So I've experienced some pretty windy conditions considering I used to live by the sea and was an avid windsurfer, but on this wedding day the wind was a WHOLE other level!
Considering the wind, the venue still looked beautiful and everybody was really brave with being outside (considering it wasn't raining for the majority of the day).
Pros to getting ready at your house / your parents house is that it is familiar ground and can really help with any pre-wedding nerves. You also know where everything is and there is less likelihood of forgetting anything. The cons can be that the aesthetics aren't the same as a wedding venue's accommodation or a stylish airbnb, but that's the thing with a wedding! It's totally up to you!
Now, in terms of wedding venues near the sea (south East coast anyway) you won't get much closer than East Quay (maybe the Royal Hotel in Deal, but other than that I don't think so!). There are bags of locations nearby, the sunsets are insane, and they specialise in fish and chips for food.
Like I said, it was really really windy. Veil blowing off kind of windy.
Remember - overcast days don't mean that you will have dreary photos - in fact, the lighting becomes softer and it looks super nice.
See what I mean about bags of locations? Intermittent sunlight, patches of rain, howling wind, and we still achieved these really cute portraits just by walking around the surrounding areas. Love it.
The festoons & fairy lights everywhere were so pretty, and welcome relief from the elements.
Also, just check out this sunset.
Next time this happens I'll have my off camera soft box to light them, but this silhouette was awesome nonetheless.
Then the rain came!
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