Your wedding day is likely to be one of the biggest, best, and most carefully-planned out days of your entire life. It’s a special day, an emotional occasion, and one which will be remembered forever. For that reason, it is important to ensure that your wedding is as unique and tailored to your individual personality as possible – after all, if everything goes according to plan, you will only have one wedding day to look back on!
Emma and Maria from Yorkshire got married at Brighton’s Alfresco restaurant (a beautiful restaurant on Brighton beach) and held their reception party at Ditchling Village Barn and Green.
We love that Emma and Maria couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else but Brighton and that they got engaged at the beautiful Brighton bandstand!
We’re handing over to lovely Emma for all the wedding planning details:
We got married in Brighton because it will always be a special place to us; we had two very happy years living there, and I proposed to Maria on the bandstand. So, when we decided to move back “up north” to be near family, we knew we had to squeeze in a wedding before we left; we couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else!
We wanted to use as many local suppliers as possible, so we Googled to see what there was, made phone call enquiries and found most of them that way. We found our photographer at the Wonderful Wedding Fair in Brighton; we saw that she’d done a same sex wedding before and her style was exactly what we were looking for – soft, relaxed, and natural.
Fancy having photos taken by your four-legged family member in your wedding album? Dog lovers, this is a wedding competition that will get tongues wagging!
Gemma, at Betti Confetti Photography, has launched ‘Dog & Tog’ and is offering one lucky, animal-loving couple the chance to win their complete wedding photography, alongside pictures taken by their pooch.
Gemma, an experienced, creative, documentary photographer will be behind the camera as usual. In addition, with the help of a Go-Pro and a specially designed dog-harness, your dog will capture the day from their perspective. The wide-angle camera is broad enough to snap the action going on around them, and as it can be taken from the back of their head, it also keeps their ears in shot – how sweet is that?!
The deadline to enter is midday on 31 August 2017 and it’s open to couples getting married before 14 February 2018. You can find the full competition details and how to enter here: www.betticonfettiphoto.com/dogtog
If you’re getting married outside of the competition dates but love this idea, then just mention the code WOW_WOOF15 to get 15% off a booking. Entrants who don’t win can also use this code.
For regular bookings with ‘Dog & Tog’ added on, 10% of the package (after travel & accommodation costs) will be donated either to an animal charity of the couple’s choice, or my local RSPCA (Brighton), or Roger’s Wildlife Rescue.
Love Sussex Weddings reader Hayley and husband Matt from Worthing got married in West Sussex in April this year.
They tied the knot in beautiful Pangdean Barn, nestled in the stunning Sussex South Downs National Park.
We’re handing over to beautiful bride Hayley for the low-down on their beautiful barn wedding… [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Looking for cool wedding favours that rock? Well how about these lovely and local Brighton Gin Miniatures and sticks of rock?
Perfect for a seaside wedding or a seaside themed wedding! Especially a Brighton one!
The rock is mint flavour and makes a very cheeky ‘Rocktail’ too by adding to a Brighton Gin & tonic!
Watch this video to find out how to make your very own ‘Rocktail:
The Brighton Gin minis can be bought from most independent off licences in Brighton & Hove, including –
They retail for around: £96 for a box of 20 50ml bottles and 55p per stick of rock.
Brighton Gin minis and rocktails are suitable for those of legal drinking age only (obvs!)
Amanda and Sim’s Brighton wedding is an absolute corker. And so Brighton too! From Amanda’s fab red Irregular Choice shoes (Irregular Choice was founded here in Brighton don’t you know) to Lindyhopping the night away to (Brighton Favourites) The Swing Ninjas.
The stunning shot above of this gorgeous Hove couple in front of Brighton Pier by locally based Neil Shaw has to be one of our fave Brighton wedding shots too!
It is only natural for everyone in the wedding party to want to look their very best, including the groomsman. They know that they are going to be part of the action and that they are likely to be in a lot of the wedding photos and videos too, so naturally they will want to be wearing an outfit that suits them.
When a wedding florist gets married you just know the flowers are going be amazing and Sussex wedding florist, Juliet’s wedding flowers are crazy amazing! Juliet and James’ wedding at Farbridge wedding Barn in West Sussex is a must-see especially if you are thinking of having a barn wedding or looking for some fabulous foliage and floral wedding decor inspiration for your wedding.
Everything from Juliet’s beautiful flower crown to the amazing naked wedding cake and floral wedding barn decor is just gorgeous.
So for those of you who didn’t catch this stunning Sussex wedding over on our sister UK wedding blog and directory website, WOW Our Wedding hop on over and check out the full, floral-tastic Farbridge Sussex barn wedding.
Everybody loves a wedding. As well as being a chance to catch up with friends and family, it is a great opportunity to dress up for the guests as well as the happy couple. Most wedding guests treat themselves to a special outfit.
Shopping for wedding guest clothes can be fun, as you get to try on something a bit different and spend a bit more than you might normally do. However, because you are likely to be spending more money on your outfit you’ll want to make sure that it is just right. To help you to do this we have put together these simple wedding guest outfit shopping tips to help you find that perfect outfit.
Allow yourself enough time
One mistake people often make is leaving things to the last minute. When you are buying a special outfit this isn’t a great idea. Sometimes you can be lucky and find something that you like after just a few hours shopping. However, this doesn’t always happen and you can end up last minute panic buying (we’ve all been there!). Or even if you find the right outfit, you can still struggle to find the accessories that you need if you haven’t left enough time. [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Today we’re heading west for a relaxed and beautiful beach themed wedding in Worthing, West Sussex.
Vicki and David held their sunny summer wedding at St John the Baptist’s Church in Findon followed by a reception at Worthing Sailing Club.
We’re handing over to beautiful bride Vicki to hear all about their wonderful Worthing wedding: