I have photographed at Chelsea Old Town Hall 3 times now and I am getting rather fond of it. It's not the most spectacular wedding venue in the world, but there is a feel to it that makes it just seem special. Maybe it is the location, or the history of the venue, or the fact that the registrars there clearly take pride in the job they do. Whatever combination of factors it is, I always look forward to photographing here.
Holly and Adam got married here in June of 2017. Holly started the day at The Kensington in SW7, which is not a bad place to start the day! It was quite a relaxed start to the day so the collection of documentary Bridal Prep shots reflect this atmosphere nicely.
After the intimate ceremony at Chelsea Old Town Hall, Holly and Adam had hired a private boat to take the wedding guests on a Thames River Cruise. I really can recommend this for a London wedding as it was a fantastic part of the day. Everyone got to see the sites essentially in a travelling bar. Great idea!!
After this Holly, Adam and I took some time to nip across to Battersea Park and take some couple shots. I find its important to get a nice blend throughout the day of documentary and slightly more "formal" shots. Whilst throughout the day I spend most of my time in a documentary frame of mind, I do find its important to get a few of the couple shots whilst making sure the Bride & Groom feel relaxed so the photos feel natural and honest.
To finish the day, the wedding party finished the day at Tom Aikens (him from Great British Menu fame if you watch it every year like me) restaurant Toms Kitchen. Great food, great wine, great speeches and great people!