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“Your wedding ceremony should be the most important aspect of your wedding day. It’s the part that really matters, the reason you and your guests are all there and the reason for the reception afterwards – to celebrate what happened in that ceremony.”

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Photo credit: Maureen Du Preez

By Lisa at the fabulous Carmela Weddings

In reality, it is the part of the wedding day that is most often overlooked and more time spent on décor and entertainment than the words you’ll say to each other when you actually get married. I get it. It’s not the fun part and because of the rules around what words have to be said/can’t be said when using a registrar, there’s often not a great deal to decide on anyway other than some music and a couple of readings, right?

Wrong! There’s another way to make your ceremony really special that not many couples know about, although it is becoming increasingly popular as couples really want their whole day to reflect them and their personalities. I’m talking about a celebrant-led wedding.

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The last wedding I went to was going to be an outdoor wedding in the Lake District in August. It was such a shame for the bride and groom that it poured down that day… but if the sun had shone it would have been so beautiful. It still was, of course! But it was beautiful inside. In contrast, today’s English outdoor wedding on the blog is one of those days where the dream of a sunny wedding ceremony really did come true. Beautiful Hannah and Ben were blessed with gorgeous weather and their wedding day was magical.
 
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Thank you Hannah, and Ben, for sharing your wedding day with us all on the English Wedding Blog this morning. I’ve added a quick supplier list at the end of the feature for other East Sussex couples. Today’s images are all by the very lovely Chris Giles Photography. Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx

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A beautiful English outdoor wedding in East Sussex – Hannah and Ben

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The bride and groom: Ben and Hannah

Your wedding photographer:

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Hey 🙂 I’m feeling very happy this morning, in a quiet and contented kind of way! It’s all thanks to today’s gorgeous bride and groom. Their wedding had a bit of a love bird theme – and to be honest I don’t think anything could suit them better!

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Usually when I sit down to blog a wedding I begin by sorting through all the images the photographer sends me. I select my favourites for the blog, and others are left to one side. I couldn’t do that today. The pictures of Mel and Tom’s wedding just had me hooked from the very beginning. It’s partly down to the lovely images their wedding photographer Chris Giles sent me, and also because they’re really the most adorable couple! Just watch out for the way Tom looks at Mel and holds her on today’s wedding blog. They’re perfect together – love birds indeed!

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