Maria and Chris said ‘ I do ‘ at their intimate wedding in front of a small gathering of family and friends in the super elegant surroundings of The Chelsea Old Town Hall. I’ve had the good fortune to have shot a few weddings at this Kings Road venue, after the ceremony the loved up and just wed couple walk bang out onto the King Road for the confetti, cheers, kisses and hugs. It’s pure romantic theatre for the passing audience and there’s always a honk or two from the black cab drivers. Maria and Chris both wanted to have a non-fussy and informal affair for the reception, their favourite restaurant, Montpeliano, an Italian garden style gem tucked away on a leafy street in Knightsbridge was an easy choice. Having never been there myself I was delighted when arriving by the gorgeous naturally top lit vibes provided by a huge sculptured sliding glass roof, a plethora of potted hanging plants and pretty tables, a photographers paradise, all the vision of the owner Antonio Trapani (check him in red braces within these images, why hasn’t he been cast in a Scorsese movie yet ?). My moment of wide eyes open surprise was to find an old agent from my fashion photography days, Chantal, in front of my lens, Maria was her yoga teacher hence her appearance, that’s why I love this job and the coincidences that materialize. Thank you Maria and Chris for the perfect vibes, and grazie Mr Trapani for the superb Carpaccio di manzo.