West Gate Hall & The Dancing Man Brewery - Southampton
Jan 28, 2019 | By: Lisa Gigante Photography
I love it when someone books me because I've been recommended or because I've shot a wedding they attended.
This is what happened with Cheree and Oli, they were attendants at a wedding to their friends that i had the pleasure to shoot a few years ago. Its fab to see familiar faces again, and how life has been since their day.
I know both venues very well, being a Southampton born and bred type! I hadn't shot at West Gate Hall for quite some time and I have always loved Southampton's old walls and history, so it was great to be back there again. The Dancing Man Brewery was a new one for me in some sense, the last time i set foot in this building was as a wee nipper when it was the Maritime Museum. Now its a funky awesome pub with wicked food!
I started with Cheree and her girls in Southampton town and from there I walked round the road to the Hall and waited for the Bridal Party to arrive. After ceremony we did all the groups we needed to do outside the Hall before letting guests wander round to the Brewery whilst i kept the newly weds to myself and we did a quick tour of the walls.
From there back to the Brewery and on with the celebrations! Speeches, cake cut and 1st dance with lots of opportunities for informal shots with everyone up on the top floor.
This venue is steeped in history and looks amazing for a wedding reception.. thoroughly recommended.
Ive gone mad and picked a fair few again, I loved this day, and loved this couple :) so why not! Awesome shoes too :D