Celsea old town hall wedding photos bride and groom shoot on albert bridge

Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding Photographer

Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding Photography

Finally, I found a bit of time to post this awesome Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding I photographed on a beautiful Summer's day in London. When the bride and groom on the day called me beforehand and asked whether I would like to be their Chelse Old Town Hall wedding photographer, the answer could only be one. Of course!

I love wedding photography at the Chelsea Old Town Hall, it is such a beautiful building and it's location couldn't be more perfect. Just ideal for anyone who would like to get married in central London. I photographed many small to medium size weddings at this beautiful London wedding venue, and always love coming back.

London Wedding Photographer

I love shooting weddings in and around London. I think it must be one of the most beautiful and iconic cities in the world! It always makes for a gorgeous backdrop to wedding photos, whether that is around iconic London landmarks or just walking through London's streets and parks.

Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding Photos

My approach to being the Old Chelsea Town Hall Photographer is simple. I let the bride and groom and their wedding guests enjoy their wedding day and I simply document it for them. We create a full story of the wedding day through a series of beautiful photographs. All in a documentary style, but of course making time for official group photos as well as the photos of the bride and groom.

If you are getting married in London and are on a lookout for a wedding photographer to document your wedding day in a natural, relaxed and beautiful way, then please get in touch!

 

 
Here is a selection of wedding photos from this recent Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding, enjoy!

Chelse Old Town Hall- London wedding venue

Chelse Old Town Hall is such a great choice if one wants to tie the knot in central London and wishes to create beautiful wedding photography in London.

The beautiful Grade II listed, late Victorian building is so beautiful, with its impressive facade and gorgeous steps walking out right onto the famous King's Road in Chelsea. These are just perfect for the confetti shot as well as a few official group photos after the ceremony. Right outside its door, it's the typical business and traffic of central London, with so many upmarket shops and high-quality pubs and restaurants. Many of them perfect to organise the wedding dinner right after the wedding ceremony at the Chelsea Register Office.

A few of them I would highly recommend that I photographed weddings at is the Ivy and the Bluebird. It's at the Bluebird that the bride and groom of this wedding hosted their wedding dinner for the closest family and friends. It took place in the Bluebird's function room overlooking the main restaurant giving a lovely view as well as lots of privacy for the wedding party.

I have to admit that inside the Old Chelsea Town Hall is just as impressive as on the outside. Especially after it was renovated now at the beginning of 2019. The beautiful Marble columns, high vaulted ornate ceilings and dark wood panelled walls.

All of this gives this London wedding venue and register office an atmosphere of grandeur and sophistication. Such a nice backdrop for 

Chelsea Old Town Hall Rooms

Chelsea Old Town Hall now offers different rooms for your wedding needs, those include:

Main Hall

Late Victorian neo-classical architecture with its vaulted ceilings, marble columns, sprung wooden floor and cove lighting. The venue boasts original oil paintings and ornate wooden panelling and ironwork.

Small Hall

Light and airy room with lots of natural daylight. The ornate fireplace is an attractive feature within this richly decorated meeting place, ideal for marriages, luncheons, lectures, meetings and presentations

Cadogan Suite

The newly refurbished Cadogan Suite has recently been transformed into an intimate function room featuring an eclectic blend of contemporary and modern décor with the adjoining Ante Room which is perfect for a small breakout session or drinks reception.

Anti Room

The anti-room sits adjacent to Cadogan Room and is perfectly placed to receive guests for registration before a meeting/event or refreshment during the day.  It is equally suited to an intimate wedding ceremony after which the wedding breakfast or drinks may be hosted in the main room.  Together these rooms offer a host of flexible opportunities for the smooth running of tailored events.

The Chelsea Register Office Rooms

The Chelsea Register Office offers 3 different rooms for anyone looking to organise their civil ceremony there:

The Brydon Room

Classic interior with 40 people capacity.

The Rosetti Room

Lovely room with light lime green walls, perfect for intimate weddings with up to 14 people capacity.

The Harrington Room

Classy and cosy room with up to 10 people capacity.

Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding by London Wedding Photographer 

The wedding of Chloe and Jonny was almost as London as a wedding can be. We covered so many different London Landmarks as locations and backdrops for our photos. It was such a great day!

The getting ready wedding photography started at the Shard. Until not so long ago the highest building in Europe, and still the highest one in the UK. As soon as I went into the room I saw the stunning views over the whole of London. With river Thames, Tower Bridge and London Bridge Station all below us.

After a few photos off we were to the Chelsea Old Town Hall for the wedding ceremony in the Chelse Register Office Brydon Room. The father and mother of the bride and groom were already there, as well as more family members and close friends.

The vows were beautiful and after the exchange of the rings and the first kiss we had the confetti shot outside as well as a few semi-formal group photos on the Chelse Old Town Hall steps.

Then we whisked off to the nearby Albert Bridge for a couple of photos with the bride and groom. It was so much fun to photograph those two simply being themselves! From the bridge, we went to Battersea Park for more photos. It must be one of my favourite parks in London to take wedding pictures, right by the river Thames.

After the park, we drove to Tower Bridge to get a photo with the bridge being up. Such a great photo moment for the happy couple.

We finished the wedding day photography almost where we started, by the London Bridge Station. That's where the evening party took place, right by the bridge, at the London Grind.

So we took a few photos of the speeches, the first dance at the cake cutting (awesome cheese board!).

The evening finished with a lot of crazy moves on the dancefloor, what a crazy and beautiful day it was.

Thank you Chloe and Jonny, for letting Blue Lily Weddings document your awesome London wedding!

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Or you can check this London wedding I photographed recently in one of the Gordon Ramsay's restaurants! Looking to tie a knot in other famous London Register offices, check my blog posts from the Old Marylebone Wedding or Islington Town Hall wedding photography.

 


hedingham castle wedding bride and groom posing with an owl

Hedingham Castle Wedding

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The recent wedding at Hedingham Castle in Essex I had a pleasure to photograph was so much fun!

Hedingham Castle is such a beautiful and unique wedding venue, no wonder it won quite a few awards for the best wedding venue in Essex. As soon as the bride and groom contacted me asking whether I wanted to photograph their wedding at Hedingham Castle I was like: yes, please!

The bride and groom on the day, Vicky and Craig, asked me to photograph their wedding in a pure documentary approach, which I was very happy to deliver. There was not even a couple shoot or any of the formal wedding group shots!

When photographing this beautiful wedding at Hedingham Castle I was shooting in my signature Blue Lily Weddings style. I documented things as they happened without intrusion letting the bride and groom, as well as their wedding guest, simply enjoy themselves. This way I could catch genuine moments with nothing being staged.

The goal was as always to create a set of beautiful wedding images telling a complete story of the day. I focused on making sure everyone looks great and catching all the interactions between the bride and groom as well as their wedding party and all the wedding guests.

This way we were able to create a set of photos that the couple will be proud to put in their wedding album as well as frames they can hang on the walls. These wedding photos will make them relive their wedding day and bring them back to those beautiful moments and emotions they felt on the day.

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Hedingham Castle Wedding Photos

Here is a selection of eighty-something wedding photos from this gorgeous Essex wedding at Hedingham Castle, enjoy!

Hedingham Castle-One of the Best Essex Wedding Venues

So a little bit more about the stunning wedding venue for the day -the Hedingham Castle. I have to admit I have always been a big fan of all sorts of castles and fortresses and this one is a prime example of it. The only thing that could have completed it is a dragon perching on the roof! It is simply perfect for anyone looking to get married in the area and looking for something special and with character.

The Hedingham Castle, located in the village of Castle Hedingham in Essex consist of two main parts. The whole wedding took place in the Norman Keep, which is the best-preserved structure of this type in England. The second part is the Georgian Mansion House surrounded by beautiful gardens.  The 900 year old Norman keep is right in the centre of a larger estate. It is right on a hill surrounded by woodland and lakes and acres of Essex countryside. Once you get to the top the view is simply breathtaking with fields and rolling hills all the way to the horizon.

It has five floors, all of which accessible via a spiral staircase. The day's wedding took place on the bottom three floors. The ceremony took place in the Banquetting Hall, the drinks reception and party took place in the main reception room and the wedding breakfast was downstairs in the basement/cellar part of the castle.

The Castle itself has a very rich history and featured in numerous films and TV programmes.

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We started our Hedingham Castle wedding photography on the day by getting some nice images of the venue and surrounding grounds. The wedding guests were gathering for drinks before the ceremony in the stunning reception hall. The groom and his groomsmen were all wearing kilts on the day. That,  in my opinion, looked great and added to the overall vibe of the day.

After a few minutes, the guest gathered in the Main Hall for the wedding ceremony. Soon, Vicky, the bride arrived with her bridesmaids and entered the Hall, such an impressive room spanning over two stories.

The wedding ceremony was just beautiful with the highlight being the wedding ring delivery. It was done by a beautiful white owl which has flown from a second-floor balcony. 

After the ceremony it was drinks and everyone getting merry. Then everyone went outside where alongside the ring-bearer owl were other birds of prey. It was so much fun seeing wedding guests interacting with the birds. Especially when Craig, the groom, was petting the falcon with his beard!

The wedding breakfast took place in the downstairs hall. It was set up in true medieval fashion, with metal wine goblets and torches on the walls. It really felt like a wedding feast of a King and Queen!

The food was delicious and after that, the wedding speeches were just as they should be moving and funny with lots of laughter and tears.

After that, the newlyweds cut the cake. The rest of the wedding took place upstairs with the first dance and the wedding party to the tunes of a wedding DJ. We finished the day off with the girls showing some serious moves on the dancefloor. At the same time, the groom and his friends went outside to smoke cigars and play football on the balcony.

Truly a special day for everyone who gathered!

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If you are looking for an Essex wedding photographer and like the look of the Hedingham Castle wedding photos in this blog then please get in touch for a chat about your day. I would love to find out how I can help you create beautiful wedding photography from your special day.

Alternatively, feel free to check this marquee Essex wedding I photographed recently. Or this Essex Gosfield Hall wedding (such a beautiful and grand wedding venue!)I documented last winter.