The weather in the week leading up to the Bank Holiday weekend had been awful. The rain just didn’t seem to stop and we knew that our wedding couples for the weekend were anxious. We had a very busy weekend with three weddings.
Our first wedding was at the East Cliff Hotel and finally the weather had broken and the sun was shining for Jamie and Louise. We had first met Louise about a year ago when she was bridesmaid for her friend Kate, their roles now reversed for Louise’s wedding.
Louise looked stunning in her dress from Prettymades and the bridesmaids, dresses from Daisy Bridal, complimented the look. Lou was very calm and composed until just before the ceremony when the emotions of the day caught up with her and a tear or two was shed. The ceremony too was very emotional and personal.
With the formalities over the couple were followed by their guests to the Carlton Hotel grounds for a drinks reception enjoyed in the early afternoon sunshine.
With the family and friends photos completed and a few of the Bride and Groom it was back to the East Cliff for a fabulous wedding breakfast. The food was fantastic.
Lou and Jamie wanted to go to the beach for a few photos so with the speeches over and the room being set up for the evening we jumped in the car and headed off for Durley Chine.
The tide had gone out leaving a few pools of water which provided some wonderful reflections. We made good use of our time with the couple using the beach, promenade and beach huts.
Back at the hotel the evening guests were arriving and were welcomed by the happy couple who were preparing themselves for the first dance.
The first dance started with Lou and Jamie doing a smooch to a Lionel Richie song but within a few seconds they broke apart and were joined by the bridal party to their guests amazement to do a dance to Soul Control Chocolate song
also known as Choco Choco or Choco Latte, it was very different and enjoyed by all.
To continue with the chocolate theme a chocolate fountain was then enjoyed by everyone!
We wish Lou and Jamie all the very best for the future and look forward to seeing them when they return from their honeymoon.