21 Sussex wedding suppliers we love
Don’t you love weddings? Long laughter-filled days bringing family and friends together to celebrate LOVE. Ah! Of course, when planning your big day, it’s so important that your wedding suppliers - from your caterer to your photographer, venue to your dress designer or boutique - make up your dream team to work seamlessly to help you create the magical day you’re imagining.
We’ve put together a list of just a few of our fave Sussex wedding suppliers to inspire your very own I do crew - and also give them a wave, as we know that most of the hard work they do is behind the scenes and can often be overlooked in the build up to the big day!
Who can resist the romance of an outdoor wedding? If you’re dreaming of a woodland ceremony take a peek at the picturesque Wilderness Wood in Hadlow Down, East Sussex.
Sussex barn weddings never fail to make us swoon and ‘dos at The Secret Barn, nestled at the foot of the South Downs, with paddock for camping, a lawn for daytime canapé-ing and night time toasting of marshmallows over the fire pit give us ALL the boho romance feels.
Planning a vintage-style affair with plenty of cake and tea? Iford Village Hall, set in the idyllic village of Iford near Lewes is a lovely Arts and Crafts style hall that has caught the eye of the WIATC team - so much so, one of us held our wedding here!
If you’re searching for a Sussex wedding venue that’s relaxed and offers something that little bit different, check out The Anchor Inn in Barcombe - guests can even take to the pretty River Ouse that runs outside, with their paddle boats! Just imagine those photos...
Brighton-based 50’s wedding dress designer, Louise Mahoney’s swoon-worthy creations make us say Oh My Honey! We’d love to swish around in these....
Not sure which wedding dress style will suit you? Head to Mode Bridal - just a hop, skip and a jump away from WIATC HQ in Hove - to visit Jana in her beautiful wedding dress boutique, adorned with designer gowns to suit all shapes and budgets.
No wedding is complete without beautiful blooms! If you’re lusting after wild wedding flowers, chat to Lib the owner of Brighton’s Bettie Rose Flowers - she specialises in creating unique whimsical-style bouquets and arrangements. Get ready to use the heart eyes emoji!
Not only do we love the name of this Brighton flower store, but the creations that come out of it too! The relaxed, floral and foliage-filled wedding flowers that Miss Mole is renowned for have adorned weddings throughout the county - especially rustic barn ‘dos!
Nadia’s wedding photography is all about honest, intimate love and capturing those fleeting glimpses and special looks, that could have easily been missed in the blink of an eye. Be prepared to lose yourself in the utterly dreaminess of Nadia’s style… Ahhh!
Photography by Kitty Wheeler Shaw
Brighton-based wedding photographer Kitty Wheeler Shaw is a free-spirit and it shows in the way she captures weddings: fun, relaxed and carefree. If you’re planning an alternative wedding (that you already know your nan disapproves of), Kitty’s your girl.
Bex’s wedding photographs always put a smile on our faces. Whether they’re documenting those deeply emotive or hilarious moments (like Uncle Dave and his infamous Cotton Eye Joe routine), Bex’s style focuses on the little details and capturing the story of your wedding day for you to treasure forever.
Speaking of cake, if you’re searching for a wedding cake that’ll cater for all guests (including vegan and gluten free friends), Sussex-based specialist baker Rosina Makes is one for your hit list…
Tired of the same old stuffy menus at weddings? Opt for street food, like paella from Brighton faves Crocus’ authentic Spanish paella instead. We love the idea of tucking into this relaxed rice dish alfresco on a warm summer’s evening, surrounded by our nearest and dearest…
If scones, sarnies and plenty of tea and cake is up your street (we don’t know who wouldn’t love an afternoon tea wedding!), be sure to check out Rosehip Sussex who creates gorgeous afternoon tea inspired fare - served on equally delightful china - from her home in Lewes.
Whether you’re looking to create a twinkly wedding light canopy, bars or altar and arch displays, Not Your Average I Do, whose gorgeous consultation studio is located in Patridge Green, West Sussex, can help to make it a reality!
Fancy adding retro games like a coconut shy, hook a duck or giant Jenga to proceedings? Rent Event hire out wooden games (and more!) to get the party atmosphere going!
There’s no-way we can talk about wedding accessories without mentioning iconic Brighton shoe creators Irregular Choice - perfect for the alternative bride who loves making a statement! Sparkle-tastic shoes anyone?
Want your something new to be something that you’ll keep forever? We love Linda (of Beretun Designs)’s bridal shoes, especially as they can be hand-painted with your wedding date on, plus other rock and roll details… swoon!
Brighton-based wedding makeup artist and hair stylist, Poppy Tallulah specialises in relaxed wedding makeup and hair, which are more fashion inspired than ‘weddingy - hooray!
If you’re a vintage-lover and fancy looking like your very own version of Marilyn, Audrey or Bette on your big day, Pretty Pout - who are known for their vintage wedding makeup and hair vibe - are the ones to call to help make you feel like a silver screen siren!
Katie creates gorgeous stationery and hand-lettered commissions from her studio near the sea (and close to WIATC HQ!). We love Katie’s style so much that we collaborated with Katie to create our bright and beautiful ‘Colourful Confetti’ range, including a full wedding stationery suite (such as save the dates, invitations, table numbers and more), bridal party notebooks and pocket mirrors.We hope this list has inspired your wedding planning! For more inspo as you countdown the days ‘till you say I do, be sure to check out our Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook!