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Rachael and Ross’s wedding at The Royal Pavilion and Pangdean Old Barn

Bride and groom in the rose garden at Pangdean Old Barn

Rachael and Ross in the rose garden at Pangdean Barns

Here are some photos from Rachael and Ross’s wedding last week, with the ceremony at Brighton’s Royal Pavilion and the wedding reception at Pangdean Old Barn in Pyecombe.

The couple booked me as their wedding photographer after finding my website from their home in Paris. I take quite a few bookings this way nowadays, from couples living abroad choosing to return home to be with friends and family for their wedding day. It means I can’t always meet clients before the booking is made, but there is usually a chance to see each other at at some point, even if it’s the day before the wedding. In this case we met about a month ago and had plenty of time to go through the details of the day together.

Rachael and Ross had organised a very full day, starting with Rachael and her bridesmaids getting ready at The Metropole Hotel on the seafront. Rachael’s sister Sophie had laid on a surprise wedding car for the trip to the Pavilion, so Rachael and her father arrived in style in an open topped Beauford. The ceremony took place in The Red Drawing Room. With it’s spectacular decoration it’s one of my favourite venues in Brighton, it has a nice atmosphere and is just the right size for an intimate wedding. We were also allowed to take some photos in The Music Room after the ceremony.

We squeezed in a trip to the seafront in the Beauford before setting off to the reception. I was wondering how to get the car and the sea in the same shot, but the driver solved the problem by reversing up on to the esplanade, without running anybody over, and getting the pier in the background. A quick five minutes later we returned to the Corn Exchange to catch the Big Lemon bus out to Pangdean

Pangdean Old Barn is just outside Brighton and one of the area’s most popular wedding venues. The gardens have been improved since I last worked here, and were looking great with all the flowers in early summer bloom. I chose the shade of the rose garden for some of the main photos of the bride and groom.
The guests had great weather for the reception and everybody seemed to be having a lovely time outside, before going into the main barn for the wedding breakfast. We had arrived a bit late, but Pangdean always seems very well organised and they managed to re-schedule the whole afternoon so nothing was rushed. Thanks to Michael, who looked after me and even found me some sellotape when I knocked a piece off one of my cameras.
Bride getting ready at the Metropole Brighton
Bridal bouquet at Metropole Hotel Brighton
Bride looking in hand mirror after make up
Bridesmaids in Metropole Hotel Brighton
Bridesmaids with wedding bouquets at Metropole Brighton
Bride laughing at The Metropole before the wedding
Bride
Bridal party celebrating with champagne at The Metropole Hotel
Rachael and make up artist at The Metropole Hotel Brighton
Bride with bridesmaids fitting wedding dress
Bride adjusting wedding dress at Brighton wedding venue
Bride ready to leave for her wedding
Close up of bride ready to leave for her wedding
Groom and his best man ariving at Brighton Royal Pavilion
Wedding buttonhole on ushers waistcoat
Ushers in front of The Royal Pavilion Brighton before the wedding ceremony
Bride and bridesmaids entering the Royal Pavilion for wedding ceremony
Bride
Rachael and her father entering the Red Room at the Pavilion
Bride and groom during wedding ceremony at The Royal Pavilion
Rachael and Ross exchanging rings at The Royal Pavilion Brighton
Bride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremony
Bride and groom kissing after being declared married
Bride touching grooms cheek after marriage at The Royal Pavilion
Signing the register in The Red Drawing Room at The Royal Pavilion
Ushers taking photos in The Red Drawing Room
Rachael and Ross receiving their marriage certificate
Bride and groom in front of Chinese Doors at The Royal Pavilion
Bride and groom in front of The Royal Pavilion Brighton
Bride and groom in front of The Royal Pavilion Brighton
bride and groom in wedding car on Brighton seafront
Boys in the garden at Pangdean Old Barn wedding reception
Rachael hugging friend at Pangdean Old Barn wedding reception
Bride and groom in the garden at Pangdean Barns West Sussex
Bride and groom in the garden at Pangdean Old Barn West Sussex
Bride in the gardens at Pangdean Barns West Sussex
Flowers at Pangdean Old Barn East Sussex
Interior of Pangdean Old Barn weddiing
Bride and groom in West Sussex wedding venue
Close up of Bride and groom at West Sussex wedding venue

Dewan Demmer - Very nice photos, such lively colouring.

Ariane - Being one of Rachael’s bridesmaids, i can truly say i loved this day and that the photos are spectacular ! Can’t wait to see the rest! Great job!!

DaveP - Thanks Ariane. When you see the rest of them, there’s a nice one of you looking a bit sniffly and emotional just after the ceremony.

Sandra Collins - What a beautiful niece I have!! Such a lovely way to see you again. Lots of love A. Sandra in Sydney. x

Stevie Hofer {Barden} nee Brentnall - You gorgeous girl you. From a little girl sneaking a drink at a bonvoyage party at 14 to a beautiful bride. Congratulations to you and Ross. We wish you happiness and health always. Dad looked handsome and Sophie as pretty as I remember. Photos very natural and relaxed, nicely done. Love from your family in Oz. Che, Leigh and Stephanie and Matt and grandchild Cruz and Holly and Chloe. Alex and Kath his bride to be and sons Liam and Sebastian. Ross and Donna and daughter Amelia. Keep in touch.You will find us all on facebook. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Richard round the corner - Hello David,
I hear that you are now doing photography training.
Could you send me some details.
regards,
Richard

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