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the bride leaving the chelsea physic garden ceremony with guests cheering and bubbles

Chelsea Physic Garden Wedding Photography // Charlie & Lucy

The Push To Make Better Art

bride gets her make up on whilst the children play beside her. Little boy has a coat hanger in his mouth

Chelsea Physic Garden Wedding Photography, London

The Push To Make Better Art


THE BREAKDOWN:
Wedding Location:
Chelsea Physic Garden, London
In Brief:
Discussing new challenges and a fun, colourful and bubble-filled wedding in the beautiful surroundings of Chelsea Physic Garden.


Last week we launched a new brand. Incredibly it’s been 17 years (next month) since we last did that, and in that time York Place Studios has grown into something that we never expected. We have spoken about our ideas in countries as far-flung as Mexico, Bali and Poland to name just a few and have photographed weddings all around the world. We love documentary photography more than ever and feel so privileged to be able to spend our time taking photographs and writing and speaking about our absolute favourite subject. In fact, we have even bigger plans for York Place Studios next year which we are excited to share very soon!

Our new additional brand though is a way to explore an entirely different type of photography for us. Kaleid.me is a studio portrait photography business and is about capturing colourful, characterful portraits that are uniquely you. At first glance, it could not be any more different from York Place. However, if you look more closely, whether we’re taking images posed in the studio or completely non-posed documentary images at weddings or on the street, our aim is always simply to create photographs about people and personalities and to tell stories that reveal something about the individuals in front of us. The challenges and some of the techniques may be different but whichever genre we work in the theme is always the same.

It is important to us to always continue to challenge ourselves and (whilst York Place remains documentary-led), just as street photography influenced our wedding work, we find that ideas and perspectives activated in a new and different field can often be brought back into YPS and help develop us as photographers. Growing, learning, expanding and seeking understanding is so, so important. Our work is continually evolving and developing and we couldn’t be prouder that after nearly 17 years in the industry we still continue to push ourselves out of our comfort zone and challenge ourselves as photographers to make better art.

Speaking of art, Charlie and Lucy’s wedding was a photographer’s dream. Colourful and spontaneous, fun and silly, whilst remaining emotional and real, we absolutely loved every second. The wedding all took place at Chelsea Physic Garden which proved to be a truly beautiful spot for a wedding. The girls had thought of everything; the multi-coloured flowers, the bubble guns (which the children absolutely loved!) and, when it rained (which did nothing but enhance the fun and photography), the girls had supplied a huge range of colourful umbrellas that, if anything, enhanced the photographic opportunities by further bringing out the chaotic, raw and real spontaneity that we truly love.

Here is a glimpse into this bubble-filled, colour-centric and delightful day.

man peering out of the front door in londonpancake with a squirty cream heart on the kitchen tableman sitting at kitchen table and a little boy hiding underneath boy sitting on the house steps in londonlittle girl hides in a boxchildren sneak into the drawing room to play with the instruments bride showing a drawing of a face to her mother with her wedding dress in backgroundlittle girl watches bride getting make up on bride reflected in mirrorflower girl playing with her toyspage boy getting his outfit on ready for the london weddingflower girl, page boy and groomsmen getting ready for the wedding at chelsea physic gardenbutton hole flowers on the table flower girl putting on her shoes ready for the chelsea physic garden weddingbride getting her dress on with flower girl in foreground wedding dress and flower girl blowing up a pink balloonbride getting her dress on and "bride" written on the fabric next to herflower girl blowing up pink balloon with groomsmen getting ready in backgroundbride putting her make up on in her london homebride looking in mirror in her family london home. black and white imagebride putting flowers in her hair in the mirrorflower girl in the entrance of the front door in londonbride and mother of bride holding hands waiting to leave for chelsea physic gardenbride and mother of bride sitting on couch in the family home bride and bride's father leaving for chelsea physic garden in the wedding car wedding guests arriving at chelsea physic gardenwedding guests arriving with umbrellas to chelsea physic gardenflower girl and page boy playing at chelsea physic gardensame sex wedding, the two brides meeting each other before the ceremony the brides walking into the ceremony together at chelsea physic gardensame sex ceremony at chelsea physic gardenchelsea physic garden wedding ceremony the two brides during the ceremony at chelsea physic gardenboth brides looking at each other during the ceremony at chelsea physic gardenthe brides hugging together at the chelsea physic garden ceremony brides laughing during wedding ceremony at chelsea physic gardenexchange of the rings by the brides at chelsea physic gardenbrides smiling during the chelsea physic garden ceremony the first kiss of the brides during the chelsea physic garden ceremony the bride leaving the chelsea physic garden ceremony with guests cheering and bubblesthe brides holding hands and smiling as they leave the chelsea physic garden ceremony brides drinking champagne and smiling as they leave the chelsea physic garden ceremony bride looking straight at the camera and smiling, other bride smiling off camerachelsea physic garden wedding reception, guests and children playing with bubbleschild wedding guest playing with bubbles at chelsea physic gardenwedding guests playing with bubbles at chelsea physic gardenbride hugging nephew after the chelsea physic garden ceremony colourful umbrellas and wedding guests at chelsea physic gardenwedding guests holding colourful umbrellas at chelsea physic gardenwedding guests at chelsea physic gardenblack and white photo at chelsea physic gardenbride surrounded by wedding guests playing with bubbles at chelsea physic gardenchelsea physic garden wedding guests holding brightly coloured umbrellas wedding guests at chelsea physic garden wedding receptionbride, bridesmaids and flower girls playing with bubbles at chelsea physic gardenflower girl playing with bubbles wedding guest at chelsea physic garden reception wedding reception at chelsea physic gardenchildren playing with bubble guns at chelsea physic gardenbride laughing with two wedding bouquets at chelsea physic gardenwedding guests with colourful umbrellas with a child framed in the umbrellas at chelsea physic gardenchildren playing with bubbles at chelsea physic gardenholding a bouquet at chelsea physic gardenwedding guest at chelsea physic gardenwedding guest at chelsea physic garden surrounded by bubblesbride holding bouquet over face at chelsea physic gardenleg up at chelsea physic gardenbride surrounded by wedding guests at her chelsea physic garden receptionchelsea physic garden wedding reception chelsea physic garden wedding guests with colourful umbrellas wedding guests with colourful umbrellas at chelsea physic gardenwedding guests at chelsea physic gardenflower girl peering at canapes at chelsea physic gardenbride and bubbles at chelsea physic gardenchelsea physic garden bubbles and funguest holding baby at a london weddingchelsea physic garden london wedding receptionblack and white london photograph brides entrance in the reception at chelsea physic gardenwedding reception at chelsea physic gardenwedding speeches at chelsea physic gardenfather of the bride speech at chelsea physic gardenbrides kissing after father of the bride speechbrides listening to wedding speech at chelsea physic gardenpage boy playing with bubble gun at chelsea physic gardenfather of the bride speech at chelsea physic gardenbride kissing father at chelsea physic gardenfather of the bride speech from the perspective of the guests at chelsea physic gardenlondon wedding reception at chelsea physic garden mother of the bride and the two brides during the speechesfirst dance at chelsea physic gardenchelsea physic garden first dance brides first dance at chelsea physic gardenchelsea physic garden dance floor brides dancing on dance floor at chelsea physic gardenbride dancing with flower girl and page boy on dance floor at chelsea physic gardenbride dancing at chelsea physic gardenwedding guests dancing at chelsea physic gardenbride dancing at chelsea physic gardenboy sitting down with socks that match his face bride dancing at chelsea physic gardenbride dancing at chelsea physic garden in black and white flower girl being swung in the air at chelsea physic gardenbrides dancing at chelsea physic gardendancing celebrations at chelsea physic gardenblack and white dance floor bride on dance floor at chelsea physic gardenchelsea physic garden wedding reception, two men dancing together and a father and daughterdaughter dancing on fathers shoulder, tie coming out her mouth chelsea physic garden wedding receptionbrides dancing at chelsea physic garden last dance at chelsea physic garden wedding evening receptionthe brides waving and leaving in the wedding car at the end of the night

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