Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Southwark Register Office, Peckham London Elopement Photo Story Award

Peckam London wedding photography - secluded and intimate Southwark Register Office served as the elopement stage

Southwark Register Office, Peckham London Elopement Photo Story | The couple exchanged vows at the historic South London venue

The secluded and intimate Southwark Register Office served as the stage for Emma and Michael’s small family-only wedding. The couple exchanged vows at the historic South London venue, then celebrated the occasion with drinks at Southwark’s Union Street Café, one of chef Gordon Ramsay’s Mediterranean-themed establishments.

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Southwark Register Office, Peckham London Elopement Ceremony Image | The bride and groom clasp hands as they walk into the venue

The bride and groom clasp hands as they walk into the venue, the crowd coming to their feet, happy and expectant. Colorful flowers and muted chandelier light add a soft ambiance to the setting.

London Elopement Photographer - Wedding Ceremony Pictures

Peckham London Elopement Ceremony Picture | The secluded venue and small crowd made the ceremony comfortable enough for a few chuckles

Michael gets a laugh out of Emma as the couple exchanges rings. The secluded venue and small crowd made the ceremony comfortable enough for a few chuckles.

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London Wedding Elopement Confetti Celebration Picture | friends and family shower them with confetti

Emma and Michael walk down the Register Office’s steps hand-in-hand as their friends and family shower them with confetti.

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London Wedding Elopement Couple Image | a smiling bride crosses the cobblestoned streets

A local resident watches on as Michael helps a smiling Emma cross the cobblestoned streets.

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London Elopement Couple Urban Portrait | a knee-length wedding dress makes a stark contrast to the urban terrain

The creamy white of Emma’s knee-length wedding dress makes a stark contrast to the urban terrain of the South London neighborhood.

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London Elopement Couple Urban Detail Picture | roses brought an air of spring to the couple’s London ceremony

Emma’s bouquet of fresh-cut pink roses brought an air of spring to the couple’s London ceremony.

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London, UK Elopement Picture | at the Union Street Café following the wedding ceremony for a quick drink

Emma and Michael duck into the Union Street Café following the wedding ceremony for a quick drink. The club can be found at the corner of Union and Great Suffolk streets.

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Union Street Café Southwark London, UK Elopement Photo | The bride and wedding guests share a much-earned toast

The bride and wedding guests share a much-earned toast following the ceremony. The Union Street Café’s Mediterranean décor made for a casual and enjoyable backdrop to the rest of the evening.