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Saturday 7 May - Chelsea Registry Office and BlueBird Restaurant

Hannah and Andrew

Before jetting off for their Italy wedding, Hannah and Andrew got married at the iconic Chelsea registry office on Kings Road. Having photographed for several members of the bride's family I was delighted to be asked to come along and capture the UK leg of the celebrations.

venue sign

hannah and hair detail

dress detail

bouquet

As this venue runs many weddings every day I was surprised at just how relaxed the staff were ... maybe too much as Hannah was left waiting in a reception area not knowing what was happening! Mind you, we made good use of the time catching up and taking a few photos before she was called for her meeting with the registrars.

bride entrance

bride during ceremony

ceremony

groom during ceremony

Sometimes the smallest ceremonies are the best as everyone feels so involved. Hannah and Andrew's was so full of laughter - especially when it came to getting the rings on! I also liked that the registrar insisted on the couple kissing twice (just in case I hadn't managed to snap it first go).

exchange rings

exchange rings

it will fit!

kiss

It's a real tradition at this venue for confetti to be thrown on the steps, you can even buy it from their office. Unfortunately most people had forgotten so my emergency supplies came into effect. The pigeons however were particularly keen on the rice thrown at a previous couple... that I don't recommend ... it hurts!

exit ceremony

confetti

bride and groom on steps

bride and groom on steps

pigeons

It was such a lovely afternoon that most of the party chose to walk down Kings Road to the Bluebird Restaurant where drinks and a private meal were served. I guess the locals are so used to seeing girls in wedding dresses as not a single person offered their congratulations. The walk however was great fun and well done to Hannah for speeding along, even in her high heels. I can't wait to see photos from their Italy wedding.

walk down Kings Road

walk down Kings Road

BlueBird restaurant

menu

couple in hallway

 
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