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Recommended Suppliers

Here are a selection of suppliers that I have enjoyed working with and all offer a superb service! If you need a suggestion for a service that isn’t listed then do get in touch and I will see if I can help!

Catering & Food Suppliers

Spade & Spoon – Deliciously tasting food that is thoughtfully put together and presented. A brilliant option if you are looking for high quality and great flavours with an emphasis on local produce. Based in Fletching/Brighton. www.spadeandspoon.co.uk

The Garden Chef – Becky and her team are a quintessentially British countryside catering company offering high quality rustic food. Based in West Hoathly. www.thegardenchef.co.uk

Tie the Knot – Winners of the Wedding Industry Awards ‘South East Caterer of the Year’ for 2018, Tie the Knot have a real class and exceptional quality to their food, just check out their Instagram page! www.tietheknotcatering.co.uk

Bluebell Vineyard – My favourite English Sparkling wines, from a family owned vineyard near Danehill, Bluebell is at the top of their game. If you’re looking for flavoursome bubbly that leaves a lasting impression then look no further! Mention my name and have a free wine tasting with your partner and parents! www.bluebellvineyard.org

Noble & Stace Chocolatiers – Mike uses local English Sparkling Wine and Gins to flavour his delicious chocs from his base in Midhurst. He offers wedding couples favour boxes and post-wedding breakfast selections of chocolates. www.nobleandstace.co.uk

High Weald Dairy Cheese Cakes – High Weald produce a fantastic range of cow, goat & sheep cheeses and these include hard and soft cheese. When stacked these become colourful cheese cakes that are a visual treat and cost effective evening buffet! www.highwealddairy.co.uk

The Beachside Bakery – Sarah produces wedding cakes that are both visually pleasing and tasty, from her base along Worthing Seafront! Mention me and get 15% off! www.instagram.com/thebeachsidebakery

Bands & DJs

Oomphf – A band full of funk and fun, these guys set the evening off with a range of boogey-filled tunes, lead by a lead singer who goes out to engage the audience! 5*! www.rhlive.com/evening-bands/oompf

D’Arcy Spice Barn Dance Band – D’Arcy Spice are my second favourite wedding band, to Oomphf. What more could a wedding want than ALL the guests, young and old, laughing and dancing away together! The band come with a caller and all the dances are fun and easy. www.darcyspice.co.uk

Steel Strum – This innovative, fun and enthuastic duo combine their steel drum and guitars to create brilliant background music, or the main sound for an evening of celebrations. www.steelstrum.weebly.com

Good Company Band – Led by a brilliant female lead singer ,who is surrounded by full-time musicians, these guys offer acoustic sets for background music through to full on party sets based on 80’s covers through to the Top 20 hits.! www.goodcompanyband.co.uk

Chris Kennedy & Band – Chris is an enthusiastic and warm jazz and swing singer who plays piano on his own, as a trio or with a full five piece band. www.chriskennedymusic.co.uk

Fake Tan Band – Fake Tan are a band like no other; slick, modern, creative and covered in glitter! These guys are guaranteed to get the party started and their enthusiasm is infectious. www.faketanband.com

DJ Brian Mole – I am yet to meet a more approachable, passionate and most of all, enthusiastic, wedding DJ! Brian won the 2017 Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finals for his work and his DJ both is the front of a VW Camper Van!! www.dancemix.co.uk/brianmoleweddings

DJ Francis Renato – Along with experience of being a Club DJ Francis has an impressive (the best I’ve seen) lighting and sound set up that sets the tone for the night! He blends classics with dance music, a definite for a young crowd. www.facebook.com/djfrancisrenato

Transportation

Royalton Chaffeured Vintage Cars – An exceptional classic car company run by a father and son team, offering three stunning cars and a chauffeuring service to match! Based near Lewes. www.royaltoncars.co.uk

Southern Transit Bus Company – Authentic London buses from ‘back in the day’ with all the nostalgic touches you would expect, including a traditional ticket stub for each of your guests! www.southerntransit.co.uk

Silverswift – Affordable and quality, Silverswift offers a brilliant service and friendly smile for those looking for a smart and simple Mercedes. Based in Newick. www.silverswiftph.com

The Horse Drawn Carriage Company – A highly professional and friendly carriage company with two attractive grey horses and two striking black horses. Based in Ashurstwood. www.thehorsedrawncarriagecompany.com

Videographers

Chris Spice Films – A creative and enthusiastic videographer who isn’t too ‘in your face’ while capturing beautiful footage so you can relive your day in film. www.chrisspicefilms.com

Florists

Flowercraft, Lindfield – Charlotte runs her floristry just off from Lindfield high street and always has a beautiful selection of flowers for everyday bouquets to wedding collections. www.flowercraftlindfield.co.uk

Gill Pike Florist – Gill has a gift for producing natural and organic looking bouquets and centrepieces which reflect the couples wishes perfectly. She has a clear love for her work and her enthusiasm is infectious! Gill in based near Horsham. www.gillpikeflorist.co.uk

Flowerbug Designs – Sharon is a highly talented floristy focusing on classy, and understated charm bouquets that ooze quality. Sharon in based near Uckfield. www.flowerbugdesigns.co.uk

Hair & Makeup

IDo Bridal Hair & Makeup – Collette offers an exceptional service and her bubbly yet professional personality suits the bridal preparations perfectly. When I have worked with her she has always gone above and beyond from what is expected. www.idobridalhairandgeluxnails.co.uk

Sharon Roberts Hair – Sharon is a very talent, award winning hair dresser who produces beautiful hair that stands the tests of a long day! www.sharonrobertshair.co.uk

Danielle Lauren, Makeup Artist – Danielle is a friendly, highly qualified makeup artist that regularly works in London. She is based in Sussex and offers an exceptional service. www.facebook.com/Daniellelaurenmua

Marquees

Meridian Marquees – Offering exceptional marquees with a ‘no stone unturned’ ethos, clear roofs, sofas, rugs and more! Based near Catsfield. www.meridian-marquees.com

Southern Events – Tom and team offering a wide range of marquees at competitive prices and can also provide catering, lighting, toilets and a DJ! Based in Newick. www.southernevents.co.uk

Tentario – As featured at the top of this page, Tentario offering canvas marqueess with wooden frames and fire pits. These set any wedding off perfectly! Based in Brighton. www.tentario.co.uk

Tents N Events – Ash and Mike offer traditional village style pole tents which look fantastic with festoon light, bales of hay and bunting! www.tentsevents.co.uk

Other Suppliers

Lyndsey Smith, Artist – Lyndsey has produced delightful watercolour commissions for mye personally, along with my couples. She charges £150 for an A4 piece which can then be framed up to hang in your home, while being produced as your invitation cards. I can also design and print these invites for you! www.lyndseysmith.co.uk

Magicians Roger Lapin, Magician – A friendly, charming and unobtrusive magician who is guaranteed to get people laughing. www.rogerlapin.co.uk

Booths of London – I’m not the biggest fan of photo booths, but these guys ROCK the booths! Quality printing, awesome wooden ‘camera’ and cool props! boothsoflondon.com

Lambert’s White Doves – Laura and Viv provide beautiful doves for release. www.sussexdoverelease.co.uk

De-Lights – Pauline offers a tasty chocolate fountain, complete with various treats to smother in liquid gold, and ‘LOVE’ letters. www.facebook.com/paulinemooredelights

Inspired by Susie – Susie is a fantastic, friendly wedding planner and while many couples do not hire a planner I do recommend one if you are having ‘do it yourself’ wedding. Having her professional guidance before the wedding, time keeping on the day and overall expertise ensuring the day runs as smoothly as possible is invaluble. www.inspiredbysusieevans.com

RTFJ – Richard produces bespoke, handmade wedding rings from his workshop in Wivelsfield Green. These can be made in front of your very eyes and can even be made using your own rings and precious stones/metal! www.rtfj.co.uk