Johnny and Liz had booked us for the whole day all the way through from Bride getting ready to the first dance and having shot a few Beach Weddings now, we were watching the weather in nervous anticipation all week and right up until the day itself we still weren’t sure what would happen, it had been pretty miserable the preceding week and the Saturday was predicted to be just ‘OK’ with some clouds and showers getting heavier as the day wore on.
We arrived at 12 noon and it was sunny and bright as can be seen in the earlier photos and the weather held out for us whilst we shot some prep shots and I was even able to walk over to the Pub opposite with the Groom and his party for pre-wedding ‘stiffeners’ and get some photos of the guests and Groom in the bar.
The Service was conducted in the main room at ‘The Gallivant’ which is a spacious enough area to cater for 80 or so guests comfortably. The rain did come during the Service but once stopped just prior to us all heading out side at the end of the ceremony for the usual confetti, or in this case ‘bubbles’ shot! The wedding party then donned flip flops (as supplied by the Gallivant) and headed over to the beach for the group photos, understandably the management at the Gallivant decided not to set up their usual bar on the beach for the guests because of the looming grey clouds, which turned out y be a wise decision!
Johnny and Liz particularly wanted the beach shots so we knew how important it would be to get some quality pictures in the short time available before the heavens opened and it has to be said we that not only did we do the group shots in record time but we were as quick as lightning on the romantic shots of the couple. I think it is fair to say that the quality of shots we achieved is very high considering the time pressure we were under to get the job done before it rained again which it did!
The rest of the day was spent by us getting the Documentary, reportage style wedding photography, with very few posed shots and as many ‘natural photographs’ as possible. The fun ones being the evening shots when the band ‘ The Zoots ‘ were playing live.