East Quay Venue Wedding Photography
Recently I had an enormous pleasure of documenting an absolutely beautiful wedding of Cathy and Moyo. The whole affair took place at the East Quay Venue in Whitstable in Kent. As I met the happy couple (as well as Cathy’s lovely mum) before when we did our engagement photo shoot around Greenwich in London, I knew it is going to be a very nice day in great company. And…I was right! C & M are just such an amazing couple. Not only beautiful but kind-hearted and with the right set of values.
The East Quay Venue was a great backdrop to the wedding day. It is the original oyster grading room, not much changed since the times when it was operational. It still has its original brick structure and coastal heritage charm.
The venue is located within one of the Whitstable’s oldest buildings, located directly on the end of the east quay in Whitstable harbour. Because it is right next to the beach itself, it is a completely unique and is a perfect place to hold a wedding reception.
I just loved the location, which helped us to create some beautiful images of the couple and their guests. The waves breaking over the shingles as well as well as the original shapes, colours and structures of surrounding buildings all added to the atmosphere of the day.
Kent Wedding Venue
Now, about the day itself. We started at a nearby hotel where Cathy and the girls were getting ready. So after quick hair and make-up shots, off I was to see Moyo and the boys in a nearby bnb. The atmosphere was calm and joyful, which was a good sign. I really loved the socks of the groom and his ushers. A nice splash of colour on a foggy and windy day.
Yes, the weather on the day was chilly to say the least! Although it was a Spring wedding, it definitely felt like Winter. I have to give a big respect to Cathy, who in spite of what felt like freezing temperatures ventured with me and Moyo to the water’s edge to get some shots of just the two of them. In my opinion, it was so worth it! And Cathy looked absolutely gorgeous in her wedding dress, which looked just beautiful and dramatic blowing in the wind!
The ceremony took place on the mezzanine level of the Venue. The meal was local fish and chips, which was delicious and perfectly suiting the seaside setup. Other great parts of the day included cutting of the cake, photo-booth, and some crazy dancefloor moves the tunes of a live band.
Thank you so much Cathy and Moyo for letting me document your beautiful wedding. I enjoyed every minute of it!
If you are looking for a wedding photographer and like the vibe in the photos below, then please get in touch. You can also check other weddings I shot in Kent in Mount Ephraim Gardens and the Old Kent Barn. I would love to hear more about your plans!
Other professionals who helped to make this day special:
Make-up Jess Hawkins Make Up
Hair Kim at She Said Yes Bridal
Dress Alex and Nicole at The Wild Heart
Flowers Jane at Graham Greener
Band The Beat Roots