An eco friendly Sussex Wedding with paper flowers and a steak and ale pie Wedding Cake

Today I am thrilled to share the Sussex Wedding of Helen and Dave where the focus was sustainability and seasonality, friendship, family and love.

Images of the day were captured by Jack Terry Photography.

 

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Jack Terry is a London based Wedding Photographer.

He has a relaxed, focused style but predominantly his approach is photojournalistic.

As well as photographing wedding he specialises in corporate, event and commercial photography.

 

I spoke to stunning Bride Helen about her lovely Wedding Day…

 

How did you meet?

“We met through our after work pub circles.”

“Dave decided to pursue me after being impressed by my “between the legs” ten pin bowling technique!”

 

When did you get engaged?

“We started to walk the 180 mile Thames path in stages from the source at Easter 2011.”

“Dave got down on his knee and popped the question with his grandmother’s eternity ring at sunset over champagne as we completed the walk at the Thames barrier in November 2012.”

 

Tell us about your wedding planning journey

“From the start we knew we didn’t want a “package wedding”.

“Sustainability and seasonality were really high on our agenda – hence paper flowers made from upcycled paper, beer, wine and organic food from within 25 miles of the venue (in fact mostly within 5 miles).”

“Our families also played a huge part with the mums making the wedding cakes (we chose our favourites from their repertoires).”

“My mum  spent several weekends trawling car boot fairs for candle lanterns and Dave’s mum provided foliage and gourds from her garden to decorate the venue.”

 

When did you get married?

“We were married on 16th November 2013 at the Dorset House school barn.”

 

What was the best bit of your day?

“The best bit was seeing the reaction of our guests as they arrived – everyone kept saying how ‘Helen and Dave’ it was, that really meant we’d got it right.”

 

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

“Don’t worry about conforming.”

“If you want to ‘cut the steak and ale pie’ instead of the cake, do it!”

“Guests really appreciate the thought and attention – plus it makes it more interesting for those guests with wedding fatigue!”

 

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Thank you so much to Jack for sharing this lovely Sussex Wedding, and thank you to Helen and Dave for sharing their day.

I love how the couple have taken such care to reduce the impact on the planet with the use of paper flowers and local produce.

What increases coolness factor is that the paper flowers are fashioned from old copies of the “Beano”.

I also love the rustic look created by foliage and gourds plucked from their families gardens for decoration.

It makes the wedding more personal in that is very family centric as well as eco friendly.

 

 

 

 

Wedding Suppliers

Photographer – Jack Terry Photography

Flowers – Ribbons and Tulle

Slow motion video – Ed and Kate Johnson – info@motionbooth.co.uk

Venue – Dorset house school barn

Caterer – Quinn’s catering

Band – A Singer and some Dudes

Bespoke Dress –  Chrissie Nicholson -Wild at Curve Couture

Drinks supply – Hennings wineHammerpot breweryArundel breweryPerryhill orchard cider

 

To Contact the Photographer

Website: http://www.jackterryweddings.co.uk/

Email: jack@jackterry.co.uk

Phone: 07522 794229

Blog: http://jack-terry.tumblr.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackterryphotography

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackTerryPhoto

 

More about ALISON TINLIN

UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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