The Chelsea Old Town Hall reopening in April 2019 was met with cheers all round. Sam and Michael waited for the 7-month refurbishment to be completed and chose the Rossetti Room for their wedding ceremony. It was lovely to be back at one of my very favourite venues.
Their spring wedding had perfect weather and the mood was upbeat as they and their seven guests arrived. Sam wore a silk embroidered lace full-length wedding dress with pockets. Pockets look fantastic in wedding photos! She carried a stunning bridal bouquet containing deep pink calla lilies and roses, surrounded by lilacs, greens, and thistles. It perfectly matched Chelsea Old Town Hall’s new colour scheme. Apparently, this was quite by chance.
Michael wore a summer weight three-piece navy check suit with pale blue tie and deep pink pocket square. His buttonhole matched Sam’s flowers.
Sam was accompanied into the Rossetti Room on the arm of her father. Registrar Joe conducted the ceremony, while Registrar Kay handled the marriage certificates. After a short ceremony with two readings by Daniel and Carrie, and an exchange of rings, they signed the Register. They then walked out onto the famous Chelsea steps under a barrage of confetti. A few group photos and then the guests went for a drink at the nearby Chelsea Potter (119 King’s Road).
I took Sam and Michael on a mini tour of Chelsea Manor Street, St Luke’s Garden and Church, and finally a traditional Chelsea street with black railings and white stucco buildings. The spring light worked beautifully.
Finally, they caught up with everyone at the Chelsea Potter and they all went for a late lunch to celebrate their special day.
Chelsea Old Town Hall Reopening Details