Susa&Pete had a brightly coloured, pom-pom filled, vintage inspired Brighton wedding. Susa’s dress was genuine vintage from Hope and Harlequin in Brighton, and it was just perfect for her.
She made her own feather and pom-pom hair comb and a pair of corsages to match for her mum and sister. We just loved the blend of elegant vintage, with vibrant and fun details!
The ultimate photo bombers: Susa&Pete’s cats are destined for stardom, at least in their own eyes. They spent a lot of time stealing into our shots – they just couldn’t upstage Susa though, however much they tried!
Martin arrived a little early at The Hotel Pelirocco where Pete was getting ready – so early that Pete hadn’t even hit the shower yet! No complaints though – 10 minutes with Hotel Pelirocco’s deliciously decked out lounge area left us with some rather peachy ring shots.
Of course, no matter how well you plan everything, some detail of the day will not go quite as planned – Pete’s best man had a lack-of-tie-and-handkerchief issue, so we had a rather fun run around some of Brighton’s shopping areas trying to find suitable attire. No problem!
They were married at Brighton Town Hall, followed by a simple, informal pub reception at The Brunswick in Hove, which they decked out with pom poms in decoupaged plant pots… very cute!
The sun-splashed garden was just the perfect place for Susa&Pete’s guests to catch up, and indulge in some al fresco dining!
It’s a long way to the top of Lewes Castle, but once you’re there, you are met by nothing but white cliffs and rooftops as far as the eye can see! What a setting! Marion arrived (50 minutes late!) in a VW camper, accompanied by her mum and two gorgeous, excitable little boys in super-cool Hawaiian shirts!
Marion fell in love with an original 1930s wedding gown she found in Hope and Harlequin in Brighton. It had sleeves and a high back which covered her beautiful tattoos, so she had the sleeves removed and the back lowered to show them off!
When I asked Marion to point me in the direction of her wedding shoes, she sheepishly handed me a pair of worn – and I sure she won’t mind me saying, somewhat scuffed – ivory suede heels. There seemed to be an in-joke, but although a little befuddled, I continued to photograph them regardless! Shortly after, all the bridesmaids gathered around Marion and presented her with a gift… a scrumptious pair of Charlotte Olympia stilettos! Wow!
Rob and the boys wore matching yellow polka dot bow-ties to set off their blue shirts – like Martin, however, their knowledge of tying them wasn’t so good, and they had to watch a Youtube instructional video for some pointers!
♥ The best photographers ever!… ”We agreed that we’d never seen photos that good before and the style was just what we were after. Neither of us were keen on staged photos and the way you both seems to catch special moments was fab! Also whenever we met you both you put us at ease straight away so we couldn’t think of having anyone else with us on the day. Penny staying calm in the craziness of babies and bridesmaids getting ready in the morning was fab and helped me stay calm too. Everything from meeting before, to emails, to the beautiful little box at the end was first class! This is also the opinion of all of our guests. Two of which have now enrolled on photography courses! Obviously we are both over the moon with the photos. Every single one of them is beautiful and we love them. Thank you. xxx”