What a privilege it was to begin my 2022 wedding season photographing the amazing Justine and Chris and their stunning East Quay Venue wedding in Kent…. And wow, what a wedding! It certainly kicked off with a bang!

Like many couples, Justine and Chris had numerous postponements over the last two years, with this being the 3rd attempt. Finally, however, this awesome couple got the chance to tie the knot and get the party started.

Even the mist and light rain couldn’t stop these guys from having such a great day, especially as they had waited a very long time to finally get this opportunity.

It was so great to get 2022 off to such a flyer… and I loved every minute. Plus, to be with such a fun crowd, all wanting to party… this was certainly my kind of wedding.

Check out Justine and Chris’s stunning East Quay Venue wedding day below.

First names: Jus and Chris
Ages: 52 and 39
Wedding date: Saturday 15th January 2022
Venue: East Quay Venue, Whitstable

How did you guys meet, tell me all? We met in Morden’s wine bar in Blackheath on Friday 13th January 2017. I didn’t notice Chris but he had noticed me! MY friend had a few too many cocktails and started to ask a group of guys their names and ages and relayed whether she thought they were suitable for me! We all started to talk as a group and Chris and I hit it off! We met on Monday in The Railway for a few drinks and I knew he was the love of my life and here we are!

How did you get engaged, is there a cool story? Whitstable is very special to us as we had a lot of dates and days out there. We stayed in stayed in Whitstable on the first anniversary we had been together and did the same the second year. On our second anniversary we rented a flat near the harbour and Chris cooked my favourite pancakes in the morning inspired by our trip to Amsterdam and we had a wonderful day in Whitstable….mostly eating oysters and drinking beer! In the evening Chris cooked a wonderful candlelit dinner (again my favourite foods mussels and Steak and chris had brought candles and lights to decorate the flat) and after we exchanged gifts for our anniversary Chris proposed! 

What made you choose your wedding venue, did you look at many? No, we knew as soon as we saw East Quay it was perfect for us particularly as Whitstable is our favourite place and it’s right on the beach and had a relaxed informal feel.

What was the inspiration/theme of your wedding? Being by the beach and oysters!

What is your first song and why? Follow you-Bring me the Horizon. We used to joke about being under my spell and this is in the lyrics as well as it being a beautiful love song. We picked this song early in our relationship and its always been special.

What would be your number one tip to other couples planning their wedding? Be kind to yourself  not every aspect will be perfect buy marrying your best friend is the most amazing motivator!

Check out Justine and Chris’ stunning East Quay Venue wedding in Kent below.

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The photography: All images were captured with two Canon R6 cameras.
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, and the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM.

Other awesome suppliers from Justine and Chris’s Stunning East Quay Venue Wedding.

Hair stylist: Andrea Lewis 
Website: https://www.andrealewishairandmakeup.co.uk
Instagram: @andreahairandmakeup

Make up artist:Lydia Rae
Website: https://www.lydiaraemakeup.co.uk 
Instagram: @lydiaraemakeup

Brides dress: Morilee Kassia
Website: https://www.morilee.com/
Instagram: @morileeofficial

Bridesmaids dresses: Haven Wed2b
Website: https://wed2b.com
Instagram: @wed2b

Suits: Hugo Boss
Website: https://hugoboss.com

Florist: Jane at Graham Greener
Website: https://grahamgreener.com
Instagram: @janeatgrahamgreener

Cake: The cake witch
Website: https://www.thecakewitch.co.uk
Instagram: @thecakewitch

Website: https://macknade.com
Instagram: @macknade

Band/DJ: Iain Baker
Website: https://theweddingchaps.co.uk
Instagram: @www.theweddingchaps.co.uk

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