A Beautiful NEW Brighton Wedding Venue: Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa

Brighton Harbour Hotel and Spa opened just this summer and we jumped at the invitation to head down to meet the lovely team, have a drink at the HarBar and have a little look-see around at Brighton’s newest seafront wedding venue!

Located on Kings Road (and quite literally a stone’s throw from the pebbly beach), the seafront venue (dating back to 1850) offers uninterrupted panoramic views of the beach and sea – guaranteeing a beautiful backdrop for vows, whatever the weather!

The magical Marine Room is newly renovated and licensed for up to 100 wedding guests, it boasts colourful stain glass windows and is just a few steps away from Brighton beach. The sumptuous décor also adds a true sense of chic sophistication to proceedings and will definitely wow your guests.

Speaking of your lucky wedding guests, there’ll be no need for them to sit in city traffic or worry about needing to pay for a taxi to get home when there’s 78 luxurious bedrooms, (we loved the sunken beds and amazing sea views), to reside in before and after the big day! Of course, the hotel’s convenient location to The Lanes, Brighton Pier and the British Airways i360 will provide plenty to see and do. There’s also the spa for post and pre wedding pamper time too!


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A Beautiful Broyle Place Sussex Wedding (With Awesome Superhero Touches) ~ Becky & Christian

KA-POW! Becky and Christian’s super-cool Broyle Place wedding was packed full of personal touches – and references to the groom’s ‘superhero geek’ side (as the beautiful bride says!). Love Sussex Weddings reader Becky added loads of surprises for her Batman, including a hidden Batman in their wedding cake AND rocking a funky garter. Team this with a gorgeous springtime outdoor ceremony (in April!) and blush and grey tones and you’ve got one helluva wedding day! You ready to hear more? Here’s Becky to unleash all the goss!

We spent the day choosing the perfect ring

After three years together we both knew that we were going to be getting married in the near future but on a day out in London, Christian surprised me with a trip to Hatton Garden and we spent the day choosing the perfect ring.

We chose to get married in Sussex as we wanted to remain local. A lot of my family live in London and Essex and travelled down for the bank holiday weekend which was great. As soon as we walked through the gates of Broyle Place we knew immediately it was where we wanted to get married – we didn’t even look at anywhere else!

Our planning came through recommendations, online searches, wedding fayres, magazines and blogs (including Love Sussex Weddings!). Word of mouth was great, as was wedding fayres getting to speak to the suppliers directly. The internet was probably the biggest help.  I would spend hours searching for suppliers both in the local area and further afield. Pinterest became my new best friend for inspiration!


I would describe our wedding theme as rustic with a hint of superhero! Our colours were grey and blush pink.

Making it personal

We wanted the whole wedding to be as personal as possible. We created a table full of both families wedding photos throughout the years. The guests each kept their photos which they all loved.


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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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