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Life of a London Wedding Photographer! Earlier this year I was commissioned by You and Your Wedding Magazine to be their one and only photographer to photograph backstage at the White Gallery Show. This is one of the biggest wedding industry events of the year and holds a prestigious catwalk showcasing the big British and International designers and their new collections.

I got to photograph the action backstage (the best bit in my eyes) – a bit like reality TV where what you see is ‘real’ and get an insight into the little stories of the moment – the laughter and chatter between the models (conversations included – who was going to Ibiza, what to wear for a wedding, birthday celebrations, hay fever) and the hair and makeup artists working meticulously to create new looks, the dressers and stylists who hang out and then have 5 minutes of absolute craziness changing their model after each walk down the runway in seconds ready for them to do the next walk. A magical three days.

It was a complete privilege to be a part of the You and Your Wedding Magazine team (thank you Elliott, Peta and Holly). You can see the full spread over 4 pages in this month’s issue of You and Your Wedding in stores now.

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As a London wedding photographer Ive photographed a fair few Chelsea Registry Office wedding ceremonies. So I thought Id give you some of my top tips for getting married here and how to elevate the look and feel of your ceremony in the photographs. In Part One here are some more logistical tips that I hope will help – see below.

Chelsea Registry Office by Natasha Hurley Photography

Top Tips for your Chelsea Registry Office Wedding

  1. As someone who nearly got married here myself, I was the one calling up the Chelsea Registry Office and nervously asking whether they would allow us to marry there. They couldnt have been nicer and more welcoming. They have lots of weddings here though, so if you have a specific date and/or time during the day, call them early and pay the deposit (its not much) to secure the room.
  2. Now which room to choose at the Chelsea Registry Office? The Rossetti Room holds 12 guests (plus the two of you), The Brydon Room is the biggest (and where I have photographed most), and holds 40 guests. And the Harrington Room is the smallest and is just for you and your witnesses (up to ten guests).
  3. Logistics – there is no real parking, so guests will find it easiest to come by cab, walk down Kings Road or of course Routemaster bus. Id suggest the groomsmen arrive a bit earlier too so they can help direct guests as they arrive up the main steps and into the room on the right which allows people to mingle as well as not get a glimpse of the bride as you walk in. In terms of the bride’s arrival – this is on the side road next to the little entrance of Chelsea Registry Office.
  4. You will both have a little interview with the Registrar about 10 minutes before your ceremony. If getting married in the Brydon Room this will take place in the office behind. The groom to go first and then wait in the Brydon Room and the bride to follow and then stay in the office and wait there ready to walk down the aisle (as there is a second door in the office which opens at the back of the aisle).
  5. Give music to the Officiants as they will coordinate your music. Best to have a quick chat with them via email beforehand so they know the running order of music and also you know what format they like it on (CD, USB, Spotify etc). You can get more details about Chelsea Registry Office here
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Queens House Wedding Photographer

Im so thrilled to be the recommended¬†Queen’s House¬†wedding photographer. From the high ceilings, the beautiful classical architecture, the clean white walls, gold foil ceilings, that spiral staircase, the elegant undercover walkways, lawns to spill out onto during the drinks reception, those sweeping steps, and the underground cave for the party….Most importantly though are the people that run it. Genuine, kind, willing to go above and beyond for you.

Queens House – Real Wedding

I cannot wait to be back at the Queen’s House this year for many weddings. And if you have decided to have your wedding at the Queen’s House either this year or next, get in touch. For now I will leave you with some photos from this gorgeous wedding which was also featured on Style Me Pretty. This was a mixture of Chinese culture, interwoven with beautiful dusty pinks, from the epic rose bouquet, to the cathedral veil. The classic, stylish, beautiful details and hints of humour from the favours and ‘door games’. Such a fun celebration in the London summer air and surrounded by history, beauty and all their gorgeous family and friends.

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Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
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Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
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Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
Queens House Wedding by Natasha Hurley
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You and Your Wedding Magazine Autumn Wedding

I am thrilled to be the Contributing Photographer in You and Your Wedding Magazine for their Autumn wedding inspiration. Huge thanks to the You and Your Wedding Team (Hollie in particular) and to the creative talents of all the folk that created this day, especially the talented and ever lovely Sundari aka The Wedding Stylist. Vendor details at the end.

Autumn Wedding Tips for Brides

So if you are planning an autumn wedding this year and want to incorporate the beauty of this time of year here in London here are a few of my top tips…

  1. Make sure you are not eating dinner during ‘golden hour’ or can pop out between courses for a few photographs. Why? Because Autumn – ie September and October have the BEST golden light! The sun is lower in the sky but is still a yellow sun like in Summer. This golden light is about 20minutes just before the sun sets. I always check it out in terms of timings on the wedding day of my couples to make sure I know, for instance, that between 7pm and 7:20pm there will be great light to take my couples out to wander in the fields or streets and capture some of that magical light.
  2. Honour the season with flowers that are autumnal colours – looks great and will mean they are seasonal and can be local (something the florist in this shoot – Sarah at Florabunda Rose is super keen on and which I agree – keep it local and get gorgeous smelling, naturally blooming flowers).
  3. Invest in some great music. The beauty of an autumn wedding means that it does get dark in the evening. This means that instead of being outside your guests will want to pile onto the dancefloor – great! So get live music if you can afford it (theres no substitute) or if not a great DJ!

 

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You and Your Wedding Magazine Autumn wedding ideas by Natasha Hurley
You and Your Wedding Magazine Autumn wedding ideas by Natasha Hurley
You and Your Wedding Magazine Autumn wedding ideas by Natasha Hurley

 

Stylist and Shoot coordinator: The Wedding Stylist, Dress: Kate Edmondson Bridal, Hair, Makeup and Hair accessories: Victoria Fergusson, Cake: Abi Anna, Flowers: Florabunda Rose, Stationary: Gemma Milly Table Linens: Table to Dine For, Furniture: Stress Free Hire.