I don’t know about you, but I just adore a country meadow; the buzzing bees, the flash of colour and the beautiful scent. I can’t think of a prettier spot to get married beside and The House Meadow in Kent provided this and more for today’s couple Louise and Jason. The pair chose to get hitched on the 22nd July 2017 in an outdoor ceremony on the lake, which was just so idyllic, before celebrating in the barns.
I think the tropical touch to their day is just super fun, which injected so much style and personality into their wedding. They used palm leaves and proteas in the flower arrangements to make great impact and the deep red hues really worked beautifully. Another important aspect of the wedding was that Louise and Jason really wanted their dog Sunny involved, I really love his participation in the ceremony, so cute!
The relaxed vibes, beautiful attire (hello lace and tweed outfits!), gorgeous decoration and all the love was captured so perfectly by Kerry Ann Duffy. Huge thanks to Kerry for sharing these stunning photographs with us.
Unique and chilled! We wanted a laid back feel with a bit of Bob Marley and our amazing golden retriever ‘Sunny’. It was very important that Sunny could be there, he’s a big part of the family. We wanted colour but in quiet manner, achieved through flowers! Burgers and sweet potato fries with a bit of rum cake for dessert.
THE PLANNING PROCESS
Lots of help from the venue organiser – Clare Passmore at The House Meadow, Nicci Gurr and Sophie at Home Gurrown. Lots of Pinterest help and many many discussions with my husband!
The House Meadow, Worsened Farm, Biddenden, Kent
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES
Dress: Essense of Australia, Shoes: Jenny Packham, Earrings and Necklace, Debenhams.
FINDING THE DRESS
Emily Bridal, Sheffield
Laid back, hint of tweed, country style, all from Moss Bros – Sheffield.
THE READINGS & MUSIC
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres.
Bob Marley, Is This Love for walking down the aisle.
First dance, Bob Marley, One Love.
Walking up the aisle – Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
Two in floral blush – Monsoon. Tow in lilac by Dessy. Maid of honour in county green by Dessy. Mirage Couture.
Sue Davies Flowers
Proteas, mixed burgundy, deep pink, grey and roses with a linen wrap, informal – Bridal Bouquet.
Table Arrangements: based on a tropical theme with pineapples, exotic foliage, proteas, flowers to compete the bouquet.
Swing – mixed foliage.
All headdresses to complement each bouquet.
Bridesmaid’s posy- meadow collection, tied with sage green ribbon.
Buttonhole s- all meadow themed, all different.
Flossie Pops, black forest, chocolate orange and Victoria sponge, Semi naked with floral decorations which match the bridal bouquet. Sneaky Spiderman.
Kerry Ann Duffy
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR
Horseshoe wedding favours, shots during our toasts, live band – Roaming Free. Foliage everywhere, lots of twinkle lights. Paella cooked outdoors underneath the stars.
The Secrets Royal, Punta Cana
Emotional toasts and photos which Kerry Ann captured. The final walk as Miss Shepherd as I was about to become Mrs Taylor. Sunny clambering around after we were married, it was like he was celebrating! I was stung by a wasp, my bouquet was so beautiful that even the insects wanted it! It rained whist we ate our wedding breakfast and it echoed through the barn, very majestic! Getting ready at a cottage with my nearest and dearest close by, many croissants and laughter! My veil fell down as soon as Jason put his arm around me.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES
Don’t feel pressured into being traditional, let the wedding reflect you!
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Kerry Ann Duffy
The House Meadow
Sue Davies Flowers
Oh so romantic!
Thanks ever so much to Louise and Jason for sharing their special day with us xo Lou