I’m a little bit sad that September means it’s nearly the end of Summer – waaah! I’m definitely not ready for it to be over just yet. I also fly back from my Grecian getaway today which makes staring that all these beautiful beach shots even more painful. BUT I couldn’t help but share them with you. Phil and Ash’s celebration was a perfect great British seaside wedding and who wouldn’t want to see that!?
“We loved the whole day and how relaxed it felt”, Ash explained. “In fact we had so many favourite parts, I could go on forever! Obviously, apart from all that gushy stuff, marrying my best buddy was the best bit! But I think all the funny moments stick in our memories too… having to whip out the chicken fillets in front of my new husband just after we got married as they didn’t want to stay in my dress any longer, getting the nervous giggles in church, finding one of my Bridesmaids asleep (ahem passed out) under the table..!”
Nellie & Matt planned their Whistable wedding in just three short weeks. They wanted something small, something personal and something relaxed. They found the amazing Beacon House, right on the beach, for their ceremony and were able to use the back garden of the bride’s brother’s holiday cottage for the reception.
“Serendipity and our amazingly supportive family and friends brought our wedding together in just 3 weeks,” the bride began. “Matt and I had been engaged for 3 years, neither of us are planners but we had a clear idea of the kind of wedding we wanted, a relaxed, seaside celebration centred around our close friends, family, good food and drink. But every option we explored in Cambridge and Brighton, our two home cities, in one way or another tied us into expensive packages, so we put off the wedding and skipped to the baby.”
“A year after our son Ted was born Matt was offered his dream job in the USA, the prospect of leaving our life in the UK brought into focus the importance of celebrating our love and commitment to our new little family. With a little over a month before we were due to leave we thought lets just see if we can do this, finding our dream venue on our very first internet search and them having an available date seemed like fate. Indeed fate struck again on the day when the predicated storms were replaced by sunshine. We decided on Whitstable because my brother lives there with his family and we were planning on visiting them that week anyway. When we saw Beacon House we fell love with it immediately. It is small and personal and is in the most idyllic location, overlooking the sea. It feels secluded and private. Getting married outside to the soundtrack of the sea was a dream and my most special memory of the day. Having the freedom to spill out from the garden to the beach afterwards was perfect for our wedding party’s large brood of children; Beacon House is everything we’d tried and failed to find in Brighton.”