James & Michelle’s wedding

Marine Hotel Tankerton Wedding

Pre-wedding meeting

We met James and Michelle last summer for their wedding consultation at their wedding venue, The Marine Hotel Tankerton.  The couple told us that they had been searching for Marine Hotel wedding photographers and were keen to use a local wedding photographer.  The hotel is one of the nearest venues to us and we have enjoyed photographing a number of weddings there in the last couple of years since it’s refurbishment.  James’ parents had joined them as they had tied the meeting to a stopover in the area.  Although they all lived in Essex they love the Herne Bay/Whitstable and often visit for for weekends – James and Michelle dream of one day moving to the area but in the meantime planned to have their wedding here.

Time flew past and it was soon time for a pre-wedding chat – the perfect excuse for the couple to book another weekend in the area, this time accompanied by their dog.

Wedding Day

Their wedding took place on warm and breezy August afternoon.  Michelle had booked the Sunset Loft, Tankerton for the night before and the bridal preparations.  The accommodation is ideally placed within walking distance of The Marine Hotel.  When we arrived Michelle was extremely relaxed and very excited.  The rooms at the loft are very light and airy perfect for some beautiful bridal preparation images.  After we had photographed Michelle’s stunning David Tutera wedding dress and her elegant Kate Spade wedding shoes Nicola met the groom and his party at The Marine Hotel.  The ceremony took place in the Lounge followed by the wedding breakfast in the self contained Galley Suite which looked beautiful with the pink uplighters and the beautiful flowers supplied by Jane and her team from Graham Greener, Florists, Whitstable

Although we were blessed with a warm sunny day unfortunately it was accompanied by very strong westerly winds which made some of the wedding group photos a little challenging!  Although we were able to take them on the Tankerton Slopes which back a fantastic backdrop for wedding images.

The wedding breakfast was followed by a the speeches which included a hilarious contribution from James’ three bestmen complete with the aid a Powerpoint show.

It was an absolute pleasure to capture James’ and Michelle’s special day and to meet their lovely family and friends Please enjoy a small selection of their wedding images.

“Well what can we say, don’t think there is any words. From the very first meeting with Stuart & Nicola to our wedding day the service was more than we could of wanted. You both are such a lovely/amazing couple and captured everything on our wedding day. The photos are perfect and more than what we imagined they would be. We are both excited now to see our wedding book all put together for a keep sake and to show friends and family. We would 100% recommend and already have to another couple who used Bay Images. Once again thank you so so much xxx  Michelle & James Piddington

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