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Yvonne and Steve’s wedding at the Royal Pavilion

Steve and Yvonne booked me as their wedding photographer just a couple of weeks before their ceremony on Saturday. They originally thought they would ask a friend to take their photos, but decided to book a professional in the end and picked me, hooray!
They had their civil ceremony and reception in Brighton Pavilion. It’s the first wedding I’ve done in the Pavilion and it’s a lovely venue. Being in the middle of February it was quite overcast and cold in the afternoon, and there was a lot of scaffolding on the outside of the building, so we took most of the photographs inside. Taking pictures of the couple in the Music Room, with the general public strolling around at the same time was slightly odd, but I was too busy to pay much attention and I think Yvonne and Steve were so thrilled to be married they didn’t really notice.
After the guests had finished a tour of the building everybody went up to the William IV suite for drinks and a buffet. This room is decorated with a fantastic hand painted wallpaper, with motifs of birds and trees. Somehow it seems to survive the visits of small children with pudding encrusted fingers and still look immaculate.
During the speeches both bride and groom were reduced to hiding their heads in their hands while their Dad and Mum respectively dished the dirt (I have to say I’d like to see that Orangina bottle and crisp packet collection, Steve). After that it was a couple of photos of the couple cutting the cake, then I left them to their evening party at CircusCircus. Hope it was a good one.


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