Chelsea Register Office | Claire + Tim

Claire and Tim’s wedding last year was just the most joyous day with both of them getting ready together beforehand in Blake’s Corfu Suite before their ceremony at Chelsea Register Office and a reception at Daphne’s. We’ve just put together their day into a Queensberry flush-mount album design with chocolate leather cover blind embossed with their names. I love their design, incorporating 20 of Claire and Tim’s favourite wedding photographs and how it distills the story of their wedding day.
Here are a few of my favourite layouts.

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Gilgamesh wedding party | Amy + Luke

Amy and Luke’s wedding day started with their ceremony in Westminster Register Office’s Purple Room, moved onto a Routemaster bus and finished with dinner and their party at Camden Town’s Gilgamesh in Camden Lock, London.
The boys were first – checking in at Westminster Register Office’s reception – then checking the rings were in order.

Westminster Register Office reception at Old Marylebone Town HallWedding rings in best man's hand before Westminster ceremony

 

Amy and her father go through paperwork with Westminster registrar Anna in the Lord Mayor’s Waiting Room.Lord Mayor's waiting room with bride and her father

Lord Mayor's waiting room with bride and her father

Luke watches for Amy and her father entering the Purple Room.

Groom waiting for bride and father in Purple Room, WestminsterBride and father arrive for civil wedding ceremony at Westminster Register Office's purple room

A personalised reading from a friend.

Guest does a wedding reading in Purple Room, Westminster

One wedding ring – successfully delivered to the groom – give that best man a prize.

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Now married, Amy and Luke head outdoors for confetti from their family and friends on the steps of Old Marylebone Town Hall.

Bride and groom and confetti on steps of Westminster Register Office, Old Marylebone Town HallBride and groom in red Routemaster bus with wedding guests from Westminster Register Office, Marylebone

We stopped off along the way for some family and couple portraits.Westminster bride and groom couple portraits in park

Happy couple in Westminster park for wedding photos

Bride and groom get on board red Routemaster bus near Westminster, London

 

Arriving at Gilgamesh for drinks, an Asian banquet and speeches.Bride and groom arrive in Camden Town for wedding breakfast on Routemaster bus, London

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One of the younger guests was very keen to get the evening’s entertainment started, stealing the drumsticks of band Zagreb – friends of Amy and Luke.

Gilgamesh wedding reception and party photo

These chaps were also getting ready to party and wanted to pose for portraits in Gilgamesh’s State Room.

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Great Fosters wedding | children as guests

At Emily and Marz’s wedding on Saturday, there were so many children being utterly themselves that I wanted to give them their own post. All were charming, busy making new friends and exploring. It can also be fun working with them, aside from the reportage photographs. One of the little girls was eating a packet of raisins when we wanted to do a group photograph with her in it.  I offered to put the raisins on my head while I took the photograph so she could keep an eye on them – something she did with a rather suspicious look. By the time we came to take another group photograph with her in it, the raisins had gone, but the packet still went on my head. After it ‘fell off’ to get  her (& the adults) to laugh, she raced over and insisted “again, again”. And yes, we did.

child pulling mum towards dinner

London Embankment wedding | Ruth and Bruce | A single

Today I photographed the sweetest couple – Ruth and Bruce – who married in Holy Trinity Brompton in South Kensington and had their reception on the RS Hispaniola near London’s Embankment.  We did their couple wedding portraits in the late afternoon sun and this bridge was definitely a place we were going to use after they loved their engagement portraits taken there so much.  This is one from today … more to follow in the coming 10 days.