A few months back I was contacted via Facebook about photographing a very small wedding at Cleethorpes Registry Office. Yasmin and Marc from Retford in Yorkshire holiday in Cleethorpes every year with their young children and a couple of close friends, and had been planning to get married in secret during this year’s trip to the coast! The booking was finalised, but as they were from out of town, we didn’t meet face-to-face until just before the wedding, when they arrived with very small group. The wedding itself was the second time I’d shot a ‘2 and 2’ wedding (the bride and groom and just two witnesses in attendance) and was very intimate and was exactly how the bride and groom wanted it to be. After the service we had a little walk down to Cleethorpes Sea Front to capture some beautiful wedding photography, with the bride and groom getting stopped several times to be congratulated be the Cleethorpes locals. Yasmin had asked me previously if I could get a photo to them that day that they could use to announce their marriage to their unsuspecting family back home, so off I went to quickly edit a couple of images before I headed off to another job in the afternoon. All in all, it was a lovely morning with the group, and all just a 2 minute walk from my doorstep! Who knows, maybe Cleethorpes could become the new Gretna Green!

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