Jules and Russell (both twins!) knew things were special pretty much from the start, and it wasn’t long at all before Russell knew Jules was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with, and proposed by a lake in France. Jules had always wanted a winter wedding and loved the cosiness and candlelight that a celebration at this time of year is all about. In the end it turned out more perfect than she could have imagined as as soon as we arrived at the Bluebird Restaurant in Chelsea, the snow began to fall and in a few hours London was covered in a blanket of white.
The couple had already seen & loved my black and white photography and we decided to capture much of their day in using black and white film for that timeless yet nostalgic look we both love so much. This works so well for winter weddings. After a ceremony at Chelsea Old Church (where Jules was christened as a baby) it was along the embankment for some relaxed portraits and then after a short drinks reception off to the Bluebird Chelsea for the merriment to begin. And it was a really fun & lively wedding! Music from a 1920’s/30’s jazz trio and the stunning vast warehouse like backdrop of the Bluebird provided a canvas for all sorts of merriment, joy and laughter.
To be the photographer for a wedding at the Bluebird was wonderful, I so enjoyed it….with memories of eating at the restaurant years ago, it was so great to see it come alive as a wedding venue and it really came into it’s own. But it is of course the people that make the party and Jules & Russell & all their family & friends were the ones that really lifted the joy & excitement to the rafters. Congratulations Mr & Mrs T….here’s to many years of fun & joy together!
Reception Venue: The Bluebird Chelsea, London; Ceremony: Chelsea Old Church; Ceremony Reception: Petyt Hall; Dress by Temperley; Hair: Richard Ward, Make Up: Graziella; Florist: Scarlet & Violet; Band: Nova Scotia