Roxy and Alex at Chelsea Registry Office | wedding photography London
We met in Shanghai while having a smoke in the communal area between our two offices. We dated for almost four years before eventually getting married and we could not be happier.
The wedding day itself was a blend between the casual nonchalance of Chinese pragmatism, and a pushy British parent. However, after many discussions and seemingly unending patience, we came to a compromise. We decided to have a low-key celebration with only the direct family members involved, with a view to a larger celebration in summer, when life has settled down a little.
Luckily, with the guest list being so short my fiancé and I could be a little more extravagant when it came to what we wore. Her dress was Nina Ricci, with accessories provided by the ever ‘reasonable’ Charlotte Olympia and Gina Foster. I myself fulfilled number 29 on my bucket list by getting married in a silk velvet jacket.
We held the event at the Kensington & Chelsea Registry Office, before heading over to Galvin at Windows to enjoy a meal set amongst the clouds of London’s skyline. A good day was held by all, and we are so grateful that Corrado was able to capture the day.
We achieved what we wanted… we did the paperwork and satisfied the desires of my family to celebrate with us. But, at the end of the day we still ended on a sofa in my, I’m sorry…our, flat watching an episode of Australian Masterchef, and it was perfect.
Our wedding wasn’t how many people would do it. It wasn’t even how I thought I would do it the day I asked Roxy to marry me, but in the end, I would not have changed it for the world. Now the only thing left to do is make sure that life doesn’t get in the way and we can approach every challenge in life with in the same way we did our wedding.