It’s been 4 months and a lot has changed in the world in that time, but I was thrilled to get back to work for my first socially distanced wedding at Chelsea Old Town Hall.
Only a few days after register office wedding ceremonies were allowed to go ahead again, this lovely bride and groom tied the knot in the Brydon Room, the brightest of Chelsea Old Town Hall’s ceremony rooms.
Of course, social distancing measures had to be observed. But this wasn’t going to dampen anyone’s spirits today! Chelsea Register Office have gone to great lengths to be comply with all the rules whilst doing their best to change the rooms as little as possible, so you can still enjoy them as much as before.
For today’s wedding, England met Spain as these two family bubbles came together. And intimate though the event was, it had all the emotion and joy of a bigger event. This is why I love photographing smaller weddings, and why I have been specialising in this type of wedding for many years now. Big wedding or small, it’s still one of the most special days of your lives.
It helps that the Chelsea Registrars are amongst the friendliest in London.
Thanks to modern technology, those guests who couldn’t travel from Spain for A & L’s wedding celebration were still with us through a live Zoom session. Gotta love Zoom!
Once the ceremony was finished and we got outside, we still had our traditional confetti throw to celebrate the newlyweds. This family chose not to distance on the steps. But if that is what you prefer to do as converging bubbles, the great news is that there is plenty of room on the iconic steps of Chelsea Old Town Hall to do so.
I’m not going to lie, I was a little concerned as to how my first socially distanced wedding at Chelsea Old Town Hall might go. It was such a relief to find that, reduced numbers aside, it was just as special an occasion all my other intimate weddings. Because at the end of the day this is what’s important – the joy of two people making a commitment to each other.
Many congratulations to A&L and best wishes for a long and happy life together.