Nilam & Michael's Intimate and Family Oriented Floral Summer Wedding in Chelsea, London.
EMILY MONTAY PHOTOGRAPHY
August 5, 2023
When Nilam and Michael got engaged, they immediately knew that they didn't want wait any longer before getting married. So instead, they planned the ultimate London micro-wedding and pulled it off all in under 3 months.
Despite having a guest list of 15 family members only, this intimate affair was one of the most fun weddings I have photographed. In such a short amount of time, the bride and groom managed to fit in three iconic venues, all highly notable around Chelsea, starting at the beautiful 11 Cadogan Gardens. Nilam's sisters got the party started immediately at the crack of dawn when we began the bridal prep in the gold and black giled bridal suite.
Traditional to Indian weddings, the bride opted for a bright red bridal outfit, symbolizing new beginnings and feminine power. This specific jumpsuit was custom made for her by Orhan Tailoring London. The bride's parents and sisters adorned her jewelry and gifts before we were all off to No Fifty Cheyne for the ceremony.
The floral arrangements at No Fifty Cheyne really are unbelievable and truly something to behold, which is perhaps why it is such a popular Chelsea wedding venue. Nilam took passed on the inspiration from the restaurant's baby pink, blue, and lilac displays to her own florist, Jade Anja, who seamlessly created a bridal bouquet to match.
After an emotional ceremony, we ran outside to grab some photos of the bride and groom whilst we had a 10 minute gap in the heavy summer rainstorm we had been experiencing all day. The results are some of my favorites, which goes to show you don't need hours to get beautiful couple photos. The guests partied under confetti until it was time for an outfit change and a swanky reception dinner at Bocca di Lupo in Soho.
11 Cadogan Gardens
Bride's sisters dancing whilst getting ready.
Mother of the bride and sisters
Parents of the bride
Groom getting ready
Shoes going on
Nilam and her sister
Putting in the earrings.
The bride and her sisters
The bride and her sisters pt. 2.
Leaving 11 Cadogan Gardens
No Fifty Cheyne
The outside of No Fifty Cheyne
Interior floral display
The bride arriving at her ceremony.
Walking down the aisle.
Happy couple during the ceremony
Bride and groom by the window
Parents of the groom
The exchange of rings
First kiss as married couple!
The bride receiving gifts from her grandmother.
The bride and her grandmother.
Stunning bouquet by Jade Anja florals.
Bride and groom greeting guests.
The brides grantmothers.
The first dance.
And of course a confetti moment.
Confetti in the hair.
Bride and Groom looking out the window.
Couple session begins.
A little dance.
The entry way to No 50 Cheyne
First walk as husband and wife.
10/10 for the florals.
A quick hug...
And a smooch.
Reception at Bocca di Lupo.
The bride greeting guests.
Outfit change 10/10
Guests enjoying the reception.
The reception table.