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Dean & Emma’s Wedding Thistle Hotel, Brighton

Today’s wedding  was on a very special day being the 12th December 2012! As the preparations and wedding Thistle Hotel, Brighton were all at the Thistle Hotel in Brighton our day started heading along the busy coast road between Seaford and Brighton to the hotel.  After a quick visit to the bride to see how things were going it we nipped over the hotel to catch-up with the groom as he was getting ready at the hotel as well so we managed to get a few quick photos of him getting ready before heading back to the bride to photograph the rest of her preparations.


Once the registrars arrived to interview Emma we headed downstairs to the atrium to get ready for the ceremony. It wasn’t long before Emma arrived downstairs and everything went quiet waiting for her big entrance. The registrars had decided to use the PA system so all the guests could hear what was going on which really helped people sitting towards the back as it’s such a big space – it did take a little while for Emma & Dean to get used to using them but they soon got the hang of it. As they didn’t have any reading it was a brief but lovely ceremony with big smiles all round from the couple and the odd damp eye from the guests! After the ceremony everyone headed downstairs to the bar area for the drinks reception and some group photos. Although it was a cold and crisp day the sun was shinning so we managed to get outside for the group photos which was great.

Dean & Emma had gone for a winter wonderland theme for the wedding reception/breakfast with lots of snow flakes, icicle lights and even a pair of penguins on their wedding cake! It was a great theme and worked really well.

After the wedding breakfast we manage to get outside with the bride and groom for some photos with the pier before the lights went off! Dean & Emma were great sports as it was freezing outside but I think it was worth it and great to have the pier in the back ground for some of their photos.

We headed back into the warm for the cutting of the cake and the first dance before we left everyone to enjoy the evening celebrations.

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