Holy moly, it is with really mixed emotions (excitement, fear, sadness, anticipation) that I write this blog, after many, many late night discussions and changing of minds over an over again, “let’s do it, we have to”, “no, I can’t sell her, I love her too much” Joss and I have decided that the time has come to sell our beautiful Belle! Sussex Love Bug is the business that got me into the wedding industry and Belle is the bug that...

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Just a little #blogpost this morning to talk about the launch of our new Makers & Bakers Fairs across the South. I am on the hunt for awesome traders and am hoping you will help spread the word. For  while now I have been sitting in my little office here in Shoreham-By-Sea planning an exciting new event which I think everyone is going to LOVE! Sophie and I are really excited about this, the idea behind the Makers & Bakers...

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Well hello there its Amanda from Doris Loves here! I wanted to just take a moment to tell you why Belles Events wedding fairs are WELL worth a visit, as well as a little bit about my journey with them. So let’s go back to the start, when I was starting out I thought ‘I should do a wedding fair’ but as a bride I’d hated them, everyone jumping out at me ‘so when are you getting married?’, everything so...

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People ask me ‘what’s your average day like then?’ so on Friday I decided to do #adayinthelife on my Instagram and here’s what happened in 25 photos. Bike ride, home via patisserie, comedy present from pal, shower, listening to Glasto on the radio, paint toe nails, get ready for work, get Belle ready for work, crap lunch in a hurry, wait for bride, pop to buy a birthday gift, wait for couple at floral clock, cute scene, keeping the drinks chilled...

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Some clients are just total heaven and Ayse was one of those. We met at The Seaside Vintage Wedding Fair at the Worthing Dome where Ayse was planning to marry her lovely man this spring. We talked about her ideas in the sunshine of the domed atrium. She wanted flowers to celebrate Vas’ Greek heritage and I started to obsess about using lemons and fresh scented herbs. So Ayse came over to the Byrd & Spry studio and we got excited...

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My Monday morning used to be getting up to an alarm, dashing around ironing work clothes, jumping on my bike or the train and rushing in to Brighton to a huge stuffy office to sit at a desk and listen to people talking about figures. I used to dread the thought of someone asking me to put a presentation together, not because I couldn’t, but because it was sooooo boring! I longed for the moments my boss would go to...

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With the weather forecast promising rain, wind and general impending doom, we loaded up Clyde, my 1977 VW Type 2 Bay camper van and set off. Full to the rafters with enough jumpers, pairs of wellies and cagoules to kit out the boy scouts, we plotted a course to Weymouth for some half term fun. The thing is with a camper van…I’m presuming with all campervans, it really doesn’t matter about the weather too much, as you can’t help but smile...

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Exhibiting at Kelly’s wedding fairs is always such a huge pleasure. Not only are the venues she picks to host her events quirky and interesting, the brides-and-grooms-to-be are more often than not too, and I’m always thrilled to photograph a wedding day like that! In fact this particular bride and groom, Rod and Bev, made the absolute most of all the the fabulous delights stall holders were offering at this fair held at the Unitarian Church in Brighton back in...

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I knew the time would come, the time that I would need and want some help and just recently, while I was pondering this very thought a little message appeared on my Facebook page. The message was from someone who was clearly passionate about Belle’s Events, and the writer obviously had impeccable timing when they asked if I was looking for anyone to join the team. Sophie will be assisting me with social media (she’s already started a board on...

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As a fun-loving and informal wedding photographer I had always been a bit dubious about wedding fairs. I imagined our lively, colourful photos sticking out like a sore thumb in a characterless corporate room filled with white taffeta, white cakes, white flowers and sleep-deprived brides to be dragging their fiancés around from table to table shoving sugared almonds in their mouths and rose-scented hankies under their noses…This was until I found Belle’s Events! I eagerly booked a table for Belle’s...

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