Chelsea Wedding Photography // Sandy & Andrew
South West London is a haven for natural wedding photography with plenty of quaint streets and gorgeous buildings - Sandy and Andrew knew just how to make the most of this with their low-key Chelsea wedding.
Our day started at the eclectic San Domenico House in the heart of Chelsea. Once a stately Victorian home, this Italian-styled boutique hotel is now one of London’s most contemporary luxury hotels, and the ideal place for Sandy and Andrew to get ready for their intimate wedding. The high ceilings, large windows and glamorous décor added a touch of opulence, creating soft natural portraits and a real sense of home.
With the Chelsea Old Town Hall being closed for refurbishment, we stepped outside and hailed a London black cab to Kensington Town Hall for the wedding ceremony. This was a great way to put a local spin into their wedding photos and was the ideal mode of transport for a London wedding. I loved capturing this really fun, candid moment!
Kensington has some wonderful hidden gems, so we used the gorgeous backstreets to take some natural wedding portraits after the ceremony. The cobbled streets, tree-lined squares and cosy courtyards added an extra element of intimacy with a street-photography twist. Their informal Kensington wedding photos really embrace the concept of story-telling that makes documentary-styled photography so popular.
Sandy and Andrew kept their wedding small with just their closest friends and family, and after our walk it was time to do as Londoner’s do once more and take a taxi back to Chelsea. A relaxed reception was held in the private room at The Ivy Chelsea Garden on King’s Road, with all of the guests seated together around a large, long table.
The gold ceiling at The Ivy bathed everyone in a warm glow, rounding off the perfect day with an intimate wedding breakfast in a bright and sumptuous setting.