My second time as a Bluebird Chelsea wedding photographer – a stunning venue on the King’s Road. It is perfect for celebrations, large or small. Steph and Sam came over from Switzerland and married on a wet February day at Chelsea Old Town Hall. The weather didn’t make the slightest difference to anyone’s mood. Even the pigeons were dancing!
Sam arrived first along with his parents, brother and grandparents. Sam wore a navy three piece suit with a pale pink rose and delphinium buttonhole. As they made their way into the Rossetti Room, Steph arrived with her parents. She had chosen a tea length silk wedding dress with lace overlay. Her shoes were gold strap courts which she had owned since she was 20 meaning that they were super comfortable. In her hair she wore a delicate diamante floral spray. She carried a pretty bouquet of roses, delphiniums with green and cream foliage.
The first time that Sam saw Steph was as she entered the ceremony room with her father. It was a lovely ‘wow’ moment. The ceremony was handled by Registrar Joe – Sam’s brother delivered the rings and Steph’s mother gave a reading. Brother and sister witnessed the official register and then it was out onto the steps for confetti and groups.
I needn’t have worried about the wet or cold – Steph and Sam were game for photos taken between Chelsea Register Office and Bluebird. Steph’s enthusiasm was contagious. At one point she said, ‘do you think we could do a photo on the back of a London bus?’ Her charm won over a lovely driver and we got the shot!
We joined everyone at Bluebird Chelsea and I took a few shots of everyone chatting and enjoying the private dining room, the Bluebird Room. It has a separate entrance on Beaufort Street and lots of cool Bluebird and Malcolm and Donald Campbell memorabilia. I love the way the final group photo captures the room, the dining table decor and the relaxed vibe of the day.