In late March, Worthing long-term lovers Natasha and Jamie tied the knot in a small (and secret!) wedding ceremony, with just four guests – Natasha’s mum, their two children and their wedding photographer Victoria JK Lamburn in Brighton’s Town Hall.
The Love Sussex Wedding readers kept their Brighton big day a secret until after their vows were exchanged, favouring a more romantic and intimate affair. They also shunned the traditional reception or honeymoon, choosing to stay in sunny Brighton and have some truly iconic photographs taken in The Lanes, North Laines, Victorian beach-side bandstand and at the Royal Pavilion to tell their secretive story instead!
Here’s gorgeous bride Natasha to spill the beans on their hush-hush wedding day:
We have been together since 1997 and Jamie proposed in the Christmas of 2005, the same year that our son was born. It was very simple and romantic!
We had ideas in our heads of the colour scheme and we knew we wanted a small and romantic wedding with a vintage twist, so it was just a case of making those ideas a reality. Jamie’s parents had a small romantic wedding at Brighton Town Hall in 1974 when they were 18 and we wanted to have the same for ourselves.
We found the florist because they are local to us, but mostly we found suppliers via the internet including our photographer and venue. We read a lot of blogs on how to go about getting married, like how to tell family members you have had a sneaky wedding!
My top tip for other Sussex brides-to-be is: Relax! It’s your day and so don’t get stressed about your wedding day, just enjoy it.
“We Wanted Our Photographs To Tell The Story…”
Give yourself a chance to think about what you really want from your photos. This was really important to us because we had no guests, so we wanted our photographs to tell the story intimately, include all of the locations that we loved and were taken in such a way that was natural and let the story unfold.
What I enjoyed most about planning our wedding was: Watching it all come together was just fabulous and seeing it actually happen after all these years!
Honeymoon Hotspot: A night in Brighton!
Wow, there’s always something so romantic about a small, intimate wedding. It was lovely to witness, through these gorgeous photographs, Natasha and Jamie follow in their family’s footsteps with this stripped back and family centred Brighton wedding.
We loved the couple’s idea of telling the story of their secret wedding intimately through photographs and think that photographer and witness Victoria JK Lamburn, captured their day beautifully, we feel like we were there!
Big Love Sussex Weddings love to beautiful bride Natasha and talented photographer Victoria for lifting the lid on this beautiful Brighton wedding.