Boy, have we got a treat in store for you this month… Rachel & Richard’s colourful, elegant wedding – where Rustic Chic met Victorian Seaside Splendour.
They were keen to reflect their love of the Ocean in their day – having met whilst working in Sydney, Australia and doing their Scuba Dive Masters in Thailand together.
Rachel & Richard opted for a quirky and elegant wedding ceremony by the sea at Brighton Bandstand, famous for its stunning ornate Victorian architecture.
The couple then rode their jaunty VW Camper Van “Peanut” to the reception venue at Nymans Gardens, Handcross – a 20th Century National Trust gardens, set amidst the romantic ruins of a fairytale gothic mansion, complete with very fabulous wedding teepee.
The Milestones of Motown, Disco, Funk & Soul entertained them & their guests and had the dancefloor thronging all night. Even Rachel’s mother (who claims not to have danced for about 40 years) was up on her feet!
Rachel & Richard sent us this lovely note after the Big Day…
Party on, Rachel & Richard, and congratulations to you both! Xx
Photographer: Nigel Lees Photography
Ceremony venue: Brighton Bandstand
Reception venue: Nymans Gardens, Handcross
Bride’s entrance song: All I Want Is You by Barry Louis Polisar
Wedding band: The Milestones
First dance: Walking on a Dream by Empire of the Sun
Last dance: Kids by MGMT
Bride’s dress: Genevieve by Claire Pettibone
Groom’s outfit: Gresham Blake, Brighton