For the wedding that gives back

We know that not all wedding venues are created equal but there’s a place in East Sussex that’s doing something that I’ve never seen before – catering for weddings and giving back to society! Nutley Edge which, as the name suggests, can be found on the outskirts of its namesake village in the Ashdown Forest.…

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Bowled over at Hendall Manor Barns

Looking for a country-garden wedding that oozes understated elegance? Then look no further than Hendall Manor Barns in Heron’s Ghyll, East Sussex. These beautiful barns have been lovingly, and painstakingly, rennovated by owners Nicola and Peter who have infused their relaxed, welcoming charm into every nook and cranny. Set around an immaculate courtyard garden the…

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Three golden rules for a unique wedding

According to recent news reports the average wedding now costs £27,000 and can take up to 18 months to plan, with couples searching for ways to make their big day memorable and personal to them. Equally, news of celebrity weddings focus on the venue, the outfits and who is (or isn’t) on the guest list,…

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Inspired at The Ravenswood

So, I’ve just been given a tour of The Ravenswood by Sam, one of the new owners and I’m buzzing with ideas. Not only is the story of the new team’s recent, speedy and successful bid to save this stunning 15th century venue from the developers an inspiration but the space itself gets this celebrant’s…

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Is it time to ban the birth plan?

In all aspects of our lives, but perhaps most importantly during birth, the ability to stay focused on what is happening ‘right now’ brings us the ultimate freedom to keep us calm and positive. Getting lost in what could, should or ought to have been done or said in the past serves only to make…

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