Those of you that love a spot of craft are going to adore this sweet celebration.
Debbie and Kevin were married on the 5th September 2105 at The Winding House in Kent. The venue provided the perfect blank canvas for their home made day which was also full of light and space.
They envisioned a vintage feel to their day, with 50s style and crafty touches. Talking of style Debbie chose a divine frock from Chi Chi London which looked so lovely, while her maids wore fun polka dot dresses.
I so love the knitted décor throughout, including the sage green hearts, card bunting and table runners. It looked so pretty.
Thanks so much to Lucy Rose Photography for sharing these wonderful images today.
THE PROPOSAL | Me and Kevin went on holiday to Greece in September 2014 for a week holiday. One day we went into the old town to just do the tourist thing and we came across lots of little jewellery shops where we started looking at rings. I was showing him rings that I would like for an engagement ring for the future. The next day Kevin rented a scooter and said he was going to have a ride around the island. I don’t like scooters so I was fine with this. Although I did not know he went back to the old town and went to the jewellery shop to buy me a ring. He was going to propose to me that night but didn’t find the right time so he got down on one knee in the morning when I just got up so I looked a right mess!!! Was a total shock and of course I cried.
THE VISION | We wanted a quick engagement so we knew we wanted to get married in 2015. We knew we didn’t want a traditional wedding so the vision was to find something out there that was different. We both love vintage as well so definitely wanted to incorporate that into the wedding.
THE PLANNING PROCESS | I’m very lucky that I have a very organised and talented mum Sally Ford that helped me with everything from making invitations to knitting bunting for decorations. My mum Elaine Betteridge who also helped with the décor.
BUDGET | £9000
THE VENUE | The Winding House Weddings, Coldred, Kent.
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | My dress was from CHI CHI London. I didn’t want a traditional dress so I was happy when I found this website that had a collection of dresses that looked great for weddings. The dress also had a vintage feel.
FINDING THE DRESS | It took a while to find the dress. I didn’t really want to go to shops and do the whole dress thing because I knew I wanted something different. Me and mum spent hours looking online. When the dress I found got delivered I knew it was the one as soon as I put it on.
GROOM’S ATTIRE | Kevin wanted to keep secret his suit and the best men. But 6 weeks before the wedding Kevin came to me to tell me that he needed my help because he couldn’t find a suit!! Typical. I found his whole suit on ASOS. Again his suit had a vintage feel to it so knew it would work along side my dress.
THE READINGS & MUSIC | We had Kevin’s 9 year old niece Evie Anker write a poem to read out in the ceremony. The poem was called ‘The perfect pair’. She did a fabulous job and was very talented.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | My two gorgeous best friends Lauren and Ashleigh were my matrons of honour. The dresses had a 50’s touch to them and with the victory rolls in there hair made the look.
THE FLOWERS | All my flowers were handmade by myself and my mum using tissue paper and crepe paper. The only real flowers I had was my bouquet which was sunflowers.
THE CAKE | We did have a traditional cake. We had a cake made of cheese which we cut in the evening and served with crackers and chutneys for our guests to have as an evening buffet.
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | The very talented Lucy Rose at Lucy Rose Photography.
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | The colour scheme was pale green and ivory along with a natural home made feel. All the decoration were handmade from driftwood name settings to knitted hearts and sheep on the tables.
THE HONEYMOON | We spent two weeks back packing round Italy. We started in Venice for two nights, went down to Florence for 2 nights, then Rome for 3 nights, and onto Sorrento for 4 nights. We had the most fantastic time and the weather was beautiful.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | Enjoying our day with our family and friends and having a right good party.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Remember that it is your day and although you have to think of your guests make sure you are planning for what you both like and what you want because that’s what matters.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Caterer | Mama Feelgoods
Bar | Premier Bar Runners
Photographer | Lucy Rose
Venue | The Winding House
Thanks ever so much to Debbie and Kevin for sharing their wedding story today xo Lou