It was a cold winter day in january, but that is not when this story begins,I actually had the pleasure to meet this lovely couple when they were guests at another wedding reception I was photographing, about 2 years ago. This time it was their special day, and I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph them - this time not as wedding guests, but as the bride and groom!
It was wonderful getting to know them better, meeting both of their families; Amy's parents came from the US for the wedding and I noticed her father was a bit of a photographer, so I knew I had to be on top form, after all he is "just" the father of the bride. Phil's parents as well, lovely people that since I arrived made me feel really at home, with a a great cup of tea, and some good tips on how to make a proper cup of tea; - 'never, ever... milk the tea bag.'
Moving from the preparations to Register Office for the ceremony with and emotional reading from the bride's sister that made the groom cry ... after the "I DOs" the kiss, the certificate, more laughs and tears and the amazing, or should I say 'classic' confetti shot by the stairs of Chelsea Old Town Hall, we all walked along the Kings road down to The Ivy Chelsea Garden, where the reception started with wine/prosecco, and lots of fun moments shared by all.
the celebration/reception can be over, but their story as a married couple has just began.