Summer Wedding at Duke of Yorks Cinema in Brighton

Vintage Wedding at Brigton’s Historical Picture House

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We had the pleasure to document the wedding between the artists Suki and Thea Wilkins. Together they have created the Joan of Art and there is no question that these two creative women’s special day was a celebration of love which was as beautiful and colourful as themselves.

As a wedding photographer, this was just an amazing Wedding to photograph, everything from the venue to the details, the family & friends and not to mention both of the brides and their beautiful wedding dresses!

Starting off at the historical Picture House Duke of Yorks in Brighton with a fantastic ceremony on the theatre stage in front of an audience of family and friends. A lemon bus journey to Worthing and spending the rest of the day in a sunny garden with live music, food, and dance.It’s always something magical to capture someone's special day through the lens of a camera. Suki and Thea’s was no exception with their contagious love and happiness!

 

Suki & Thea

Why did you choose to get married in Brighton? We chose Brighton so all our friends and family could easily come and what better place because of Brighton's all round celebratory atmosphere!

 

Where you found inspiration for your wedding? With the Duke of York's being our venue, a lot of inspiration naturally came from there. It's such a beautiful building steeped in history and grandeur. We are both artists so we found it quite natural to come up with ideas but Pinterest was a fantastic tool for extra inspiration.

 

Where did you do have you hen do's? We had a meal all together then split off into two groups. Suki went on to drink cocktails and sing her heart out in a karaoke booth with her mates. Thea opted for shots and then Lazer quest to the death... well ok not quite but a lot of her friends had decided to wear high heels so there were some near misses - rookie error! Both groups then re-joined towards the end of the evening and danced the night away.

 

How would you describe your wedding theme? We were inspired by the atmosphere at the historic cinema and looking forward to our honeymoon in Hawaii- so I guess you could describe it as ‘tropical picture house!’

 

What was your favourite part/s of the day? There as so many to choose from…Watching the films we prepared, complete with soundtracks before and after the ceremony has to be high up there. Sitting in the sunshine surrounded by smiling faces and hibiscus margaritas was also pretty good!

What you enjoyed most about planning your wedding? Letting our creative imaginations run riot and creating something that was truly special to us.

 

Least favourite part of wedding planning? How incredibly quickly the cost adds up- luckily it was all very much worth it!

 

Any parts of the wedding details that you made yourself (eg stationery) and any tips you can share for doing this? Marry an illustrator?! Make friends with a lot of really talented and extremely kind people?! Oh and look on Pinterest- especially good for tutorials on giant flowers and every kind of bunting imaginable.

 

If we could do it all again we would…? Not use shiny envelopes for our invitations (the stamps fell off!)

 

 

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