Brighton Town Hall Weddings are always so unique. Sometimes it’s just two people, and sometimes it is all their nearest and dearest. And in the latter case, I’m so glad I can say that’s who was at M+C’s wedding.

You see, they had a big day all planned for August 2024. But M’s dad got sick. Really sick. It wasn’t likely he’d make it August.

And so they rang me and asked me what they should do. They knew they wanted to bring the wedding up, but to when? Their venue was offering January, but what did I think?

I couldn’t make the decision for them, but I could pose questions to them and help them find the answer for themselves. So that’s what I did.

Ultimately they decided they wanted her dad to be in the best health possible. They didn’t want to risk moving everything and having an empty chair at the head table. Dad had to be there. So the planned a whole new wedding in less than 2 months.

And it was beautiful. The photograph where M leans over to kiss her dad whilst C smiles will forever be one of my favourite.

Because these two will have lost so much as such a young age.

C has lost both his parents already. His mum whilst living, is so very lost to him. Within reach, but no longer there.

Getting Ready for Brighton Town Hall Wedding

M decided to get ready at their family home with their beautiful daughter O. I’d last photographed O before her parents had even announced the pregnancy. So it was a huge honour to finally met the little girl in the sonogram I’d seen at M+C’s Brighton Bandstand Proposal.

The morning was a bit rushed with hair and make up behind schedule. But we got in all the moments M dreamed of with her dad.

Scroll to see a few of my favourite photographs from the morning.

Bride and bridesmaids with champagne in matching sage green pyjamas

Bride and mother of bride sweet moment while getting ready

Regency Room Ceremony at Brighton Town Hall Weddings

M+C booked the Regency Room for their wedding ceremony at Brighton Town Hall Registry Office. And thankfully their wasn’t another wedding booked after theirs. Because C’s mum was dropped off at the completely wrong location and was over 30 minutes late to the ceremony. As C’s mum is in a care home, he was completely gutted the taxi service had messed up so badly but accepted nothing could be done besides delay as long as they could. They were able to delay the ceremony for about 20 minutes, but ultimately his mum and carer had to sneak in the back whilst the ceremony was in progress.

It also meant we weren’t granted any time on the stairs. The stairs at Brighton Town Hall are only “guaranteed” to couples who book The Council Chamber. And couples are often denied re-entry after the confetti toss. So with that knowledge in mind, we RAAAANNN up those stairs instead of going into the Ante Room. We took about 3 quick pictures on the stairs and then ran back down before the registrar knew what we had done! Okay he knew, we were all out of breath. But our speed impressed him! We were so fast we were back down the stairs waiting for the last few guests to go outside for the confetti toss. And with less than 40 guests in attendance, I’d say that’s fast!

Brighton Town Hall

Brighton Town Hall Weddings

Brighton Town Hall Weddings

Brighton Town Hall Weddings with flower girl and bride

Brighton Town Hall Wedding with daughter

Groom crying at Brighton Town Hall Wedding

Brighton Town Hall Weddings

Brighton Town Hall Weddings

Signing the wedding registrar with daughter at Brighton Town Hall Weddings

Brighton Town Hall Weddings

Brighton Town Hall Weddings ceremony in the Regency Room

Regency Room Brighton Town Hall Weddings

Brighton Town Hall Weddings with couple portraits on the stairs

Brighton Town Hall Weddings with couple portraits on the stairs

Brighton Town Hall Weddings with couple portraits on the stairs

Confetti toss for Brighton Town Hall Weddings

Confetti toss for Brighton Town Hall Weddings

Bridal party in front of Brighton Town Hall Wedding Registry Office

Bridal party in front of Brighton Town Hall Wedding Registrar Office

Wedding family photographs outside Brighton Town Hall

Brighton wedding photographer

Wedding family photographs in Brighton

Couple in wedding car by Brighton Wedding Photographer

Couple in wedding car by Brighton Wedding Photographer

Couple in wedding car by Brighton Wedding Photographer

Couple in the rain by Brighton Wedding Photographer

Bride with bridesmaids by Brighton Wedding photography

Bride with bridesmaids by Brighton Wedding photography

Bride with bridesmaids in the rain by Brighton Wedding photographer in East Sussex

Groom with best men by Brighton Wedding photographer in Sussex

Groom with detail photograph of large white rose buttonhole by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Nostos Hove wedding by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

couple portraits by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Brighton Town Hall weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Brighton Town Hall weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Brighton Town Hall weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Brighton Town Hall weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Nostos Hove Wedding Reception by Sussex Wedding Photographer

Instead of the big wedding they had planned, C+M went big in other ways. And in my humble opinion, the best way: food.

Nostos in Hove has some of the best food I’ve had in long time. And the food was endless!

Nostos Wedding Reception in Hove by Brighton Wedding Photographer

Nostos Wedding Reception in Hove by Brighton Wedding Photographer

Nostos Wedding Reception in Hove by Brighton Wedding Photographer

Nostos Hove weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Nostos Hove weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Nostos Hove weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Nostos Hove weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Nostos Hove weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Wedding photographer in Sussex photographs bride kissing dad on the cheek while groom smiles

wedding toast with glasses raised by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

groom wiping tears while guests raise glasses by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Nostos Hove weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in Sussex

Nostos Hove weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in East Sussex

Nostos Hove weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in East Sussex

Nostos Hove weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in East Sussex

Couple First dance with daughter by Brighton wedding photographer in East Sussex

Wedding sunglass trend by Brighton wedding photographer in East Sussex

Nostos Hove weddings by Brighton wedding photographer in East Sussex

Till next time,
Kelsie

As an East Sussex Wedding Photographer, Kelsie Scully Photography photographs Brighton Town Hall Weddings and other special days in Sussex, London, Surrey, Kent and beyond.