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Southampton City Centre

Wedding Day

– Taryn & Alex –

Since the pandemic the small intimate weddings have been on the rise and they have been so much fun!

My final wedding of 2023 was an intimate city wedding in Southampton. I knew it was a busy day in town with various events kicking off all over the place so I took a new mode of transport over in the form of the Hythe Ferry. It was a beautiful day and such a great start to photographing someone’s wedding day!
The ceremony was taking place at Southampton registry office followed by the reception at The Dancing Man Brewery. I arrived early so I could check the locations I had scouted out previously were clear and ready for us after the ceremony.
The 20 guests all took their seats in the ceremony room and in walked the beautiful bride Taryn ready to marry her soulmate, Alex.

As always the legal part of the day went by in a flash and it was time for some portraits outside. We did the main traditional family groups there and with the dancing man brewery only a few steps down the road, the guests headed off to get a drink. 

Mr & Mrs Sherwood and I walked to a picturesque old ruin just around the corner for some couple portraits. I always like to escape with the couple for just a little while so they aren’t put off by onlookers during these more romantic moments. (Nothing worse than your Mum popping up with her iPad to take your photo!)

We also stopped off at a garden before heading back to see the venue.

The Dancing Man is such a cool and quirky place, the window table upstairs had been reserved for everyone and it looked amazing! An excellent choice of venue if you’re after something small and a shorter day.

There is a beautiful staircase there which we absolutely had to make the most of too. 

After the speeches and cake it was time for me to go. Another stunning ferry ride home as the sun went down was the perfect end to my day!


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Venue: The Dancing Man Brewery, Southampton


Photographer: Photography By Ellie Jayne

Intimate City Wedding in Southampton

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