This romantic couple met in The Gambia and kept in touch for 5 or 6 years before getting married at Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia, Christmas 2015. I was lucky enough to be their wedding photographer, the 5th wedding I have photographed in the Gambia since 2010. The image above is the one they chose to be on the cover of their wedding album. The bride really likes black and white wedding pictures, and this was the groom’s favourite photo from their wedding day at Ocean hotel and Spa in Kololi. I love beach weddings and this wedding venue in particular!
Gambian groom and groomsmen getting ready in the Gambia
Gambian groom in his wedding suit and his mother before she gets in her wedding outfit
Bride having her hair done in the salon at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia and wedding accessories in the Royal Suite
Royal Suite and bathroom with wedding dress at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia in wedding storybook
Bedroom at the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia, West Africa and the bride’s bouquet of lilies
The Gambian groom breaks with tradition, seeing his wife to be at the Royal Suite on their wedding day, as he brings the little flower girl there. All the little flower girls; and bridesmaid’s shoes lined up neatly in a row on the black and white tiled floor in the Suite’s cloakroom, ready to be worn at the wedding..
Black and white wedding photos of the bride’s mother and the bride getting ready in the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in The Gambia.
Private swimming pool inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa
Natural wedding photos of the bridesmaids getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean
Bride has her tiara on as she looks on at the little flower girl inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean before the start of her wedding.
Bride being helped on with her wedding dress, as her mum crawls underneath to sort out the underskirt in the Royal Suite before her wedding at Coco Ocean in The Gambia.
Bride in her wedding dress inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean, all ready to set off for her wedding in the Gambia,
Bride and bridesmaids leave the Royal Suite to go to the wedding on the beach at Coco Ocean Hotel.
The wedding party walk through Coco Ocean to get to the beach wedding location
The little bridesmaid tugs at the brides dress as she helps her down the steps towards the beach wedding at Coco Ocean
Groom and bestman waiting for the bride.
Bride walks down the aisle at Coco Ocean right by the sea
The couple say their vows in a romantic beach wedding at Coco Ocean.
Bride and groom’s mothers play a big role in this wedding.
Just married at Coco Ocean then the register is signed. Sheer joy!
The romantic Gambian groom gets down on one knee to present the bride her ring
Gambian family showers the newly weds with confetti at Coco Ocean.
Speeches and more Coco Ocean wedding pictures during the reception in a storybook album