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

BUTTERFLIES You give me When Kayleigh and Haden discovered their wedding fell on the same day as the local air show they decided to make the most of it Images courtesy of Ashley Hemsley Photography Kayleigh and Haden met while working as prison officers. Together, they built a strong friendship, then further down the line this naturally blossomed into a relationship. Haden proposed at home one day. He came into their bedroom, where Kayleigh was sitting at the time, with her daughters – Immi, three, and Leila, five. Her youngest gave Kayleigh a ring box and asked, “Will you marry Haden?” Kayleigh remembers, “It was a massive surprise and completely perfect to involve the children.” The couple chose to tie the knot at All Saints the Old Chapel in Eastbourne. “It just took our breath away as soon as we walked in. Its high ceilings, stained-glass windows and beautiful garden were just so romantic and utterly perfect for our ceremony,” Kayleigh explains. After they set the date they discovered it would be Airbourne that weekend, and knew they needed to find a reception venue that’d give them a view of the seafront and the planes! The Royal Eastbourne Golf Club was just the place. Read on as the bride tells us more about the big day – 19th August, 2022... REAL WEDDINGS 41