The Season Starts….

It seems that as soon as one football season finishes, the next season starts – there hardly seems to be a gap between them. The players take a holiday, and are back in pre-season training before playing friendly matches in the run up to the season opener.

Tonight I covered the Brighton & Hove Albion Under 23s friendly match against Whitehawk at the Enclosed Ground in East Brighton.

I felt quite rusty at first, reactions maybe a little slower, so it was good for me to have an opportunity to have a practice match and get back into the rhythm before the season kicks off.

My gallery of photos from the match can be seen here on the Brighton & Hove Albion website. Do take a look.

 

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Wedding Bells – Louise and Sam

Louise and her bridesmaids prepared for the wedding at the Hotel Una, in Brighton’s Regency Square by the renown West Pier and the i360 tower.

The venue for the ceremony was the fabulous Royal Pavilion in Brighton – with its Indian inspired exterior and Chinese inspired interior.  The wedding vows were exchanged in the Red Room and afterwards photographs of the Bride and Groom were taken in the awe inspiring Music Room, and the guests were photographed outside on the exclusive King’s Lawn.

After the ceremony, a Big Lemon bus transported the entire wedding party to the Alfresco restaurant on the Brighton seafront for the wedding reception.

 

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Wedding Bells – Lucy and Abdi

Lucy and Abdi tied the knot at Hillside – a Georgian styled house in Rottingdean, a pretty coastal village on the Sussex coast.

The Bridal party prepared for the wedding in a nearby convent, and on the short walk to Hillside, Lucy was cheered by the crowd attending the local summer fete.

The ceremony itself was conducted within a large heart shape mown into the meadow in the grounds of the house, with the guests sitting on covered hay bales. The reception took place in the large barn next to the meadow.  Despite showers being forecast, there was hardly any rain to dampen Lucy and Abdi’s wonderful day!

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Wedding Bells – Hayley and Ian

Linda and I were delighted to be asked to capture the Wedding of Hayley and Ian.  The venue for the ceremony was Holmbush House near Hellingly in East Sussex, and the reception was held at the Garden Room in Hove.

Following the ceremony, we stopped to take photos near Eastbourne’s Belle Tout lighthouse, and near the Long Man of Wilmington.  Although the weather forecasts weren’t too brilliant, the rain held off to give us a rather perfect day!

 

 

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Brighton Women’s Team Win Promotion!

Regular readers of my blog will already know that I absolutely enjoy taking photos of the Brighton and Hove Albion Women’s Football Team doing what they do so well.

In the 2015-16 season the team became the champions of the Women’s Premier League South, which entitled them to play the champions of the Northern division – Sporting Club Albion – in a playoff match.  For the winners – promotion into the Women’s Super League, for the losers – another season back in the Women’s Premier league.

Brighton won 4 – 2 in an exciting match.  The action photos appear elsewhere on this website, but here are a few photos of the players enjoying the moment.

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