Fleur & Alexander’s Unitarian Brighton Wedding

May 26, 2011

Fleur & Alexander’s Brighton wedding took place on the 29th April, although Fleur was keen to tell me that the royals had nothing to do with their choice of wedding date! “Al proposed to me on a beach in Pollensa, Majorca at midnight on July 8th last year and we booked the date in September, long before the Royals!”

“We chose the Unitarian Church for our ceremony venue because we aren’t religious,” the bride continued. “They have the belief that if you’re in love and want to get married they’re happy to perform the ceremony. I’d sang in the church so knew how lovely it was. We could have our friends band play, The Miserable Rich, which was wonderful, our hymn was Old Man by Neil Young, we walked down the aisle with our friends to The Throne Room by John Williams from Star Wars & left the church to Les Fleurs by Minnie Ripperton (very apt!)”

“We wanted to make sure our wedding was very much about us. Alex is a massive fan of Star Wars, hence the music, and has collected comic books ever since he was a child so our order of service had a Spiderman cover. I’ve sang all my life so wanted the band & everyone singing along to Neil Young (who we saw twice in concert & loved, the song means a lot to us). We’ve been to tons of weddings where it could have been anyone, nothing really spoke to us about the couple themselves. We really wanted to make sure that the day was very much ours. I had looked at Jacqui’s website and loved the work i’d seen from previous weddings she’d done. The pictures looked relaxed, happy & like people were really enjoying themselves! Some wedding photos can look so stiff & boring which we definately didn’t want! We had an engagement shoot with Jacqui a few months before the wedding which was so much fun! We loved her ideas, the way she made us both feel so relaxed in front of the camera and the end result was just fantastic, we knew that out wedding would be great. Everyone had such a brilliant time & we have hundreds of gorgeous pictures to treasure forever.”

Fleur wore a David Fielden dress, the first and only dress she tried on.

Huge thanks to Fleur & Alexander and to photographer Jacqui for sharing this fab wedding with us today.

Photography Credit: Jacqui McSweeney Photography
Ceremony Venue: Unitarian Church, Brighton
Reception Venue: The Thomas Kemp, George Road, Brighton
Bride’s Dress: David Fielden
Bride’s Shoes: Pink
Bride’s Headpiece: Leonie Claire Bridal, Brighton
Bride’s Jewellery: Baroque Bespoke Jewellery, Brighton
Groom’s Outfit: Hugo Morris, Brighton
Bridesmaid’s Dress: Jim Hjelm Occasions
Bridesmaid’s Shoes: Rachel Simpson Shoes
Cake: Benjamin Rowland
Flowers: Miss Moles Flower Emporium, Brighton
DJ’s: Attic Monkeys, Molly Malone, Mac McRaw & Q-No