Real life inspiration – Ellie and Simon

This is one of the inspirational real life wedding blogs written by one of my previous clients, Ellie. Originally posted on my Sparkleastar website, read on to find out about her beautiful wedding day.

About the wedding

Wedding date: Saturday 26th June 2010

Bride: Ellie
Groom: Simon

Venue: Ceremony was held at St Nicholas Church, Bramber Castle, in Bramber, Steyning, West Sussex Reception was held at at the Old Tollgate, Bramber, Steyning, West Sussex.

The venue was outstanding, it was in such a beautiful location an the wedding co-ordinator and venue staff were outstanding, they paid great attention to detail and everything was so well co-ordinated. I felt completely at ease. The food was absolutely amazing and there was so much choice! I would highly recommend them as a wedding venue.

Choir: Shoreham Chamber Choir

Weather: It was a hot and sunny day with clear skies, just perfect!

Highlight/Memorable Moment: There was a pause during the wedding ceremony due to Red Arrows flying through Bramber. The Red Arrows were a favourite of my Mum, Sue, who sadly passed away.

Something Old: My Mum’s wedding ring which is now mine.

Something borrowed: A chain from bridesmaid for Mum’s locket as Mum’s chain was too long for the dress and needed a shorter one! Something new: New Heart earrings to match the heart locket.

Something Blue: I FORGOT!!!!!

Honeymoon: Fly to Cruise: 4 days in Miami, then joined 8 day Royal Caribbean Cruise


Suppliers of wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, veil, men’s suits and shoes: Opulence & Grace, Broadwater, Worthing – the serviced received was outstanding and everything was so well coordinated!

Suppliers of Tiara: Sparkleastar – the tiara was absolutely amazing, it was very subtle and elegant which was exactly what i wanted and it went perfectly with my hair and dress and it sparkled beautifully!!!

Suppliers of Shoes: Designer name: Pink by Paradox. Purchased them via Amazon.

Make up Artist: Beauty Treatments Findon. I was so pleased with my make up on the day, it coordinated so well with theme of the wedding and i was made to feel completely at ease!

Hair Dresser: Shh salon – My wedding hair was absolutely stunning and at the end of the night looked like it had only just been done!

Jewellery: My ring was my Mums wedding ring, I wore my Mums silver locket that she had for over thirty years and she never took off. I purchased my heart earrings through Amazon. Simon’s wedding ring came from H Samuel’s

Photographer: Abbey Wedding Photography – they were absolutely brilliant, the package also included a pre-wed photo shoot which was good fun! They made us feel completely at ease and it was a fun and enjoyable experience. We have photos we will treasure forever!

Florist: Flowers by Lauren – the flowers and other arrangements were absolutely beautiful and fit in so well with the theme of the wedding!

Balloons: The Sussex Party Shop – Very good service and very good liaison with the wedding venue.

Wedding Car: Daimler Limousine acquired through – Very good service and liaison with chauffeur. Car to get the Groom, best men and ushers to church: Lincoln Town Car Limousine, via friend of Grooms mother

Favours: via Pure Invitation and Confetti

DJ: Retrospect Event Sound

Venue Decoration: VIP Venues table runners – Excellent service and good liaison with the venue.

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