The first edition of the Encyclopaedia Brittanica, published in 17-something, lists Kensington as ‘A pleasant village two miles west of London.’ :)
It was in leafy Kensington in West London that I found myself today photographing the wedding of Nadia and Saher. The arrangements were made fairly late, Nadia’s parents had only very recently moved back to London and I hadn’t had the pleasure of meeting the bride and groom before the wedding. I needn’t have worried though, like all of the family, Nadia and Saher were lovely, very relaxed and clearly determined to enjoy the day to the fullest.
It was a small wedding, only around 15 people, but it was a terrific day and it was great to be part of the celebrations. I started at the brides parents home off Kensington High Street for some pre-wedding portraits before heading for the ceremony. Nadia looked fabulous in a slim fitting, white wedding dress with unfussy clean lines complimented by some lovely lace and a white waist band. In addition to her family, her four best friends were in attendance as bridesmaids. Check out the colours of the dresses below – a lovely splash of colour for this spring wedding.
After the photographs at home we headed for Chelsea Old Town Hall for the register office wedding ceremony, heading back home via Holland Park for some bride and groom portraits. The day ended for me at the roof gardens at the Babylon Restaurant.
I loved the feel of the photographs from this wedding; everyone was so happy and it shines through the images. Here’s a few favourite images from the day, it was difficult to choose :)
Nadia’s brother Armand steps in to help fix Nadia’s beatiful wedding dress.
Nadia and the girls….
…start to lose it :)
A quick snack before the wedding.
The family arrives…
Saher’s mum fixes his buttonhole.
Todays beautiful bride.
Off to the register office.
The wedding ceremony was held in the Rosetti Room at Chelsea Old Town Hall.
The deal is sealed.
Congratulations to Nadia and Saher :)
It wouldn’t be a wedding without some serious confetti.
We caught a cab north, back to Kensington.
Time for a few relaxed wedding portraits in Holland Park.
If I was pushed to nominate a favourite photograph from today’s wedding – this would be it :)
Saher looks very pleased with himself, as well he might be :)
The newlyweds. How lovely it will be look at images like these in fifty years time.
Back to the wedding party.
The groom and his dad, giving it some welly.
Not to be outdone, Armand steps up…
Shapes were well and truly thrown.
I love this image of Nadia and her mum
A dad and daughter dance – lovely to photograph.
After some impressive dancing and limbo-ing, the family headed down to the High Street for dinner.
The roof gardens of the Babylon restaurant was the venue for the evening celebrations.
Thanks again for having me along! I had a blast :) Have a terrific honeymoon and I hope to see you all again soon.