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Same Sex Wedding Inspiration on Brighton Seafront

Brighton Harbour Hotel Wedding 

Very recently the Brighton Harbour Hotel emerged, taking over the Umi hotel they have refurbished and made a fabulous high end boutique hotel. Together with a team of amazing Sussex suppliers I took part in a photoshoot to show off the newly opened hotel and to showcase its wedding facilities. Harbour hotel is a great location for a wedding, right on the seafront it is perfect for an amazing view and also to get some fun wedding shots done on beach!

The photoshoot celebrates Brighton and its diversity, with a same sex couple both dressed in gorgeous gowns from Mode Bridal in Hove and both holding romantic cascading bridal bouquets by me. We wanted this shoot to be show a fun relaxed wedding but still with touches of glamour and luxury – not all low key weddings have to be in a barn or a tipi!

The Harbour Hotel also has an AMAZING luxury spa and is the perfect way to start your honeymoon.

beach front gay wedding brighton sussex

This was an early Autumn shoot and the bouquets had loads of seasonal goodies in, Autumn is a great time for a wedding as there are loads of fabulous rich colours and textures to be had. The bouquets are made up of, spray roses, lisianthus, amaranthus, alstroemeria, seeded eucalyptus, astrantia, sweet avalanche roses, alliums, crocosmia seed heads, cymbidium orchids and asparagus fern – what a treat to work with!

Blush was one if the favourite wedding colours last season and it seems to still be a popular one, teaming pale blush tones with stronger maroons, plums and burgundy colours is a beautiful way to keep with the current trends but also works really well to celebrate Autumn.

The wedding room has the most gorgeous stained glass window which really adds to the light and bright feel to the room. Sorrel and Steve set up a beautiful display of vintage bottles and candlesticks which worked really nicely placed along the window sill.

Thanks to every one who was involved!

Wedding Dresses and Accessories: MODE Bridal 

Venue: Brighton Harbour Hotel

Photographer: Charlotte Rawles

Hair: Jenny @ COVE Hair Brighton

Make Up: Louise Medhurst 

Prop Hire: Sorrell and Steve

Stationary: Lisa Loves Design

Cake: Tarnya Senior 

Models: Emily Frazier and Lynsey Davis


Colourful Wedding Flowers

Great news guys – colour is here and if you’re a full blown colour enthusiast such as I you will find this pretty exciting. Last year’s wedding season saw a rise in people opting to have stronger notes in their flower colour palettes, a splash of cerise pink to brighten up the overall look or some yellow to add zing. Colourful wedding flowers are a great way to really brighten up a ceremony or reception room. Uplifting zesty, citrus colours have become very popular along with peaches and corals being a 2016 favourite.

Before I was fully immersed in the wedding world it hadn’t crossed my mind that there would be such a thing as wedding fashion trends, I thought people got married and simply chose colours that reflected them or which worked well with the venue or season. But nowadays there are so many visual references, particularly InstagramPinterest  and Facebook where we are surrounded by fabulous pictures of these amazing events it is hard not to be unknowingly sucked into following the trends. I am happy when the trend is for bold and bright, it is always really fun to work with punchy colour schemes.

Photo credits – top centre, centre left and centre right Fleming Photo. Lower left Ride Again Photography  Lower centre Laurence and Ella Photography Bottom right Sara Reeve Photography

We’ve been seeing a rise in relaxed and more personal weddings in the last couple of years and 2016 saw many festival and fiesta style celebrations taking place. Personally I have seen a reduction in the pale rustic jam jar style wedding an a rise in the brighter bolder Mexican fiesta style. Small jars and vases are still popular though, having clusters of smaller arrangements rather than one large one on each table remains a popular reception decor choice.

Photo credit – lower left Fleming Photo

January is one of the busiest times of year for wedding planning with many newly engaged couples getting excited and starting to plan their big day. I’d advise getting started with a Pinterest board, pin away with any images you are inspired by – even if you aren’t sure on the style or colour scheme you are going for.  Over time you will start to see a pattern emerge and it seems to come together in terms of a theme, or if you can’t see the theme then I often can – and that is where your florist will help you out!

Happy planning!

Lib xx