I was really looking forward to Jack and Stephens gay wedding in Brighton town hall, and it certainly delivered on my expectations! Jack and Stephen are an amazing couple, they are bursting with energy and love.
They laughed and cried throughout the entire day, as did all of their guests! The love that they have for one another, and that they share with their family and friends, is so strong that it really draws you to them as a couple. I had the best time capturing their day, and I hope you enjoy some of the images below.
Their ceremony was held in the fabulous Council Chamber on the top floor of the Town Hall, which is ideal for larger ceremonies as it holds up to 120 guests. It also has the original ‘Ayes’ or ‘Noes’ doors to walk through. Jack and Stephen chose to both walk down the aisle, so they came through one door each, Stephen with his nephew, and Jack with Stephen’s nieces.
The top of the Town Hall is a glorious location for photographs, so they enjoyed stealing a few minutes to chat and laugh and revel in the joy of the ceremony, whilst I snapped away. It well worth booking the Council Chamber just for this opportunity! However if you are planning a smaller wedding (especially given the situation at the moment) they have two smaller rooms available downstairs also.
We then strolled from the Town Hall to the seafront to climb onboard their hired wedding bus, which took us along the seafront to Hove, as their reception was being held in the Connaught Pub. Group and family photos were taken on the beach first, which is a lovely backdrop for formal photos. Not only because it’s very ‘Brighton’, but a neutral background in photos makes the people stand out. Going to the beach for photos is also a nice touch particularly if your guests aren’t local. So if your ceremony is being held close enough to your reception to walk, do consider a detour via the beach!
If you are planning a gay wedding in Brighton and want to chat about your photography, please feel free to contact me.