Hove wedding photography
A Hove wedding, a Sussex wedding by the coast. A small winter wedding, on a memorable date. The groom, Jack, mentioned it in his speech, but getting married on “Remember, remember the fifth of November” will certainly help when it comes to remembering the wedding anniversary date in years to come.
Katherine and Jack were married in a small and intimate ceremony at the luxury boutique hotel The Claremont, just yards from the seafront in Hove, Sussex. The weather forecast had looked dreadful in the week leading up to the day with heavy rain predicted. As it was it held off, so the proposed sparkler fest in the hotel garden (700 sparklers on standby), instead of a first dance, could take place without umbrellas. That is not to say it wasn’t chaotic though! Handing sparklers to people after a few drinks…meant a few lit them up and then just ran around the garden. The weather also gave us a couple of minutes down on the beach to catch the last of the soft winter sun. But it seemed a seagull circling above took exception to this and decided that Katherine’s wedding dress was too good a target to miss!
(Not long after this wedding I raised some money for Prostate cancer. As a wedding photographer, there are always requests from other suppliers and venues for free images. So I answered such requests (even demands sometimes…) that in return they pay a donation to go to the cancer charity. We raised £200. Several agreed to donate, several didn’t. Only one venue agreed to pay, the Claremont Hotel! Several big hotel chains declined.)
A Hove wedding in winter. Here a few images from this winter’s day…
Wedding Photojournalism Awards
An image from this wedding won an award in the international wedding photojournalism competition held by The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA).
Another reportage image, won a hard to come by, Fearless award.