A Relaxed Sussex Country Pub Wedding ~ Hayley & Chris

Morning! Today we’re reminiscing about Chris and Hayley’s fab, fuss-free Sussex pub wedding, which took place last July at the quaint Anchor Inn in Barcombe and what a stunner it is!

This lovely, laid back day boasts tipis, boating and a whole lotta beer – the perfect combination for a relaxed pub wedding, don’t you think?

Here’s beautiful, fun-loving bride, Hayley to tell us all about her swoon-worthy summery Sussex wedding!

The proposal

Chris proposed when I was eight months pregnant with my son Noah at the top of a very steep walk up Wolstonbury Hill on the Sussex Downs!

Happy campers!

We found lots of inspiration online on websites such as Pinterest, however we just really liked the idea of having an outdoorsy theme with camping, as it meant our guests could stay with us and party all night long! I’d describe our theme as simple and fun!

There was no church service… The entire ceremony was done at the pub!

The venue were amazing, such lovely fun people, all the staff were very attentive and just gave us a real at home, comfortable vibe.

DIY Décor

We hung our own paper lanterns throughout the marquee, we bought tons of them cheaply off of Amazon and dropped battery powered tea lights in them, giving them a lovely glowing effect at night. The glass jars we placed on the tables outside we filled with moss & more electric tea lights, again all from Amazon. Our favours were lottery tickets… No one won a single pound!

The thing we enjoyed most about planning our wedding was

We just enjoyed being able to throw all our ideas into this day. It was perfect!

Our least favourite part of wedding planning had to be…

Trying to figure out how much alcohol we’d need to keep everyone happy! Luckily as it’s a pub we didn’t have to worry about running out!

If we could do it all again we would…

Change absolutely nothing… Except have our new daughter and nephew there!

Team wedding:

Photography: Racheal Emily Photo | Venue: The Anchor Inn, Barcombe

Bride: Charlie Brear | Bridesmaids: asos | Decorations: Amazon

Wow! What a wedding?! We loved Chris and Hayley’s relaxed and rustic wedding – a day filled with fun, friendship, boating and booze! Happy days! Beautiful venue too!

It was great that the party could continue well into the night and the newlyweds woke up the next day, surrounded still by their family and friends. A lovely thought for all of you boho brides-to-be; any of you up for a spot of wedding night camping or glamping?

Thank you to Hayley (and hubby Chris) for chatting with us and lotsa Love Sussex Weddings LOVE to their fantastic photographer Rachael from Rachael Emily Photo for sharing these fabulous pics with us!

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