Wedding number 3: To the seaside

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The number one rule when going to an event where you want to take pictures is to come prepared with a fully charged camera battery and a spare one just in case. I made the error of not doing either of these things when I attended the charming seaside-themed wedding of my friend Kate a couple of weeks ago!

After just half an hour of being at the wedding the screen of death flashed up on my camera… I was gutted. It did however give me a few seconds each time I turned it on to quickly take a snap before dying each time (which I think may be a glitch in the camera) but this led to some very bad photo-taking and only a handful of usable snaps at the end of the day. There were so many beautiful elements to the wedding (including the bride herself) that I was unable to capture but I still wanted to publish this post even with limited photos to give you a glimpse of some of Kate’s gorgeous decorations!

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The wedding took place in a converted barn, with stone walls and wooden beams complimenting the seaside theme. Tables were covered with canvas cloths and scattered with ‘postcards’ and pebbles to write messages to the happy couple. Succulents were planted in little metal buckets, and lanterns and jars filled with sand and tealights added some magical lighting.

Adding a personal touch to the wedding were pictures of the bride and groom as children, along with framed black and white photos of their parents on their wedding days. So much thought had been put into the tiniest of details and most had been hand crafted by Kate and her now hubby Dan.

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The seating plan for the wedding breakfast consisted of tables named after beaches that had special meaning to the couple. Kate’s Dad had even built a mini beach hut-shaped letterbox to post wedding cards! The seaside theme must have been contagious as all the guests were in holiday mode and partied the night away to the fantastic live band. Thanks Kate and Dan for inviting me and sorry for the lack of pictures! I could have taken so many of your gorgeous wedding day!

Make sure to check out my other posts from this wedding season including the glamping & tea party wedding of my cousin and a beautiful handmade wedding in Beaulieu. And guess what? I have another to go to this weekend!


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