Chichester Harbour Hotel Wedding Photography
Updated: Feb 18, 2020
Chichester Harbour Hotel Christmas Wedding
There’s something really special about a December wedding. Not only do you get to benefit from the wonderful Christmas decorations, including the beautiful bokeh effect from the sparkly lights, but everyone seems to be in good spirits and ready for a party. And that was certainly the case for Chloe and Luke. Not only that, but Chloe had informed me of something very special about the father-daughter dance, which I couldn’t wait to see! If you keep reading, you’ll see why…
Luke and his groomsmen prepared for the big day back at his and Chloe’s home in Waterlooville. It was a very chilled out affair, including a MacDonald’s breakfast, nicely finished off by topping up their personalised flasks with a good shot of whiskey to help calm the nerves. Later, they were joined by the extended family and then they all headed off to the venue.
Set in an immaculately restored Grade II-listed Georgian property, and located in the heart of historic Chichester.
Chichester is a beautiful, historic city – from its ancient Roman heritage to its grand Georgian buildings, it is picturesque at every turn. This includes the Chichester Harbour Hotel, a stunning ‘modern meets classic’ boutique hotel, which is where Chloe and the bridal party were getting ready in an opulent, Georgian style suite. The best part for me was watching Chloe receive a beautiful gift from Luke, whilst she was having her makeup done. It was just a perfect moment, with the bride looking radiant and ready for the day!
Chloe and the bridal party made their way down the gorgeous spiral staircase, past the grand Christmas tree to the ceremony room to meet Luke, who was eagerly awaiting her arrival.
The Ceremony went down without a hitch and everyone gathered in the modern interior of the bar to congratulate the bride and groom. Then, out of nowhere, we were told that the couple’s dog was here! The little guy had been allowed to make an appearance in the hotel so that they could get a shot with their pride and joy on their wedding day. Not only was it the cutest dog, with incredibly soft fur, they had even given him a set of doggy socks so that he didn’t slip on the wooden floor!
We then had a short walk, to give the couple some time alone to soak up the moment and to take in Priory Park which is a Grade 1 listed Guildhall. I love that within a short walk, you can take the couple to a variety of beautiful locations that show off the variety of the city.
The speeches were fun and jovial – and the whole venue looked amazing with all of the Christmas decorations, which complimented all of Chloe’s decorative touches. When the sun had set, we decided to go and take in Chichester High Street’s Christmas lights in all their beauty. The market was packing up and everyone was congratulating the bride and groom as they walked along the cobbled streets. I really love the shot I got of Chloe, laughing at something that Luke had said to her, with the beautiful lights in the background – such a wonderful moment that sums up them as a couple and encapsulates