Real weddings and wedding ideas

See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your Sussex Wedding Real Weddings features.

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Above the clouds

Above the clouds

Above the clouds: Joanna and Liam's wedding theme was a natural choice given they'd travelled the globe to visit hot air balloon festivals, including the capital of ballooning – Albuquerque, U.S.A... read more

Memories are made of this

Memories are made of this

Memories are made of this: Julia and Sam styled their big day with a rustic vibe at Gildredge Manor on a sunny day in July.... read more

My treasure

My treasure

My treasure: Jessica and Maria chose a venue that meant to world to them, and enjoyed a wedding day packed with fun and laughter. "Maria asked her friend about me the moment she first saw me. Despite being told I wasn't looking to date anyone at the time, she then went on to wager a crate of wine that she'd be able to charm me," Jessica says of the pair's initial encounter on a night out with mutual friends. We're pleased to report that after several months Maria's charms did indeed win Jessica over, "combined with her humour, intelligence, obvious beauty, and dance moves," she recalls.... read more

Bee mine

Bee mine

Bee mine: Libby and Jack's celebrations at Barcombe Village Hall were eco-friendly with a nature-inspired theme. Libby and Jack met while working at a pub in Brighton. Libby was a student at the time and Jack was taking a couple of years out before starting university. They had a lot of fun together at work and romance eventually blossomed as they got to know each other on the walks home after shifts.... read more

Rockin' around the Christmas tree

Rockin' around the Christmas tree

Rockin' around the Christmas tree: Holly and Josh injected a healthy dose of Christmas cheer into their nuptials on 22nd December, 2018. Having met through mutual friends as teenagers, Holly and Josh were together 10 years before becoming engaged. The couple were living on the West Coast of Australia at the time, when they decided to take a month-long road trip over to the East Coast. Holly remembers, "On our second to last day, we were driving to Cairns and Josh pulled over so we could have one last walk on the beach. There wasn't another soul in sight and that's when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!" Although her family in the UK had known of the proposal plan for three months, it came as a complete surprise to Holly.... read more

Woodland wonder

Woodland wonder

Woodland wonder: Kerry and Craig went back to nature with the Fantastic Mr. Fox at Two Woods Estate... read more

Decadently deco

Decadently deco

Decadently deco: Rebecca and Luke tied the knot at Worthing Dome, with Art Deco twists complementing their historic venue... read more

Thoroughly modern vintage

Thoroughly modern vintage

Thoroughly modern vintage: Chantal and Joseph tied the knot at Edes House before celebrating at the groom's family home.... read more

I'm with the band

I'm with the band

I'm with the band: Eloise and Boyce wed on 1st September, 2018, surrounded by blues, greens and a hint of vintage.... read more

Make a wish

Make a wish

Make a wish: Rosie and Rhys were wed on 25th August, 2018, at Pangdean Old Barn with a romantic rustic theme.... read more

Lessons in love

Lessons in love

Lessons in love: Newlyweds Claire and Sean True met at university before eventually going on to exchange vows at Grittenham Barn, West Sussex.... read more

Love without borders at Pekes Manor

Love without borders at Pekes Manor

Love without borders: Jordan and David celebrated in style with their truly international, vintage yellow and blue-themed nuptials.... read more

Vows at Christmas

Vows at Christmas

Vows at Christmas: Joined in love and faith by the father-of-the-bride, Emma and John's Christmas-themed nuptials involved their loved ones every step of the way.... read more

Back to nature

Back to nature

Back to nature: Emily and Isaac's big day had the relaxed-vibe they wanted.... read more

Love birds

Love birds

Love birds: Katie and James created the ultimate woodland theme featuring birds, rabbits and daisies.... read more

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