I had the huge pleasure of photographing Laura and Lee’s evening festivities at their wedding in November, at The Gallivant in Camber, near Rye in East Sussex. I had been booked by Lee’s sister as a surprise and so it was extra special to be there to capture their evening reception, beginning with the speeches and ending with their first dance.
The Gallivant is situated very close to the beach and it was a very wild and wet night when I arrived, as only the coast can be on a stormy winter’s night in that part of the world. The Gallivant is a wonderful beachside venue, with a laid back Scandinavian feel, and it has such a cosy, intimate atmosphere, perfect for a winter wedding.
I was given a very warm welcome by the wedding party and it was really lovely to be part of such a great crowd of people, what a brilliant party it was!
And the home made cakes were fabulous, as was the main wedding cake – stunning!
Laura and Lee were brave enough to venture outside in the dark and the wind and the rain for a very quick shot, and I’m so glad they did as I think its my favourite photo of the evening. They were particularly keen to have a photograph with their light sabre which lit up in different colours, so of course I obliged!
I received some lovely feedback from Lee and Laura and Lee’s sister; here is what they had to say:
“Thank you so much they are beautiful photos and capture so much of the night and everybody there that we would have forgotten.”
“Such great images and, as I had hoped and expected, capturing a lot of special moments that wouldn’t have otherwise been snapped. A really special selection of great shots.
It was, in my view, the best wedding present I could have got them…. an album of memories of the big day.
Thanks so much Fleur”.