Sophie & Jon | Wedding At The Gallivant

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Wedding At The Gallivant | Jackson & Co Photography

Hmmm how to start this off. There’s a lot to say about Sophie & Jon and their Wedding At The Gallivant. It was windy, it whipped your head back and simultaneously blasted you with sand and in a way, the whole wedding was a bit like that in a very very loving way. It hit you square in the chops with a blast of emotion and character and just like I was still shaking sand out of the soles of my shoes days later, I was still thinking about these guys and this wedding days later as well.

For some people, it’s just about getting married, to the one they love and telling that person how they really feel. No fluff, no fuss.  It can be overwhelming, and giggly, and tearful and wholly wonderful.

Sophie & Jon just crammed in all the things that were the most important to them, their friends, their families, their adorable pooch, a Donkey Kong arcade machine, Taskmaster for the guests, good food, nice booze, great music and dancing. I don’t want to spoil this little reel of frames by saying too much, I think it’s all bottled up in the pictures below but I will leave you with this incredible reading, performed by one of their close friends and written by the great Neil Gaiman. More wedding readings with flying saucers and zombies please people.

The Day The Saucers Came

“That Day, the saucers landed. Hundreds of them, golden,
Silent, coming down from the sky like great snowflakes,
And the people of Earth stood and
stared as they descended,
Waiting, dry-mouthed, to find out what waited inside for us
And none of us knowing if we would be here tomorrow
But you didn’t notice because

That day, the day the saucers came, by some some coincidence,
Was the day that the graves gave up their dead
And the zombies pushed up through soft earth
or erupted, shambling and dull-eyed, unstoppable,
Came towards us, the living, and we screamed and ran,
But you did not notice this because

On the saucer day, which was zombie day, it was
Ragnarok also, and the television screens showed us
A ship built of dead-men’s nails, a serpent, a wolf,
All bigger than the mind could hold,
and the cameraman could
Not get far enough away, and then the Gods came out
But you did not see them coming because

On the saucer-zombie-battling-gods
day the floodgates broke
And each of us was engulfed by genies and sprites
Offering us wishes and wonders and eternities
And charm and cleverness and true
brave hearts and pots of gold
While giants feefofummed across
the land and killer bees,
But you had no idea of any of this because

That day, the saucer day, the zombie day
The Ragnarok and fairies day,
the day the great winds came
And snows and the cities turned to crystal, the day
All plants died, plastics dissolved, the day the
Computers turned, the screens telling
us we would obey, the day
Angels, drunk and muddled, stumbled from the bars,
And all the bells of London were sounded, the day
Animals spoke to us in Assyrian, the Yeti day,
The fluttering capes and arrival of
the Time Machine day,
You didn’t notice any of this because
you were sitting in your room, not doing anything
not even reading, not really, just
looking at your telephone,
wondering if I was going to call.”

 – Neil Gaiman

Lastly, a Wedding At The Gallivant is ALWAYS going to be amazing, I mean come on, look at that location it’s outrageous, any beach wedding in the UK is going to be amazing. But if you’re reading this and haven’t yet set a date, don’t be put off by an autumn/winter wedding here. The winds going to blow and you’re going to get a bit cold, but you’ll also have miles and miles of beach all to yourself practically and it’s just every bit as stunning and arguably even more dramatic. I love it here. Here’s the story of Sophie & Jon’s day…

Wedding At The Gallivant | Jackson & Co Photography