I usually meet my brides and grooms before the day but this was an exception. I was recommended by one of Alison’s friends, Penelope, and after chatting loads on email, the deal was done and off I went to East Quay (www.eqvenue.com) for their early May wedding.
Alison is a florist and the entire venue was bedecked with beautiful flowers and displays. They also had a “sweetheart table” meaning that the new bride and groom sat on their own and didn’t have a top table. This is very popular in the States and the first time that I had seen it at a wedding that I’ve photographed.
East Quay is right on the sea … and, as a result, can often be a bit windy … and we did have the odd issue with Dave’s hair …
The ceremony room had been set up with the guests facing the windows on to the sea which gave me some great natural light with which to work.
And Alison and Dave were married … and they laughed …
And laughed …
And were just pretty amazing! They sped off for a quick tour in their VW Camper Van whilst I took some family and guest shots … inside, due to the wind, but the gorgeous voile with the lights behind made for great backdrop.
The bride and groom returned from their trip and we went outside on to the beach.
The weather really was just perfect!
This is Dave’s mum. She fabulous!
As this was a short coverage wedding for me, it was nearly time to go but Alison, Dave and I popped out quickly again for a few couple shots.
And the bubbles as confetti (which was a brilliant idea) and then the new Mr and Mrs McDonald greeted their guests to be seated for their wedding breakfast.
For me, it was a fast and furious wedding and I was a little nervous not having met the bride and groom beforehand but Alison and Dave and their families and friends were so incredibly welcoming, that it was an absolute pleasure to be part of their day. Congratulations to you both!
As one of the recommended photographers at this seaside venue, I love photographing weddings there and know the venue extremely well. Drop me a line if you are planning your celebrations at East Quay firstname.lastname@example.org – hope to hear from you soon!