A Personal Brighton Celebration…
Oh man, I love Brighton!! As soon as I saw these photos by Alexa Loy Photography, of couple Lauren & Eoghan I knew I wanted to share them with you! Brighton holds a piece of my heart too as I got engaged there many years ago.
Lauren & Eoghan planned to celebrate with family and friends at a Humanist Ceremony in Kent, but had to have the ‘official part’ done a few days beforehand and chose to get married in Brighton with just Lauren’s parents as witnesses.
So many couples are nowadays choosing this option… what I love is that they got Alexa to capture those moments of just the two of them, after they officially became man and wife.
Lauren tells us about the day…
We’d been engaged for 4 years without making any firm plans. Different ups and downs in those years prompted us to decide we didn’t want to wait any longer. Much to people’s surprise we planned our wedding in only two months. We knew what we didn’t want and what was most important to us.
Nailing our priorities in the first few weeks really helped. We didn’t want to force our guests to sing hymns they didn’t know the words to, or to sit through readings from the bible they didn’t understand. We wanted our service to reflect us, and our relationship. We hoped more than anything to make it really personal by involving the people we love, those that are a huge part of our lives and will be our support system throughout our marriage.
We decided to get the official part done quickly a few days before our big ceremony. We chose Brighton as it holds meaning for us. We went for a delicious meal afterwards and recorded the moment with photographs from our lovely photographer Alexa.
Getting officially married with just my parents in the register office made sense as it was really special but also gave us the freedom to do whatever we wanted, wherever we wanted, for what we considered our actual wedding ceremony.
Two days later, my cousin led an intimate humanist service, close friends gave readings on life and love, we read our own personal vows, shed tears and received the blessing of our family and friends in a beautiful boathouse in the Kent countryside.
We are so glad that we stuck to our guns and followed our hearts to have the day we hoped for.