Tony & Elaine got married at the iconic Royal Pavilion in Brighton with just their closest family and friends present and I couldn’t think of a better venue for an intimate ceremony. The Royal Pavilion itself is of course hugely grand but the wedding ceremony room is cosy, warm and welcoming.
Nuptials complete and register signed, we headed for photos in the show stopping music room with its ridiculously ornate organ and then outside for more photos on the front lawn while the grandchildren let off some steam, dashing around and chasing the resident seagulls!
Tony & Elaine had booked the wonderful Alfresco’s (now Brighton Beach Club) just along the the seafront for lunch, and a family friend, acting as chauffeur for the day, arrived to pick us up in his Morris Minor and drive us the short distance to the reception. Always such fun bombing along in one of these little cars which have become firm favourites at many of the weddings I have photographed over the years!
After a celebratory family feast we made our way down to the beach for the confetti throw. Being a blustery early autumn day we had to work out which way the wind was blowing so that it didn’t fly back in everyone’s faces!
Before I left we made sure to get some last photos in front of one other of Brighton’s iconic sights – the remains of the old West Pier – and with the wind blowing out the skirts of Elaine’s fab prom style dress, I left them all to enjoy the rest of their day.