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Read the latest issue of Your Sussex Wedding for FREE!
Read the latest issue of Your Sussex Wedding for FREE!
Full of wedding ideas, expert advice and talented local suppliers, Your Sussex Wedding is now available for free – simply follow this link to download the latest issue. For even more inspiration, you can also check out our previous issues.

Interested in areas outside of Sussex? You can read any of our other 18 regional wedding magazines here

Happy planning!
February/March 2022

February/March 2022

Welcome to the first Your Sussex Wedding magazine for 2022! For those of you tying the knot this year, January 1st will have marked a significant milestone as you draw ever closer to the big day. How’s your planning going? If you find you’ve got a little bit of extra budget for those amazing finishing touches, you won’t want to miss one page as there’s inspiration aplenty as always. As you know, I’m going to be a bridesmaid for my friend and fellow CWM editor, Melissa, in July and it’s taken her this long to talk her other half, Dave, into booking a photo booth! This was actually thanks to another of our gorgeous colleagues, social media coordinator Beth who hired one for her big day, and we were barely out of it all evening! So, these super-cool elements are well worth looking into if you can.

The other thing I’ve learned since I last spoke to you is on the topic of shopping for bridesmaids’ dresses. Speaking from experience I can tell you that for your best gals, choosing that perfect dress for the big day could be almost, if not equally, as important to them as finding yours was to you. You’ve asked them to be part of this enormous occasion in your life and in all likelihood, they’ll want to give the best account of themselves as they support you. So, inspired by the unbelievably patient and all-round diamond Melissa, my advice is this: be kind. Perhaps they’ve got body confidence issues, perhaps they’re feeling the pressure – don’t leave it to the last minute, allow them as much time as possible to make their decision. You love your bride tribe, that’s why you asked them to be by your side. If you want them to feel comfortable and enjoy the day alongside you, helping them to feel their big-day best too will go a long way towards that. Oh, and don’t forget to have bags of fun along the way!

That’s all from me this issue, except to extend a very warm welcome to those of you who’ve recently said “yes” and are new to Your Sussex Wedding. I hope you feel inspired by what you find here.

Enjoy and keeeep planning! 

Kelly x
Love wins
Image provided by Daniel Thomas Photography
Love wins
Winners of the Sussex NHS and Carers Wedding Competition, Laura and Mike, celebrated their big day on 30th September 2021.

Read all the details of their big day on page 30 of the current issue, available now: www.your-sussex.wedding/free-download
Win a pair of diamond earrings worth £1,500
Outside the box
Image provided by www.alexanderwhitephotography.co.uk
Outside the box
Southlands Barn

Southlands Barn is a 17th-century structure, part of Southlands Farm situated in the heart of West Sussex in the quaint village of West Chiltington. With its rolling fields, beautiful lake and breath-taking views of the South Downs the venue’s location is a working farm complete with plenty of wildlife roaming around. Keep your eyes out for pheasants, foxes, hawks, ducks, geese, many native birds and of course the farm’s very own free-range cows who wander in each evening for dinner.

Ceremonies are held either in the 17th-century barn or outside in the pergola overlooking the farm and South Downs. The former can seat 100 and the latter can host 150.

Celebrations for 100 loved ones take place in the barn beneath its beams and fairylights. In fact, very little additional décor is required to create a gorgeous atmosphere for a wedding. There’s also a bar area, plus indoor and outdoor courtyards. Guests can also choose to chill out in the snooker room, which has comfy couches and a fire place.

The venue offers a free wine-tasting night for couples getting married there, and you’ll also be treated to a bridal suite for your morning preparations. Three-day exclusive hire means the venue is all yours from Friday to Sunday to use as you wish. A two-day mid-week hire package is also available.

Visit: www.thecrownsgroup.co.uk/southlands-barn-wedding-venue

Check out more local venues on page 23 of the current issue, available now: www.your-sussex.wedding/free-download
The Signature Wedding Show at Wembley Stadium, London is this WEEKEND!
The Signature Wedding Show at Wembley Stadium, London is this WEEKEND!
We live and breathe weddings at County Wedding Magazines and Events, so we can't wait for our Signature Wedding Show at Wembley Stadium, London, on Sunday 20th February 2022!

It's one of our first wedding shows of 2022 and a must-visit for all those that got engaged over the festive season. The event brings couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning in touch with local professionals who are on hand to help plan the wedding day. 

From photographers to cake makers, musicians to florists you're sure to tick a lot off of your to-do list by attending one of our County Wedding Events.

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Have your cake AND eat it!
Have your cake AND eat it!
Kasey Clarke, Founder of Sweet Cakey Thing, explains how certain ingredients used in baking can actually be better for your skin compared to some moisturisers, leaving your skin looking hydrated and glowing. We all dreamt of smothering ourselves in cake as a child, yet even then, that sort of behaviour wouldn't go down too well at the dinner table. However, founder of Sweet Cakey Thing, Kasey Clarke, is here to explain why covering ourselves in cake is absolutely a good thing, as long as the ingredients are too. Here, she shares seven baking ingredients, which will help keep skin nourished and hydrated, making your skincare routine a piece of cake, literally.

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Back to nature bolthole
Back to nature bolthole
Editor Claire was invited to Monkey Island Estate, a sanctuary set on a private island on the River Thames offering laid-back luxury.

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Forthcoming Events
Please note: All dates are subject to changes, contact organisers for more information before making arrangements. To view more events, please visit the events page on our website...

6 Mar 2022 - The West Sussex Wedding Expo @ The K2, Crawley
K2 Arena Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, Sussex, RH11 9BQ

13 Mar 2022 - Selden Barns Wedding Show
Old Selden Farm, Selden Lane, Patching, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3UL

10 Apr 2022 - Castle Goring Wedding Show
Arundel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3UN
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