Jimmy the Jackapoo was the star attraction at Mark and Wendy’s October wedding at Chelsea Register Office on London’s King’s Road. Before their ceremony Mark and Wendy shared champagne at Bluebird Chelsea. I knew that Jimmy looked just like a teddy bear from a photo that Mark had sent through, but seeing him in the flesh was so much more exciting. Mark and Wendy even matched Jimmy’s bow tie to their wedding outfits – baby blue with white hearts. Wendy wore a stunning knee-length pale blue and gold metallic mesh dress with gold and red suede heels (more on the red later). And Mark wore a blue suit and gold waistcoat to match Jimmy’s colouring.
I took a few photographs of the three of them at Bluebird Chelsea and the Autumn colours worked really well. We then caught a taxi to Purplebone (155 King’s Road) where they dropped little Jimmy off for a wash at this well-respected Chelsea dog groomer. Purplebone is just a few doors down from Chelsea Old Town Hall which was the venue for Mark and Wendy’s civil wedding ceremony. Sadly Chelsea Register Office doesn’t allow dogs but leaving Jimmy at Purplebone worked brilliantly.
In the waiting area Mark and Wendy’s witnesses arrived in the shape of two Chelsea Pensioners. Mark and Wendy wanted to keep their wedding really simple and had flown in from Spain to get married. The two Chelsea Pensioners added to the romance of the occasion. Sally and June were the two Registrars and their Rossetti Room ceremony was really fun and special – tears and much laughter. The couple and the two Pensioners signed the Register and then made their way to the famous Chelsea steps. It was then that I saw how well Wendy’s shoes matched the Chelsea Pensioner’s red overcoats.
But before the confetti Mark raced to collect Jimmy from Purplebone so that he could be part of the celebrations. I love that he has his little eyes closed during the confetti! Mark and Wendy said their goodbyes to the Chelsea Pensioners and I took a few of the three of them on the steps. They then headed off to the Cooper’s Arms for a well-deserved toast.
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