The bride and groom smile at one another, during the wedding ceremony at Maybridge Community Church in Worthing, West Sussex.

Maybridge Community Church Wedding – Elisabeth & Pete

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A Mature Wedding Story

This small and intimate Maybridge Community Church wedding down in Worthing, West Sussex was different from your average wedding in a number ways.  After all, it’s not everyday you get asked to be the wedding photographer for a couple who are in their 70’s – as Elisabeth and Pete were.

The couple had met at Maybridge Community Church just 6 months earlier and after a whirlwind romance decided to tie the knot at the same church. As the wedding was going to a low key and intimate affair, the couple wanted a discreet and unobtrusive approach to their special day.

As I had photographed Elisabeth’s granddaughter Imogen’s wedding day to Seb, she knew this was exactly how I documented weddings as a wedding photojournalist – so was only too happy to oblige when asked.

Bridal Preparations in Worthing, West Sussex

Flowers and cakes at the bridal preparations in Worthing, West Sussex.

The bridal party getting ready at the family home in Worthing, West Sussex.

The bridal preparations definitely had a reassuring sense of familiarity about them – they were at exactly the same family home in Worthing, West Sussex where I had documented Imogen’s bridal preparations too.

It was nice to see Imogen and her sisters again, as they helped Elisabeth now prepare for her own special day with a few laughs and amusing moments.

Maybridge Community Church Wedding Ceremony

The bride and groom listen to a song during their Maybridge Community Church wedding in Worthing, West Sussex.

Elisabeth and Pete watching Imogen and Lydia performing a song during the wedding ceremony.

Maybridge Community Church is a friendly, informal all-age Worthing church and the very place where Elisabeth and Pete met, as part of the congregation. So it was only fitting they should also have their wedding there.

The ceremony was low key and informal, the highlight being Imogen and her younger sister performing a song during the service.

Catching Up With A Previous Wedding Couple

Wedding guests kiss after the Maybridge Community Church wedding service in Worthing, West Sussex.

Former wedding couple Imogen and Seb get romantic after the wedding service

After the wedding service was over, Elisabeth had a relaxed and informal buffet for the small number of family and friends who had attended the wedding.

During this time I was able to catch up with Imogen and Seb and see how they were now getting on as husband and wife, a number of years later.

Elisabeth and Pete’s day was sweet and informal and a reminder to us all, that it’s never too late to discover love in life.  S here’s a few other photos from their Maybridge Community Church wedding. 

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The bride laughs during the bridal preparations at home in Worthing, West Sussex.

Elisabeth enjoys a funny moment during the bridal preparations

The bride in the reflection of a mirror at home in Worthing West Sussex.

A reflective moment for Elisabeth during the wedding morning.

The bride and her daughter get ready for the wedding day at home in Worthing, West Sussex.

Elisabeth and her daughter get ready at the family home in Worthing, West Sussex.

Children cling to their father, during the bridal preparations at home in Worthing, West Sussex.

Young wedding guests get ready to head off for the wedding ceremony.

Wedding guests exchange an amusing moment with the mature groom, ahead of the Maybridge Community Church wedding in Worthing, West Sussex.

Pete greets wedding guests at Maybridge Community Church in Worthing, West Sussex.

The bride smiles at her groom to be, ahead of the Maybridge Community Church wedding in Worthing, West Sussex.

A loving smile for Pete, during the first glimpse ahead of the wedding ceremony.

A tearful groom sees his bride for the first time at Maybridge Community Church in Worthing, West Sussex.

Pete wipes away emotional tears before the wedding service at Maybridge Community Church.

The bide and groom exchange a smile during the wedding ceremony at Maybridge Community Church in Worthing, West Sussex.

Elisabeth exchanges an amused smile during the wedding ceremony.

The bride and groom light a candle during their wedding at Maybridge Community Church in Worthing, West Sussex.

Lighting a candle during the wedding service.

The bride and groom leaving the wedding ceremony at Maybridge Community Church in Worthing, West Sussex.

The happy couple leave the wedding ceremony.

The bride and groom laugh with guests, after the Maybridge Community Church wedding service in Worthing, West Sussex

Elisabeth and Pete enjoy an amusing moment after the wedding ceremony.

The bride has an emotional hug with a wedding guest, at theMaybridge Community Church in Worthing, West Sussex.

Greeting guests after the wedding.

The bride's grandchildren emotionally hug the happy couple, after the wedding ceremony at Maybridge Community Church in Worthing, West Sussex.

Elisabeth’s grandchildren hugging the happy couple after they got married.

The bride and a wedding guest enjoy a moment after the wedding at Maybridge Community Church in Worthing, West Sussex.

A wedding guest shares a funny moment with Elisabeth.

Two young guests look on during the cutting of the wedding cake, at Maybridge Community Church in Worthing, West Sussex.

Watching the cutting of the wedding cake.

A knife in the wedding cake, in Maybridge Community Church in Worthing, West Sussex.

A detail shot of the wedding cake.

A guest holds a handbag, after the wedding service at Maybridge Community Church in Worthing, West Sussex.

A male guest holds a handbag after the wedding service.

Imogen and Lydia, Elisabeth’s grandchildren, having a fun after the wedding service.

Wedding guests having fun after a Maybridge Community Church wedding in Wothing, West Sussex

Imogen and Seb surround by kids at play.

Young wedding guests playing on stage, after the wedding service at Maybridge Community Church, in Worthing, West Sussex.

Kids having fun on stage at Maybridge Community Church.

The bride hugs a wedding guest after aMaybridge Community Church wedding, in Worthing in West Sussex.

Elisabeth and Pete saying farewell to wedding guests.

 

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