Category: Sussex Wedding

Dresses by Velvet Birdcage

Velvet Birdcage is a wedding dress boutique in Findon, West Sussex. It has been run by sisters Amy and Katie Sykes for more than 15 years and their designs have been featured on screen and in print. They pride themselves on dressing shapes, not sizes and they use the tagline ‘exclusive designs, inclusive of everyone’. With their vast experience they can offer advice on styles that will match certain themes, dresses that suit certain body types, and fabrics that flatter.   They have some great advice on their website about which bridal styles suit different shaped bodies, for example ‘smaller…

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Supplier Spotlight – Rent Event

When I was preparing this post I kept thinking ‘my son would love this’… Then I thought ‘maybe I should get married?’. Then I thought ‘no Helen, take him to a funfair’. All these photos feature Eastbourne-based Rent Event‘s hire items. They specialise in bell tents, furniture and games, but they offer a lot more besides. If you’re planning a laid-back, fun, family-friendly wedding then make sure you check out Rent Event because they can provide so much; from the marquee to the furniture, bell tents, props, PA, lighting and more. Their fun style really lends itself to festival or…

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Maz & Shaun’s Big Fat Greek Wedding… in Sussex!

Today we’re pleased to feature Maz & Shaun’s Greek-themed wedding. We absolutely love the pastel suits, the Airstream and the Greek Taverna foodie vibes… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. We really wanted to incorporate Maz’s Greek-Cypriot heritage but also pay homage to the gorgeous, rustic barn at Pangdean so we had lots of small touches, like olive leaves, being a consistent theme on favours, stationery and in our flowers. Equally, our food was Greek-Cypriot inspired. Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. We wanted the…

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Sarah & Tom’s Relaxed Waterside Wedding in Itchenor, West Sussex

Sarah & Tom’s wedding plans were scuppered by Covid so by the time they had their reception it was all about friends and family gathering, and the P.A.R.T.Y. Jason Williams has captured the love and laughter perfectly in his signature photography style. Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. We knew we wanted a venue that was by the sea/water, as we both love spending our spare time at the beach or in the sea. We also wanted a fairly laid-back wedding, and really wanted a party to celebrate with our friends and family. There wasn’t a…

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Abbie & Ollie’s Colourful, Relaxed Brighton Wedding

Abbie & Ollie didn’t feel a tradition wedding suited them so they opted for a civil partnership at Brighton Pavilion followed by lunch on the seafront… and a midnight swim. Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. The style of the day was “colourful, comfortable & chic”. We wanted guests to feel like they could dress down or dress up, express themselves and feel stylish but relaxed. Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. The most important thing for us was that the day felt real and…

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The Wellbeing Benefits of Camping/Glamping

September. How are we all feeling? Personally I am relieved school has gone back. My son and I (and our family and friends) have had a great summer but it’s been a juggling act for sure. It seems very bizarre to me that the sun is shining and it’s scorching hot! When I pictured ‘back to school’ I had long trousers, shiny shoes and brand-new too-big sweatshirts in my mind. But no, he’s off in shorts and Crocs and is emerging a sweaty mess at the end of the day! Today’s blog post is all about the wellbeing benefits of…

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Q&A with husband and wife team Ferris & Sloane Photography

Today we catch up with Jessica and Julian Milberg, AKA Ferris & Sloane Photography, to see how they’ve been faring in lockdown, find out what inspires them, and to get an insight as to what to expect from your wedding photos with this duo behind the camera… Q. Hi Jessica & Julian! How are you? No REALLY, how are you? How have you fared on the Coronacoaster? A. Hi Helen! Thanks for asking. Well, I would love to say we are so amazing and have really been bonding as a family etc. BUT, we have a ten-year-old and a puppy,…

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Sussex Florals – Bridal Bouquet Ideas

Today we hand over to Petra of Sussex Florals to talk all things bridal bouquet… The bride’s bouquet to me is the most important element to get right before we plan the rest of the wedding flowers. It not only sets the tone of the décor for the wedding, but it’s also the first thing guests see when the bride walks down the aisle. Once we get the bouquet sorted everything else falls into place. Some brides come to me full of ideas and others need a bit more guidance, but we always get there in the end. There is…

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Q&A with Carole from Duncton Mill & The Naked Food Company

Q. As we know it’s not been a normal year. How are you coping with everything? What’s this year been like for you? A. It became apparent very early on that things were going to be incredibly different this year. I knew it was going to be a rollercoaster for me but the worst thing was that my clients were really going to suffer. I decided immediately that I would do everything I could to make postponing their dream days as quick and painless as possible. I started by rolling over all of my catering and venue bookings and deposits…

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Styled Shoot – Edgy, Intimate, Sustainable

Earlier this year Jude (stylist and venue owner of Wickerwood Farm) and Anna (floral designer from Tales from Apple Tree House) hatched a plan for an inspirational bridal shoot. They wanted to focus on intimate weddings (sign of the times) with an emphasis on sustainability, a subject close to both their hearts. The concept of the shoot was to depict the ever-changing seasons using dried flowers from Anna’s East Sussex cutting garden, as well as Jude’s interpretation of ‘festive luxe’. It shows how a smaller, intimate venue can be cleverly used to create a mood using natural, organic materials. The…

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