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Fiona & Toby get married | Chelsea Old Church & The Waldorf, London

September 13, 2011

This is a selection of my favourite images from the wedding of Mr and Mrs Walker – Toby and Fiona. They are the perfect couple, happy, relaxed and lots and lots of fun! I really enjoyed photographing Fi and Toby’s wedding. A perfect day for the perfect couple.

The lead up to the wedding is a story in itself…Fi managed to break her foot only 6 weeks before wedding. So we were not really quite sure if she would actually be able to walk down the aisle. There was a strong possibility that she would be hobbling down it instead! However, with a lot of rest (not easy for the very active Fi!) Fi’s foot mended before their big day and the plaster was off. I can safely say that Fi glided down the aisle towards a very dapper Toby! Fiona wore a beautiful dress by Sassi Holford. Apparently Sassi was in the shop when Fi bought it! I am sure Sassi would have been delighted that Fiona picked one of her dresses, she looked truly stunning in it. The perfect model for a perfect dress. Toby looked every inch the English Gent in his Harrods suit and his blue and white polka dot tie.

This was the perfect London wedding, with the wedding ceremony taking place at the beautiful Chelsea Old Church. A white London cab brought Fi and her dad to the church. Everything about this church is wonderful and everything about Fi and Toby’s ceremony was wonderful too including their opera singing usher! Fiona and Toby are a stunning couple and I’m sure you’ll agree,  make beautiful images.

After the ceremony, two route-masters took the guests to the reception venue, The Waldorf….where a fantastic band was waiting to serenade the guests while they sipped on champagne and ate their canapes.

The wedding breakfast took place in one of the most spectacular rooms that I have ever seen. The doors had been kept closed until guests were asked to take their seats, so the room was a huge surprise to everyone.

After the meal and some great speeches, it was time for another opera singing friend to wow the guests. This was followed by the first dance. Fiona’s dad played  ‘True Love’ by Cole Porter on the piano as Fiona and Toby had their rather spectacular first dance as husband and wife.

Then the party started! I was really struck by how much fun everybody seemed to be having during this wedding. Fi and Toby later told me at their post honeymoon viewing that they went to a nightclub after the wedding!

Special thanks to my second photographer Clare, who did an amazing job as expected!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. chris hanley permalink
    September 13, 2011 13:56

    Top Shooting Buddy and nice band portraits

  2. September 13, 2011 20:13

    I love the elegance and style you have captured with elegance and style. A perfect match.

    • September 14, 2011 10:23

      Oh Damien, thank you very much. Always and honour having you post a comment on my blog! Thanks for looking and for the very kind comment 🙂

  3. September 13, 2011 20:45

    Beautiful – I was going to say elegant but I see it’s been done! So – there’s a beauty and tranquility to your photography which sets you apart. I love it, and I love those tartan trousers too. 🙂

    • September 14, 2011 10:25

      Thank you Claire. Such a lovely, heart warming comment. You have defined my style in two words! Something I find very hard to do! Thank you x

  4. September 14, 2011 02:22

    Geoff – your imagery is absolutely stunning. I am in tears looking at these shots! You are just The Best Photographer in London.

    • September 14, 2011 10:28

      Hi Abi. That’s a very kind thing to say & I’m glad it bought tears to your eyes. It did to mine when I watched Fi & Toby’s audio visual presentation of their wedding. Such a lovely couple who are clearly head over heals in love. Thanks for such a generous comment x

  5. Graham Westwood permalink
    September 18, 2011 12:29


    Many thanks for all that you did for Fiona & Toby’s wedding. An Excellent job. professionally executed.

    Marvellous photography and wonderful slide show arrangement. Captured a wonderrful day prefectly and very artistically!

    Well done and thanks once again.

    Graham (father of the Bride)

    • September 18, 2011 14:27

      Hi Graham

      Thanks for your lovely comment and for being such a welcoming father of the bride on the day!

      Your piano skills are exquisite!

      Glad you got to see the slideshow too.


  6. jeanette hutchinson permalink
    October 6, 2011 08:55

    what beautiful photos. a delightfull couple congratulations to them both. jeanette (york marriott)

    • October 7, 2011 11:07

      Thanks for looking and commenting Jeanette. They are indeed a delightful couple and it was a privilege to capture and share they’re big day with them.



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