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A Hove wedding at The Claremont Hotel | Katherine & Jack

Hove wedding

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…

Watching the makeup Bride in the mirror Relaxing Expression Groom and buttonholes Wedding dress going onWistful bride Father of the bride Checking the wedding dress Groom waits in the ceremony room at the Claremont hotel in Hove Smiling groom BridesmaidHove wedding Special seat Bride and groom Hove wedding ceremony Hove wedding ceremony at The Claremont Hotel Ring goes onto bride's finger at Hove wedding Wedding ceremony at The Claremont HotelBride and groom hug at Hove wedding Hove wedding at the Claremont hotel Heading to the garden Wedding reception at the Claremont hotel Checking out the wedding ring Guest hugs the brideBride and groom on the Hove promenade Hove wedding couple portrait on the beach Hove wedding winter sunset Bride and groom in Hove Kids playing at Hove wedding reception Winter wedding in Hove Winter wedding reception at the Claremont hotel Father of the bride speech Wedding toast Smiling brideBest man's speech in the mirror Smiley faces on the steamed up window Taller guest Sparklers at a November 5th wedding in Hove

Wedding Photojournalism Awards

An image from this wedding won an award in the international wedding photojournalism competition held by The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA).

Hove wedding photography award

Another reportage image, won a hard to come by, Fearless award.

Fearless wedding photography award from Hove wedding

Comments
Katherine and Jack Paine

We got married on the 5th of November and Martin was excellent as our photographer. He had an easy going nature throughout the day and you felt totally relaxed – and natural – in his company. He took some really lovely photos of our wedding guests, that captured their personalities brilliantly. 

He was also really excited about the idea we had beforehand, to get all of our guests outside with sparklers. The photos he took were truly lovely and captured the joy of the moment perfectly. He is a great reportage photographer and we were immensely pleased with the final photographs, as they capture the essence of the day so well! 

Thank you Martin for a brilliant job well done! X

What a beautiful bride and gorgeous photos. Loved all of them!

Really enjoyed these! The sparklers look amazing, and I love the smiley faces at the window 🙂

Congratulations Katherine and Jack!!!

And greetings to you, Dil and Ray!

What a beautiful wedding and lovely gathering. We here across the pond, send most best wishes for this season of your lives and for all the years ahead. (You see, you are now internationally famous! 🙂

Love,
Mike and Georgie Lynch
Long Beach, California

Wonderful set, some great expression there.. I love those sparkler shots and the ‘seagull moment’

fantastic set of images Martin, very atmospheric!

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