Your Sussex Wedding - April/May 2023 (Issue 102)

Dazzling Art Deco Rachael and Marc enjoyed the best of Brighton’s venues on their oh-so chic wedding day Images courtesy of Hannah Phipps Photography Rachael and Marc met more than a decade ago at a meet and greet with The Libertines’ drummer. The two connected instantly, but they lived in different cities and sadly lost contact. However, four years later they ran into each other again by sheer chance and have never looked back. Rachael proposed outside The Royal Pavilion on 29th February, 2020 – leap year. “I was very nervous, and it was a windy, gloomy day, but the sun came out for the proposal,” Rachael remembers. The two of them both love the historical building that served as such an important backdrop for them, as well as its interiors. At the time though, they weren’t aware they could get married there. As soon as they found out they wasted no time in booking their big day. When it came to finding a reception space, they were on the lookout for somewhere to accommodate a live band and chose The Grand Brighton. Another of the city’s historical landmarks, it boasts a wealth of Art Deco features, which was the perfect fit for the couple’s theme. Here, the bride gives us the lowdown on their very special day... 43 REAL WEDDINGS