Geraldine & Dany wanted the smallest quietest wedding they could imagine, alone, away from the crowds, without fuss and a big hoo haa! But things don’t always go to plan. Instead they were joined by Geraldine’s mum who made the trip from Ireland, and her sister Claire, so their wedding day was literally the four of them. And me of course!
A Hand-Fasting Ceremony
I’ve shot quite a few weddings at the Royal Pavilion, one of my most fave venue’s in Brighton, but this was the smallest. Originally they’d planned to arrive romantically in a horse and carriage but last minute changes meant they arrived in a rather glossy Bentley instead. They made their way into the red drawing room, and Claire and Mum arranged the rings, hand-fasting ribbon and roses ready for the ceremony. Geraldine & Dany had also opted for a hand-fasting ceremony as well as exchanging rings. A legal and spiritual commitment which was very touching to witness. Claire read a beautiful blessing and the last part of the ceremony involved the exchange of roses. Such a sweet and romantic ceremony, without any fuss, and all about heartfelt commitment.
A trip around Brighton
After the ceremony, we’d made time for photos in the stunning music room and terraces, then we headed out into Brighton for photos on the pier and bandstand. The weather was amazing for the time of year and even though a few clouds were on the horizon, Geraldine was delighted that it hadn’t rained which was guaranteed had they married back home in Ireland. Then onto the Grand hotel for their celebratory wedding dinner together. I can’t help but become part of a small wedding like this but whether I’m photographing a 200 person wedding or a 4 person wedding, they all get the same TLC. Get in touch here if you’re having a Brighton wedding particularly if you’re planing one at the Pavilion. You can also look through my galleries and blog posts for other Brighton weddings I’ve done. Id’ love to hear from you!