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Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding couple by pink doors

Find a Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding Photographer today

By Barnet Wedding Photographers, London venues and events, London Wedding Photographers, Wedding VenuesNo Comments

Well seen as I have worked at six Chelsea Old Town Hall weddings in the last three months, I felt entitled to write a confident blog title like ‘Find a Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding Photographer today’ and to speak from experience 🙂

Bride arrives in car Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding

I thought it also about time to do a quick post of at least one of them in an increasing busy but very happy schedule!

Wedding ceremony couple hold hands Chelsea Old Town Hall

Bride and Groom laugh inside Chelsea Old Town Hall

Chelsea is one of what I would call the “Big Three” main and famous town halls of central London. It’s busy, many couples want to get married there, and many photographers want to be the ones to do it. It’s also had it’s fair share of very famous couples too as any quick Google search will show.

Bride and groom leaving Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding

Small confetti throw at Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding

I (David) find I do a real mix of wedding timelines there. Sometimes it’s near the beginning of a longer day after groom and bridal prep, then on to a reception venue somewhere else. Other times it’s four or so hours, a half day, of ceremony, couple shoot and off to a local restaurant. And other times again, usually on a week day it’s two hours of ceremony and couple/family moments.

Bride and groom on Kings Road by Chelsea Old Town Hall

Bride and groom on Kings Road by Chelsea Old Town Hall crop

In peak times, like weekends I’m doing eight or nine hours if it involves a London Town Hall or Home Counties venue, sometimes four in winter. Week days I’m always very happy to pop to Chelsea for a couple of hours and help make great memories.


Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding bride and groom by red phone box

Bride and groom embrace by Chelsea phone box


Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding couple by red London phone box

Here I feature D and H. Nice to know that D is a wedding planner, so I was extra pleased she choose me for a two hour wedding coverage in the week. On thing I hear too often though, is people saying they wished they had booked me for longer 🙂

Bride and groom on crossing Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding day

This recent Thursday started with meeting H the groom first and then waiting for D to arrive in their Audi A8. They live in Chelsea so it wasn’t a long drive! This was an intimate ceremony with just both sets of parents involved, so a wedding party of four.

Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding couple walking in park

Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding couple laugh by pink door

Afterwards it was three people involved in that iconic confetti throw on Chelsea Old Town Hall steps.

Close up of dog from Chelsea wedding couple

Though small in number the throw was still great fun.

Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding couple by black railings 2

I did some quick group shots back inside, and then took D and H to some of my favourite spots in the surrounding area. Weather wise a typical English day, sunny, then overcast, then sunny, then: is it going to rain…?

Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding couple walking with dog

Finally H went of in the Audi to pick up their much loved dog so that we could involve him in the day and get him into some of the shots too.

Bride groom and dog by wall Chelsea Old Town Hall

All in all a memorable and very enjoyable weekday wedding at Chelsea Old Town Hall.

Chelsea Old Town Hall bride stood by street mirror

Bride and groom with dog in street Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding


Bride and groom on their wedding car Chelsea Old Town Hall

Here’s another recent wedding at the town hall from the blog:

Chelsea Old Town Hall Wedding

By David Green

Chelsea Old town Hall wedding couple get in bridal car



Wedding couple by red phone box Chelsea and St Lukes

Wedding at Chelsea Old Town Hall with Laura and James

By Barnet Wedding Photographers, London Wedding Photographer, Wedding VenuesNo Comments

Perhaps one of London’s most famous wedding venues is Chelsea Old Town Hall. It’s certainly a place we love to photograph at and we are always excited to return there. Along with Camden Town Hall and Marylebone we would say it is part of central London’s holy trinity of civil wedding venues!

Wedding kiss at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Laura and James chose it partly as James grew up in the near vicinity, but for some of the couples we have photographed, it has been so desirable and so much a symbol of London that they have come from as far as Newcastle and Paris to celebrate their union there.

Confetti throwing at Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding

This wedding at Chelsea Old Town Hall actually began in Friern Barnet with Laura and her bridesmaids preparations at her parents home. At the same time we photographed James with friends and family at a watering hole in the Kings Road. That is of course one of the beauties of having more than one photographer! Although David has photographed quite a few smaller wedding days on his own in Chelsea, this one was larger and definitely benefited from Joanna’s presence too.

This special day we also worked alongside Martin Family and his associate videographer Koon from Special Occasion Videos (link at the end of this post). Both these guys have such a relaxed but professional nature that they are always a pleasure to work with, and like ourselves always aim to add to a wedding day without dominating anything in the proceedings. When you are experienced but passionate about what you do then this becomes second nature.

Chelsea Town Hall St Lukes Church wedding

After a ceremony full of love laughter and smiles it was time for that iconic confetti throw on the steps of the old town hall. We always get a sense of deja vu at that point but of course everytime it is totally different.

WEdidng couple in the Sydney Arms pub Chelsea

Once all the hugs kisses and congratulations had been done Joanna travelled with the general wedding party to the reception venue in Enfield North London, while I took Laura and James to some favourite spots I use regularly for couple shots. This included a little trip into the Sydney Arms pub on the way.

Bride and groom in park by St Lukes Chelsea

Once again although we may often shoot in the same general areas in Chelsea, naturally every bride and groom is different and the opportunities that arise and the approach  we take to photography and style reflects this. It is essential that the wedding photography suits the tastes and sensibilities of the people involved, and we pride ourselves on both achieving and surpassing this.

Wedding couple hold hands on Kings Road Chelsea -photo

Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding bride and groom on a bench photo

I actually travelled to the reception with Laura and James in their wedding car which I enjoyed but I have to say this is not normal and we don’t expect this kind of service from you!

Chelsea-bride-leads-horse-in-stables-on-wedding-day-imageExchange of rings at Chelsea Town Hall wedding ceremony

Bride with horse on London wedding day image

The reception was at an equestrian centre that Laura runs in Enfield, and she and James had arranged a large marquee on the grounds for the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. Family and friends photos were shot there as well as a great deal of the usual naturalistic documentary style of coverage of everyone that makes up an important part of every single wedding day.

Groomsmen chat in field Enfield wedding reception

Here’s another of many weddings at Chelsea Old Town Hall previously featured on the blog: Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding photographer

Videography by: Special Occasion Videos

By David Green


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