When I went into Nadine's room at the Landsdowne Place Hotel in Hove to cover her getting ready, the first thing that happened is one of her bridesmaids apologised for not saying hello! She had seen me loitering outside (I was a bit early) and thought I was the photographer but didn't like to say anything in case she was wrong. How lovely is that? In fact it set the tone for the whole day - genuine friendliness with an afternoon tea and Brighton beach party twist!
The Wedding took place at St Philip's Church in Hove, which has one of the most impressive interiors I have come across. Nadine and Jason had arranged for a red London Routemaster bus take take all the guests to the church and then and back to the Landsdowne Place Hotel for the afternoon tea reception.
Happily filled up with sandwiches and cakes everyone then went down onto the beach for games of cricket, boules and the like. Nadine, Jason and I took the opportunity to have a quick walk to some beach huts for photographs - love the sunglasses!
In keeping with the English beach holiday theme, the menu's were on "Catch of the Day" chalk boards and of course Fish and Chips had to be an option, peoples names were painted onto pebbles as place cards, even the wedding cake was made as a beach hut, it was all very cleverly thought out and looked wonderful!
The Landsowne Place Hotel has some great locations for interior shots including one of the few where lense flare from the chandelier actually worked to my advantage:
Nadine and Jason managed to pull off one of the most cleverly themed weddings I have seen and it was obvious that everone had a brilliant time.