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County Wedding Events host a number of wedding shows throughout southern England in the Spring and Autumn. Attending a show organised by County Wedding Events will help you every step of the way in your wedding planning - helping you to find the perfect wedding venue and meet the best local suppliers from across the wedding industry.
Admission to all County Wedding Events wedding shows is free and you are welcome to bring as many friends and family members along as you wish.
The original 'Palace By The Sea', The Grand Brighton hotel, has announced its new stay and afternoon tea package to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, taking place from 7th -13th August. Ideal for a coastal getaway, the new package combines an overnight stay in the historical luxury hotel, inclusive of breakfast, and the signature Grand Afternoon Tea experience. The package is available from August onwards. The sea-facing Victoria Terrace, with a bright and botanical interior, provides the setting for the traditional afternoon tea experience. From the Grand Afternoon Tea menu, guests can enjoy a variety of classic sweet and savoury treats, complemented by the hotel's own blended leaf tea as well as a world-renowned selection of blends and infusions. Adding a touch of theatre to the occasion, a selection of homemade cakes and pastries are presented on a vintage serving trolley. Guests are also able to take the treats home in bespoke boxes.
Posted: 8 August 2023
For many, dogs are considered to be a key member of the family, so when it comes to one of the most important days of a couple's lives, their wedding day, it's only natural that they want their four-legged friends to be involved in the celebrations. That being said, lots of strangers, loud noises and the unfamiliar location of a wedding can prove quite overwhelming for our canine companions, so if you want to include your dog in your big day, there are a couple of things you need to be aware of. Below, Carolyn Menteith, Behaviourist at tails.com has offered her top tips and advice on how to throw the 'paw-fect' wedding that will ensure both humans and dogs remain happy at all times.
Posted: 21 June 2023
Planning a wedding can certainly be an exciting time, from picking the cake to choosing the entertainment, it's full of fun tasks to check off a to-do list. However, wedding planning can also come with a host of negativities such as worrying about money and feeling anxiety about family politics on the big day. Increasing evidence shows that gardens and green spaces are associated with better physical, social and mental health.
Posted: 17 May 2023
Wiston Estate has announced that critically acclaimed chef Tom Kemble has joined the team at Chalk Restaurant as executive chef, bringing more than 15 years of experience at some of the world's most prestigious restaurants to the West Sussex. Formerly head chef at Bonhams Restaurant, which he led to earn a Michelin star within seven months of opening, Tom brings his precise cooking style, ingredient-led approach and dedication to celebrating local produce to Chalk. Located on the Wiston Estate's North Farm winery site, 122-cover restaurant Chalk opened in December 2021 and draws its name from the soft white limestone that the vineyard sits on, which gives its award-winning wines their distinctive, terroir-driven profile. The eatery occupies a renovated 18th-century threshing barn, which has been thoughtfully restored to create a warm and welcoming space.
Posted: 27 April 2023
Located close to the Kent/Sussex border Charlotte and Callum from C&C Imagery decided to put together a shoot featuring the work of fabulous local suppliers from both counties. Showcasing the stunning Tonbridge School and its glorious grounds, the team set about creating two shoots together; one with a warm winter boho feel, capturing the last of the snow, and the other Hollywood glam inspired.
Posted: 16 March 2023
Scent My Wedding was started by two best friends, Holly and Sara. Based on a love of home fragrance and styling, the two female entrepreneurs saw a gap in the wedding market while planning Sara's wedding. They already own a successful home fragrance business and saw this as a natural extension to what they already do.
Scent My Wedding offers a bespoke venue-scenting service where you can have your favourite or chosen scent discreetly diffused throughout your entire day via a powerful diffuser unit or a series of beautiful candles and reed diffusers.
Posted: 5 January 2023
If you are dreaming of jetting off to sandy shores with your sparkling new ring, spouse and matching passports...then this guide from NameSwitch will tell you how to make your dreams come true. Please do have a proper think about whether having matching passports straight away is really that important to you because, trust us when we say, it's not an easy thing to pull off! With recent changes to how processes work, effects of the Pandemic, and added complications like not being handed your marriage certificate on your wedding day, or needing the name on your NHS records to be the same as the one on your passport, an already stressful undertaking just got even more nail-biting! Now it's not mission impossible, but you do need 3 key things to be aligned (and nerves of steel) if this is going to work...
Posted: 2 January 2023
In an article earlier this year there was discussion and praise aimed towards the Government's plans to allow outdoor weddings to be made permanent. The article also highlighted the eagerly awaited Law Commission report into marriage laws, which was due to be published in July. Now it has been published and we have had some time for the dust to settle, Kate Van Rol, Barrister at 4PB has looked into these recommendations, "Are wedding laws at present 'confusing, outdated and restrictive' as the Commission suggest, or would the implementation of their suggestions trivialise weddings and commercialise the ceremony?". Kate continues...
Posted: 14 December 2022
Here at Your Sussex Wedding, we've heard all about dove releases at weddings and were keen to know more. So, we got in touch with Viv Lambert at Lambert's White Dove Release based in Brighton for the lowdown.
Viv says, "Watching their love and dreams for the future rise and fly free on the wings of a dove is a magical experience for newlyweds, one that will forever be a treasured memory of the day. In addition, at every wedding there are those the couple know will be watching over them, but who can only be with them in spirit.
Posted: 23 November 2021
Here at CMW HQ we're literally never satisfied when it comes to providing our readers with enough wedspiration. Because, really, what is enough? We'd go on forever if we could. So, with that in mind, we've created our very own County Wedding Magazines YouTube channel, just for you. Find tons of big-day ideas from venue tours to dream dresses. Catch up on beauty reviews and how tos from our beauty editor and peek behind the scenes of styled shoots featured in our titles past and present. You can even be a fly on the wall at some real weddings - after all, if we're honest, who doesn't love being a bit nosey! And we haven't stopped there, as you'll also find local supplier interviews packed with tips and tricks.
Posted: 5 November 2021