23 Sep Brighton wedding photography Royal Pavilion
``The photographs are absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much for capturing all these very special and funny moments. And you’ve given them a real timeless quality.`` – Carine & Neil
Brighton Royal Pavilion wedding
Carine and Neil’s wedding at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton took place in the late afternoon on one of those gorgeous mid-summer days on the south coast of England. There can be few more stunning places to get married than the former royal residence of George IV, with it’s domes and minarets designed by the great architect, John Nash.
A week or two before their big day I sat talking with Carine and Neil on the lawns in front of the Royal Pavilion. I soon realised how much they were interested in photography generally, and loved my unobtrusive and relaxed style of shooting. I also loved their plan to follow up the ceremony with a 10-minute walk through the famous bustling Brighton Lanes to the Pub du Vin and its elegant Dome Ballroom.
One of the joys of photographing at the Royal Pavilion is that every backdrop is sumptuous and full of interest. After the ceremony in the Red Drawing Room we headed to the even more opulent Music Room with its nine lotus-shaped chandeliers and gilded ceiling. After a short spell on the terrace we walked through the streets of Brighton to the Pub du Vin, with Carine and Neil getting plenty of good wishes from the early evening revellers.
Pub du Vin reception
The Dome Ballroom at the Pub du Vin is part of the Hotel du Vin and located within the old Sussex Arts Club. Connected to the back of the compact pub, the ballroom is such a surprise and perfect for a medium-sized wedding. The champagne glass chandeliers and domed ceiling also add a glamorous and timeless touch especially as the light begins to fade and dancing begins…
If you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer to tell the story of your Brighton Royal Pavilion wedding, or any other location, I’d love you to get in touch.