Kerry and Rob chose the Thistle Hotel in Brighton for their wedding venue, which is in the most amazing location directly opposite the beach and only a couple of minutes walk to the Pier.
This was the view Kerry enjoyed on the morning of the wedding, whilst sipping on bubbly (thorough a straw so as not to smudge her lip stick!) as she received her 50’s hair style and make up. The ceremony was carried out on the mezzanine level of the hotel, which has full length glass windows looking out over the sea. Their daughter Scarlett was one of the flower girls, and she has the most amazing eyes and cutest grin. She also stole the show after tripping over in her news shoes as she walked down the aisle (which promptly flew off), halting the walk as Kerry’s mum quickly rushed over to put them back on (not easy with a wriggling toddler!) before everyone could continue.
Following the drinks reception Kerry, Rob and I nipped off in a taxi to the nearby Brighton bandstand for their couple shots. This shot of Kerry laughing is one of my favourites of their wedding, and of the whole summer in fact. It really sums up the joy you feel on your wedding day, something I remember fondly having only been married for 5 months myself! What was supposed to be a brief break for photographs turned out to be much longer than planned after the taxi we’d booked to collect us didn’t arrive. Rob called and booked another, which also didn’t arrive. So off we set, Kerry with her dress in both arms, back to The Thistle by foot!
We were then joined by their family and guests on the beach for their formal photographs, just as the sun started to break through the gloomy threatening clouds. Brighton seafront has such a buzz and energy about it, and lots of opportunities for alternative wedding photographs. I particularly liked the Fish and Chip shop front, which we used for one last portrait shot before heading back in for the meal and party.
Being Star Wars fans their cake baker had also made a family ‘portrait’ of Kerry, Rob and Scarlett in icing as Star Wars characters! It’s these sorts of elements that make each wedding unique, and I love nothing more than seeing the couple’s personalities reflected in the wedding day. After all, it’s your day, so the more of ‘you’ in it the better!
I’ve included a few of my favourites from the evening dance floor also, of the two most dance-like-your-life-depends-on it guests! This type of dancing makes me one happy photographer 🙂
Enjoy Kerry and Rob, the rest will be with you soon!
Thistle Hotel Brighton Wedding