Woolwich Town Hall registry office London Greenwich wedding image - Exchanging rings during the ceremony
Exchanging rings during the wedding ceremony. It was a sweet moment for the couple because their kids were the ones who gave them their rings.
This couple met 10 years ago and the bride knew right from the beginning that she would marry this man. She purchased her dress 8 years ago and was waiting to be proposed to. Prior to their wedding, they had 2 kids, and the dress still fit her perfectly. The groom is from Russia and the bride is from Kazakhstan. They have many family members, which is why they made the decision to have just a very small official wedding ceremony and have a big wedding party, a typical Russian wedding, later on, this year, with all family members and friends to celebrate.
To tell you a little bit more about the day was like – I must say I enjoyed photographing their day from bridal preparations until a few minutes after their ceremony. The bride was getting ready at a Hilton hotel where you could overlook Thames River and boats passing by. The atmosphere was perfect and bridal preparation was full of fun, as the bride was surrounded by her closest friends and they were her witnesses too at the same time. The bride had chosen a curly hairstyle to enhance her long hair.
United Kingdom Elopement Bride showing off her wedding rings
Bride showing off her and her husband-to-be rings made by a London goldsmith. Her ring contained many diamonds surrounding one big diamond of square shape.
UK Wedding Image from London of the groom and his best man
The groom is helping his best man with the tie.
London, United Kingdom wedding image of a bride with her elopement dress
Bride was waiting for this moment 8 years - since she purchased her wedding dress. You can see the excitement on her face as she is touching her heart - clear sign of happiness.
UK Wedding Getting Ready Image from London, England of bride's best friend to help put her dress on.
The makeup artist is helping the bride's best friend to put her dress on.
England, UK Wedding image of the finishing touches on the bridal dress
Finishing touches - creating a perfect lace effect on the bridal dress. The bride wore high sparkly heels that were complimenting her feather dress - it took a pair of hands to put the dress in place.
Once makeup, wedding dress, and perfume are on, we leave the room and go to meet her husband-to-be at the hotel reception where I capture the groom’s first look. He is definitely amazed by the beauty of his future wife. We leave the hotel and go to the limousine that is waiting for us just by the Thames River. Limo is heading to the London city of Greenwich and stops right at the entrance of Woolwich Town hall – which is the registry office for the London borough of Greenwich. While traveling to the wedding ceremony, every one of us enjoyed a party limo – it was a 15 seater, where guests and the wedding couple enjoyed champagne and loud music. I would say a fantastic start for a big day!
Woolwich Town Hall registry office London Greenwich, UK wedding image of happiness of the couple
Here we see pure happiness of the couple - groom kissing his wife hand and telling her how much he loves her.
Woolwich Town Hall registry office wedding elopement ceremony kiss in London Greenwich
The first kiss and everyone clapping their hands, now is the time to say congratulations!
As we arrive for the wedding ceremony, excitement raises. The groom is waiting in the ceremony room, and the bride enters the room. They hold their hands during the ceremony and you can feel the atmosphere full of love and excitement in their eyes. Their kids pass them rings to confirm their never-ending love and the first kiss follows while everyone is clapping.
London Greenwich, United Kingdom Wedding image - bride and groom leaving the ceremony
Wedding couple leaving the ceremony as a husband and wife - with their kids leading the way.