Editor loves and inspiration

Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis on local Sussex wedding businesses, shops and suppliers.

Annie Bennett of https://leadingladycakes.co.uk tells us in this issue's finishing touches feature, “Adding handmade sugar flowers to your cake will create a unique look. What's more, they can be kept for many years as a keepsake to remember your cake long after it's been eaten.” Her sugar orchids are truly impressive and you could be forgiven for thinking they're real!

Discover more fab finishing touches in the Apr/May22 issue of Your Sussex Wedding, free to download at www.your-sussex.wedding/free-download

I love the continuing trend for white and green, natural and elegant wedding palettes. How incredible is real bride Charlee's showstopping bouquet by www.bunchesofsussex.co.uk and delicate flower crown from https://bio.site/hiddenbotanics? She says, "My bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets, corsages, buttonholes and ceremony flowers all tied in with our neutral and greenery theme.”

Read all about Charlee's big day in the Apr/May22 issue of Your Sussex Wedding, free to download at www.your-sussex.wedding/free-download

In the Apr/May22 issue's Hot Topic feature Mariella Fleming of https://southendbarns.co.uk shares her top tips for what's hot in the world of venue styling this year. She says, "For several years we've seen a penchant for bringing the outside in. However, in a historically Edwardian move, couples are turning the tables and taking home comforts into the great outdoors for both their ceremony and reception – think outdoor chandeliers, cosy sofas, twinkling fairylights and luxurious fabrics. Our Secret Garden plays into this perfectly with plenty of scope to embellish the pergola and benches with throws and lighting."

I love this oh-so modern, elegant take on the rustic vibe with pamapas grass and hanging macrame baskets.

For more on what's hot in the world of weddings check out the latest issue of Your Sussex Wedding, free to download at www.your-sussex.wedding/free-download

The Amyverse says, "If you're writing your own vows, this one is for you. A beautiful bespoke vow book containing the most important words you'll ever say." Quite true, and such beautiful words, deserve a beautiful home. I love these hand calliagraphed vow booklets by www.theamyverse.com. Attractive to hold during the ceremony, they also make for the most special of keepsakes.

Discover more fab finishing touches in the Apr/May22 issue of Your Sussex Wedding, free to download at www.your-sussex.wedding/free-download

Loved by the editor at Your Sussex Wedding magazine

I'm growing to be quite the fan of balloon installations. Ideal for filling a blank area at a reception venue, not to mention a super-cool selfie backdrop for your guests, they can be designed to complement any theme or palette. I particularly love the rustic vibe of this one complete with pamapas grass by www.boutiqueballoonstudio.com

Discover more fab finishing touches in the Apr/May22 issue of Your Sussex Wedding, free to download at www.your-sussex.wedding/free-download

During the first lockdown in 2020 Your Sussex Wedding was welcomed aboard the Sussex NHS and Carers Wedding Competition as media partner, alongside more than 30 amazing local suppliers who would all use their talents to make one couple's wedding dreams come true. We're super-excited to share with you the culmination of the competition, Laura and Michael's big day. Read all about it in issue 95.

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Real bride Catherine says of her first date with Rob, “We laughed all evening and stayed until closing. We have the same sense of fun.” From this image I'd say that's something shared by their children too. Being part of this family looks like a blast!

Find out about their big day in issue 95 of Your Sussex Wedding, which can be downloaded FREE at www.your-sussex.wedding/free-download along with the current issue.

I for one would love nothing more than to be presented with a grazing platter like this at a wedding (by www.gracefullygrazing.com). Absolutely mouthwatering its easy to see why they're still growing in popularity, and can be tailored with local delicacies to suit the season.

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Was there ever a more showstopping wedding venue than The Royal Pavilion (https://brightonmuseums.org.uk)? Everywhere you turn you're walking in the footsteps of King George IV and his royal court. As a history buff, it's one of my favourite places and I spent hours poring over April and Lee's wedding photos for their real wedding feature – just a tad envious!

Read all about the big day in issue 94, which you can download FREE at www.your-sussex.wedding/free-download, along with the latest issue.

Garden games are such a fun, informal and budget-friendly way to keep guests entertained during the drinks reception. Guest aged eight to 80 will love a go at giant Jenga!

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