The Best Wedding suppliers in Sussex.
From Venues and Caterers to Photographers and Florists, here’s a showcase of our favourite suppliers who we know, trust and regularly collaborate with to make your big day flow perfectly. These wonderfully inspired folk have certainly got the know-how in their field and we love working alongside them to provide a seamless event.
THE LITTLE CANDLE COMPANY
T: 07523 950125
On one rainy and very windy day, the Little Candle Co was formed. Originally the candle making started off as a hobby, but then orders were coming in left right and centre which made this dream a reality.
From having the first ever stall in Cleethorpes on a Craft and Gift fair, to having its very own online store, this is just the beginning for The Little Candle Co.
SHELLY BOND BRIDAL
T: 01903 715968
Shelly Bond Bridal is run by Shelly Bond-Smith who has worked in the wedding industry since 2001 providing bridal hair and make-up services.
Shelly uses her natural creative skills to also design and personally hand make a range of hair accessories and tiaras using Swarovski crystal and pearls.
LOLLI AND SHELL
‘I am a busy mum of twins and run my own bridal business creating tiaras and accessories which I have loved doing for many years. I have always been creative from a very young age and love to sew, bake and if I can paint.
I decided to launch Lolli and Shell (named after my daughters nickname and my name) as I wanted to do something a bit different and designed little fairies which I love making. I have so many ideas for them and looking forward to sharing.
T: 01903 242234
Velvet Birdcage is a contemporary Bridal, Bridesmaid, & Occasion dress label based in Findon, Worthing, West Sussex. All our dresses can be made in any size & colour, you can mix & match styles, and a bespoke service is available.
Every dress can also be customised. Work 1-1 with a stylist to find the right dress and make changes which are uniquely yours. We offer inclusive sizing with our made to shape feature, personal guidance throughout, all at an exceptional value.
T: 07754 499 961
I’ve spent years making beautiful costumes with super talented people for films like Cinderella, Dr. Strange and Snow White & the Huntsman. What I’m obsessed with, apart from great shoes and sequins, is making even more special dresses designed in collaboration with you lovely brides. Rosemary Jane Designs was created after friends and family kept coming to me to design or customise their wedding dresses. If you want to inject colour and fun into your wedding dress, get in contact with me and lets discuss your ideas.
T: 01903 237627
Whyte Weddings was acquired by director Jana Syalbe in 2017 and she has created an expert team of bridal stylists. Over the years we have successfully assisted many happy brides in the search for their dream dress. Our dedicated team look after brides across two boutiques – Whyte Weddings in Worthing and Mode Bridal in Hove.
Whatever you are looking for, whether it’s an intricate showstopper, a rustic country style centrepiece or a celebration cake for a much loved friend, please do drop me a line to chat. You’ll be glad you did!
Bespoke handmade luxury wedding and celebration cakes beautifully hand made and delivered to Sussex and the South East.
Nics Slice of Heaven
We have been honoured to create dream wedding cakes, celebration cakes and novelty cakes for customers across Bognor Regis, Chichester and West Sussex. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, working with each customer to ensure the design is exactly what they are looking for.
Established since 2000, we have built a strong reputation as one of the most creative and exciting catering brands in Sussex. We aim to delight our customers with delicious, innovative food that is uniquely styled and presented. As well as providing a bespoke menu for your wedding or event, we can also offer two beautiful venues in the heart of the South Downs. Wherever you decide to hold your celebration, our experienced and professional team can plan and implement all aspects of your day, from venue design and decoration to staffing and entertainment.
THE GOURMET CHEF
T: 01903 250502
From fine dining to funky street food hosted at home, a venue or outdoor location in Sussex and Surrey, we can make it happen.
We seek out the finest and freshest local ingredients to create beautiful bespoke food designed with you, for your special occasion. From intimate gatherings to grand banquets, our team provides expert planning, support and service to ensure success.
THE GARDEN CHEF
T: 01342 811706
‘At The Garden Chef we are passionate about fabulous, fresh, local food. Beautifully presented and delicious, our food will make your event amazing.
We adore weddings and parties of any kind, be they beautiful high teas, sumptuous sit down suppers, succulent hog roasts or glorious buffets. Corporate lunches, funeral teas, simple suppers, shooting lunches, all receive equal dedication and love.
Get in touch to come and visit us at our 5* farm based kitchens for a chat about your event and maybe a chocolate brownie.
THE NAKED FOOD COMPANY
After working as an airhostess for many years, firstly for Emirates and then the last 9 years flying on private planes catering for Royalty and VIPs alike it was time to hang up my wings and keep my feet firmly on the ground for a change.
Putting together my love of food, entertaining and sourcing vintage and unusual items to use for my displays means that your event will be a little bit different to everyone else’s.
I truly believe that I can impress your guests and make your event one to remember whilst at the same time taking the stress of organising the food off of your shoulder allowing you to enjoy yourself as much as your guests!
T: 07881 812 295
I am Sarah Newman, a freelance florist based in Chichester, West Sussex. I am college trained and have worked for some well known florists, including the National Wedding Florist of the Year 2011.
Flowers had always been my passion and I set up Driftwood Flowers in September 2012. I now work from my studio/workshop which is in the garden of my house. I create bespoke displays for all life’s important occasions.
Driftwood Flowers specialises in tailor-made floral designs for key personal events (weddings, funerals, birthdays ….). We mainly serve the local Chichester area but also work throughout East Hampshire and South Berkshire.
T: 01903 223355
Flowers4 has been supplying beautiful contemporary flower arrangements and gifts to worldwide destinations for over 15 years. We have delivered to thousands of satisfied, loyal customers in the UK, Europe and around the world – always putting our customers first.
T: 07948 709202
I have always loved flowers and was lucky enough to grow up in a 16th Century house with a beautiful cottage garden. I have fond memories of my dad tending to his beloved garden and my mum creating blousy arrangements with the cuttings.
I guess it’s not surprising that I’m now a florist. After a decade working in advertising in London, I really missed the countryside and yearned for a more creative outlet. I moved back to Sussex with my husband Jude and went back to college for a couple of years, gaining my City & Guilds qualifications in Floristry.
T: 01252 540119
Our lovely flower shop is situated in the village of North camp, Farnborough. The dedicated team can provide you with beautiful hand-picked flowers freshly delivered direct from Holland, for all occasion, weddings, sympathy, a special event that is happening in your life or simply a delivery of just because!
We can deliver your flowers with our same day delivery service, locally and in to neighbouring areas, we can also send bouquets worldwide (a little bit more notice is good for these though please!) You can buy your flowers online or if you need more advice with creating your order call us 01252 540119 where one of our qualified florist will be willing to help you.
I have been passionate about flowers since I was a little girl. Growing up in Portugal, I grew up watching my grandmother growing beautiful blooms and always getting into trouble for picking them and bringing them into the house to arrange them in a vase. The dream of opening my own flower shop became a reality very recently and I invite you to pop in to visit my shop in Worthing, Montague Place.
A luxury wedding and events florist specialising in bespoke foliage filled installations and arrangements of seasonal flowers. Nature and all its beauty is the inspiration for the work that we create here at Lisa Furnell Flowers.
Amanda Jane Flowers
Amanda is a fresh floral designer who after years of working in the corporate world decided to immerse herself into her own business, surrounded of course by the most gorgeous of blooms. Amanda started her journey into floral art in 2015 and fully retrained into a flowersmith at one of the leading British Flower Schools, The Sussex Flower School, led by the wonderful Georgia Miles.
Hair and Beauty
SHELLY BOND BRIDAL
T: 01903 715968
Shelly Bond Bridal is run by designer Shelly Bond-Smith, Shelly specialises in bridal hair and makeup and has worked with many happy brides, creating looks to enhance each individual beauty and style. Please see the Bridal Gallery for further details and a small portfolio of Shelly’s work.
Shelly also designs and hand-crafts all tiaras, jewellery and hair accessories on this website which acts as a showcase for her work for weddings.
Amy Maughan Hair dressing
Amy is a highly qualified hair stylist, with over 20 years’ experience working at Artistic Director level in an award-winning salon in Worthing, west Sussex. She is expert in all aspects of hairdressing, specialising in bridal and occasion hair, as well as frequently collaborating with make up artists, photographers and other stylists at weddings, styled shoots and theatre shows.
With over 10 years’ experience and some of the best training the industry can offer, Sam is a highly qualified make-up artist and has worked on a wide variety of projects.
Her passion for make-up began at a young age and she studied both Art, Photography and Media in order to support her application before being offered one of only 25 places at the prestigious London College of Fashion.
Here she completed a 3 year BA Hons degree in Specialist Make-Up Design and then went on to accomplish several work experience opportunities which gave her invaluable industry insight and knowledge to progress into the working world as a make-up artist.
Marquees, Tipis and Bell Tents
T:01273 273 314
We have been fortunate to work with the ever so lovely Becky and Andy many times over the years and their tipis are simply amazing. What makes it even better is that they are lovely people. A family run business based in Sussex, we have over 12 years experience in the Tipi industry so we pride ourselves on knowing a thing or two about Tipis.
Our company is small – typically providing Tipis for one or two events at the most on any given weekend, meaning you get our undivided attention! At Tentario we have the knack for knowing what works and what doesn’t and will help you through each stage of the process to ensure your event goes according to plan.
TENTS N EVENTS
T: 07900 984594 / 01903 884166
‘The lovely team at Tents N Events have worked alongside us many times and what a great team they are, we have no hesitation in recommending them to any of our clients. Based in Arundel, West Sussex, we have over fifteen invaluable years of experience within the marquee and event sector.
We provide marquees and tents for all occasions, from small tents and pagodas for drinks parties and BBQ’s, through to large marquees suitable for weddings, celebrations, birthdays and other events.
Using our years of expertise and spending time listening to the requirements of our loyal customers, we endeavour to provide everything we can to meet your needs. We love working with you in the lead up to and during your special occasion.
We are a mobile luxury bell tent company covering Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex and East Sussex, providing bell tent accommodation for weddings, corporate events and hen parties. With 50 bell tents in stock for 2016, we can accommodate up to 300 guests under canvas for your special event. Bell tents means your accommodation can be on site at your venue.
No need for guests to find taxi’s in the middle of the night, or have your wedding party booked into lots of different hotels in the area. Our pop up glamping village ensures the party stays together and you also have time to kick back round the campfire at the end for the night, and also catch up over breakfast. (As well as adding a festival vote to your event!) Bell tents are incredibly versatile and as well as being used for accommodation we also have chill out tents to give you a quiet spot away from the music and even a children’s dressing up tent – new for 2016!
I am very proud to be an expert wedding DJ and Master of Ceremonies. Just imagine; I get to meet some wonderful people. I help them plan and deliver what is essentially the best day of their lives. This really has to be the best job in the world, right?!
Having lived in France and with family there, I am bilingual in French and English. So, if you are looking for a French speaking DJ or MC, your search is over!
Uptown Music provide world class and bespoke entertainment for Weddings, Parties and Corporate Events throughout the UK, Europe and Middle East.
We personally manage all of our acts so that you can be guaranteed to get the same level of professionalism and expertise at every event.
Whether you’re after a solo act for your wedding ceremony or a stunning show band for a corporate party, Uptown Music will provide you with a tailor made experience which is guaranteed to impress your guests.
Toast exists to provide you with outstanding entertainment performed by passionate and talented artists who share a genuine love for what they do.
We blend this with service that’s personal and always professional, ensuring your event (whatever the occasion) is a roaring success.
Sarah Milner is a 31 year old Violinist from Worthing who has been playing since the age of six.
Although she trained classically, she is interested in a wide variety of styles
and genres including folk, pop, and musical theatre.
Sarah trained at the University of Chichester and Graduated in 2009 with a degree in
Music and Instrumental/Vocal Teaching.
Fiona Hosford LSRM BA (Hons) is a gifted and experienced harpist based in the South East of England. Her work takes her to Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Hampshire and Berkshire, performing at weddings, corporate events, and other social events.
Fiona’s repertoire ranges from Classical music, the Beatles, through to Light Jazz and popular Modern Classics. Whether it’s Pachelbel, Puccini or Elton John, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, The A-Team or Star Trek, Fiona will delight you and your guests with her magnetic personality and harp playing.
T: 01273 567927
Phase Photographic specialise in wedding and civil partnership photography, working with creative flair and imagination to record your day perfectly. Every time you look back at your photos you’ll be reminded of an unforgettable occasion, captured forever, full of life and love, personality and verve. Also on offer is boudoir, pin up and vintage makeover photoshoots.
Your body is amazingly unique & beautiful and very worth celebrating! Yes we can all be critical of ourselves but your partner loves you the way you are and he or she would love a special gift of an original photographic artwork of you.
LOVE HEART PHOTOGRAPHY
Love heart photography is a family run studio built into our home, we are a husband and wife team and now joining us is our young son Junior. We both have a passion for photography and work very well together. The feedback we find from our clients is that having us both there put’s them at ease, and helps the flow of the shoot.
T: 07758 901084
I am an award-winning documentary wedding photographer, located on the Sussex coast in Shoreham-by-Sea. You want flattering, beautifully lit images that tell the story of your day. You want to remember your wedding as it really was, with clean, contemporary photos that capture personality and true emotion. And you want to forget about the camera and enjoy your day with confidence. I tell 25 Wedding Stories each year. Let me tell Yours.
Fizzy Robot has come to life because of two people that can only be described as “firecrackers with a camera!”
When you are on that mission to find the photographer that fits with you and your style it can become quite daunting… Yes it has to be that you just love, love, love their imagery and style but you have to also get on with the person behind the little black box too!
A self taught natural light portrait and lifestyle photographer living on the South Coast with my husband, three children and animals; Ozzy the rescue dog and Schpot the rescue cat.
I love telling people’s stories through photography and love work that takes me outside, it’s where I’m happiest and you’ll see most of my shoots take place on location in the great outdoors. I go stir crazy if I’m cooped up inside for too long.
Professional photographers Paul and Abbie Duvall specialise in high-end reportage style wedding photography. We work together to capture the amazing, intimate, emotional moments that make your wedding day unique – photographing the smiles, the tears, the hugs, the gasps of amazement and the looks of love.
I am a professional photographer based in Brighton. I have had quite an interesting career and covered a wide range of assignments and honestly, I have loved every minute of it. As much as it can be extremely busy at times, I feel extremely lucky to do something I am passionate about for a living.
Susie Evans Weddings Co was established in 2011 when I trained with the national body-NCFE as a wedding and Events Planner.
I am well known, personally and professionally for seeking perfection and going that extra mile in helping you achieve the best results for your special day offering a warm, calm and friendly approach.
Bespoke and Beyond
I am the owner and founder of Bespoke and Beyond, and I have a passion for unique and memorable occasions, whether that’s a wedding for 250 guests, or a fantastic birthday party for 50 friends and family.
I love to work with my clients to create stunning occasions which exceed their expectations, and promise to make your celebration one to remember.
Here at Elegant Stationery we offer luxurious, hand crafted stationery and accessories for your Wedding, Civil Partnership or Renewal of Vows. You will see that we do not offer ‘ranges’ of stationery.
We offer a bespoke service and create stationery in your colour scheme and finished to reflect your special day perfectly.
We do not outsource any of our work, we print everything ourselves and create all the stationery in our workshop so we can assure you of high quality and workmanship.
DELUXE WEDDING HIRE
Something Blue is a family run business providing quality vintage VW Bus and Beetle vehicles (plus our Jeep!) for chauffeur driven wedding day transport. Based in Angmering, West Sussex we serve all of Sussex and the surrounding areas.
‘Blue’ is our gorgeous 1967 Splitscreen Bus presented in a ‘something blue’ and pearlescent white combo. Inside, there is plenty of room for even the largest wedding dress and room for your photographer to travel up front if you wish.
And we simply couldn’t resist – a Beetle to go with the Bus! ‘Louise’ is a classic white 1979 soft top convertible. For the more adventurous couple, we offer our own bit of American flair! Our 2001 Jeep Wrangler is a 4 litre Sport off-roader in stunning fire red and is all fun! ‘Thelma’ can also be used as a second or third wedding car – either way this soft top is a real head turner!
T: 01903 871594
Long Furlong Barn is a wedding venue in Sussex which sits in the South Downs National Park near Clapham a ten minute drive from Worthing.
The picturesque valley is between Findon & Angmering nestled in the heart of West Sussex Countryside. The stunning views and surrounding landscape make it a perfect location for all types of events.
Hire Your Day is delighted to say that they are one of the preferred suppliers at this stunning venue. Having worked at many, many events here we know the venue well and are located on the same road for easy accessibility.
Field Place Manor House and Barns
Field Place Manor House & Barns in Worthing is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. The Grade II listed Manor House is nestled in eight acres of stunning landscaped grounds and features its original Georgian façade.
With two beautiful, fully licenced, converted barns, we have the perfect venue to suit you, whatever the occasion!
CHIDDINGLYE – PATRICKS BARN
Chiddinglye is a private home set in a magical garden in the middle of a working farm on a plateau in the High Weald, intersected by deep wooded valleys with sandstone outcrops. We are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, yet within 10 miles of Gatwick and 35 miles of Central London. Our 11 acres of garden comprise some rare and exotic Himalayan species, first laid out in 1865.
The avenue of Californian Redwoods includes some of the tallest trees in England. And our woods contain bluebells, mosses, lichens and briophytes amongst spectacular sandstone outcrops. All of this is available for film shoots or for parties and weddings in the walled garden or in our 17th Century timber-frame barn.
T: 01903 500 663
Highdown Vineyard offers the perfect backdrop for parties, celebrations and events of all kinds.
Having hosted weddings of differing scales and budgets, christening and naming day ceremonies, specialist car rallies, charity fundraiser, craft fairs, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement parties and funeral receptions. Taking great care to make each occasion memorable. Hire Your Day is lucky enough to be a preferred supplier at this venue.
T: 01243 641247
Open since June 2012, Southend Barns can be found in the picturesque village of Donnington in Chichester, surrounded by scenic countryside and just a short distance from the South Coast and the beautiful beaches at West Wittering.
T: 01243 766 766
If these walls could talk they would tell of family and friends coming together. Of vows exchanged, toasts made, food savoured. And every tale would be different.
And every memory a new one. Because Farbridge is yours alone for your day. With a team working to make every moment special.
T: 01903 872733
Findon Manor is an independent family owned country house hotel.
Since taking ownership of the hotel we have embarked on an extensive refurbishment programme to return the hotel to its former splendor!
Welcome to Fitzleroi Barns. We are a family run wedding venue set amongst beautiful rolling farmland in the heart of West Sussex.
Our magnificent Main Barn has stood proudly on the farm for over 400 years and in that time has had many agricultural uses but is now exclusively available to you, to celebrate the biggest day of your life! Seventeen years ago the Barn held its first wedding.
Mark & Julia are blissfully happy and with their two children they now welcome you to their home. Every wedding is special to us and therefore we give you the time you need to create your very own bespoke dream day.
T: 01798 831411
We are situated within 32 acres of private woodland in the stunning South Downs National Park, overlooking the Arun Valley.
Our wedding/celebration packages have been carefully selected to assist you in planning your day, however we understand that every wedding/special occasion is unique so we are flexible to your needs.
BURPHAM VILLAGE HALL
Lovingly restored, Hendall Manor Barns is a family owned, private and discreetly positioned dry hire wedding and events venue in the heart of the East Sussex countryside. Occupying an elevated position south of the Ashdown Forest
The Estate offers a beautiful backdrop for any occasion and is home to an impressive walled garden, fields and a forest school. Each venue offers something a little different meaning you will be able to select a location that best reflects the theme of your event.
Hemma grew up on the farm from a very young age as it has always been owned by family.
We have watched as Chapel Barn has been restored to its original glory and attended events and wedding receptions here.
Located in the heart of the Sussex South Downs, Laughton Barns is the ultimate romantic wedding venue. Boasting 84 acres of picturesque landscape and two idyllic lakes, the venue is the most spectacular setting for a gorgeous country wedding. Exclusive use, rustic barn, stunning setting; what more could you want?
Northease Manor is set amongst the rolling countryside of the South Downs and dates back to the 17th century. The Manor House is a Grade II listed building, and today is home to independent Northease Manor School. With its historical Tudor Barn, and Sussex flint exterior, its rustic charm shines from the moment you arrive.
Chafford Park Estate is a charming private wedding & event venue. A stunning country estate set amongst 300 acres of private grounds. With manicured lawns, enchanting woodland, lakes and corn fields, two beautifully converted barns and a stunning manor house create the perfect space for a spectacularly picturesque wedding.
If you hold your wedding at Yogurt Rooms on one of only 21 available opportunities each year, you’ll get the run of the whole farm and all of the accommodation to create a wedding weekend that’s unique and works for you.
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