Chelsea Register Office wedding with a red London bus, hailstones and a double rainbow …

Way back last August, I had the pleasure of joining Amanda and Rob and their family and friends at an intimate ceremony at Chelsea Register Office. Such an iconic location and the registrars are so relaxed about photography that it’s quite refreshing. I joined the bride and groom at their home for preparations before boarding the bus, a big red London bus!

Caroline and Chris, my very first wedding couple, were also at the wedding as Chris is the groom’s brother. Fabulous to see them both again!

Amanda and Rob have two young children, and their daughter insisted on sitting with daddy with her sticker book, hence the rather difficult exchange of rings!

The registrars even let me stand up on their chair to get the group shot …

And then it was time for the confetti shot and to jump back on the bus. It was still sunny then …

But, my goodness, Amanda looked so stylish and both she, and her new husband, smiled all day … even when it started to hailstone – it makes it a bit awkward when you are on an open topped bus …

But it really was a case of sunshine and showers throughout the trip around the tourist attractions in London … and we even stopped off for more champagne!

See what I mean about the gorgeous, smiley bride! And then our next stop was on the London eye and the sun came out and blessed us with a double rainbow. Excellent timing!

And yes, I did get coerced into having my photo taken so that’s me, in the top right hand image in the flowery top … but I quickly focused my attention back on to the bride and groom … lovely!

And then it was sadly time for me to leave the wedding party to their evening celebrations and speed back home to get ready for Vicky and Cliff’s wedding the following day. But such a great time, photographing wonderfully happy people … I love my job!

A year in weddings {2011}

A little late in posting this but small things, such as completing my tax return, got in the way! I thought that I would take a look back over the past year to remember the fun, the laughter, the emotion, the sun … and the rain! Hope you enjoy the recap of my wedding photography year – I’m really looking forward to what 2012 brings!

We started off the year at Cooling Castle Barn in January at the celebrations of Chris and Kelly. Chilly winds but sunny smiles and amazing food too!

February saw me both in Essex and in Kent – weddings only days apart but such different weather. First in February were Vikki and Mark and the Lords Country Club … it was chilly indeed!

And then on to Hever Castle for Kinga and Ian’s celebrations … with blue skies!

And then a little break (but lots of work in between) and May found me local to Faversham, in Oare with Gemma and Charlie, poppies, a cat, Canadians and lots of gossip …

June brought a truly rock ‘n’ roll wedding with James and Sarah. Classy outfits, fabulous car and tattoos too!

August brought a wedding at Salmestone Grange in a chapel with Vicky and Cliff … and saw me nearly fall into a pond …

And the following day saw me at the iconic Chelsea Register Office with Amanda and Rob, a Red London bus, a trip on the London Eye, hailstones and a double rainbow!

Early September saw me at St Martins Acrise and the Pines Calyx with the very happy Elaine and Roger and magician with tricks that I just couldn’t work out …

And Bonnie and Barney’s amazingly colourful, fun filled and happy celebrations at St Margaret’s Church and Thanet House …

And then Andy and Jimmy’s celebrations at the Chapel Down Winery where we got a bit sunburnt …

And I was a guest at Emily and Anton’s wedding later on in September, but I sneaked a couple of pics …

Sadly (for me) Charlotte and Rhys got married in Cyprus but, luckily (for me) had their reception at East Quay in Whistable … where we set up a photobooth …

And then, as guest and photographer, I listened to Mike sing his vows to Kathryn in an intimate ceremony near Faversham … an amazing lady in red!

And then my final wedding of the year in November when Karen and Dan celebrated at Hadlow Manor near Tonbridge and it rained so hard that it bounced back up to knee height … did they mind, not at all!

What a year. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of each and every wedding celebration and am very much looking forward to 2012.

Amanda and Rob {married} at Chelsea Register Office

What a day! A Red London bus, a wedding at Chelsea, rain, hailstones, rain, some more rain and then sun, a double rainbow and a trip on the London Eye … congratulations to Amanda and Rob who were married today at Chelsea Register Office. Just a quick sneak peek for them … and all the best wishes for your future lives together!

Hope you enjoyed the rest of your day and that the celebrations last long into the night!

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