Your Sussex Wedding - Decmeber 2022/January 2023 (Issue 100)

ROLL CREDITS Venue, Cottesmore Golf and Country Club, | Photographer, Nikki Legg Photography, Dress, Emma Tindley Couture, | Alterations, Alma’s Alterations, | Hair stylist, The Bridal Stylist, | Make-up artist, Sophia Jane Makeup, | Suits, Next | Cake, Caritas Cake Design, | Flowers, Sussex Roses, | Transport, Brooklands Wedding Cars, | Stationery, Dreams To Themes, | Wedding rings, Spyros Georgiou, | Event planning and venue styling, Events by Amy, | Videographer, Over The Hill Productions, | Entertainment, Electric Outfit, Firework Crazy, the most ardent non-dancers busting their moves,” the bride says. Rounding off the day perfectly, all assembled gathered in the courtyard for sparklers before heading up to the veranda for hot chocolate and fireworks. The couple provided personalised cups for the hot chocolates and guests were able to add cream, marshmallows and some delicious syrup flavours. MEMORABLE MOMENTS Tasia says, “In the morning I was feeling a little nervous and a bit stressed but then I remembered that the one person I want by my side when things are getting chaotic was at the church waiting for me! With this realisation, all the worry melted away and I would have happily run through the streets of Horsham to marry him.” Daniel shares, “I’m not known for being a terribly calm person during big occasions. Plenty gets me nervous, but from the day before an immense feeling of calm excitement came over me. Being in the church and marrying the person I know is right for me felt so completely natural. From then, it was a blur of seeing all of the people I love most celebrating and enjoying the sight of our planning coming to fruition. It’s such a great feeling to say that my happiest and proudest day was our wedding day.” WITH THANKS “We were honestly blown away with Cottesmore’s commitment and care for our wedding,” Tasia says. “They’d been absolutely fantastic throughout the planning process and in the morning the staff came outside to wave me off to the church. It’s a moment I’ll remember forever. They prioritised us completely and made us feel like we were the only people in the world getting married.” Although Daniel was originally sceptical about hiring a venue styling company when Amy from Events by Amy and Tasia turned up to their first meeting wearing practically identical outfits, he knew it was right and Amy would be the perfect person to help their vision come to life. “Amy was so brilliant to work with and no idea ever seemed crazy or impossible. We are so thankful to her for everything she and her team did. She brought our wedding to life,” the bride says. TASIA & DANIEL’S TOP TIP “Give yourself as much time as possible to plan. We didn’t want to be planning every evening and weekend and wanted to enjoy the process. We had two years to put everything together and if there was a weekend where we weren’t particularly up for talking about the wedding, we could take time off. The wedding we initially pictured was completely different to the one we had! As we had more time, we were able to think more about the finer details and not rush into decisions.” 38