Iford Village Hall
Shelley & Scott
One thing I love to do is blog, to write up my weddings in a way that I saw them and in a way, to debrief myself of the day because so much happens. I’m a part of this 12+ hour rollercoaster of emotion that it always has a long term impact on me.
This year though I look back and realise I’ve not blogged since June. Mainly because I’ve been so busy. 2016 marks the most number of weddings I’ve shot and as I now stay later and deliver so many photos something had to take a back seat. As a result I’m now playing catchup.
So for those who follow me online, lurk in the background or whose weddings I’ve yet to shoot, apologies, but watch this space!
Shelley and Scott’s wedding was ace. They both live Sussex way, in Hove and with their wedding ceremony at the Brighton Bandstand it was easy enough for them to get ready just a few minutes walk away. I loved the eclectic decor of their home, HRH the queen Victoria was on show and all sorts of things that defined them were everywhere.
I rocked up to find Shelley with her makeup underway and I settled there for a bit before heading off to a nearby hotel for Scott’s prep before returning to Shelley for her final stages before walking to the Bandstand with them.
Brighton Bandstand is a nice personable space but it does suffer if the wind is up, which was the case this time around so we used the restaurant underneath for the ceremony. It suited their numbers well and after we went for photos on the beach and used the Bandstand too.
Shelley and Scott booked a bus to take them and their guests to Iford Village Hall which is around 20 minutes away an is a typically cute village hall, in a sleepy village with a church nearby and a small row of houses. It was Idyllic, peacful and pretty all around. We didn’t see another soul there all day and I was very impressed because it seems to be the type of place everyone looks for but not somewhere everyone finds when they book their wedding.
It was beautifully decorated inside and a lot of the trinkets were from their home which made it particularly sweet. Teapots, porcelain figurines and polaroids of themselves all helped them to own the venue.
Their wedding was filled with the most important people and at around 30 guests it was intimate and cosy which was helped by the size of Iford VIllage Hall too.
Also, as a fellow West Highland Terrier owner I was totally made up there were two with us for the day. Good times.
In the evening they had a few games, then the DJ spun up the dancefloor and we saw in the rest of the night and I stayed right until the end.
Special mention goes to those assisting on the day, Amy Prifti for her makeup and Brian Mole for his DJ and entertaining skills!
Here are some more photos from their wedding and there’ll be more posts coming soon!brighton, wedding photography, vintage, london, Brighton Bandstand, amy prifti, Iford Village Hall, Iford Village Hall Wedding, Alternative, West Highland Terriers, Doily, Doilies, Teapots, Afternoon Tea, Brian Mole