Scarlet and Matthew are the most amazing couple. This wedding is everything marriage should be. Its a celebration and beautiful example of their love for each other and their friends and family, their taste in Modernist architecture, and skill at design and crafting . It resulted in a most colourful and unique day, charged with love and underpinned with support and grattidude and DISCO! They finish each other's sentences and start each other's trains of thought. They share a love of adventure & a large record collection. They sang "God only knows" by the beach boys and "Fantasy by Earth wind and fire in place of hymns. Gazing at each other meaning every god damn word. They spent near on three years searching for their wedding venue. The Meeting House at Sussex University was designed by Sir Basil Spence in the sixties -The coloured windows in the upper floor chapel were the inspiration for artwork used in the wedding invitation and was incorporated throughout the rest of their details. They are massive crafters and produced interesting things that looked as if they couldn't possibly be home-made. There were over 100 rosettes for guests to be adorned with, fixed to an oak tree outside venue each having a favourite love song lyrics on. Scarlet wore a stunning silky gown and her friend made her a show stopping feather cape. There was an amazing ceiling of 500 balloons and lots of other multi coloured bits nodding to the coloured venue. The day was charged with love, Ive never witnessed anything like it. Im glad I had Holly Deacon, second shooting, JUST so that we could share the amazing experience. They couldnt wait to be married. They made an AMAZING cool as hell mix tape that they gave every guest that lasted exactly 1hr,11 minutes and 1 second. signifying that they are now truly "as one" All love songs mixed together coolest thing Ive seen given. So sit back, pour a gin and tonic and if you were lucky enough to be there, enjoy and if you werent, this is how to get married.
Wow what an amazing day. Thank you to Scarlet and Matthew for sharing your beautiful wedding with me. Big thanks to Holly Deacon my fantastic second shooter on the day.
Bride's Gown Hope & Harlequin, Brighton
Bride's feather cape Jayne & Cape and Crown
Catering Casa Catering
Lighting by Innerstrings psychedelic lightshow
Music lovers must check out this AMAZING mix tape, twenty three songs of faith, hope and love in celebration of their wedding on the 26th of July 2014, selected with much joy by Matthew and Scarlet and mastered with much talent by Paul 'Mudd' Murphy. Im often listening to it
This is just a selection of the images taken on the day, the full gallery and password is now available from M&S.
Sharon Cooper is a University of Sussex Meeting House Photographer based in Hitchin, covering Herts, London. Sharon provides creative wedding photography, alternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please contact me and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+