A FUN & RELAXED WEDDING IN THE HEART OF EAST SUSSEX
Looking through Hattie’s wedding album was such a joy, the whole day was clearly so real, so full of love and quite clearly a lot of fun from start to finish, not only that but Hattie looked absolutely sensational in her fitted lace gown and cathedral length veil. Hattie’s attitude towards her wedding day was refreshing since it was clear that there was far more focus on the important things that coincide with marriage as opposed to the little things which we can all get so easily wrapped up in. Charlie and Hattie got married at St Thomas A Becket Church in Breightlink East Sussex, followed by their reception and wedding breakfast which was held in a marquee at Charlie’s Family farm. Hattie describes the feel of her day and her inspiration behind it:
“I’d describe the style of our wedding as traditional, yet relaxed. We found it hard to pick a style or colour scheme, as we had looked through so many magazines, Instagram and Pinterest pages! Charlie had decided that he was going to hand make the top table from a Giant Red Wood tree. This meant that there was a rustic feel going on, and we worked around that. It was actually his idea to just go with the flow and pick what we liked, and if things clashed, who cared!?”
FINDING THE DRESS
“The shopping experience was amazing! As soon as Mum, my sisters and I stepped in the door, you welcomed us through and cracked open the bubbles! We were encouraged to look through and try all of the dresses. We didn’t feel like we had to hold back on opinions, and you really encouraged us to voice how we were feeling. Your experience really showed as you gave such good advice, especially when you suggested I tried on a fitted dress. I had already decided this was a really bad idea, as I do not wear tight or fitted clothes. Well, it was the absolute dress of my dreams, and my husband couldn’t believe his eyes!!”
A FAVOURITE MOMENT
“It was shortly after I walked in to church with my Dad that I suddenly thought, ‘Oh my goodness, this is it!’. All of the planning, organising, decision making was over, and there was nothing more I could do. I got to the end of the aisle, Charlie squeezed my hand, said ‘You look incredible’, and that was it, I just could not stop grinning!”
ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE
Relax, relax relax!!
“I would recommend finding a ‘when to’ guide online. We found one which had things like roughly when to speak to the DJ, photographer etc. We then added and took away from it until we had a rough guide.
Listen to all of the advice that you’re given. Some of it you’ll not want to take further, but there will be some words of wisdom that you’ll be grateful for!”
Venue – St Thomas a Becket Church in Brightling, with the wonderful Reverend Anne-Marie Crosse. The venue was my husbands family farm in the village.
Photographer – Craig Payne. His eye for detail is incredible.
Flowers – The Flower House in Burwash
Seamstress – Miss Kay, Tunbridge Wells
Groomswear – Moss Bros
Hair – Hall of Fame. The most relaxed woman I’ve ever met!
Make up – Harriet Rainbow.
Accessories – Lovelily Lending & Nine West
Bridesmaids – Dessy via Go Bridal
Caterers – Kendale Catering
Cake – Cakes by Caroline (Caroline Croft)
Entertainment – Band – Noble Jacks
, DJ – Matt Maurice
Stationary – Sefton Studios