Eco-Friendly Brighton Wedding : Matt & Brig

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Matt and Brig wanted their Brighton wedding to have a real community feel. It was also super important to them that it was eco-friendly and they used local suppliers as much as possible. “We met 15 years ago but at the time we were both with other partners”, Brig explained. “Matt was the carpenter on an eco self build house that I was about to live in. Our kids were the same ages. We lost contact for about 10 years and then bumped into each other at Patchfest and we hung out for a while…4 years later we were married. Matt proposed on the Brighton Wheel on November 5th 2012.”

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“Everyone contributed to our wedding”, she continued. “It all came together really well. All our lovely friends made it work so well. We asked everyone to bring food, decorations and love and they all did. It was amazing to see how much our friends love us. After our ceremony at the Brighton Registry office we had a traditional handfasting ceremony at our local community church. Handfasting is a pagan ritual and we celebrated the four elements and promised personal vows to each other with our four children as our witnesses with a wonderful humanist celebrant called River. Instead of rings, we exchanged silver bracelets which signify that our hands are fasted together forever.”

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8 comments

  1. That cake is absolutely amazing! I love that they did something non-traditional for the decoration but it is still breathtaking!

  2. Kate

    The band is the Curst Sons – it’s my pa’s band and I sang at Matt and Brig’s wedding – it was a gorgeous day!

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