Intimate Chelsea Civil Ceremony

30.10.2017

I first met Natalie in 2014 when updating her headshots on Southbank. Since then we followed each other on instagram and collabed on a fashion project, discovering we were both from the same home town. I was so excited when her and Luke got in touch to ask me to shoot their London service ahead of their South African wedding (Luke's home country). They had so many ideas for the day and even presented me with a mood board. I LOVE moodboards. 

We met an hour or so before the ceremony at The Tate Modern, who so fantastically let us roam the exhibits snapping away as we pleased! Luke and Natalie are beautiful people - just look at them - they are also very much in love and were showered in compliments from the gallery visitors we passed. I love it when couples are willing to get creative, and Luke's enthusiasm was so encouraging - I never thought I'd see a Groom with as keen an eye for floor tilings as me!

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We hopped in an Uber and headed to Chelsea Old Town Hall to meet a small gathering of family members who couldn't make it out to SA in the week to follow. The ceremony may have been small but it was totally gorgeous. After a reading from Natalie's Dad, her and Luke read their own vows to a chorus of sniffles from us all. I can't begin to describe how in love these two are - so I'll show you in images instead...

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Luke was super keen on getting an amazing confetti shot, and to seal the deal they had two types of confetti - and a lot of it - a great tip for couples wanting that killer shot. I think we smashed it and it's still one of my favourite pictures! 

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To finish a beautiful afternoon we headed to the nearby streets of Kensington and Sloane Square in search of colourful houses, which we found in no time, and continued to get creative!

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Natalie has worked with so many amazing photographers in her career, so I felt incredibly honoured to have been asked by her and Luke to capture their London ceremony. They are a truly beautiful couple with giant hearts and love to share with everyone they meet. I can't wait to see where life takes them next. <3

Venue: The Tate Britain, Chelsea Old Town Hall
Bride Outfit: Claudie Pierlot
Brides shoes: Topshop
Groom Suit: El Ganso
Groom Shoes: Thom Browne
Flowers: Philippa Craddock (arranged by the couple)
Trimmings/Accessories: VV Rouleaux (ribbons for shoes and feathers for bouquet etc.)
Photography: Kim Williams Weddings