Category: Sussex Wedding

Not Just Bell Tents!

Our advertiser, East-Sussex-based Rent Event, owns an Aladdin’s Cave of hire items, from garden games to furniture, props, decor and photo booths. But if you glance at their Instagram feed you’d be mistaken for thinking they’re a bell tent hire company! That’s because as events have been cancelled left right and centre this summer because of Covid, bell tents have been utilised in people’s gardens for kids parties, hen dos, anniversaries etc. These images say it all really. We love the different interiors they offer – Moroccan-style chairs, tables and lanterns. Boho-style dream catchers and feather bunting. Pop-up hotel rooms…

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NEVILL ARGYLE WEDDING GIVEAWAY

With the Coronavirus pandemic forcing couples to host smaller, social distanced weddings or postpone to 2021, it got jewellery designer duo Georgie and Frankie thinking. Georgie and Frankie are the founders of Nevill Argyle, they specialise in modern jewellery with a vintage-inspired twist and a big part of their work is bespoke engagement rings and wedding jewellery. They have teamed up with six fabulous suppliers to give one lucky couple the chance to win some fantastic essentials for their 2020 or 2021 wedding. The aim is to help a couple during these uncertain and worrying times. Whether you’re hosting a…

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Bell Tent Hire – Victoria Lily Events

Glamping companies have had a very different summer to the one they imagined this year! They thought they’d be pitching up at festivals, and having teams of staff working together to erect pop-up bell tent villages for weddings… Instead they’ve been popping up, a tent at a time, in peoples gardens, for lockdown social-distancing fun. It’s proved to be popular for alternative birthdays, anniversaries etc. Small businesses have had to diversify and Sussex-based Victoria Lily Events have made the most of a tricky situation. The luxury boho glamping company covers Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Essex, London and France. Bell Tents Their…

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Q&A With Sussex-based Wedding Photographer Katie Rogers

East Sussex-based wedding photographer Katie Rogers has recently joined our online supplier directory. We love her elegant, arty style and how passionate she is about her craft and the couples she works with. Q. How would you describe your photography style? A. My style in a nutshell is joyful, elegant and intimate, and I love to work with my couples in a relaxed and fun way. Q. Where are you based and which venues do your frequent? Which is your favourite venue to shoot at and why? A. I’m based in Hastings, East Sussex but cover wherever my couples would…

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Sam & Rob’s Relaxed Vegan Wedding

Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. Botanical. The theme was emphasised through our reception as this is where we spent most of the celebration. Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. When we first decided to get married I said to Rob “I have two things, 1) we get married at the Brighton Bandstand, and 2) We have a dessert table and not just a cake” Rob turned and said “OK, but I want the food to be vegan.” For us, it was about being able…

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Wedding Industry Personal Branding Event

Back in February (when I still had a brain), I hosted a personal branding networking event with my good friends at Wagner Hall in Brighton. My favourite small businesses are the ones where the owner’s personality shines through and I’m always interested to get to know the person behind the brand… which is why I do ‘supplier spotlight’ and Q&As with wedding suppliers on the blog. I want to know who they are, how they live, what inspires them. I want to know about their background, how they got started, what future plans they’ve got. Am I just plain nosey?…

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Lets Talk Wedding Bell Tents…

Great British Bell Tents offer bell tent hire in Sussex, Surrey and surrounding counties. We caught up with director Kieran to find out a little more about the business… Q. How long have you been running GBBT? A. This was meant to be the start of our fourth season but obviously due to the current situation this has been put on pause.  However, we are still hopeful we can still set up some bell tents for a few weddings and festivals towards the latter part of the season. Q. What’s your background and how did the idea for the business…

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Theatrical Styling & Planning

Wedding planner and stylist Sally Gallis previously worked in theatre. She’s been a drama teacher, director, producer and set designer. We caught up with her to find out how she’s transferred her experience to the marvellous world of weddings… How it all began Sally is a self-confessed creative magpie, so after planning her own wedding, and a friend’s, she decided to change career. She launched Events by Design just two years ago. “People ask whether the job is massively different” says Sally, “and honestly, I don’t think it is. I still get to lark about with pretty things and make…

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Duncton Mill – Under New Management

Duncton Mill near Petworth in West Sussex is a fishery and beautiful lakeside marquee venue. Caroline and Martin have been running the venue for years but as they’re due to retire, Carole from The Naked Food Company is taking over… and she’s got BIG plans. Carole’s catering business has been based on the estate at Duncton Mill for years. The award-winning company creates bespoke menus to suit a variety of tastes, styles and budgets. Choose The Naked Food Company to cater for your lakeside wedding (think grazing tables under the trees and desserts on the jetty) or bring in a…

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Lucy & Jack’s Sunny Winter Wedding at The Worthing Dome

There is nothing we don’t love about this wedding. One of our favourite venues (we really really hope to be at The Worthing Dome for Margot’s Wedding Fair on Sunday 27th September!), beautiful people, stunning flowers, a 20s theme suited to a 2020 winter wedding, all captured by one of our very favourite photographers (Teddy Pig Photography). (Also, Bride Lucy works for the NHS so lets clap extra loudly for her tonight) Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. 1920s/Art Deco/vintage. As the venue has beautiful Art Deco-style windows and it was 2020 it was an easy…

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