Alexa and Nick – The Kensington Hotel Wedding Photography
Nick and Alexa are the kind of couple you love to see tying the knot. Sure, witnessing any marriage is always a joy, but this ceremony at Chelsea Old Town Registry Hall in London was one that stood out the crowd. If I may say, Alexa was truly glowing in her gorgeous dress – and makeup and hair she styled herself. She and Nick placed the rings on one another’s fingers in front of a close-knit crowd, the charming service concluding with rapturous applause from their proud friends and family.
After the ceremony, I tagged along with the couple as they ventured to St Luke’s Garden – a lush, green private park in Chelsea. The weather was kind, and I used the opportunity in some incredible natural light, with a wide array of vibrant plants and flowers finely framing each picture. Afterwards, Alexa and Nick also fancied a few “Kensington-feel” photos, so we moved on from the gardens to London Street.
The newlyweds’ friends and family were all waiting when we arrived at the spectacular luxury Kensington Hotel – a magnificent venue with equally splendid staff to boot! Both Nick and Alexa looked like the perfect couple in this majestic environment, gazing longingly into one another’s eyes against a backdrop of sleek, classy furnishings. I’ve shot a lot of weddings in my time, but The Kensington Hotel boasted some of the most alluring and elegant scenery I’ve ever had the pleasure to conduct my work in.
We wrapped up the day by shooting the newlyweds cutting the cake alongside one another, and as Nick held Alexa’s hand, it was clear as day that these two were about as close as you can get to the true definition of soulmates.
That`s pretty much enough of me and please listen to the Alexa and Nick`s own words instead:
“From the first day we met we knew that we had a special connection and it wasn’t long before we decided that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Nick arranged to most romantic weekend away, rose petals and champagne included, in the Cotswolds to make his proposal on 10th October 2015. Naturally, we jumped straight into wedding planning. Urban chic with a romantic February setting, fairy lights and live music to complement.
It was a perfect wedding…for another couple. With the increasing pressures of event planning, organising and costs we quickly realised that it wasn’t what we wanted. A wedding is a beautiful day to celebrate two people coming together and declaring their love for each other and their desire to be a family. We settled on an intimate affair with just our immediate loved ones in attendance. It was a perfect ceremony at Chelsea Old Town Hall with a delicious champagne afternoon tea at The Kensington. My favourite part of the day was walking down the aisle, looking at Nick not sure whether to cry or laugh with happiness.
We have so many memories from our special day and we want to thank everyone for all their warm wishes and kind words. We’d also like to say a big thank you to all those who helped our special day come together. We are sorry that we could not invite all of our friends and family but we are delighted to share these stunning pictures with you all.”