Chelsea Registry Office + Harbour Hotel | Mel + Rob

A stunning intimate summer wedding at Chelsea Registry Office + Chelsea Harbour Hotel. I just loved capturing Mel + Rob's wedding, and as soon as you see the wedding story, you will see why!

Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer

Chelsea Wedding Photographer captured Chelsea Registry Office Wedding with Chelsea Harbour Hotel Reception

When I get invited to photograph the wedding of a friend, it does add to the feeling for the day. Add in the genuinely stunning location of Chelsea, and you start to get me excited! 
I’ve known both Mel + Rob for many years, from my corporate photography work. With Rob having worked within AF Blakemore for many years, as soon as I had the call about the wedding, I couldn’t wait to capture the day for them!

Mel + Rob’s wedding was also the start of a pretty crazy run of weddings. The end of August is always busy, but this was a pretty packed period! 
Unfortunately, this meant I had to dash back on the train early in the evening, but the story I captured was pretty unique!

My photography of Mel + Rob’s wedding started with the late morning preparations at the stunning Chelsea Harbour Hotel. Capturing both the bride and groom’s preparations, ahead of the wedding at Chelsea Registry Office. 

The atmosphere of the whole day was so wonderfully relaxed, it was the coming together of great friends and close family, to celebrate with the two of them!

Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographers

Documentary wedding photography at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documentary wedding photography at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the guests and finishing preparations ahead of the wedding at Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James capturing the preparations of the groom ahead of the wedding Fabulous natural family photos of the grooms son and grandsons ahead of the wedding by by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James

With Mel + Rob getting ready just one floor apart, it was fabulous to be able to split my time between them both.

Makeup for the bride by the daughters of the bride, captured by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Telling the story of the brides preparations with makeup photographs by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Time to prepare in the wedding outfits for the pageboys at Chelsea Harbour Hotel by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Lovely moment between grandson and grandfather ahead of the wedding ceremony by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Love this moment holding the little grandson ahead of the wedding by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful family scenes before the wedding by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James The littlest pageboy looking adorable ahead of the wedding by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photograph of the groom with his grandson ahead of the wedding by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Time to hand over the rings to the best man

With the groom and his grandsons dressed and ready; I headed back to the bridal party…

Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James capturing the final preparations for the bridal party ahead of the wedding Capturing the bridesmaids dressing in their beautiful gowns for the wedding by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Finishing touches for the mother of the bride for the wedding The beautiful bridal party ready for the wedding The stunning bride ready for the wedding Nervous bride joining her father for the journey to the wedding ceremony Gorgeous photograph of Bride with Father ahead of the ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office

Chelsea Registry Office Wedding

With a dash in the Addison Lee cars, it was over to Chelsea Registry Office for the wedding ceremony.
I loved capturing the arrival of the guests, and indeed our groom walking down from the pub too!

Documentary wedding photography at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of our groom to the wedding at Chelsea Registry Office Capturing the guests relaxing ahead of the wedding ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests relaxing ahead of the wedding ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James How cute is this little moment as the Pageboy hides from the camera in the arms of his grandfather

Capturing the emotion building for the groom is always a highlight. With Rob, it was a full display of emotion.

The emotions start to clearly build for the groom as he awaits his bride's arrival Tears in the eyes of the groom as he awaits his bride photographed at Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Tears in the eyes of the groom as he awaits his bride photographed at Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful and emotional moments for the entry of the bride to the ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful and emotional moments for the entry of the bride to the ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful and emotional moments for the entry of the bride to the ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the stunning looks and moments between the bride and groom with the emotional ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documentary wedding photography at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the stunning looks and moments between the bride and groom with the emotional ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the stunning looks and moments between the bride and groom with the emotional ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Signed, sealed and delivered!

Signed sealed and delivered, our beautiful couple at Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documentary wedding photography at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Greeting the newly married couple Capturing the guests greeting the newly married couple at Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James

I love how Chelsea Registry Office allow the Bride and Groom to greet their guests following the ceremony…and then get bombarded on their exit! Who doesn’t like a confetti shot?!

Confetti exit for the newly married couple exiting Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Confetti exit for the newly married couple exiting Chelsea Registry Office with Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James

From the confetti and the couple of family group photographs, it was into the awaiting London Routemaster Bus.\

The most perfect wedding transport for the wedding party from Chelsea Registry Office London bus for the wedding from Chelsea Registry Office Documentary wedding photography at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the tour of London on the bus for the reception at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the tour of London on the bus for the reception at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the tour of London on the bus for the reception at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the tour of London on the bus for the reception at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the tour of London on the bus for the reception at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the tour of London on the bus for the reception at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the tour of London on the bus for the reception at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James

From the group photograph on arrival, it was up to the penthouse at Chelsea Harbour Hotel for the reception.

Capturing the guests enjoying the wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Such a stunning setting, and with gorgeous August weather on our side, it was fabulous to explore the surrounding streets with our Bride and Groom for a few minutes ahead of the wedding breakfast. 

Documentary wedding photography at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the Bride and Groom around the streets for their wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the Bride and Groom around the streets for their wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the Bride and Groom around the streets for their wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the Bride and Groom around the streets for their wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the Bride and Groom around the streets for their wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the Bride and Groom around the streets for their wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the Bride and Groom around the streets for their wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding celebrations at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding celebrations at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding celebrations at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding celebrations at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding celebrations at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding celebrations at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding celebrations at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding celebrations at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding celebrations at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding celebrations at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

The decoration for the room was all brought together with help from friends of the bride and groom; Conrad did a particularly fabulous job on the flowers!

Beautiful simple elegant styling for the wedding breakfast at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful simple elegant styling for the wedding breakfast at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful simple elegant styling for the wedding breakfast at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful simple elegant styling for the wedding breakfast at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous Father of the Bride Speech and the guest reactions at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous Father of the Bride Speech and the guest reactions at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous Father of the Bride Speech and the guest reactions at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous Father of the Bride Speech and the guest reactions at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous Father of the Bride Speech and the guest reactions at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

To start the proceedings, it was over to the Father of the Bride for one fantastic speech!

Capturing the fabulous Father of the Bride Speech and the guest reactions at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous Father of the Bride Speech and the guest reactions at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous Father of the Bride Speech and the guest reactions at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous Father of the Bride Speech and the guest reactions at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous Father of the Bride Speech and the guest reactions at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

With only minor heckling from the assembled guests, the emotions certainly got to Rob again during the speech.

Emotional scenes as the guests enjoy the speech of our groom at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Emotional scenes as the guests enjoy the speech of our groom at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Emotional scenes as the guests enjoy the speech of our groom at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Emotional scenes as the guests enjoy the speech of our groom at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Emotional scenes as the guests enjoy the speech of our groom at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Emotional scenes as the guests enjoy the speech of our groom at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

From the emotional speech of Rob, it was time for the Best Man, Rob’s son. Starting off with the infamous line, “I was highly honoured to be asked to be dad’s best man…until I realised it was because he has no friends!” Just brilliant and set the tone for a great speech!

Fabulously entertaining wedding speech by the Best Man at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Fabulously entertaining wedding speech by the Best Man at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Fabulously entertaining wedding speech by the Best Man at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Fabulously entertaining wedding speech by the Best Man at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Leaving the guests to enjoy the wedding breakfast, it was fabulous to enjoy the stunning summer weather on the balcony at Chelsea Harbour post meal.

Gorgeous evening portrait as the sun sets on the balcony at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural photographs capturing the guests enjoying the wonderful setting at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural photographs capturing the guests enjoying the wonderful setting at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural photographs capturing the guests enjoying the wonderful setting at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural photographs capturing the guests enjoying the wonderful setting at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural photographs capturing the guests enjoying the wonderful setting at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural photographs capturing the guests enjoying the wonderful setting at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural photographs capturing the guests enjoying the wonderful setting at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

As my coverage was only into the early evening, it was fabulous to bring the story to a conclusion with a few signature portraits on the harbour.

Creative signature portraits on the harbour of the bride and groom for their wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative signature portraits on the harbour of the bride and groom for their wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative signature portraits on the harbour of the bride and groom for their wedding at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documentary wedding photography at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea by Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Mel + Rob, it was such a privilege to come down to Chelsea to capture your wedding day. As a couple I have known for so many years, it was special to be there to photograph your day. 

If you are planning your wedding at Chelsea Registry Office or looking for a Chelsea Harbour Hotel Wedding Photographer, please do get in touch.

 

Contact Chelsea Registry Office Wedding Photographer Stuart James : [email protected]photo.co.uk : 0800 331 7741 : 07834 978905

 

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