The Gallivant Wedding Photographer

The Gallivant wedding photography – Jo and Imran’s

We love being London wedding photographers but we also love a road trip.  So, we happily headed out to shoot Jo and Imran’s wedding on the Sussex Coast.  Jo and Imran introduced us to The Gallivant where we learned that we also love being Gallivant wedding photographers.  This boutique hotel is a favourite with Jo and Imran along with everybody who’s ever been lucky enough to go there.  

Situated by the beach at Camber Sands, The Gallivant is an elegant boutique hotel that is entirely focused on the guest experience and is fully licensed for marriages and civil partnerships.   

The Gallivant is where Jo and Imran got engaged and has been their hotel of choice whenever they wanted to escape London.  It’s always lovely when couples have a special affiliation with their wedding venue. I say escape London though not entirely, The Gallivant has a stylish yet laid back vibe and is a foodies paradise giving it a feel that’s more Hoxton than Sussex!  

Storytelling wedding photography at The Gallivant

On the day, we got there early and caught up with Jo who was with her bridal party.  Jo looked amazing in her Madeline Gardner wedding dress that had a sweetheart neckline and a fairy-tale A-line skirt with romantic and floaty layers of chiffon.  With hair by Liz Bower and makeup by Nadia Harper, Jo looked beautiful.  Bridesmaids wore gorgeous purple dresses.  Flowers on the day were lovely and were the clever creation of Kim at The Flower House Studio.  

We don’t want to miss Imran out, he looked very smart in his bespoke Paul Smith suit.

The wedding ceremony was gorgeous and Jo was walked down the aisle by her father.  Jo and Imran enjoyed exclusive use of the Gallivant meaning that their guests could really relax and enjoy this beautiful venue and I know that Jo and Imran really enjoyed sharing one of their favourite places with their loved ones.  

After the ceremony, everybody enjoyed a drinks and canapes reception.  Poor weather meant that they were unable to have these on the dunes but with exclusive use of the Gallivant guests were happy to meander and mingle around the hotel and we took our chance to capture some lovely images. 

Natural The Gallivant wedding photography

The wedding reception started with some very well received speeches before guests were treated to a fantastic wedding meal.  The Gallivant pride themselves on their food and they certainly didn’t disappoint at Jo and Imran’s wedding.  As guests were finishing dinner we took advantage of a break in the weather, and quickly whisked Jo and Imran onto the dunes for a mini photoshoot.  We were really thrilled with the romantic portrait images we got of them and know that they’re thrilled with them too.  Here, take a look! 

We loved capturing Jo and Imran’s gorgeous and fun wedding at the Gallivant.  Thanks for having us there guys!  We’ll leave the last words to them.  Here’s what Jo and Imran had to say about working with us. 

“Ash was incredible to work with. He was great from the moment he arrived (to a houseful of women having hair and make-up done) to the end of the evening. A lovely guy, it’s like having a mate attend your wedding. We loved not having to ‘pose’ for photos throughout the day. It was incredible to wake up the morning after our wedding and receive a handful of shots to look at straight away. The images were incredible and we couldn’t stop looking at them for the next few days.

“We wanted the photography to capture the whole day so we have something to look back and remember all the moments we missed. Plus, we wanted photos of our guests, not just us. You have to have a few group shots to please family but we wanted as few as possible. Whilst the weather wasn’t great on the day, we snuck off to the dunes during dinner. The photos are amazing as the beach was deserted at this time.”


Bridal Dress Designer: Madeline Gardner


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Bridal Boutique: London Bride


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Bridesmaids Dresses: Chichi Clothing


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Grooms Suit: Paul Smith


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Brides’ jewellery and accessories: Stepheneinhorn


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Brides Shoes: Dune


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Hair: Liz Bower Hair


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Make Up: Nadia Harper


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Cake: Cakes Sussex


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Flowers: Kim Watson at The Flower House Studio


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Stationery: Tavern Creative Stationery


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Daytime Entertainment: Ben Noke


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Evening Entertainment: MINT DJ’s


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Wedding Transport: The Ashdown Classic Wedding Car Collection


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