A Brighton Registry wedding ended up being a 17 month secret I had to keep from friends and family.
It was 7 February 2020 and a day filled with lots of tears and laughter. Much like the celebration held this past summer where they revealed the depths of their deception and secrecy to friends and family!
And I’m sure everyone at their summer wedding would agree that their decision to marry when they did couldn’t have been timed more perfectly. It was the perfect moment to commit to one another before embarking on one of the most difficult years of their lives.
Their wedding was just before Covid-19 had reached our eyes and ears, and shortly before Cat’s dad was diagnosed and passed away.
I’m so thankful I was there to photograph my friend’s wedding at Brighton Registry Office. And that Cat’s Dad could be there. He was clearly so proud and devoted to his little girl. He was right beside her as she said her I Do’s – holding her flowers and beaming with tears brimming his eyes.
Paraphrasing whar Cat and Rob said: the 3rd of July was a celebration of their wedding day and they were so happy and relieved to feel that already being married didn’t take away from the specialness of getting married again.
That’s something we don’t often do enough. Life passes us too quickly and finding reasons to and time to celebrate love and life is often pushed to the side. Arturo was wise though and told his daughter and son-in-law to have a big party where they invited everyone they loved.
And that they did.
A winter Brighton Registry wedding
As thick as thieves, Cat and Rob got ready for their Brighton wedding in an Artist Residence Hotel room aptly named Bonnie and Clyde.
We then took a short walk along Brighton seafront to the Brighton and Hove Register Office, stopping along the way to take gorgeous wedding photography.
There are several options for ceremonies at Brighton Town Hall. Making it a great wedding venue in Brighton city centre for wedding ceremonies. Out of the three ceremony rooms, Cat and Rob chose the Regency Room. As they only had a handful of witnesses, the council chamber, which seats 120 guests, was much too large. And they found the Fitzherbert Room a little too cosy.
Once they said their I Do’s everyone headed over to Riddle and Finn’s, where they had a private room hire for their wedding reception.
Keep scrolling to take a peek at their beautiful wedding photographs.
Brighton and Hove Town Hall Weddings
As a Brighton wedding photographer, I love Brighton and Hove Town Hall weddings. This listed building has such incredible architecture and I think the recent remodels have really highlighted the beauty of the building.
I can’t wait to be back in May!