Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis in local Sussex wedding businesses, shops and suppliers.
These alpacas look to be admiring this bride's dress as much as we did! Check out this gorgeous styled shoot over on page 82 of the current issue. These images were captured at the Secret Garden, Southend Barns' new al fresco wedding space. Check out www.southendbarns.co.uk.
Photography courtesy of www.helencawte.com
Have you read our A-Z of finishing touches on page 75 of the current issue yet? If so, you'll know that F is for flower arch!
Whether you view the ceremonial arch as a representation of the home you'll make together or simply a great focal point for the vows, arches and backdrops are starting to grow in popularity in the UK. Personalise them to represent you as a couple and fit any theme. Speak to the experts at www.arabellafloral.com about creating your own.
Have you seen Rhys and Rosie's fabulous cake from the current issue? Rosie says: "Fresh flowers decorated our semi-naked four-tier wedding cake. The flavours were strawberry and champagne, chocolate, and carrot. It really fit the rustic theme." The big-day bake was created by Gosh Patisserie. Check out www.goshpatisserie.co.uk
We've teamed up with Sussex-based beauty brand A Touch Unique to bring you a fab £3 site-wide discount. Just head over to www.atouchunique.co.uk before 7th June and enter "£3 off" at the checkout.
Add some wow to your wedding with these neon signs, the newest launch from the creative team at To Have & To Hire Events. Right on-trend, they can be used for ceremony or photo booth backdrops, illuminating the dancefloor, or even as a focal point around your wedding cake. They're also available as personalised signs for you to treasure forever.
Check out www.tohaveandtohireweddings.com
For al fresco nuptials, the Little Castle at The Ravenswood is an idyllic spot. With outdoor seating for up to 150 loved ones, its characterful stone walls and side windows provide a fairytale focal point as guests look on.
Check out www.theravenswood.co.uk
I love the idea real wedding bride and groom, Laura and Paul, had to give their guests Penguin books in homage to their proposal story. Laura says: "We spent the 18 months leading up to the wedding collecting them at car boots and charity shops, trying to match titles to people as much as possible." Image courtesy of www.photographybybond.co.uk
Find out more about their proposal story and wedding day on p40 of the current issue.
I love this boho chic make-up look from our 'Look of love' feature in the current issue, created by www.emmaolliff.com. Emma says: "A beautiful unstructured look that almost gives the appearance of being make-up free while still looking glam, with hair that could have been thrown together in a couple of minutes. Think just-picked-from-the-meadow flowers and relaxed eclectic venue styling. All of which actually involve a lot of creative genius behind the scenes!”
Image courtesy of www.joemallenphotography.co.uk
When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention Your Sussex Wedding when making any enquiries.