Vintage Countryside Wedding – East Dean Styling

Vintage Countryside Wedding – East Dean Styling

Back in May we had the pleasure of helping the mother of our lovely bride style the beautiful East Dean Village Hall. The venue is set in the heart of the rolling South Downs; the perfect location for a vintage countryside wedding. The mother of the bride, Linda, was fully involved with the wedding, loving every minute of letting her creative flair flow. She spent the two years running up to the wedding hunting high and low in local charity shops to find the perfect props to compliment the couples’ vintage afternoon tea party style, and this stunning venue; from tea cups and saucers to vintage sewing machines and typewriters.Linda also spent hours making bespoke handmade bunting which hung beautifully above the entrance to the hall. The lovely Jamie and Ashleigh were also lucky enough to have a very handy Uncle who built an amazing wooden photo booth in the style of a family living room, complete with fireplace, and our hired props helped finish the look. Having collected hundreds of props for the wedding it was clear to Linda that she might need a little help to turn her vision into reality – as of course, she would be rather busy on the morning of the wedding. That was where we came in – we initially met at the Ede’s House wedding fair in March and after chatting through Linda’s ideas, we were really excited to be able to help style all of their beautiful props and bring Linda’s creative ideas to reality. On the day of the wedding the sun couldn’t have shined any brighter, making the gorgeous Sussex countryside...
Five of the best ways to say “I do” in the great outdoors

Five of the best ways to say “I do” in the great outdoors

Are you thinking of getting married outside? Exchanging your vows in the sun, then dancing the night away under the stars? Gone are the days of simply choosing between the church or the registry office, nowadays people can get hitched almost anywhere they wish and many are opting for the open air. Fairy lights, picnic blankets, wild flowers, vintage rugs and hay bails, there is so much romance in an outdoor wedding it’s easy to see why so many people dream of one. Due to an old English law which says ceremonies must take place in a building with a roof (canvas doesn’t count) many people mistakenly think they can’t get married outside. However by keeping the legal side separate (signing the paperwork at a registry office) then having a blessing on the big day, couples are able to have the outdoor wedding they’ve always dreamt of. So where to hold the big day? Here in Sussex we are truly spoilt for choice with the rolling South Downs, stately homes, beaches, woodland and acres of fields to choose from. Along with the outdoor setting the other main consideration is how to keep yourselves and your guests protected from the weather (either rain or sun). While there’s every chance you will have a beautiful summers day, the English weather cannot be relied upon so some form of shelter is a must. Tranquil and traditional or quirky and original there are outdoor weddings to suit every style. So to stop your head spinning with the myriad of different options we’ve put together this guide of five of the best ways to...