Rainy Kent Wedding

How Rain on Your Wedding Cannot Ruin The Day

When the bride, J, reached out to me, I was immediately excited about their intimate, almost elopement style wedding. They wanted creative photography to match their non-traditional day and I definitely wanted to deliver some out-of-the-box stuff. We had a bit of an ambitious plan even though it was a short wedding. The idea was to cover prep in Deal, head over to Aberdeen House in Ramsgate for the ceremony while making a quick stop at the Deal Pier and then take couples photos in a few places in Ramsgate after the official bits were done. And then of course there was a small surprise for later….

Well the day comes around and we’re faced with a bit of a shitty albeit very British reality – it is pouring down like there’s no tomorrow. I was worried that this might happen and normally I have a clear umbrella in my car for just that, but the night before I just could not find it. So I go on Facebook marketplace, drive around shops in town and end up with 5 umbrellas. So future about-to-be-weds, I got you!

Getting Ready in Deal

We’ve been running a little bit behind on hair and makeup (happens all the time, that’s just one of those things you gotta plan for!). But it was a short coverage and we still needed to get to Ramsgate in time for the ceremony, so I was getting a little anxious of fitting in the first look and trip to the pier beforehand.

But we made it! And fortunately we had a bit of a break in the rain for G to see his gorgeous wife-to-be for the first time.

Pit Stop at Deal Pier

Ceremony at Aberdeen House in Ramsgate

Even though it was quite the military operation to squeeze in all the morning bits, we made it on time to the registry office and both the bride & groom were eager with anticipation to tie the knot legally and celebrate their union. You are typically required to have witnesses, so J & G had their two friends be part of their day while still keeping it small and intimate.

Tying the knot!

Aberdeen House is quite a lovely small venue for legal ceremonies and everything went smoothly, without a hitch. The newlyweds were eager to get some photos taken in the park nearby and on the Ramsgate beach, so on we went!

Ramsgate Beach

At this point it’s started to drizzle properly and the wind made it extra chilly. That made us hurry up a bit, but the photos turned out to be absolutely gorgeous (in my very not humble opinion).

Secret Send-Off in Dover

And that was going to be the end of it, but did you really think I could just let these two go without a fuss?

J&G had planned to go on their honeymoon to France and later that day after they’d warmed up and had their celebratory drinks, I met them at the train station in Dover to send them out with a bang. And boy was it worth it!!!


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