a bright and beautiful seaside wedding in Whitstable | uk wedding blog

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On the longest day of the year and in an authentic lobster shack in East Quay, Carly and Alex tied the knot. A Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired a colourful and whimsical celebration complete with hanging ribbons, fairy lights, and a boldly beautiful floral design by A Vintage Wedding. The images captured by Laura are exquisite, my favourites being (as aways with Babb) the couple portraits. 

photography | Babb Photo

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Floral Design – A Vintage Wedding

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We had a few guiding principles for our wedding – we wanted something near our home, by the sea, as its a special place to us and a place that we enjoy sharing with all of our friends and family. And, we wanted something memorable and different, relaxed, but also that culminated in a giant party!

From this we ended up with a wedding at a genuine Lobster Shack place situated right on the beach on our home town of Whitstable, bang in the middle of the summer, over the weekend of the longest day.

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We packed the venue with informal coral and orange flowers and heaps of greenery, succulents and shells, plus subtle seaside touches to create a real Midsummer’s Night Dream meets seaside celebration feel.

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Our outfits really reflected our whimsical seaside vibe – special, but not too stuffy! My Ian Stuart Midsummer Night’s Dream dress was aptly named and worked so well – it was both comfortable and striking, and as you got closer you could see more and more details with subtle sequins and hand embroidered dragonflies. I loved it. This was complimented with a BHLDN headpiece and a beautiful cascading bouquet.

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Groom’s Apparel – The Cad and the Dandy

Groomsmen’s Apparel – Austin Reed

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Catering – The Village Chippy

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Live Music – Emil & The Soul City Renegades

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I think our photos speak for themselves. Laura Babb is incredibly talented and produced real pieces of work that won’t date and that you are happy to display on your walls as art for years to come. She was not at all intrusive throughout the wedding process and full of tips and advance before, during and after the day.