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You just can’t beat a theatrical venue – and today’s is a showstopper! You’ll love it… Sarah and Nigel were married in Brighton and had their reception at Brighton Music Hall… with three fabulous tipis for dancing the night away!

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Sarah is a genius – she wore a beautiful bridesmaid dress instead of a wedding dress: it’s elegant and graceful and beautifully different. She looks amazing. I would love to see more brides doing the same: there are some incredible evening dresses and bridesmaid dresses out there… and they’d make the loveliest bridal gowns!

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Images are by Brighton wedding photographer Sue Kwiatkowska. Find her here:

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I love everything about this wedding – first and foremost the creativity in planning and styling the day. Sarah says “Do what you can yourselves. Flowers, stationery, cakes.  And if you do buy then don’t automatically go for the wedding option as these will be a lot more expensive. We just got normal cakes and dressed them up ourselves and my dress was a bridesmaid dress, so a fraction of the cost of a bridal gown.” Brilliant advice – and there’s more at the end of the blog feature today. Enjoy!

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It’s fascinating to see winter through the eyes of a photographer: today we’re talking about nature’s palettes and early sunsets – and you won’t want to miss this post if you’re having a winter wedding. There are practical considerations I’d never have thought of – as well as some lovely ideas (perfect excuse for a cashmere shawl?!) which will make your winter wedding everything it should be.

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As a wedding blogger I see a ton of photography from weddings throughout the year. I also see the very best – and the very worst – photography. Some photographers can’t cope with winter weddings – and that’s a fact. My personal advice is to choose your photographer very carefully. Find someone (like today’s feature writer Sue) who can shoot in low light, without ruining your photos with flash, and who can capture the atmosphere of your winter wedding.

If finding a good wedding photographer is important for summer, it’s super essential for winter – trust me.