Chelsea Registry office wedding | Stephanie & Raj

Chelsea Registry office wedding | Stephanie & Raj

Chelsea Registry office wedding

Take a dash of London style, add a splash of Anglo-Indian heritage and then mix in some French joie de vivre, and you have the recipe for Stephanie and Raj’s wedding!

Their wedding was a relaxed and intimate affair with family and close friends in attendance. Stephanie’s family and friends had travelled from France and Raj’s from the UK and from India, so it was quite an eclectic gathering. Kudos to Stephanie’s parents for making an excellent speech in English!

Chelsea Registry office wedding

The ceremony took place in the Brydon Room at Chelsea Registry Office. As I usually do I took a few photos of the couple with their witnesses and immediate family in the ceremony room. Then once the formalities were over we went outside for the essential confetti toss photo on the famous steps outside – always a favourite at Chelsea!

Then it was just a short walk around the corner and up Sydney Street to the gardens next to St. Luke’s Church (where Charles Dickens was married in 1836) for some more photos. The sun was shining but there was quite a strong breeze blowing which made it a bit chilly, so we didn’t linger too long.

Reception at the Arts Club

Later on everyone gathered at the Arts Club in Mayfair for the wedding reception. Stephanie and Raj had booked the penthouse suite for their reception which also gave access to the roof terrace with views across London. The Arts Club is a very stylish building in the heart of London’s Mayfair – and to continue the Dickens connection, Charles Dickens was one of the founder members. Nowadays the Arts Club is popular with media folk and other celebrities – football player Frank Lampard and TV presenter Christine Bleakley also held their wedding reception here.

After the speeches we naturally had cake cutting and the first dance – and also a special dance performance by Raj’s two daughters which was much appreciated.

It was a lovely friendly wedding to photograph – and my best wishes to Stephanie and Raj for their future together.

Oh yes – you want to see some pictures! Here they are…

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