Over the years, I’ve shot quite a few gay weddings but I can’t recall any quite as big or quite as gay as Andy and Doug’s wedding a few weeks ago. In fact I think they have nailed ‘how to throw the best gay wedding in Brighton’! First of all they took over the campest building in town, the Royal Pavilion. Their guests enjoyed pre-ceremony drinks in the pretty King William IV room before being led down to the ceremony in the very opulent, very OTT Music Room, designed as a party space for King George IV. Rossini has performed there and Oscar Wilde once lectured on ‘The Value of Art in Modern Life’ in this room. It is an incredible place to say your vows.


After photos on the lawns, we all met in Brighton’s Fabrica. An old church that is now an event space. Before stepping inside, Doug told me I was going to love it, a friend is a theatre designer and they had an End of the Pier theme. Well, he was right I did love it and it was one of the most fun wedding receptions I’ve been to. These guys know how to throw a hell of a party and the atmosphere was fantastic. So it felt extra tragic to wake up the next day to the terrible news from Orlando. When we come together to celebrate love with music and dancing, we are celebrating life. King George knew this and I’m very happy to live in the culturally diverse and tolerant town that he established.

When we’re up an’ dancing on the floor darling and I feel like I need some more and I feel your body CLOSE TO MINE and I know my love it’s about that time… 

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