After planning a ‘big wedding’ Michael and Ashleigh re-evaluated their plans and chose to have a secret little London elopement on Christmas Eve. Utterly romantic, despite the rain they said ‘I Do’ at Old Chelsea Town Hall followed by enjoying an evening at The Rosewood Hotel for lobster, jazz and cocktails.
There is just something so incredibly romantic and heartwarming about today’s real wedding (complete with umbrella, how typically ‘London’), and it’s such a pleasure to share Michael and Ashleigh’s incredibly intimate day.
It’s not an uncommon story to hear of couples who are planning for a traditional ‘big’ wedding but find during this time the pressure, stress, politics and even finance perhaps all too much and they question their wedding plans. For couples who are quite private people, who may worry about being centre stage an elopement or simple wedding ceremony with just the two of you makes complete sense and that’s just what Michael and Ashleigh chose.
It’s a reminder to us all to not get carried away by what others do, or what we think we should do – and that to be truly happy means being yourselves on your wedding day, whatever way that is. Plus, look how gorgeous, relaxed and happy they are, it clearly was the best decision they made!
I love that on Christmas day they were able to tell their families they were married! What a wonderful Christmas present…
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What’s just so wonderful about London is all the many couples that come from near and far who choose the city as the destination for their wedding. Sometimes this means a big party with friends and family from all over the world, but other times it’s all about a simple ‘I do’, just the two of you, like today’s London elopement.
There’s no details to be seen here, no cake, no dancing until the small hours but there’s just something so very lovely about seeing this pair of newlyweds enjoying their special day with each other in this incredible city and yet even more beautiful as they begin their adventures with a soon-to-be new arrival, as Outi is the most radiant pregnant bride…
Outi and Nico eloped from Finland and were married at The Finnish Church in London, just the two of them and their photographer Cecelina to capture the moments. Outi looked incredibly radiant as a pregnant bride in her beautiful Seraphine dress with just a simple bouquet that she made herself. After their ceremony, they took to the iconic areas of London for some gorgeous portrait photos which I adore and I’m sure will be treasured for years to come especially after their new arrival is here!
I hope you enjoy this sweet little wedding, a lovely reminder that small can be beautiful!
Photography: Cecelina Photography / Bride’s Dress: Seraphine / Venue: The Finnish Church
Thank you to Outi and Nico and very best wishes for your new adventure, and thank you to their photographer Cecelina for sharing this day with us!