Today we’re all heart eyes over Steph and Scott’s beautiful outdoor Spring wedding in Woodmancote, West Sussex.
The rolling Sussex countryside, lake-side tipis and spring sunshine make for a perfect setting for this rustic and romantic wedding day.
We’re handing over to beautiful bride Steph for all the goss on her and Scott’s gorgeous Sussex wedding:
We chose to get married in Sussex because we’ve always lived in Sussex and love the countryside
I had my hen do in Lisbon (a 3 day break) and Brighton (MAC make up tutorials and dinner/drinks) and Scott had his stag do in Brighton – a night out (plus paint balling in Holmbush and mud karting Staplefield).
Scott proposed to me on the day we got the keys to the first house we bought, I had no idea and he proposed as we stepped in to the house. I was shocked and kept asking if he was sure!
We had our wedding ceremony by a lake and we did handfasting in our humanist wedding ceremony (we got married at a town hall 2 weeks before).
We stayed on the land that night in a shepherds hut hired through the land-owners
Oh, and I wore silver converse trainers.
My tips for other brides and grooms-to-be would be to get married outside! Make the most of the gorgeous countryside! Also to search on Gumtree and local ads for DIY and decorations.
Our Day Our Way
My favourite part of the wedding planning was knowing that no one else will have the exact same day as us, as we planned everything, all the suppliers were separately found and that way we were in more control of how our day would be individual to us.
The hardest part of wedding planning was organising everyone but I ended up having a fantastic wedding planner who stepped in from 5/6 weeks before the day.
We DIY’d pretty much everything for our wedding!
We bought all the decorations and put them up and around ourselves! We made road signs and painted them, we made a wooden timetable from a wooden pallet, I bought string and small glass milk bottles for table decorations and we used an apple crate for our wedding gifts.
We bought bunting, lanterns and glass candle holders for the trees with battery candles. We tied white string around the trees, bought blankets from Ikea, made our cake stand from a cut piece of wood and decorated the ceremony stage with bought netting and gypsophilia (I bulk bought all the gypsophilia online from Triangle Nursery).
We also made our own table plans, and place names.
If we could do it all again we would…?
Invite more people!
Our first dance was Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap
Sri Lanka, Eco Holiday Village
Photographer: Magpie-Eye Photography
Wedding Dress: Wed2b Brighton
Bride’s Shoes: Silver Converse from Schuh
Bride’s Make Up: Bought make up from MAC
Bridesmaids: Dresses from House of Fraser / Shoes from New Look
Rings: Regents Jewellers
Cake: The White Rose Cake Company , Hassocks
Wedding DJ: Hotsteppaz Wedding DJ
Tent hire: Tenario
Caterers: Domestic Chef
Wedding Favours: Cancer Research
Celebrant: Ginny Collins
Wedding Planner: Nicola Austin
Aww, what a beautiful wedding hey? And so beautifully captured by Jennifer Aldridge in these gorgeous photos too.
We love the boho feel of Steph and Scotts big day: the countryside setting, outdoor ceremony, lake-side tipis and gypsophylia draped decor.
This wedding has really got us beaming here at WOW HQ and we just love how happy and in love this gorgeous pair look too.
Thanks so much to Steph and Scott for sharing their idyllic spring time Sussex wedding with us and toJennifer for these amazing photos too.