A Pastel Pretty Wedding at Slaugham Place ~ Andrew and Sonya


If you’re a fan of pretty weddings with an elegant and romantic touch – be prepared to fall head-over-heels in love with Andrew and Sonya’s sensational West Sussex wedding!

The gorgeous couple who got engaged on a windy, rainy afternoon at fairytale-esque Bodiam Castle, said I do on a sunny August day at St Paul’s in Haywards Heath and then continued their chic wedding celebrations amongst the enchanting ruins of a Grade II Elizabethan manor house at Slaugham Place!

Here’s beautiful bride, Sonya to tell us more about her gorgeous Sussex wedding day:


As many of our friends and family are based around London, we wanted somewhere with a rural feel, but we didn’t want to make our friends and family travel a long distance, so Sussex worked well.

We found inspiration for our wedding through Pinterest and borrowing ideas from friends’ weddings.

Our bridesmaids each wore a different colour, so there was no colour theme – instead we had a mix of five pastel shades.

A very kind friend who is a professional cake maker made us a simple and beautiful wedding cake as a gift.

What I enjoyed most about planning our wedding was… All the creative parts, like the flowers and decorating the marquee. Also the table plan – bringing together friends who had never met but we knew would hit it off, plus some subtle attempts at matchmaking!


Sweet Music

We found a brilliant barbershop quartet called the T Tones. They sing everything from classic barbershop tunes to current chart music.

Our band was; Informer (nothing to do with the 90s rap song). They were so popular that our friends booked them for their own wedding!

Fantastic Photography!

Our photographer, Neil Walker was excellent and must have had a lot of energy to make it through the whole day and produce such lovely photos for us.  He got lots of pictures of our guests laughing at the speeches.  Those were some of our favourite shots.

Team wedding:

Ceremony: St Paul’s | Reception: Slaugham Place

Photographer: Neil Walker Photography | Entertainment: T Tones

Band: Informer

Thank you so much for chatting with us Sonya – your day was certainly dreamy!

This was a truly Sussex wedding story with the couple’s bewitching choice of West Sussex reception venue, Slaugham Place, and an East Sussex engagement too at beautiful Bodiam castle. We loved the mix of beautiful vintage vehicles too; a Morris Minor and VW Campervan.

This wonderful wedding was captured perfectly by Sussex Wedding Photographer Neil Walker; BIG Love Sussex Weddings love to you for sharing these super-lovely photographs with us. In a word: gorgeous!

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