
A bride and groom photo on London's South Bank graffitied skate undercroft area
Wedding portrait in the skate undercroft on London's South Bank with graffiti
Wedding portraits on London's South Bank in the skate undercroft
Newlyweds dance on London South Bank's skate area
Bride and groom on yellow steps on London's South Bank for their wedding portraits
A bride and groom with a red van outside the National Theatre's red shed
A bride and groom reflection in a wing mirror during their London South Bank wedding portraits
A bride and groom in a candid wing mirror photograph of a red van on London's South Bank - in a wedding portrait shoot

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