This Queens Hotel Portsmouth wedding was such a beautiful celebration of T+J’s love. They found subtle ways to incorporate T’s culture for their Chinese fushion wedding. They did things such a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and had fortune cookies as the favours.

My favourite part of the day though might have been when we snuck off to the Royal Garrision Church ruins for wedding photography. You do have to pay a fee, but it is so worth it!

J was one of the sweetest grooms I had the pleasure of photographing last summer. He really wanted to do T proud when it came to photographs and you could just tell it brought him so much joy to see her happy.

And there was another couple at T+J’s wedding I was equally obsessed with: J’s grandparents. His grandmother’s heath has greatly declined, but you can tell all the love she poured into her family and her relationship with her husband is being returned tenfold. J’s grandfather was ever the dotting husband, hoping she’d have moments of clarity during the ceremony and throughout the day.

Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding

For this Queens Hotel Portsmouth wedding, I’m sharing some of my favourite photographs of their special day. I was so in love with the architecture at this venue, and would love to return! The team was so passionate about their job and I can just tell Queens Hotel Southsea weddings are always incredible.

The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue lobby

The lobby at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue bar

The bar at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

The lobby at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Chinese English Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Chinese Fusion Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Chinese Fusion Wedding ceremony at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Confetti toss at Southsea wedding venue in Portsmouth with West Sussex wedding photographer

Confetti toss at Southsea wedding venue in Portsmouth with West Sussex wedding photographer

Royal Garrison Church Ruins with West Sussex Wedding Photographer in Portsmouth

While the ceremony room at Queens Hotel Southsea wedding venue was being prepared for the traditional chinese tea ceremony, T+J headed over to the Royal Garrison Church ruins.

For wedding photographs at Royal Garrison Church, there is an additional fee of £25, which is worth knowing about in advance. We begged for 2 minutes, which they granted, as it was a bit of a drive to get over to the garrison with traffic and we didn’t have much time anyways. But they were very strict about those two minutes and we paid a little donation.

Royal Garrison Church ruins with West Sussex Wedding photographer in Portsmouth

Royal Garrison Church ruins with West Sussex Wedding photographer in Portsmouth

Royal Garrison Church ruins with West Sussex Wedding photographer in Portsmouth

Royal Garrison Church ruins with West Sussex Wedding photographer in Portsmouth

Royal Garrison Church ruins with West Sussex Wedding photographer in Portsmouth

Royal Garrison Church ruins with West Sussex Wedding photographer in Portsmouth

Royal Garrison Church ruins with West Sussex Wedding photographer in Portsmouth

Royal Garrison Church ruins with West Sussex Wedding photographer in Portsmouth

Royal Garrison Church ruins with West Sussex Wedding photographer in Portsmouth

Royal Garrison Church ruins with West Sussex Wedding photographer in Portsmouth

Royal Garrison Church ruins with West Sussex Wedding photographer in Portsmouth

Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony for Chinese English Wedding

After we returned from the Royal Garrison Church, T quickly changed into her traditional Chinese wedding dress for the tea ceremony.

Which was such a lovely part of the day. It meant they were able to have a few moments with all their guests during the Chinese tea ceremony.

The Queens Hotel in Southsea wedding venue

The Queens Hotel in Southsea wedding venue

Chinese English Wedding Breakfast Decor at Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding

For this Chinese western fusion wedding reception, the couple kept things minimalistic. With the grandeur of The Elizabeth Room at Queens Hotel Portsmouth wedding venue, the couple felt they didn’t want to detract from it’s beautiful architecture.

Chinese fusion wedding breakfast in The Elizabeth Room at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Chinese fusion wedding breakfast in The Elizabeth Room at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Fortune cookie Chinese Fusion wedding favour at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue with Sussex wedding photographer
Chinese English wedding reception decor for wedding breakfast at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Chinese English wedding reception decor for wedding breakfast at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Chinese fusion wedding reception decor for wedding breakfast at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Chinese English wedding reception decor for wedding breakfast at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Venue

Wedding reception at The Queens Hotel Southsea wedding venue

Chinese Fusion wedding simple wedding cake with red organic details

Chinese western fusion wedding with West Sussex Wedding Photographer

Chinese western fusion wedding with West Sussex Wedding Photographer at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth wedding venue

Chinese western fusion wedding with West Sussex Wedding Photographer at The Queens Hotel Portsmouth wedding venue

grandfather raising glass to toast couple at their wedding

Till next time,
Kelsie

Kelsie Scully Photography is a Queens Hotel Portsmouth Wedding Photographer in Sussex.