The weekend before last I covered the wedding of Marcus and Karen in Hove who are actually a referral from a couple whose wedding I'm doing later in the year. Although most of my work comes from referrals, this is the first one I've had from a couple whose wedding I haven't even done yet!
Karen got ready at home, surrounded by bridesmaids and various helpers, all looked over by a very friendly and slightly bemused best cat:
Although the forecast had not been too good initially, the weather was absolutely outstanding, probably one of the hottest days of the year so far. The ceremony took place at St Michael and all Angels Church in Southwick which it was great to get into as it had become stiflingly hot outside. We then went on to Easthill Park in Portslade for some quick photo's in the gardens and a chance for Karen and Marcus to have a bit of time together before the reception.
The reception was held at the Imperial Hotel in Hove which is right on the seafront. Although the Imperial is a fairly small venue, the staff were very friendly and efficient and the food looked great.
With the weather being so fantastic it was an ideal opportunity to go down onto the beach to get a few photographs as the sun went down while the hotel was being set up for the rest of the evening's entertainment.
In the end Karen and Marcus could not have had better weather for their wedding day, everyone had a brilliant time and we managed to get some fantastic photo's as the sun went down, something of a rarity in England!