So, you’re engaged! Sue Kwiatkowska shares her top 5 tips for planning a wedding.

  The question’s been popped, you’ve said yes and now you’re officially engaged – congratulations! Planning a wedding is a hugely exciting time but it can turn into a daunting task. To help you navigate your way through what can be a minefield of decision making over the next 12 months or so, here are my top 5 quick tips for what you should do right away! 1 Celebrate! Before you get cracking planning a wedding, first crack open a bottle of bubbly and celebrate! This is a special time in your lives and you’ll want to share your big
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Categories: Advice, Brighton, Quirky Boutique Wedding Fair, Suppliers, We heart, and Wedding Planning.

All Saints Chapel Wedding Venue, Eastbourne

All Saints Chapel, Eastbourne is a a bit of a hidden gem of a venue tucked away in the Meads on the western edge of town, directly below the sweep of the South Downs. Make no mistake, however. It’s popularity as a wedding venue is on the rise as an alternative to the traditional seafront hotel ‘do’ Eastbourne is perhaps better known for. This season, not surprisingly, it has been fully booked all summer long! With 150 years of history under its belt, All Saints began life as a catholic nunnery and later a hospital. Its most recent claim to
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Categories: Wedding Fairs and Wedding Planning.

A Hunger Games Inspired Styled Shoot with A Grimm’s Fairytale Twist

Here at Belle’s Events I champion the unconventional and have absolutely no problem pushing the boundaries, so when this Hunger Games/Grimm’s Fairytale styled shoot, with more than a hint of the futuristic arrived in my inbox I think I punched the air just a little bit! The masterminds behind the styled shoot are Sussex based florist, Brandon Anthony and photographer, Toni Heath. Both come from creative backgrounds, Brandon’s in fashion and the cuttings rooms of Vivienne Westwood and Toni’s in merchandising at Laura Ashley. On the day of the shoot they were very ably assisted by Toni Todd, Hair and
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Categories: Styled Shoot, Suppliers, and Wedding Planning.

Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Wedding Fairs But Didn’t Know Who To Ask

The question’s been popped, you’ve said yes and now you’re engaged! Time to start planning the wedding. But where to start?! At some point along the way you’ll probably going to round up your bridal party/family members/the other half and go to some wedding fairs, but with so many of them running these days how the hell are you going to pick out the right ones to visit? Here at Belle’s Events we know a thing or two about wedding fairs and have written some great tips on how to get the most out of attending them and exhibiting at them,
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Categories: Wedding Planning.

The Seaside Spring Spectacular Wedding Fair

Spring 2016 saw us cut the ribbon on our Brighton fair – the Seaside Spring Spectacular Wedding Fair. Held in the Brighton Dome Cafe with it’s glass roof and period features, this was a venue that more than did justice to the stands our exhibitors worked hard on making look so fabulous! Kate at Roberts and Whistles did an amazing job dressing the space and I know many hours went into hanging those lanterns the night before! Here at Belle’s Events we place real value on supporting unique and creative Sussex-based, alternative wedding businesses so it is always a huge
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Categories: News, Wedding Fairs, and Wedding Planning.

Telling The Whole Story – Why A Wedding Film Is SO Important

The day couldn’t have been more perfect; a bright sun shining down from deep blue skies upon the picturesque country church and hundreds of brightly-coloured balloons released into the sky by a row of cheering children, as the newlyweds made their exit through the porch to begin their lives as husband and wife. The smiling guests were treated to refreshments from a vintage ice cream van set up in the gardens in country fete style, before the happy couple drove off in their carriage, a red convertible Corvette shining in the sunlight, stopping to take in a breathtaking wildflower meadow
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Categories: Advice and Suppliers.

The New Oh My Honey 2016 Bridal Collection

One of the perks of this job is being invited to fab launch parties like this one! Earlier on this month, along with two hundred of the wedding industry’s movers and shakers, alternative, 1950’s inspired fashion designer, Louise O’Mahony unveiled her new ‘Oh My Honey’ Spring 2016 bridal collection at One Church in Brighton. Such a great buzz in this venue and just perfect for the event. The evening was brilliantly planned to reflect the fun nature of Louise’s collection, from the welcome drinks on arrival from The Old Tree Brewery and the pink and gold ceiling drapes and industrial lighting
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Categories: News.

How A Celebrant Can Change Your Ceremony From ‘Meh’ to ‘YEAH! – by Claire Bradford

You’re getting married! Woohoo! Congratulations! Now you’ve most likely already got a list a mile-long of things to sort before your big day but please allow me to add an item to the very top of that list: your ceremony. As you will probably have discovered by now, it’s very easy to get distracted by Pinterest ideas, family politics about invitations and choosing colour themes and to forget what this whole shebang is really about – you and the love of your life making a commitment to each other for the rest of your lives in a ceremony with your
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Categories: Advice, Suppliers, and Wedding Planning.

Dry Hire Or Full Bar Service?

When organising a wedding, you are open to a world of enormous choice in every aspect of planning to create the perfect day.  However, couples are not always offered choice when it comes to bar arrangements. Dry Hire, which is often not openly offered, could be the answer. Kerry Osmond who runs the fabulous Vintage Bar Box has put together this great post which answers all of your questions and provides you with some excellent top tips 🙂  Firstly, what is Dry Hire? Basically, you hire the facilities of a bar without the supply of drink. If you would prefer not
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Categories: Advice, Suppliers, and Wedding Planning.

Choosing Your Winter Wedding Flowers – Top Advice From Lib At Bettie Rose

Winter weddings are so fabulous – I wish more people would choose to get married at this time! It is assumed that there is a very limited choice of available winter wedding flowers but this isn’t the case at all. You have so many beautiful things to choose from – amaryllis, roses, tulips, anemones, ranunculus, hyacinths, freesia and lilies to name just a few! Adding warm tones to your floral decor can really help create a cosy winter feel, there are many beautiful deep berry shades you can use to create a really rich bouquet. Raspberry and deep claret tones
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