An October wedding by the seaside, complete with sunset and pumpkins … Jill and Kevin and the full story of their wedding at East Quay

I do love to be beside the seaside. And the venue for Jill and Kevin’s East Quay wedding in Whitstable certainly fit the bill for their October wedding. I was delighted to have been booked by this lovely couple who were very open and honest about their wedding. It was going to be a party. With great music. With friends and family. And decorated with pumpkins …

We started off bridal prep at Flow and Co in Whitstable which is a great salon filled with photograph worthy props and which lent itself to some great and fun early morning photos! Jill and her bridesmaids then walked back home to have make up done and to take the odd glass of champagne … great preparations for the day ahead. Jill’s dress was a beautiful sky blue which worked so incredibly well on the breezy day and looked like flowing water! It suited her down to the ground. Also her jewellery, made from sea glass, was a beautiful addition.

Jill and Kevin wedding at East Quay in Whistable by Samantha Jones Photography

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I had the chance to get across to the venue in time for some groom photos on the beach and I just love the dramatic skies in the shot of Kevin and his boys!

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The wedding rings were inscribed and proudly presented on a handmade ring cushion!

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Jill and Kevin were very determined to get sunset shots. Of course, you can never plan what the weather will be like for a wedding but they decided to change the time of their wedding breakfast to make sure that, if we were lucky enough to get some gorgeous light, they would be able to pop out to take advantage … and we did!

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Having a live band at a wedding often creates a more dynamic feel and Jill’s old rugby club friend, Jacquie and her band, Project F, certainly got things going!

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My second shooter, Sarah and I left the party in full swing and just had the best time. Thank you so much to Jill and Kevin and to your friends and families for making it such a pleasure. Much love xx

List of key suppliers:

My necklace came from: http://www.glasswingjewellery.com/index.htmhttp://www.glasswingjewellery.com
Our wedding rings were created by Chris Parry: https://www.facebook.com/Chris.Parry.Jewellery
Our band, Project F led by my old rugby club mate Jacquie Edwards are here : https://www.facebook.com/ProjectFUNK
Make up – Precious Brides: http://www.preciousbrides.co.uk/
Hair: Flow and Co in Whitstable http://www.flowandco.co.uk/
Catering and our super lovely cake – Temple Foods: http://www.templefoods.co.uk/
Invites, table numbers and stationrry were from http://www.lizmoxhamgraphicdesign.co.uk/wedding.html
Flowers and floral decoration from the wonderful Jane at http://www.grahamgreener.com/
Wine supplied by The Offy (who provided a bulk discount and sale or return option (not that we had any to return!!!) – http://www.theoffy.co.uk/

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