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Wedding Barn

Bridal Boot Fair at Southend Barns 

April 13, 2019 | News

On Monday 6th May Southend Barns in Chichester will be holding its first ever Bridal Boot Fair from 12-3pm. Newlyweds are invited to book a pitch either in the Dairy Barn or car park to sell on their pre-loved wedding items – from jam jars and dresses to candelabras and garden games. Brides-to-be can then come along on the day to browse and buy these items for their own special day. As well as newlyweds, there will also be carefully selected local suppliers in attendance offering advice and inspiration on everything including photography, flowers and finishing touches to cakes and…

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Sussex Pub Wedding

The Three Crowns – A quintessential village pub with an eclectic twist.

April 12, 2019 | News

Plenty of us have spent some of the happiest moments of our lives in pubs. They are places where it’s easy to relax, to be with friends, to forget the world for a while… exactly the things you should be considering when deciding on a reception venue! The Three Crowns is a warm and welcoming family-run pub located in the quintessential Sussex village of Wisborough green. The village green, spired church, antique shops and duck pond make it a gorgeous setting for photos. The pub is Grade II listed with an eclectic interior; battered leather sofas, Union Jack cushions, decorative…

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Bridal Shoot

The Cherry Barn Open Day

April 9, 2019 | News

The Cherry Barn is a stunning 17th century venue situated on a 400-acre working farm just outside Rye, East Sussex. It’s a stunning rural retreat within easy reach of London. The original oak-framed barn has been fitted with full-height glass doors and windows that overlook the orchard and give extensive views of the surrounding countryside. The venue has been converted and extended, retaining its period features but with the addition of modern conveniences. The perfect blend of elegance, romance and rustic charm. The Cherry Barn is licensed for weddings and their beautiful gazebo mean they can also offer outdoor ceremonies. We were delighted…

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Styled Bridal Shoot

Fire & Ice Styled Bridal Shoot

April 3, 2019 | News

Last year I coordinated this styled bridal shoot at Southend Barns and it’s proudly featured in our special issue. When deciding on the theme I thought about what would work at the venue. They have an amazing barn, ceremony room, outdoor ceremony area and incredible bridal suite. There are sheepskin rugs galore and a fire pit outside so I wanted to convey cool, icy Nordic vibes. The twinkly lights, and star detail within the headpieces and styling really injected a modern celestial element. The team were brilliant at bringing my mood board and vision alive… and we had lots of fun with Hana’s…

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Wedding Fair

The Bridal Bazaar at The Grange

March 30, 2019 | News

What Peggy Did Next plan and design creative weddings and events across Hampshire, London and the South. Clients choose them for their wealth of experience and the highest standard of event management, both in styling and delivery. The team are bringing together a wealth of local talent, and creative ideas, and hosting The Bridal Bazaar at The Grange, Hampshire on Sunday 7th April. About the venue Owned by the Baring family, with English Heritage having a guardianship on the Grade I listed building, The Grange is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Europe. First built in the…

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Wedding Barn Sussex

Secret Barn Secret Saturday – 6th April

March 28, 2019 | News

Hannah has been advertising Petal and Feast and The Secret Barn with me for years but I’ve never been to the venue. I don’t even know why. I think somehow the fact it’s secret makes me think I won’t be able to find it? Anyway the marketing is great because it sums up everything they stand for. This isn’t a corporate venue, they don’t have multiple weddings every weekend. It’s relaxed and rustic, great and British. Think Darling Buds of May. Think country lanes, farms, fairy lights, campfires and bell tents… Don’t just imagine it, go see it for yourself!…

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Wedding Hire Sussex Kent

Rent Event – Supplier Spotlight

March 26, 2019 | News

Rent Event is a family-run hire business based in Eastbourne, East Sussex. The inspiration came from the owner’s festival-style wedding in 2015. They found that many of the things they would have loved weren’t easily available or affordable in the local area… and so Rent Event was born! They source their items from far and wide, always on the lookout for something perfect to add to their vast, ever-growing collection. They understand the importance of fun for all the family and the items available evoke a real sense of fun and childhood nostalgia. Much of their stock is reclaimed or…

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Plastic Free Weddings

Plastic Free Weddings

March 21, 2019 | News

After reading about Princess Eugenie’s plastic free wedding and writing a piece on eco-glitter for Beautiful Bells recently, I asked my friend Claire Sumners, AKA Zero Waste Maman, if she’d like to contribute some of her top tips. Over to Claire… First tip, don’t be fooled by green-washing. You might think you’re buying an item that is ‘biodegrable’ or ‘eco’ or ‘green’ but you’re just buying into what producers want you to think. Wedding magic can be fun, flirty, glittery and stylish without harming the environment. Makeup Head to Urban Apothecary for THE BEST lip and cheek tint. It comes…

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Arty bridal shoot

Colourful Arty Bridal Shoot (stunning video)

March 18, 2019 | News

Over to Beth from The Barn at Avington to tell us about the inspiration for this vibrant, arty shoot… This shoot was inspired by the dress, spotted on the graduate fashion week catwalk. Designer Hope Macaulay is an incredible young designer who creates clothes that are a work of art. From the dress to the giant pom-poms, this shoot, photographed by the amazing Angela Ward Brown, encourages couples to embrace colour and creativity. The pom-poms were made by art graduate Mad Lemon Illustrations. Beth A Weddings encourages couples to seek out new talent, they bring an abundance of new ideas…

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Wedding Dresses

Supplier Spotlight – May & Grace Bridal Boutique

March 14, 2019 | News

May & Grace is a bridal boutique in Haslemere, Surrey stocking a carefully curated selection of dresses and accessories by top international designers. We caught up with owner Emilie Crease to find out about her background and what inspires her… Hi Emilie! Can you tell us briefly about your background? I have a BA Hons degree in Fashion Design from The University of the West of England, Bristol. I started my career designing and making collections under my own label ‘EBGB’. All garments were unique one-off creations, handmade and sold at Portobello and Spitalfields market, sold to independent boutiques and private commissions for…

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