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Sussex Wedding Photography
A selection of wedding photographs taken in Sussex, by supplier of wedding photography, Jay Rowden
Bridal Suite: Chequers Inn, Maresfield, TN22 2EH
Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham
Bridesmaids Dresses: Maids to Measure
Groom and Ushers Suits: Moss Bros
Wedding Florist: Simply Blooms
Wedding Cake: Simply Blooms
Wedding Catering: Cater Hire Services
Wedding Band: Cover Star
Marquee: Sussex Marquees
Written by Jay Rowden
Today the beautiful Sussex wedding of Louise & James. A vintage affair with table details to die for. Louise and her Mum had spent the last year trawling charity shops and car boot sales for vintage ceramics and I am so pleased they did, because the tables looked exquisite. Not least because of the stunning antique china cups, vintage bottles and ancient painted vases that graced every available space of the marquee though also because of the sensational flowers courtesy of Simply Blooms. Incredibly the florist also made the wedding cake!!! That’s a first for me. I didn’t get a chance to taste it though it looked fantastic. I was also particularly smitten with the painted terracotta pots with each guests name hand painted onto wooden name stakes instead a traditional table plan. Absolutely gorgeous. There were so many memorable moments from the day and it’s hard to know where to begin and where to end. Louise looked totally divine in her Jenny Packham dress while James and the boys scrubbed up pretty good in their morning suits. The vicar, Chris Laurence, was one of coolest, most relaxed that I have ever encountered. The reading in the church is one of my favourite of all time: Extract from The Velveteen Rabbit.
‘What is REAL?’ asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. ‘Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?’ ‘Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When someone loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’ ‘Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit.‘Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. ‘When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.’ ‘Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,’ he asked, ‘or bit by bit?’‘ It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.’‘I suppose you are real?’ said the Rabbit. And then he wished he had not said it, for he thought the Skin Horse only smiled.‘Someone made me Real,’ he said. ‘That was a great many years ago; but once you are Real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.’
Margery Williams (1881 – 1944)