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Wonderful Whitstable Wedding at the East Quay Venue!

I’ve been waiting to photograph the wonderful Whitstable wedding of these gorgeous two people all year! I know the family well from photographing other family weddings and lots of family portraits, and I always knew it was going to be a fabulous day. Not only that, but Whitstable is a fabulous location for a wedding and the lovely East Quay Venue is perfectly positioned by the seaside and has just the right ambience for a relaxed and fun day.

Alas, it was the day of the referendum and the heavens had opened the night before for a deluge, the likes I had not seen for some time. I left 3 hours for my 1.5 hour drive to the coast just to make sure I got there on time (and of course I did). I was really very concerned about the weather though. I am not telling tales out of school if I share with you that our bride, Alicia, is THE single most rain paranoid human being I have ever encountered. Her hair goes super frizzy at the slightest drop of mist, so I was really worried that I might not be able to drag this gorgeous girl and her groom outside onto the pier for some amazing outdoor wedding portraits.

In the end I needn’t have worried – yes, the rain came and went, but there were enough dry pockets for us to get some truly stunning scenic wedding portraits. How could you not, with such a gorgeous couple and beautiful location. I wish I could photograph Whitstable Weddings all the time!

But let’s go back to the beginning. I started the day photographing Alicia’s bridal preparations at the Hotel Continental right on the seafront. As she was doing her own makeup, the preparations were super relaxed, and there was plenty of time to lark around with the couple’s gorgeous little boy Henry too! I also managed to pop across to the other side of the hotel to grab a few shots of our groom Anthony putting on HIS finishing touches, before heading off on foot to the nearby church.

The service was lovely with lots of readings and when the couple exited the church, they stepped out into blinding sunshine – what a lovely surprise, considering the downpour of the night before. A quick car ride after the church got us back to the seafront where we got on with our couples portraits and family group photos whilst the guests settled in to drinks and snacks before a classic (and rather delicious!) wedding fish supper. What a great idea. Everybody love it.

I wished we could have done the family group shots outside, but at the time, there was a microdrop of rain, so a quick sprint inside ensured Alicia’s hair remained just as intended.

This gorgeous Whitstable wedding day ended (for me) with the bride and groom cutting the wedding cake and dancing their first dance as husband and wife together. I left them to party on as I headed home, feeling all warm and fluffy inside from such a lovely day. Many congratulations and lots of love to Liss and Ant!!

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