Natalie and Roger chose to hold their wedding reception at their favourite family restaurant, Jeremy’s, which I think is such a lovely idea. Not only did they know the food was delicious and that they could cater (and deliver) great family parties, but imagine how joyful eating there again following the wedding day will be? Anniversaries, birthdays, all special occasions made even more special with wedding memories.
Images come from the lovely Victoria Lamburn, who you’ll find on our handpicked supplier directory, The List, as we adore her dreamy, fine art style. Enjoy this sunshine filled, family affair – it’s a much needed reminder on a blustery day that Summer is coming!
Roger and I met at the gym and later shared an office. We love walking down by the water in Chichester and out on a walk with our 6 month old baby at the time Roger proposed down on the beach at Chichester Marina. It was absolutely perfect and I loved having our daughter with us.
Ever since I was young we’ve always eaten at Jeremy’s and held family parties there. The food is amazing and so are the staff and it’s a 5 minute drive from Balcombe church so we asked them what days they had available that year and picked the Friday of August bank holiday. With only 6 months to plan they were amazing with every single detail. Getting married in the church is something I’ve always wanted as my brother is buried there and it made it so he was part of our day.
My make up was done at home by the lovely girls from La Touche in Lindfield. They made me feel comfortable from my trial right through to the morning of the wedding and they couldn’t do enough to ensure I was happy. My hair was done by Jimmy Chop Chop in Crawley who came to the house and we even changed what we were going for and Amy was more than happy to work with it and created something even better than in my trial. I’d be so happy to recommend them both again.
Vicky was chosen as she’d shot a friends wedding the previous summer at Southend Barns and we loved all of their photos and the beautiful style she created. She made us feel so comfortable on the day and was relaxed and didn’t pester us for shots. She fitted in with our day perfectly and all of our guests loved our photos too. She is AMAZING.
My dress came from Mathilda Rose in Lindfield and was by an amazing designer called Maggie Sottero. I wanted something different yet elegant and and easy to wear. I knew this was the one and had bought it after being in the shop just 20 minutes. My shoes were comfortable and simple and a total bargain. My mum picked them up from John Rocha in Debenhams for £35 and I can wear them again in the summer!
I didn’t want lots of fuss and other people to dress as I wanted to enjoy the morning with my parents and my little girl who was 14 months old when we were married. She wore a little dress with socks and shoes all from Monsoon. She didn’t get involved in walking down the aisle but I loved that she joined us throughout the ceremony and roamed the church with a family friend.
The church flowers were all done by my amazing mum and her friend Maria. They looked fantastic and they worked so hard to exceed my expectations. The button holes, bouquet and table flowers were all done by Church’s florist in Handcross. The simple whites and greens were perfect for our summer garden wedding.
We booked Chip Acoustic via Warble Entertainment who was fantastic and he played outside whilst we had canapes and champagne. We then had Bombshell in the evening who were awesome and had everyone dancing until the end. There was my husband singing (terribly) on the mic as well as dance offs and them getting involved with the crowd. They were the highlight and got everyone going.
The weather was 28 degrees in sunny Sussex – what more could we ask for!