A Festival Inspired Forest Photoshoot

Today we are handing over to a very talented team of Sussex based wedding suppliers, including Jessie from Paper & Primrose to tell us all about this gorgeous festival inspired, wedding inspiration shoot. . .

Flower crown, bare feet and hair down – the recipe for a beautiful day.

Whilst out walking in the beautiful Ashdown Forest, photographer and florist friends Roberta Emmott and Jessie Ford fell in love with this pretty woodland location: “We found a lush green field, with the forest behind; creating the perfect natural backdrop to the scene. Such an idyllic setting was crying out for a party to be thrown!”

Roberta and Jessie met working on a mutual friend’s wedding a year ago and immediately started collaborating. Pulling together other local vendors, this photoshoot is a culmination of some of Sussex’s finest talents.

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A Vintage Brighton Bandstand & Iford Village Hall Wedding (for under £5K!) ~ LSW’s Shelley & Scott

We are ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED to bring you our lovely feature writer Shelley’s big Brighton day with a £5K budget! You may have already read her post about why her wedding day was the best day ever (and why yours will be too!), but today, we’re delving into all the little details and getting all the goss. Here she is to tell us more…

This is a little bit surreal for me to be writing about my own wedding, after writing about all of our lovely readers’ weddings for years. Before I go into bridal gushing mode, I just wanted to thank all of the brides and grooms who have gone before me and shared their top tips, given their advice and excited me along the way – my wedding has been well and truly inspired by the divine dream days I’ve been fortunate enough to write about. THANK YOU! Now, it’s time to finally reminisce about our wedding which took place on 25th June at Brighton Bandstand! Eep.

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A Rustic & Romantic Sussex Barn Wedding ~ Hannah & Dave

Gorgeous couple Hannah and Dave from Uckfield married in a wedding full of the three r’s: rustic-ness, romance and relaxation. In other words, it’s a stunner! They tied the knot last summer at The Chantry in Turners Green (just wait ‘till you see it!) and then partied on at the Sussex Barn in Hellingly.

Over to the happy couple to hear all…

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5 Reasons Why My Wedding Day Was The Best Day Ever!

Photography by Chris Giles

Today we are EXTRA-excited to bring you brides and grooms-to-be some notes from the other side, as Love Sussex Weddings feature writer, Shelley shares her post wedding musings on why her beautiful Brighton bandstand wedding day ended up being her best. day. EVER!

Over to our gorgeous and newly-wed Brighton Belle, Shelley…

It feels so cliché to say it (well write it) but I can hand on heart say that Saturday 25th June was the best day of my life. And no, it wasn’t because everything went to plan OR because we had a wedding planner co-ordinating everything – in fact, we did most of it ourselves for a budget of less than £5K – it was all due to the fun of the big day. So, if like me (in the run up to our wedding), you’re stressing yourself silly; stop, relax and read this. Because, I’m sure you will have the best day too.

I spent it with the people I love most

When was the last time that you had a whole day with your nearest and dearest? For me, getting everyone together (and seeing unlikely friendships form!) was one of the best things about our wedding day. My nans nattering over a glass of fizz, both mums dancing together, our nephew and nieces from both sides meeting and chasing each other for most of the day and friends – both old and new – laughing together; it was wonderful. If you can, take a step back and just observe this happening at your wedding. You won’t regret it!  [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Some WOW News!

As some of you may already know, behind the scenes here at Love Sussex Weddings we have been beavering away at something big . . . A brand new big sister website to keep Love Sussex Weddings company, launching later this year! We can’t believe that Love Sussex Weddings has been running for over 4 years now and can’t wait to show you our new website!

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Beautiful Boho Wedding Styling by The Boho Blonde

When it comes to weddings, we know the little details can really mean a lot; and bring a ceremony or reception idea to life.

This week, we’re really pleased to be shining the spotlight on Sussex wedding and event stylist (she also does prop hire!) Sophie Ebeling aka The Boho Blonde! Here’s Sophie to tell us more about her love for what she does, styling inspiration and swoon-worthy shoots…

About The Boho Blonde

I am passionate about creating stunning room and table designs and I especially love vintage and boho themes (hence the name!) I started my business selling upcycled, shabby chic furniture but recently re branded and ventured into wedding styling.

It is an exciting time to get involved with us because we are fresh in the industry and full of unique and creative ideas to bring to the table. We offer a range of styling packages such as table design and photobooth styling but we are happy to work to any brief or budget to create your dream look, so feel free to get in touch even if just for a quick chat.

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A Tropical Cinema Wedding in Brighton ~ Suki & Thea

Today we’re excited to bring you Suki and Thea’s EPIC tropical picture house Brighton wedding from July last year.

We’re all heart eyes over artists Suki and Thea’s beautiful Brighton cinema wedding where, in their words, they ‘Let our creative imaginations run riot and created something that was truly special to us’.

How beautiful are these photos from Anja and Moa at 7Two9 Photography too?

Before we hand over to this gorgeous and cool Sussex couple, for the low-down on their beautiful Brighton and Worthing wedding, here’s a few lovely words from their photographers Anja and Moa too:

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Bustles & Bows Bohemian Woodland Wedding Shoot

Today we are taking you on a trip to some beautiful East Sussex woodland near Eastbourne for a gorgeous bohemian inspired wedding photo shoot. Get your peepers around these stunning photos by Fizzy Robot Photography for some local and lovely wedding inspiration. Over to Sussex bridal shop Bustles and Bows for the low-down…

Bustles and Bows is a longstanding Bridal shop based in Hastings, East Sussex. Established in 1997, we are fast approaching our 20th happy year of making brides dreams come true!

We love to keep our ideas fresh and are forever customising gowns to bring bridal visions into life, and sometimes of course for fun we bring our own ideas to life for shoots.

Our stunning Sussex woodland shoot was inspired by an eclectic combination of laid back bohemian bridal style mixed with an ethereal fairy whimsy, celebrating the joyous beginnings of spring, with all it’s emerging lush green grown and beautiful bluebells. Our amazing team were able to interpret our ideas to perfection. Both gowns were selected from this coming seasons range from English designer Romantica of Devon.

For our bohemian inspired look we chose the gorgeous dress Victoria, an exquisite lace column style empire line dress with cappuccino underlay, an ivory lace overlay, a scattering of vintage style sparkle, and a divine plunging back. We paired the dress with a blush pink and ivory laser cut diamante hair garland from Richard Designs.

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A Vintage Inspired East Grinstead Wedding With The Cutest Bubble Car Ever!

Love Sussex Weddings reader, Jackie and Dan from Brighton met whilst backpacking in Australia. Fast forward six years to September 2015 and they are driving around the streets of East Grinstead in the dinkiest bubble car we ever did see (lovingly restored by Jackie’s dad), en route to celebrate their West Sussex wedding in vintage inspired style.

Here’s Jackie to tell us more:

Dan and I met in Australia six years ago. We were both backpacking and met in a hostel in Brisbane, Queensland, three months into our year long trips.

I was travelling with a friend so left Brisbane to travel up the East coast of Australia, ending up in Cairns. Dan wouldn’t want to admit it but he travelled the same way and one day drove 8 hours to see me!! We ended up travelling together with friends the rest of the trip and came home together via a month long trip in Thailand.

Growing up in East Grinstead, and with my Dad’s love of vintage cars we used both his vehicles in our wedding. Dad’s VW camper was used to transport myself, Dad and four bridesmaids to the church.

As children my sisters and I grew up going on holidays in the camper van, so we felt this was the best way to get me to the church!

My husband drove me from the church to the reception venue in my Dad’s BMW Isetta 300 bubble car. A three wheeled microcar! My Dad bought it in a very poor condition and spent 12 months doing it up. With a ‘Just married’ sign on the back, we drove round the local area, getting a few toots from other cars! This was certainly a highlight of our wedding day!

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A Fun-Filled Brighton Hen Weekend! Face-Cakes, Firemen & Friends!

Bride-to-be, Lou

Today we’re bringing you something a little bit different; an epic Brighton hen weekend. For any of you thinking of pubbing it, clubbing it or afternoon tea-ing it for your hen weekend then you can’t go far wrong with a Brighton hen do!

These lovely gals threw in a speedboat ride (the ultimate hangover cure), some vintage hair do’s, a fireman’s lift, and some tasty Face Cakes too! Oh yes!

Over to Devon based bride-to-be, Lou, who came all the way from Exeter with her best girls, to have her fun-filled hen weekend here in sunny Brighton, as photographed by the lovely Gemma from Taylor Wolf Photography:

“I live in Devon and work as a teacher in a school for the blind. As well as planning our wedding, me and Shawn are also in the process of moving down to Cornwall, we’re quitting our jobs and opening a B&B so there’s a lot going on at the moment!

I met Shawn when I was 18 and started uni. Although we didn’t know each other well, I saw him around over the years. It wasn’t until we moved in as flatmates when I was 21 we finally got together. We’ve been together for 13 years now.


I actually thought he was joking when he proposed, after 13 years you don’t expect it! We had gone down to Cornwall for the weekend and were walking down to check the surf on a beautiful beach when he dropped to one knee! He’d been planning it for ages and my best friend (who’s a jeweller) had made the ring, we had 2 nights booked in a hotel in St Ives, restaurants booked, new outfits bought…. he definitely outdid himself on this one!

I chose Brighton for my hen weekend because I went to Brighton uni and lived there for 7 years in the end. I love Brighton and have such fond memories of the place I knew that was where I should have the hen.

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