Photos: A fabulous, flamboyant Brighton Pavilion wedding
Ross & Elliott chose Brighton’s most flamboyant location for the all important ceremony! The couple met each other the first weekend that Ross moved down to Brighton - some things are just meant to be.
Elliott & best man taking a stroll through the Pavilion gardens on the morning of the ceremony, through the crowds and past a beaming busker that many Brightonians will recognise!
Cherished guests arriving, including Elliott’s mum looking fit for the regal location!
There were lots of handkerchiefs at this wedding - so much emotion!
After making the most of the splendour of the Pavilion’s music room, the couple stepped out hand-in-hand to greet their guests to enthusiastically flung confetti.
I love how all the guys clustered round to look at the wedding ring! (Well it is platinum & diamonds darh-ling)
All the best men together.
The wedding party makes its way through town to celebrate with champagne & canapés.
There’s a nod to the seaside with traditional rock, and sailing boat table-settings.
But this lot don’t sit down for long! They’re soon off galavanting, through Brighton’s south lanes, to the next location. At Hotel Du Vin’s cosy snug they wind up for the night with drinks and good company, but not before a surprise video message from Ross’ family & friends back home in New Zealand. Time for those handkerchiefs again…
Big congrats again guys, thanks so much for choosing me as your wedding photographer, I loved every minute.
Snow day! Preston Park, Brighton
Who’s hoping for another snow day tomorrow?
This (shivering) little cutie-chops was so adorable I had to feature him twice.
It was lovely to get out in the fresh fall.
& even lovelier to get back into the warm.
Medina, mint tea & moggers: Marrakech
This has been one of the hardest photo blogs to whittle down pics for because I pressed the shutter 100s of times during this short trip!
I’m not sure it hangs together particularly well but that’s kind of a reflection of the place itself - I think the word eclectic was invented for Marrakech.
For me it’s all about the Medina, the old city enclosed by terracotta coloured walls, where the crowds will sweep you along the narrow streets, & you can get shopping (haggling) in the souqs at fast tempo, or sit & sip mint tea & people watch.
There’s a lot chic about Marrakech (this is coming from the girl who returned with a silver pouffe for her lounge, so you’d better believe it), and much of the craft work is highly skilled.
Blue is trademark colour of the Yves Saint Laurent gardens (a short drive outside of the Medina), and home to YSL’s love exhibition. He painted or illustrated cards that he sent to friends & fashion houses every new year for over 30 years.
You’ve also got to love the moggers…
… the architecture
The old Coca-Cola vans & paraphernalia everywhere…
… and the people.
Above is a barber outside his shop, & before that we are being shown ‘Berber viagra’ (apparently).
You can get about by bike, like the locals, if you fancy. But largely we strolled and soaked in the sights. I just love the colour and the light, and how the main square (below) comes alive at night.
The guidebook certainly didn’t disappoint!
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Photo credits: Top right & bottom left, Betti Confetti. Winter trees by EyePoetryPhotography, via Pinterest.
Sarah & Steve’s Mayfair wedding
So pleased to be catching up on sharing some pics, starting with some classic shots from a very London wedding.
Mayfair or not, Newky Brown was going on the tables for the groom’s Newcastle lads, paired with vintage inspired birds for the girls - a theme which was carried through to the simple yet stunning cake.
Sarah’s simple elegance is down to her eye as a fashion buyer, meaning everything from the flowers to the flower girls’ dresses oozed taste.
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I hope everyone’s enjoying the holidays. For me, staying in all cosy & doing nothing is absolute bliss. We did venture out Christmas morning to Brighton seafront, & after seeing the sea at its choppiest the log fire was all the more appreciated. As was my beautiful gift from my son - chosen without even a smidgen of a hint - wonders do happen!
Bring on new year, as a friend said to me - bring on the next phase of over-indulgence! Have a good one everyone! xXx
Here’s a sneak peek from Elise & Martin’s extremely romantic winter wedding at St.Albans Cathedral. The service was part in English & part in French, & Elise’s dress was customised from two different vintage laces… more coming soon!
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