Why not set up your own bar for your wedding day... at The Pilgrims Rest we want you to be creative with your drink choices. Bring your own drinks with no worry of a corkage charge. Check out some great cocktails and mocktails below for your wedding day.
Feeling Fruity- Strawberry Gin
*700ml bottle of Gin
*400g sliced strawberries
*100g caster sugar
Makes: 1.5 litre
Spritz up a glass of Prosecco with Apple Prosecco Punch
*400ml cloudy apple juice
*Juice from 2 lemons
*1 green apple cored and finely sliced
*1 lemon sliced
Serves: 15 guests
For for the drivers – Citrus Cucumber Water
*1 large lemon, sliced
*1 large lime, sliced
*1 large orange, sliced
*1 large cucumber, sliced
Something Blue – Kiwi Blueberry Mojito
*6 kiwis, peeled and cut in half or quartered
*4 kiwis, peeled and sliced - to be used as garnishes
*6 ounces of blueberries, to be crushed
6 ounce of blueberries, to be kept whole as garnishes
*¼ cup fresh lime juice, from 1-2 limes
* ½ cup sugar, adjust to taste
*4 ounce pack of mint, leaves only
*1 ½ - 2 cups of sparkling water
*1 to 1 ½ cups of rum, adjust based on your preference
*Ice as needed
Serves: 8 guests
Amy, our lovely wedding manager and co-ordinator, has a degree in international events management and years of experience in wedding planning for a group of 5 star hotels.
Not only incredibly approachable and friendly, Amy is also highly efficient and organised. On the day of your wedding she will be with you every step of the way to ensure the day runs seamlessly. She is one (and the most important) of the little extras that we include in our venue hire.
Amy and I have put together a venue that has all the advantages of a DIY wedding – no corkage charge and flexibility of catering and decoration. We have designed the venue with beautiful furniture so that you don’t have the hassle of booking tables and chairs, Porta-loos and generators.
Instead of spending the morning of your wedding lugging furniture you can simply add your own finishing touches. While you get ready in our beautiful bridal dressing room, Amy will be on hand to hold the fort and pour you a little glass of bubbly.
Please contact Amy on 07552873448 or email@example.com.
The Pilgrims Rest is a stunning licenced venue in the heart of East Sussex offering flexibility so that you can make the choices you want on your wedding day. Full of historic soul, this 600 year old venue makes the perfect backdrop for your wedding.
If you are a dab hand in the kitchen, have a garden full of flowers or a team of helpful friends and family then bring them along and have a DIY wedding.
There is no corkage charge and no hidden extras. Carefully designed and furnished with lime washed trestle tables to vintage decanters, the venue needs little decorating.
Whatever you choose, we firmly believe that a wedding should be how you want it to be. After all it is your wedding – not our's!
If you would like to arrange to meet Amy to show you around please call 07552873448, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our website is www.pilgrimsrestbattle.co.uk. We recommend seeing the venue as it is deceptively spacious and hard to capture on film!
We first met Lynda back when we launched The Pilgrims Rest as a new wedding venue and instantly fell in love with her beautiful wedding stationery.
How did you get into wedding stationery?
After designing my own wedding stationery nearly six years ago, shortly followed by requests from friends and family, I realised how much I enjoyed this creative process and decided to turn my passion into a small business. My background in graphic design with over 20 years at a London design company, along with my experience in print, layout and typography has enabled me to combine two of my biggest loves - design and stationery.
What are the popular stationery/wedding trends of 2017?
Foiling is still a popular choice especially in gold and copper as it can be complemented with so many colour ranges. It's my favourite print finish too along with letterpress. Pantone green is a popular choice with botanical finishes.
Is there a wedding you have done that really stood out for you and why?
Each wedding is special and stands out for their own reasons. Once you get to know the couple and their personal tastes it's my priority to ensure everything is just right for them. I worked on a small wedding last year and the bride and groom were so happy with all the work I'd done, even down to the way I had packaged their stationery! Getting happy feedback makes my day and all the little details worthwhile.
What are your two top tips for Brides planning their wedding day?
Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially with endless choices these days. It can be overwhelming. Organise, prioritise and let people help. On the day your bridesmaids are there to assist and just enjoy the day and take time to take it all in.
Lynda has been a hugesupport both creating our logo and providing stationery for our photo shoots. We highly recommend Lynda to our prospective couples. To see some of Lynda's work please visit www.lyndaloves.com.
Sarah Williams is a photographer based in East Sussex.
Sarah, where did your love of photography and becoming a photographer come from?
My love of photography started when I was young and my dad gave me a Kodak Retinette camera. He would teach me to look at the light and decide what settings to choose. I will always be grateful for his help which gave me such a good grounding for my photographic career.
Sports photography was how I started out - I used to compete in Athletics and when I got injured I started to capture my colleagues in action instead. After completing my degree in photography I won a scholarship to capture cricket for Lord's cricket ground, something I still do today.
What do you think will be the wedding trends for 2017?
One of the biggest trends I am noticing with my couples is the amount of DIY touches they bring to their wedding, whether it is a homemade seating plan, making metres and metres of bunting from scratch or having a special tea stand at their reception because they love tea – Such personal touches which for me I always love to capture.
What should couples consider when choosing a photographer?
The most important thing when choosing your photographer is to like their work and get on well with them. This person will be with you for a long time on your wedding day so it really is important that you feel happy and relaxed with your photographer. I always like to meet up with potential couple,s if I can, and it is also very important to ask a photographer to see a full wedding gallery, not just their favourite photos. This will then give you a good idea how that photographer will capture a whole wedding day.
What do you think are the most important images to capture on the day?
My style of photography is relaxed and documentary so for me it is about telling a complete story of each of my couple's special day. I do try and encourage my couples to take a couple of breaks during the course of their wedding day where they can spend some time together whilst I capture some nice relaxed portraits of them at the same time. It is always great to photograph couples in a old building with architectural features as they make such wonderful backdrops.
Sarah has been an amazing support to us at The Pilgrims Rest. She has worked tirelessly taking photographs for us. With Sarah, nothing is too much trouble and she is a joy to work with.
To see some of Sarah's work please visit www.sarahwilliamsphotography.com