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County Wedding Events
February/March 2019
February/March 2019
Let me begin by offering a warm welcome to all the new readers buzzing from recent engagements. Congratulations! The start of planning your wedding is a thrilling place to be. For many, though, I’ve no doubt 2019 signalled a new milestone as you mark off another year in the countdown to the big day, and some of you can officially say “I’m getting married… this year!” But if the excitement in saying so abates and gives way to panic that there’s still so much to do, don’t worry – Your Sussex Wedding is here to help with oodles of inspiration. Check out our gorgeous couples’ real weddings on pages 36, 45, 51 and 58. If these pages tell you anything, it’s that your wedding day is no one’s but yours, so plan for you and your personality as a couple. Tradition is great, but it shouldn’t be restrictive.

Time is flying by and I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day. In recognition of the occasion, in this issue's Hot Topic (page 89), we talk wedding day touches to bring that added air of romance. Love also pervades our glorious regional shoots, found on pages 65, 77 and 94, which are filled with fashion, flowers and fun.

For the dear readers who are fast approaching W-day, having chosen the dress, you’ll likely be turning your attention to the finer details, such as your jewellery and accessories. So we’ve consulted the county’s jewellers for their top tips on making the ideal selections for the perfect statement, just turn to page 81.

Happy planning everyone!
Lessons in love
Image provided by Joanna Cleeve Photography
Lessons in love
Newlyweds Claire and Sean True met at university before eventually going on to exchange vows at Grittenham Barn, West Sussex.

Read all the details of their big day on page 45 of the current issue, available now: www.your-sussex.wedding/buy-a-copy
WIN! A five-night stay at Treasure Beach, Barbados, worth £3,800
Spotlight on Uckfield and around
Spotlight on Uckfield and around
Buxted Park Hotel

Reached by a tree-lined sweeping drive, this impressive Grade II Georgian country house, has a host of period features, including huge fireplaces, elegant cornicing, crystal chandeliers and sash windows.

Nestled within the stunning Ashdown Forest parkland in 312 private acres of Sussex parkland, Buxted Park is a Palladian-style mansion with stone pillars, creating a classically romantic backdrop to your wedding photos. The large stone patio at the back of the house boasts far-reaching views across the picturesque lake, ancient oak tress and countryside beyond. Adjacent to the house lie pretty manicured gardens and the ornamental fish pond.

Located at the heart of the hotel, The Coat of Arms lounge features an original grand working fireplace that dates back to the 18th century, with direct access to a private patio, making it an ideal setting for your ceremony. Alternatively, enjoy open-air “I dos” on the garden steps leading to the lounge. The lawn is set up with traditional chairs either side of the red carpet, leading to the impressive stone portico.

The magnificent Orangery overlooks the main hotel terrace and formal lawn, with views down to the fishing lake. An original part of the Georgian building, the Orangery’s tall glass ceiling allows streams of natural daylight to flood on to your nuptials. It can also play host to your wedding breakfast.

Designed in a traditional style with beautiful furnishings, the Library is conveniently located near the Coat of Arms Lounge and Crystal Bar, ideal for intimate ceremonies.

The impressive Ballroom is the state wedding room, featuring five empire chandeliers and views over the estate to create the perfect setting for your romantic wedding.

Visit: www.handpickedhotels.co.uk

Check out more local venues on page 19 of the current issue, available now: www.your-sussex.wedding/buy-a-copy
Make-up to go
Make-up to go
Team Hen have just launched these gorgeous make-up pouches, available in a 'Bride-to-be' and 'Bridesmaid' design!

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Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we're getting excited about our upcoming County Wedding Events Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World.
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we're getting excited about our upcoming County Wedding Events Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World.
This must-visit show, located on the historic Brooklands motor racing circuit in Weybridge, will boast nearly 200 exhibitors, from bridal boutiques and photographers, to florists and cake designers. With a huge range of specialists all under one roof, this is set to be one of the largest wedding exhibitions to be held in the South of England and our biggest event to date!

On the day, Silkscreen Wedding Videos (www.silkscreenvideos.com) will be capturing the event on film, while the lovely Arran from Scarlett Heart Weddings & Events (www.scarlettheartweddings.com) will be our compère and will also perform on the day.

What’s more newlyweds-to-be and their entourages can enjoy fashion catwalks taking place in the AMG Performance Centre hosted by Brides Visited (www.bridesvisited.co.uk) and From This Moment (www.fromthismomentbridal.co.uk).

If that’s not enough to help you on your wedding planning journey, couples can partake in styling demonstrations and watch live entertainment, all whilst enjoying samples and tasters from our exhibitors.

By attending our exhibition couples will benefit from free entry, will receive a goodie bag including a copy of a County Wedding Magazine as well as be entered into a competition to win honeymoon to a luxurious destination.

Psst! The first 100 couples through the door will receive a free Wedding Planner Diary.

A date for your diary...

Sunday 17thMarch, 2019, 11am to 4pm


Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World

Pre-register... www.countyweddingevents.com/registration.cfm
Plan your wedding with ease!
Plan your wedding with ease!
Register to our 'Wedding Planning Tools' and we'll provide you with everything you'll need to plan the perfect wedding - You can manage your guest lists, keep tabs on invitations and RSVPs, set yourself tasks and reminders for your checklist, keep track of your budget and expenses, plus find local suppliers for your wedding essentials. It's time to get your 'wedmin' on: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY1dr5b7ytQ&feature=youtu.be
Meet your matte
Meet your matte
Your wedding will be a wonderful day, but a long one! So make sure your make-up is fixed in place and lasts as long as you do.

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Land of the Gods
Land of the Gods
Editor Hannah Faulder experiences Cretan hospitality at the luxurious Blue Palace Resort & Spa.

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Readers' poll
What we've learnt from the latest reader poll at www.your-sussex.wedding

Will you be wearing a veil on your wedding day?

A dramatic cathedral length veil is the one for me: 23%
I will be wearing a bridal fascinator: 0%
Absolutely - Traditional all the way: 54%
I've chosen a flower crown or a hair-piece instead: 23%
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...

17 Mar 2019 - Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes Benz World
Mercedes Benz World, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0SL

7 Apr 2019 - Castle Goring Wedding Show
Arundel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3QS

28 Apr 2019 - Lympne Castle Wedding Show
The Street,, Lympne Kent, CT21 4LQ

12 May 2019 - Stanmer House Wedding Show
Stanmer Park Road, Stanmer, Brighton, BN1 9QA
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