An elegant waterside Reading Wedding on a Boat with stunning blush pink and blue details

Today I am thrilled to share this elegant waterside Reading Wedding on a  Canal Boat with stunning blush pink and blue details.

Images were captured by Carol Elizabeth Photography.

Carol Elizabeth Photography captures contemporary wedding photography throughout the UK but mainly weddings in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire in a timeless and natural style.


Carol says of the couples Reading Wedding  Day…


Bel and the Dragon Reading is a former biscuit factory, located on the waterfront of the Kennet & Avon Canal.

The unique building has been lovingly refurbished to house a vibrant & atmospheric bar and restaurant, as well as boutique accommodation.

Its moored boat, the Majestic Bel, also provides an ideal waterside setting for a wedding ceremony and this was the location of Sophie and Chris’s Big Day.


Bride Sophie was getting ready for the Wedding in one of the main bedrooms of the venue.

The room was very quirky, with interesting ornaments and books, with a lovely outlook overlooking the river.

I took a few photos of hair and make-up as well as the bridesmaids resplendent in their gowns.

As Sophie was expecting, she wore a beautiful maternity wedding dress and looked very elegant.

Groom Chris and his family and groomsmen were getting the boat ready for the ceremony, and it looked stunning, with beautiful candles and balloons.

We captured a few photos with the guests enjoying a quick drink, and soon it was time for the ceremony.

The ceremony on the boat was certainly unique too and was enjoyed immensely by the couple and guests alike. .

After the register was signed the guests waited at the bottom of the steps to throw confetti, which is always a special moment!


Sophie and Chris then had a few photos alone in the terraced area, with its distinctive blue door and cobbled courtyard.

We also took a few group photos, before the couple enjoyed a drink indoors with their guests.

The couples reception was also held on the boat, and the room looked gorgeous with plenty of florals and greenery and twinkling candlelight.

After the speeches the guests were treated to a wonderful meal, and soon it was time for the dancing and cake-cutting before the party started in style!

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Photography: Carol Elizabeth Photography

Location: Bel & The Dragon – Reading

Wedding dress: Tiffany Rose “Amily” dress

Suits: Hired from Elegans Menswear: Formal Wear & Suit Hire

Bridesmaids dresses: Chi Chi London

Flowers: Longacres Garden Centre – Bagshot (not including foliage on table)

Decorations: Add Style UK (including table foliage and own purchased decorations)

Bridal & MOTB hair and makeup: SJ Hair and Make Up / Bridesmaids hair: Adam  and Eve Hair 


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