Well musician Elvis Costello famously sang “I don’t want to go to Chelsea”. Much as I like that song I’ve always been delighted to be a Chelsea old town hall wedding photographer. At the moment with two to three weddings a week I have to admit writing weekly blog posts is lower on my list of priorities. Editing wedding shots and communicating with couples new, past and present is always going to be number one. However as I sit here with a laptop and frothy cappuccino in our favourite local Italian cafe I’ve just received the following email from Chloe and Daniel who’s short Chelsea wedding I photographed seven days ago:
“I’ve received the photos and just wanted to say a big thank you. You only had a short space of time and I think did a fantastic job. The pictures of the children are just beautiful and I’m happy Daniel and I have some good shots of the two of us (you even managed to make both of us look good at the same time in some of them which has always been a challenge for us ;). I wanted to also say thank you for being so good with the kids on the day- especially at the points they were getting bored- you employed some excellent distraction techniques which we may use ourselves in the future!
I’d like to post a review (highly recommending you of course) but couldn’t figure out how to do it through google plus. Happy to post something on facebook? Or write something for you to post on our behalf?
Thanks again and best wishes,
Daniel hailing from Canada and Chloe originally from Liverpool decided on an early morning ceremony to start at 10.30am. I suspect so they would have plenty of time for lunch! I was hired on my own for two hours, sorry Joanna, but of course no matter how short a wedding is it is still one of the most important moments in a couple’s life, and this was reflected by the attendance of close friends and family who had flown in to be a part of their special time.
One of the lovely things about getting married at Chelsea old town hall is that the registrar conducting your wedding ceremony may well be Roger who I’m told has been working there since 1962! In my opinion he is the most charming and charismatic registrar I have ever encountered and can only add to your sense of occasion. You are undoubtedly the star of your own day, but Roger has married a fair few public stars in his time too.
After documenting the preparation. arrivals and small intimate ceremony we all walked around the block for some couple photos. Family photos were done in a small but beautiful park that I like to use when I can near by.
Of course your Chelsea old town hall wedding photographer would do well to be aware of the fact it has always been a consistently desirable place to get married. Judy Garland tied the knot there, David Niven, Roman Polanski, in fact more famous people than that other old town hall I find myself at all the time: Marylebone.
By David Green