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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.
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
An urban chic vibe is something you might expect to see most often in an industrial warehouse setting, but this team of local wedding experts set out to blow that theory out of the water with this project. Featuring shades of burgundy and pink tones, they created a romantic atmosphere in the Two Woods Estate ceremony area, dramatically flanked by enormous redwoods. It beautifully showcases the love between its real couple and shows that you can have the best of both worlds. Here are some stunning images that we just couldn't fit into the mag, no matter how hard we tried! If like us you couldn't get enough, sit back and feast your eyes on even more gorgeousness and take a peek behind the scenes.
Posted: 2 September 2021
When Mark Lee from Mark Lee Photography set up this shoot at Cheshire's Park Manor, he wanted to seek out like minded suppliers to collaborate on creating stunning inclusive images; and what better showcase this gorgeous shoot than Pride Month! Mark says, "For months I've been coming across posts on Facebook on issues from the LGBTQ+ community over double standards within the wedding industry. Some finding that they were being charged more or that some suppliers just wouldn't work with a same sex couple. Then a supplier wanted to know how to create a logo for same sex supplier so not to offend. And another supplier unsure how to word his contract... this got me thinking. Why is this so difficult? Why does there need to be an issue regardless of who you are and who you want to marry? The law has changed so why are people still living in the dark ages? It's time to accept everyone."
Posted: 11 June 2021
Photographer and shoot coordinator Amy Davies set out to create a dramatic look for this project. "There are lots of extremes when it comes to the gothic style," she says, but admits that none of them are likely to appeal greatly to a bride who might consider her everyday style somewhat short of alternative. "So, we chose a broadly gothic theme with plenty of smiles and laughter, paired with a soft and light twist," she continues before adding: "It is possible to have a black wedding dress without the black lipstick!"
Posted: 30 March 2021
Park House Hotel and Spa provided the perfect location for this quintessentially English picnic complete with scones, tea and cake. Park House Hotel and Spa, Midhurst, is a luxury country-house venue that hosts intimate, exclusive-use weddings in its barn and across the extensive grounds. "We were inspired by its walled garden and immaculate lawns," says shoot coordinator Giulia O'Lorey of Cakes in Bloom. The plan was to highlight the beauty of Sussex while showcasing a wealth of talented local suppliers.
Posted: 25 March 2021
Make-up artist Claire Marie and her team set out to inpsire couples whose weddings have been affected by Covid. The resulting styled shoot shows us that all good things really do come in small packages, as intimate weddings are a beautiful way to express your love and individual personalities. We asked Claire Marie about the benefits of going head with an intimate wedding day during the pandemic - restrictions permitting of course... Images courtesy of Lesley Burdett Photography
Posted: 4 February 2021
Couples who have adopted a pet during the pandemic can save themselves the unnecessary heartache of losing shared pets by arranging a 'pet-nuptial' agreement in case – obviously here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we truly hope it's not the case – of future separation with their partner. For custody of furry friends, there is currently no official legally binding measures in place for what happens to pets after a breakup. Legally a pet is seen as an asset, and as with any assets in a divorce, ownership will be decided by the court - however having a prearranged agreement in place, commonly known as a prenuptial agreement, can assist the court to make a decision.
Posted: 13 January 2021
Tinwood Estate in West Sussex has plenty to keep you sparkling over the festive period, whether you can visit or not. The estate is hosting a series of sparkling afternoon teas and gourmet Christmas dinners. Even if you can't visit, why not order some of the finest English sparkling wine to gift or enjoy over Christmas and New Year? Christmas Sparkling Afternoon Tea: Join the team for a guided vineyard tour, followed by a wine tasting of each of the three sparkling wines.
Posted: 15 December 2020
Many a time a spectacular shoot arrives in my inbox and I know right away that won't have the space to feature all of the incredible images in the magazine that I'd like to. This was just such an occasion where I completely failed to narrow down the list, and not wanting to deprive of the full force of this shoot's beauty, here are even more incredible images that you won't have seen in the magazine!
Posted: 1 December 2020