With more beautiful Brightony photos courtesy of Brighton’s own Andrew J R Squires.
Over to our blushing Brighton bride, Rocio for more details on their fab wedding:
“My dress was from the Ozone. Thanks to Louise, who is a star!”
“My jewellery was from Etsy: DivineJewel and from Domsdecor. I also wore a bespoke fascinator from Big Bead Boutique in Brighton. They are great at personalizing the fascinator to your own style to match your dress, theme etc.”
“My wedding shoes were an incredible xmas present by my personal shopper (and best friend) Mariola. She bought them in Pilar Burgos, Spain.”
“Paul’s suit was from Hugo Morris, who gave a really professional and experienced service!”
“Entertainment wise, my brother is a musician, and he played the Spanish guitar while the guests were waiting in the stunning drawing room of the Brighton Royal Pavilion. He played “Entre dos Aguas” by the Spaniard Paco de Lucia. We also played “Aquarela do Brasil” as we got engaged in Rio de Janeiro and a selection from The Beatles.”
“We booked a tour of the Pavilion (they offer a good rate when you are having your civil ceremony there!) so the guests were entertained while we had our pictures taken.”
“Our amazing photographer was Andrew Squires. He was a great help when choosing the settings.”
“For our honeymoon we had three fantastic weeks traveling in Japan. It was really different and amazing, relaxing in the mountains in the Onsens (traditional Japanese spas) and enjoying the vibrant life of the big cities like Tokyo.”
“My tip to other Sussex brides would be, if you are going to get your dress dry cleaned I would recommend going to a reputable dry cleaner that is part of the TSA (Textile Services Association) or any trade association. Ask for the implications of cleaning your dress in writing, as conversations are difficult to demonstrate if you are dealing with unprofessional companies (part of my dress was ruined by a dry cleaners). Fortunately Oxfam have a sewing club and can mend dresses. ”
Another good tip is to donate your wedding dress to the Oxfam shop located in North Street in Brighton (I have just done this myself). Giving my dress away is the best thing I could do with my wedding dress: not only have I given it a second opportunity to shine (it was such a lovely dress that it deserves a second wedding!), but the money Oxfam will obtain selling it will help many women that have fewer opportunities in life. Is there anything better? I’m pretty sure I won’t wear it again and it is a wonderful opportunity to make the world a better place to live.”
“If we could do it all again we would do exactly the same! It was such great fun that I would not change anything!”
Ceremony venue: Brighton Royal Pavilion
Reception venue: Brighton Pier
Photographer: Andrew J R Squires
Head piece/fascinator: Big Bead Boutique’s Brighton Vintage Wedding Boutique
Dress: The Ozone
Groom’s suit: Hugo Moriss
Décor: The Bridal Bootfayre, Purple Heart
Photo props: Etsy & Partypacks.co.uk
Donated dress to: Oxfam, Brighton
Thanks again to Rocio and Paul for sharing this fab wedding with us all and to Andy for sending his beautiful photos over.
Lovely that Rocio gave her dress away to Oxfam too. Oxfam have got an amazing range of pre-loved wedding dresses available to buy in their online bridal shop too, so do check that out if you are after a bridal bargain for your Sussex wedding. You can read more about Oxfam’s Brighton sewing club on the Oxfam blog too.
Love that Rocio and Paul sourced loads of their wedding bits locally too. Rocio’s fascinator by Big Bead Boutique looks amazing, their newly opened Brighton Vintage Wedding Boutique is definitely worth checking out if you are on the hunt for beautiful headwear and vintage gorgeousness for your Sussex wedding.
So much cool stuff coming up soon on Love Sussex Weddings soon, so stay tuned! You can check out part one of Rocio and Paul’s Brighton wedding here if you haven’t done so already too.