Roslin Beach Hotel Wedding Photographer | Kelly + Richard

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Roslin Beach Hotel Wedding Photographer

I love photographing weddings at The Roslin Beach Hotel in Southend. The views of beach and the Thames Estuary are fantastic. It’s a view I’ve seen so many times having lived by the sea for so long but I never tire of it. It feels like home. This wedding felt like home too.

Like me, Kelly and Richard grew up in the area and being near the beach was a big factor in deciding on their venue. Kelly and her bridesmaids got ready at her family home in Benfleet where there a real buzz in the air, a heady mix of nerves and excitement. I also have to mention the garden. It was one of the most perfectly manicured I’d ever seen. Kelly’s parents have created a real masterpiece there.

The ceremony was conducted at the Roslin by two of Southend’s relaxed and humorous registrar team. There were plenty of laughs and maybe a few tears too. After the ceremony we were treated to some perfect weather to go and spend some time on the beach.

Speeches are always a highlight of any wedding for me and these were no different. Every single one was heartfelt, emotional and very funny speeches. In a break from tradition, Kelly made a speech which drew many of the biggest laughs. Then listening to her father’s speech I can see that some of his humour has rubbed off on her. Best man Dave did a fantastic job of suitably embarrassing his brother Richard, telling stories from their childhood and the stag do in Sweden.

I always like to taking my couples for a few portraits around sunset to make the most of that lovely warm light. When Kelly and Richard had their engagement shoot at Hadleigh Castle a few months before the wedding we were lucky to get an amazing sunset.  On the day of the wedding there were some clouds around so I wasn’t sure if we were going to get one. I nervously kept an eye on the sky as sunset approached. Then, it happened, the clouds broke enough to reveal some beautiful warm and dramatic light, so we rushed back out to the beach to grab some final portraits before the party started. Perfect.

So then the party, and what a party. Kelly and Richard had always said that they wanted the evening to start early and finish late. I love being there to capture this part of the wedding for my couples especially with dancing as good as this.

I left feeling part of the family.

A big thank you to Kelly, Richard and everyone else at the wedding for making me feel so welcome. I’d also like to thank the staff at the Roslin for their hard work as always and Steve and Jenn at Unique Films for being so great to work with. Hopefully this won’t be the last time we work together. Here are my favourite shots, I’d love to hear your comments at the bottom of the post.

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Ceremony and Reception: The Roslin Beach Hotel
Videography: Unique Visuals
Hair: Holly at Strangeways
Make up: Cheryl Foreman
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lowers: Belgravia Florists

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27 Comments

  1. Linus Moran 24 October 2013 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Lovely captures Matt. Flowing narrative & great sunset portraits!

  2. James 24 October 2013 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Corr blimey Matt, you are getting good!

  3. Graham Nixon 24 October 2013 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Very nice Matthew, love the cake cutting. Story telling is strong as well.

  4. Alan Law 24 October 2013 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Cracking set dude. I love the ‘Look’ portrait; inspired! 🙂

  5. Luke Hayden 24 October 2013 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Great looking wedding man. Documented so well

  6. dan 24 October 2013 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    These are really great, love that black and white dancing shot.

  7. Alyssa Schroeder 25 October 2013 at 3:05 am - Reply

    Killer shoe shot! Beautiful coverage, so many great moments.

  8. ayesha 25 October 2013 at 3:41 am - Reply

    beautiful details and moments… what a happy bride! love how much joy you’ve captured here.

  9. Rachelle 25 October 2013 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    This couple (and their guests) look like really fun people! You captured a lot of joy and silliness at this wedding – perfect.

  10. Tracy Morter 25 October 2013 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Excellent work Matthew! I really love the one in the beach shelter. Did make me smile!

  11. /mariahedengren 25 October 2013 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Awesome how you captured reactions!

  12. Josh Gull 25 October 2013 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Great work Matthew. The reactions during the speeches are awesome and I love those dusk/dark portraits. Awesome job!

  13. Sandy 26 October 2013 at 9:59 am - Reply

    ah got to love a beach for wedding portraits..and love their cake too with the deckchairs..fun wedding very well documented

  14. Fe Lumsdaine 26 October 2013 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Love the brides expressions! So much fun! And the emotions and reactions are priceless 🙂 Great dusk portraits too!

  15. benj haisch 26 October 2013 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    those night portraits are money.

  16. John 26 October 2013 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Quality, really nice work – great backdrop for a wedding that you’ve captured beautifully.

  17. naomi 27 October 2013 at 10:02 am - Reply

    they look like they didn’t stop laughing. excellent candid work and interactions of the bride and her father in the speeches.

  18. Dan 27 October 2013 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    When Kelly had just put on her wedding dress, her reaction, your capture = perfect.

  19. Brian Kraft 28 October 2013 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Great work! So many creative angles and framings. Love it all!

  20. Jaye Cole | Tux & Tales Photography 28 October 2013 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Some really great natural smiles captured! I love how relaxed and natural their day seemed!

  21. Laura Babb 29 October 2013 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Beautiful. Love the portraits and the energy of your night time pictures. That cake is super cute too.

  22. Alexis Jaworski 29 October 2013 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Nice coverage as always Matthew, some lovely portraits! Great job!

  23. Alex Miller 8 November 2013 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Simply stunning evening shots Matthew! I really liked the bridal party in the beach shelter too, great work my friend!

  24. Joseph 11 November 2013 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    So many extra special shots here Matthew, they just kept on getting better. (Especially starting from when Kelly and Richard are walking back up the aisle!)

  25. Paul Fuller 12 November 2013 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Love the flash lit beach shots Matthew, great wedding!

  26. James 26 November 2013 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Holy smokes! that first shot is off the hook!

  27. Ali Paul 26 November 2013 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I was won over by the first 3 frames. Incredible work Matthew! So many exceptional photographs!

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