Kate & Lloyd – Royal Marines Museum, Hampshire

Southend Barns

I met Kate and Lloyd at their friend’s wedding at Southend Barns. I immediately liked Kate. She watched for the sun to set let me know when the sky was a beautiful colour; at which time I shot a sunset photo of her friend.

She looked at the photo and said that she “absolutely wanted me for her wedding photographer”. She would marry at the Royal Marines Museum in Southsea on the seafront and right by the beach.

She had three boys under 7 and they were page boys and an amazing dress and killer shoes!

On her day, I met the men, who had just about put on their suits from JC Brides as they left the house in Beatles Style! The chaos was fun with the girls and the kids dressing.

After meeting at the hairdressers at The Green Rooms near her house, and photographing the girls in her beautiful flat, I made my way to the Museum. I have photographed weddings at the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth before; one in the summer and one in the Winter, both stunning.

Their guests arrived and the day unfolded. Their friends were fun and crazy, all at the same time. Their speeches were hilarious with all the groomsmen getting up and adding to the bestman speech.

The boys both got Southampton & Pompey football shirts from their grandparents, much to the grooms horror and their delight.

Their food, crazy guests and funny disposition made the day for me. The nakedness was fun too!

The dancing was the maddest I’ve ever seen – band was a bit loony too but amazing retro stuff … The Zoots (leader singer with googly eyes!)

I’d like to thank the bridesmaids who were really amazing all day; their were “proper” bridesmaids, who mostly helped Kate instead of worrying about themselves.

Enjoy the gallery and if you know of anyone who needs a wedding photographer in Hampshire, Portsmouth or West Sussex, please email [email protected] Ali Gaudion. Thanks.

SUPPLIERS

Bridesmaids Dresses – Asos
Wedding Dress – Valentino
Groomsmen – JC Bride and Groom http://www.jcbrides.com/
Flowers – Albert and Arthur http://www.albertandarthur.com/
Vanilla Catering – http://www.vanillacatering.co.uk/ @vanillacatering https://www.facebook.com/vanillacateringandevents/
Hair – http://www.thegreenroomhairdressing.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/The-green-room-hair-121647444551825/
Make Up – http://www.beautyretreat-portsmouth.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/The-Beauty-Retreat-175237007284/
The Band – The Zoots https://thezoots.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thezoots/ @TheZoots

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