My favorite photographs are those that capture moments beyond the posed or the detail shot. Aussie photographer Kelly Tunney just might be the queen of finding these precious occasions and turning them into exquisite memories. Not only are there scenes from this awesome and chic London fete but little snapshots of Chelsea that make me want to pack a carry-on and hop on the next flight across the pond. Don’t miss even more in the full gallery!
From Kelly Tunney -
“This really was the wedding of a lifetime to photograph and I am totally lost for words when I try to explain just what an incredible experience this was……. Everything exceeded my very high expectations from the moment we landed in London and meet Alice & Ed for the first time.
Both Pete and I were welcomed with open arms by this amazing couple and every single member of their family. We felt so involved and so appreciated every single day. Then came GAME DAY…the wedding…and WOW, we were just floored by everything we were there to capture. 15 hours felt a little like 15 minutes in Chelsea – everything and everyone just rocked my world. Aside from Pete and I pinching each other every 5 minutes, we also had time to stop and sit back to enjoy the moments and watch the day unfold. INCREDIBLE is not enough, RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING is not enough – NOTHING can ever describe that moment, absolute pure JOY and EUPHORIA”
From the bride, Alice -
“For a girl who lives in jeans and trainers and has ‘ tom boy’ as her middle name, the prospect of a long white dress, make-up and brushed hair could seem a little daunting – How wrong I was! The hidden girl from within came out with bells on! The whole Weekend was amazing from start to finish – No-one – believe it or not – was stressed and there was an emotional vibe that I have never felt before. Loved every minute. As Dad was the Governor and has worked / lived there for 5 years – it was very familiar surroundings. It is such a special place because of its amazing surrounding and the people that live within it. Everything about the day included people we knew from the hospital.
Ron, the head gardener at the Royal Hospital , and his lovely assistant Heidi helped us choose and arrange all the flowers. All the flowers were from New Covent Garden market, a big flower market on the south side of the river. We collected them on the Thursday. We arrange them on Friday ready to go for Saturday. Tim, the head chef at the Royal Hospital, copied my sketch to perfection!!! I bought the ribbon from VV Rouleaux and he made a lemon cake that we ate for dessert with collie and summer berries.
Simplicity and elegance were the key for us. The royal hospital is such a beautiful venue and so full of history that it would be a shame to clutter it up with frills. It has a stand alone beauty that we wanted to accessorise with a simple elegant touch.”
Photography: Kelly Tunney / Venue: The Royal Hospital Chelsea / Cake: Head chef at the Royal Hospital / Dress: Suzanne Neville / Makeup: family friend, Marianne Domension / Hair: Richard from The Drawing Room / Bridesmaids’ Outfits: Reiss and Kurt Geiger shoes / Groom’s and groomsmen outfits: Rented suits from Moss Bros; Hugo boss ties; Void Cufflinks; shoes: Mr. Hare