I had been wanting to shoot a Chelsea Town Hall wedding for a while, it’s such a beautiful venue so I was really looking forward to this fun London wedding. Paul and Ally had their small and intimate ceremony at the Town Hall and then followed that with a brilliant reception and party at Beaufort House, a multi-level private members club just down the road.
Chelsea Town Hall wedding
I spent most of the morning with Ally and the girls at their flat in South London. It was a lovely relaxed morning with music, laughs, and most importantly, espresso martinis. Once Ally was dressed in her beautiful Monsoon wedding dress we all jumped in a taxi over to a hotel near the venue to say hi to her parents and share a bottle of bubbly. After a a few quick photos I headed over to the Chelsea Potter pub where Paul was having a pre-wedding drink. I think this is a lovely way to start the wedding day, it helps to calm the nerves when you’re surrounded by your family and closest friends and they are all happy and excited for the day.
The Chelsea Town Hall wedding ceremony was lovely and intimate. It was just Paul and Ally’s closest family and friends who were there at the ceremony, the rest stayed in the pub and met us all afterwards! Ally looked beautiful as she walked down the aisle, and they both looked so happy throughout the ceremony. I do love a confetti moment and this wedding was no exception. Ally and Paul left the town hall to happy cheers and confetti everywhere, it was beautiful.
Fun couple portraits in Chelsea
After the ceremony, as the groomsmen led the guests down the road to Beaufort House, I took Paul and Ally off to explore the side streets of Chelsea. We started in the park just across the road from the Town Hall and got some lovely shots there. We ventured into a side street for some classic ‘Chelsea’ portraits next to the white houses with their black painted iron railings, and we explored one of the beautiful little Mews near Beaufort House with lots of colourful painted doors. The most fun was the vibrant red Chelsea Fire Station. You might spot one of the firemen peeking out through a window! He let us get some photos in front of one of the fire engines too which was brilliant.
Beaufort House wedding reception
After the couple portraits we made our way to Beaufort House, which is a lovely bar and restaurant but also has a private members club upstairs. We started on the top floor and Paul and Ally had arranged for a magician and a caricaturist to entertain their guests while everyone enjoyed a few drinks and canapes. After that they headed down a floor for their wedding breakfast and speeches. The room was beautifully laid out and their wedding cake was stunning. After everyone had eaten it was back upstairs for the party. Paul and Ally had hired a guitar player to play some classic tunes to get everyone on the dance floor.
It was a lovely and fun wedding day, it was wonderful to be a part of it. You can have a browse through some of the photos from Paul and Ally’s wedding day below.
If you are planning a London wedding, perhaps even a Chelsea Town Hall wedding, and you need a London wedding photographer please do get in touch. I would love to be involved!