A Southend on Sea Wedding at The Roslin Beach Hotel - with a VW Campervan Surprise

What a fantastic time we had with Alison and Simon for their wedding at The Roslin Beach Hotel. After spending time with these two on their beach engagement shoot (click here. to see the photos), we knew that we were going to have a blast at their wedding, and we weren't wrong.

In the morning Ste captured photos of Simon and the boys at home, whilst I photographed the girls getting ready upstairs at The Roslin.  Their colour scheme of green with navy blue looked fabulous - a shade of green we don't often see at weddings but it worked perfectly.  The bridesmaid dresses were all made in the green, decorated with lace, and they even had matching bags to keep their lipstick and tissues in. 

The ceremony was and emotional one, and Simon's reaction to seeing his bride to be had everyone in tears.  Simon had already told us in secret that he had planned to surprise Alison with a VW Campervan at their wedding - something that was very special to Alison from her childhood.  After the ceremony he took Alison straight outside to where Millie the blue campervan was waiting. Alison was totally shocked and blown away by Simon's surprise.  We took a ride down to Thorpe Bay where Alison and Simon shared some champagne and had a few moments to chat while we captured some photos of them by the seafront.

The emotional speeches by Alison's brother and Simon were followed by a crazy time with the couple and their bridal party for some photos. They all had us in stitches with their antics, including a tug of war, flying on each other's back, their variation on lifting up the bride and then the groom, and a game of leapfrog which left one groomsman with split trousers!

The wedding cake was stunning.  Made to look like a stack of books with the names of the couple, and in the same green to match their colour scheme.  After cake cutting it was time to take the craziness onto the dance floor before heading back onto the seafront with Alison and Simon for a couple of night time portraits before heading back to the party.

We really had an amazing time with everyone at the wedding and thank you all for making us so welcome.  In Alison and Simon we have found two fantastic friends and thank them both so much for choosing us as their wedding photographers and for being totally awesome!

Wedding Venue: Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend
Florist:  Viv Maskell
Wedding Cake: Kerrie at Chocolatelilly
DJ: Gary Virgo
Make Up: Cassie from Eden Chalkwell
Wedding Dress: Mori Lee Confetti and Lace
Bridesmaid Dresses: Made by Sew Floral