As one of the busy Brighton Wedding Photographers out there I’ve only just now been able to get around to one wedding I haven’t blogged about yet which I simply must and that is the wedding of Sarah and Andres from last March.
Yes, last March. I know, I’m really sorry about that but I had it in my old blog, didn’t bring it with me when I moved and what with everything going on it slipped down the list of things to do!
Sara and Andress are a great couple who were married at the Brighthelm Church, Brighton and then onto the seafront bar ‘Oh So!’ where they had the whole venue to themselves.
The weather wasn’t really our friend, straight after the marriage it threw it down with rain but once at the reception venue it stopped we had completely blue skies.
Sara was the only bride of last year with a (stunning) red dress (from Whiteleaf Boutique – fab place for dresses) and shortly after they were married moved to Singapore and are now expecting their first baby.
Good times for a great couple!
The dress was stunning
It was great to have the full moon and that out of all the Brighton Wedding Photographers that the chose me for their photos.
I visited the four seasons hotel yesterday in preparation for a wedding there in a couple of weeks.
For newcomers the hotel is a bit of a maze. An easy maze to figure out but you may need to ask directions once inside…at least once!
This was the first hotel I’ve been to where the walls were soft to the touch. Not that I’m one for ‘touching walls’ wherever I go somewhere new…I just discovered they were like that via elbow.
The owners of the Four Seasons Hotel had the good foresight to connect the building with a set of glass corridors which not only mean moving through the hotel is a lot faster but also it lets a copious amount of light in too.
This is great for those in the business of taking pictures as even on an overcast day the light just comes in from everywhere.
The place is exceptionally clean and well decorated. I mean spotless and everyone is polite and greets you. Nothing is too much to ask, but I don’t ask for much!
For couples looking at using the venue for weddings there are a couple of very large rooms for receptions, decorated to a high standard and lit well.
Externally the Four Seasons Hotel is very grand and if you face away from the building it just falls away into a huge expanse of fields, again great for photos.
There is also a lovely walled garden too. I didn’t put any pictures up though as it’s February with the only things being there are evergreen shrubs and gravel. You can only imagine how beautiful it will look in the Spring.
The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire ….. a lovely place.
The start of the main staircase at the four seasons hotel hampshire
Lots of nice touches are everywhere
Inside the Four Seasons Hotel there is a lot of well placed decorations
There was a lot more people on the beach when I took this shot, honest
Brighton Barcelo Old Ship Hotel Wedding
Ok, so let’s rewind a little bit to Good Friday 2011. You know, when it wasn’t raining all day, EVERY day. When brides weren’t checking the Met Office website to find out if their wedding is going to be a wet one.
On one of the hottest days recorded in Brighton was Jo and Keirons wedding. Lovely couple, honestly an absolute pleasure to be there.
Jo and Keiron were having a Humanist Ceremony in the Brighton Barcelo Old Ship Hotel. As usual I was there from the start covering prep from both sides all the way until the end.
The bridal suite in the Old Ship Hotel was perfectly sized for photography
Number Ten seems quite popular in Brighton
Brighton Barcelo Old Ship Hotel Wedding – Inside
The Brighton Barcelo is quite surprising once inside. It has a car park for starters, on the seafront, so quite unusual. Also it’s surprisingly easy to get lost in. It’s like the staircases of Hogwarts, I kid you not.
When you finally manage to find your way… (Ok, I’ll stop…it isn’t that bad). When you arrive at the ceremony room you are welcomed by a beautifully decorated, wonderully spacious room.
Behind the ceremony room is another, even bigger room which is utilised for the wedding breakfast. The doorway of which is situated dead center and is in line with the aisle.
Jo and Keirons ceremony was wonderful with a handfasting, some readings and a singer. The whole room was full of friends and family truly happy to be there.
If you’re considering a Brighton Barcelo Old Ship Hotel Wedding you are considering well.
Brighton Barcelo Old Ship Hotel Wedding
Brighton Barcelo Old Ship Hotel Wedding – The informals
After the ceremony we all went outside for photos. You know, the difficulty with Brighton at the weekend is that formals in the literal sense…don’t happen.
You can do them but then you have people in the background doing bunny ears, kids on bikes riding by etc, not good.
So, leaving things a little later we went out in the car and had some cracking results whilst on the road and stopped by the bandstand too. The Bandstand always seems relatively empty for photos as it isn’t on the main drag.
Then we had some other fun shots and went in for dinner. Where I stayed until the evening and took some lovely shots of the first dance.
Jo and Keiron are a lovely couple and it was great to be around them on their wedding day.