Fun Colourful Country Chic Farm Wedding

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We are channelling all the country chic wedding vibes today, what a perfect way to start the week! Introducing Chris and Becky with their gorgeous farm wedding held on the 26th July 2019 in Kent. They were married in a the church where Chris’ parents got married and then had a reception at the family farm; David Catt & Sons. Venues chosen in this way can make for a really meaningful and sentimental celebration steeped in history and emotion.

They went for a relaxed and fun atmosphere to their celebrations and it was important to them both to have personal touches and a great party too. The marquee was decorated so beautifully, with a hanging flower installation and long rustic wooden tables. The pot plant table plan looked so sweet and the semi naked cake must have tasted amazing!

Do look out for stunning outfits all round, summery bouquets complete with sunflowers and fireworks come evening. Magical. Thanks so much to Alex Tenters Photography for sharing these incredible images of a really very special farm wedding.

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The Proposal

I was taken out for a picnic for my birthday at Knole park with our lovely dog Oscar. My now husband proposed over sandwiches, fizz and an excitable dog bouncing around.

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The Vision

We never viewed venues as my husband was absolutely certain he wanted to get married on his family farm in Boughton Monchelsea. We wanted a relaxed, country wedding full of vibrant colours and personal touches and definitely a good party at the end. We knew we wanted our ceremony in a beautiful church nearby, St Peter’s church (where Chris’ parents got married also).

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The Planning Process

The first thing we booked in was our wonderful photographer, Alex Tenters seeing as he was recommended by so many and we knew he would be snapped up quickly. I was lucky enough to have very helpful friends and family who were there to help from the beginning. This then led to the church being booked and Chris’ good friend Tom Brookes owns an excellent marquee company who helped us massively. Chris’s family farm supplies a brilliant catering company called Kitchen Of Kent – the food was too tasty to even bother trying anywhere else. One of my best friends is a very talented florist who helped me with my vision for how I wanted the marquee and outside space to look.

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The Venue

St Peter’s Church

David Catt & Sons farm

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The Readings & Music

Corinthians

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Your Photographer

Alex Tenters

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The Cake

Jo

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The Flowers

One of my good friends Amy Dickens.

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The Details & Décor

Very rustic – we had the old silver fergie tractor on the farm restored and laid photo props nearby instead of a photo booth.

Milk churns for flowers.

Hay bales to sit on.

Ladders hung in the marquee to hang flowers off.

The groom and best man made the bar themselves our of pallets.

Table names were herbs.

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Your Outfits & Accessories

My dress was found in a very lucky sample sale in a store called Leonie Claire in Hove (near Brighton) It was altered by Miss Kay in Tunbridge Wells (an absolute godsend!).

My shoes were kurt Geiger as were the bridesmaids (we all had the same).

I had flowers in my hair to match the rustic theme.

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Beauty

Sam Judge- hair

Emma- make up

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Bridesmaids

The bridesmaids all had the same dove grey tulle skirt from chic wish and then different tops from lace and beads.

Shoes – Kurt Geiger

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Groomsmen

Checked suits from Slaters in Canterbury

Blue bow ties

Kurt Geiger shoes

Tom Ford shoes for the groom (a wedding gift from me)

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The Honeymoon

Bali

We went from Ubud to Sanur to Seminyak.

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Memorable Moments

Our fireworks display while sipping on espresso martinis.

It was our time to spend a few quiet moments together.

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Advice For Other Couples

Chris and I went to the local pub for a drink after our ceremony before we head to our reception. It gave us time to have a chat and spend some time together, I’m so glad we did this as I don’t think I saw him until a few hours later!

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Credit Where Credit Is Due

Flowers
Amy Dickens

Alterations
Miss Kay Seamstress

Suits
Slaters

Bridesmaid Skirts
Chic Wish

Bridesmaid Tops
Lace and Beads

Just gorgeous!

Chris and Becky, thank you so much for sharing your utterly divine wedding celebrations with us xo Lou

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