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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Brighton Town Hall, UK Elopement Photo Story Award

Brighton Seafront, UK Couple Wedding Portrait of the bride and groom as they at the beach

Brighton Seafront, UK Elopement Portrait of the Couple | the bride and groom as they walked toward the beach in the late afternoon winter sun,

The Hotel Du Vin is situated directly opposite Brighton beach. I captured the couple as they walked toward the beach in the late afternoon winter sun, framed by Brighton's historic pale green railings.

Bride Irina is from Russia and her husband-to-be from Brighton, on the South Coast of England.  The couple opted for a small celebration in Brighton with around 20 close family and friends, some of whom had flown over from Russia for the occasion.  The wedding was held at Christmas time, and although cold, the couple enjoyed lovely sunshine and made the most of the beach location with an afternoon stroll on the seafront.  Their day continued with a sit-down meal and speeches at a historic, boutique hotel nearby.

Brighton Town Hall, UK Wedding photo of a happy and relaxed elopement ceremony

Brighton Town Hall, UK Elopement Ceremony Image | a happy and relaxed ceremony

Irina and James had a happy and relaxed ceremony with close family and friends at the Brighton Town Hall.

Brighton Town Hall Wedding Ceremony image showing that the bride wore a striking blue dress and a wrist corsage

Brighton Town Hall Elopement Ceremony Detail Photo | The bride wore a striking blue dress and a wrist corsage of white roses

The bride wore a striking blue dress and a wrist corsage of white roses and gypsophila. The couple held hands throughout the ceremony.

UK Town Hall Wedding photo of the newly married couple exiting Brighton Town Hall after the Elopement ceremony

UK Town Hall Elopement Celebration Image | as the newly married couple exited Brighton Town Hall

Just as the newly married couple exited Brighton Town Hall, the bride's Dad walked in front of my camera, clapping in celebration. A very special and candid moment that I was pleased to be able to capture.

The happy couple laugh with their family and friends after confetti is thrown.

Brighton Town Hall UK Wedding image of the bride's family congratulating the groom

Outside Brighton Town Hall, Brighton UK Elopement Picture | The bride's family congratulate the groom

The bride's family, who had traveled from Russia to be at the wedding, congratulate the groom and welcome him into their family.

Hotel Du Vin, Brighton Wedding image from a boutique hotel on the Brighton seafront

Hotel Du Vin, Brighton, UK Elopement Reception Party Photo | a lovely boutique hotel on the Brighton seafront

The Hotel Du Vin is a lovely boutique hotel on the Brighton seafront. Inside are colorful murals depicting scenes of people congregating, a great backdrop to capture the young wedding guests chatting to each other.

Brighton Wedding Reception Bar image of a waiter pouring champagne

Hotel Du Vin, Brighton Elopement Bar Shot | A wine waiter pours champagne

A wine waiter pours champagne for guests to enjoy.

Hotel Du Vin, Brighton Wedding image of the groom enjoying a glass of champagne

Hotel Du Vin, Brighton Elopement Groom Picture | The groom enjoys a glass of champagne

The groom enjoys a glass of champagne, framed by wedding guests in the foreground.

Brighton Wedding photo of the groom showing his pocket watch to a young guest

Brighton Elopement Groom w/ Kid Image | The groom takes out his pocket watch

The groom takes out his pocket watch and proudly shows it to one of the young guests.