Category Archives: British Brides

A Laid Back Brighton Beach Wedding

Becky & Jon wanted to have a laid back wedding with all their closest friends and family at one of their favourite posh restaurants in Brighton, The Ginger Pig. Originally Becky didn’t even want to wear a wedding dress but after falling in love with this gorgeous David Fielden number, she soon changed her mind. It even disguised her baby bump pretty well! She paired this with some vintage shoes that had belonged to her Mother. The ceremony was held at Brighton Town Hall which was followed by some quick portraits on the beach – complete with the iconic Brighton beach huts and champagne in plastic glasses!

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Tamanna & Tanveer’s Muslim Wedding Celebration

You don’t see enough Asian weddings in blog land which surprises me really as they are so colourful and full of love that one would think they were perfect blogging material. Luckily for me, photographer Tapas Maiti, who specialises in these weddings, send me this gorgeous Muslim wedding last week. I have a couple of Indian friends and I am always intrigued to hear about their epic wedding celebrations and how different they are to the western wedding. They are all about colour, family and fun!

“Tamanna & Tanveer are Bengali Muslims from Bangladesh and the wedding ceremony itself is called a Nikah.” Tapas told me. “It is quite common for the Nikah to be undertaken as a private family affair with an community elder or Imam. The Wedding Reception is the opportunity to announce themselves to their friends and relatives.”

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1950s Housewife Engagement – Tea, Cakes & Scrabble!

Alex & Claire’s retro, 50′s housewife engagement is aces! Not only because it was shot by one of my bestest wedding buddies, Emma Case but because it has tea, cakes and scrabble!

“Alex and Claire are getting married in August and Alex is my best friend’s boyfriend’s brother so I know them both pretty well and am ridiculously excited about their wedding as I know what our nights out are like when we all go out together!” Emma began to yell me excitedly. “A special treat is Claire’s wonderful rendition of “Oh, wouldn’t it be lovely” in a cockney accent…she’s actually very Northern (that’s usually nearer the end of the night).”
“Alex called me about a month back asking if we could do some pictures for their invites and that they had a few ideas (brilliant)…. I arrived at their house and they were both dressed in full 1950′s get up and had the table set ready for their photo shoot!  Love it!  They wanted to try and do the ’1950′s how to be a good housewife’ thing and they really got in to it… I LOVE couples like that… no I really mean it… L..O..V..E!”

Laundrette Lovers

I’ve always loved laundrette photo sessions so when Brighton photographer Joanna Brown sent me this set I couldn’t wait to share it…

“I have been living in quirky Kemptown in Brighton for some time and have always had my eye on the Laundrette round the corner thinking it would be perfect location for a shoot” Joanna told me. “I have always thought that there is something quite lovely and romantic about laundrettes; the sound of the machines quietly whirling that combined with complete strangers just hanging out sharing a really mundane chore.  So I have been patiently waiting for my opportunity to arrive and hey presto a lovely couple got in touch and I could not quite believe it.  Laura and Rikki met whilst studying at Bath University and had seen each other around the campus; at the bar, in the library and also spied each other at the local laundrette; after sometime Rikki finally asked Laura out and the rest is history.  They are simply an adorable couple who have a great sense of humour, Rikki even took Laura on one of their first dates to a Laundrette (how romantic).  We had a hoot at the Laundrette (I think some of the regulars thought we were balmy) especially when Laura lay on the floor for one of the shots; hey it is Brighton though anything goes!”

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