A beautiful Chelsea Town Hall Elopement with the awesome Silvia and Ben

“Thanks for bringing such positive energy to our wedding…we’re so happy you were there!” – Silvia

How the Story Began

Silvia & Ben’s Chelsea Town Hall wedding was something a little different for me. I usually only do full day packages for my couples, wanting to capture the entire story of their special day. From sharing the nerves and excitement when getting ready with their best friends all the way through to partying the night away on the dance floor. I also always do an engagement session with my couples, giving me a chance to get to know them ahead of the wedding day to put me in a better position to capture their story.

Ben called me up a week before their Monday morning wedding at the Chelsea Town Hall to see if I could join them. He explained how they were planning a huge wedding celebration in the states the following year but before then were having a small wedding at the registry office followed by a celebratory brunch with a few friends at the Ivy next door.

With all their family back in the states they wanted some photos to be able share the special morning with them. I loved the idea of this and so decided to make an exception.

Their Elopement At Chelsea Town Hall

Being 1 of only 3 other people joining them on such a special occasion I certainly felt a bit of pressure. Especially with only an hour to capture their story for the family who couldn’t be present. Silvia & Ben and their guests were so great and welcoming that I really had nothing to worry about.

After the Chelsea Register Office we stole away to the gardens at The Ivy for some photos of them alone and enjoying each others’ excitement and becoming husband and wife. I was actually sad to leave them at the end of it. It really had been the perfect way to kick off my week!

Wishing Silvia & Ben all the best in their future adventures together!