Chelsea Wedding Photography | Nadia and Saher

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….

the bride and her 4 bridesmaids in brightly coloured dresses

…start to lose it :)

another photo of the bride and the girls

A quick snack before the wedding.

grabbing a quick snack before the wedding

The family arrives…

The family arrivegreeting the family wedding guests

Saher’s mum fixes his buttonhole.

the grooms mother fixes the grooms buttonholethe groom and the brides brother share a joke

Todays beautiful bride.

Off to the register office.

The wedding ceremony was held in the Rosetti Room at Chelsea Old Town Hall.

the bride greets the groom in the rosetti roomShe smiles at the groom during the ceremonythe wedding ceremony beginsNadia puts the ring on Saher's finger.

The deal is sealed.

The first kiss

Congratulations to Nadia and Saher :)

The wedding ceremony is completed!A wedding guest congratulates the brideThe grooms mother in tears as she hugs the bride.

It wouldn’t be a wedding without some serious confetti.

The wedding couple leave Chelsea Old Town HallThe confetti rains down on the coupleThe bride and groom on the steps of the town hallThe couple kiss on the Kings RoadSandie snaps the couple with her iPadA bridesmaid hugs the brideThe girls have a group hug

We caught a cab north, back to Kensington.

The brides beautiful wedding ring.The brides brother checks out the bling.

Time for a few relaxed wedding portraits in Holland Park.

The bride and groom walking through Kensington

If I was pushed to nominate a favourite photograph from today’s wedding – this would be it :)

A portrait of the wedding couple in the Duchess of Bedfords Walk.The couple under a treeAnother photograph of Nadia's wedding ring and bouquet.A detail shot of the grooms ring and the brides dressThe couple kiss in Holland ParkA portrait of the bride with the groom in the background

Saher looks very pleased with himself, as well he might be :)

A portrait of the groom with the bride in the background

The newlyweds. How lovely it will be look at images like these in fifty years time.

Two portraits of the wedding couple

Back to the wedding party.

A black and white image of the bride and groom walking

Nadia and Saher kiss in the lift.The couple arrive at the wedding party.Champagne is poured

The groom and his dad, giving it some welly.

The groom and his father dance

The groom laughing

Not to be outdone, Armand steps up…

The brides brother dancingArmand showing off his movesNadia and her flowers

Shapes were well and truly thrown.

Sandie dancingFabien dancingFabien dancing with the bride

I love this image of Nadia and her mum

Bride and her mother dancingGuests dancing at the wedding partyHappy groomThe bride rocking some sunglassesAnd the grooms mum also.More wedding dancing

A dad and daughter dance – lovely to photograph.

The bride and her dad have a danceArmand minus his tie (almost).

The groom does a mean limbo More limbo action from the grooms dadThe grooms dad knows how to limboLimbo-tastic actionDouble trouble limbo action

After some impressive dancing and limbo-ing, the family headed down to the High Street for dinner.

Walking through KensingtonArriving at the Babylon Restaurant

The roof gardens of the Babylon restaurant was the venue for the evening celebrations.

Selfie at the roof gardensCandid portrait of the brides parentsBlack and white candid shot of FabienCandid of a family photoThe wedding couple and auntThe bride about to throw the bouquetThe wedding meal tableThe restaurant lights at sunsetA cow sculpture

Thanks again for having me along! I had a blast :) Have a terrific honeymoon and I hope to see you all again soon.

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