On the longest day of the year and in an authentic lobster shack in Southeast England called East Quay, Carly and Alex tied the knot. A Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired a colorful and whimsical celebration complete with hanging ribbons, twinkle lights, and a boldly beautiful floral design by A Vintage Wedding. Babb Photo captured every inch of the vibrant day, from the pink and orange reception décor to the candy-colored sunset.
Carly and Alex
East Quay, Kent, England
The Inspiration: We had a few guiding principles for our wedding – we wanted something near our home, by the sea, as its a special place to us and a place that we enjoy sharing with all of our friends and family. And, we wanted something memorable and different, relaxed, but also that culminated in a giant party!
From this we ended up with a wedding at a genuine Lobster Shack places situated right on the beach on our home town of Whitstable, bang in the middle of the summer, over the weekend of the longest day.
Our outfits really reflected our whimsical seaside vibe – special, but not too stuffy! My Ian Stewart Midsummer Night’s Dream dress was aptly named and worked so well – it was both comfortable and striking, and as you got closer you could see more and more details with subtle sequins and hand embroidered dragonflies. I loved it. This was complimented with a BHLDN headpiece and a beautiful cascading bouquet.
We just adore the BOOM marquee, which so perfectly describes the burst of color and excitement on Carly and Alex’s wedding day!
We packed the venue with informal coral and orange flowers and heaps of greenery, succulents and shells, plus subtle seaside touches to create a real Midsummer’s Night Dream meets seaside celebration feel.
I think our photos speak for themselves. Laura Babb is incredibly talented and produced real pieces of work that won’t date and that you are happy to display on your walls as art for years to come. She was not at all intrusive throughout the wedding process and full of tips and advance before, during and after the day.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Babb Photo
Venue – East Quay
Floral Design – A Vintage Wedding
Catering – The Village Chippy
Live Music – Emil & The Soul City Renegades
Hair & Makeup Styling – Botias
Wedding Dress – Ian Staurt via Teokath
Bridal Accessories – BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Ghost
Groom’s Apparel – The Cad and the Dandy
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Austin Reed
Rings – Stephen Randall Jewellery
Favors – The Rock People