Congratulations to Kathryn and Richard who were married a few weeks ago at their Royal Pavilion wedding Brighton and continued their celebrations at Terraces Bar & Grill with stunning panoramic views of Brighton Pier and out to sea. The run up to Kathryn and Richard’s wedding day wasn’t at all easy for them. For reasons beyond their control they had to find a new venue to host the reception at the 11th hour. They are such a creative couple though, Kathryn is an illustrator and Richard works in advertising, and the staff at Terraces were so accommodating, that they made it work. I hope you can tell from the pictures what a spectacular location Terraces is.
The day itself got off to a shaky start too. A centimeter or two of snow on the ground when I left Surrey meant that I was probably in for a long journey down to Sussex. Fortunately the snow cleared and I was in Brighton in no time at all, although a little disappointed I have to say, not to see Brighton Pavilion shrouded in a blanket of snow, and the truly white wedding that that would provide. However, the Pavilion is such an iconic building and wanted to photograph a royal pavilion wedding brighton for a long time. The red drawing room is such an intimate space to hold the ceremony and the domed ceiling and oriental decoration of the music room is simply unique. I could easily have forgotten all about their wedding guests and photographed Kathryn and Richard in this space all day long. In our meetings before the day we had talked at length about the kind of pictures they wanted. They certainly didn’t want to spend their wedding day posing for the camera but wanted to spend as much quality time with their friends and family as possible. We discovered early on that all three of us are huge fans of the photographer Martin Parr, so I was constantly on the look out for quirky candid shots that are so typical of Parr’s work. The hurried dash through the streets of Brighton to hale a cab to take use from the Pavilion to the reception certainly provided a few opportunities! I hope Martin would approve.
Once at the reception we were treated to front row seats as we watched a flock of starlings dancing across the sky and an equally magical light show as nighttime fell over the amusement arcades of Brighton Pier.
Kathryn and Richard you’re an amazing couple and your royal pavilion wedding Brighton was a corker! You have such positive energy and you are clearly loved by all your friends and family. The temperature may have been freezing outside, but inside the warmth was there for all to see. The speeches were hilarious and your superstar DJ friend did an outstanding job on the decks, a truly memorable night.