By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
We are totally upping the style stakes thanks to Jake and Becky who are joining us to share their Kent marquee wedding held on the 25th May 2019. They firstly wed in a church ceremony and a reception followed at Becky’s mum’s garden. It turned out to be a beautiful Spring day too, which allowed guests to make full use of the stunning back gardens.
I must begin though with Becky’s bridal look as she is the epitome of style and elegance. She chose to wear a geometric lace wedding coat by Andrea Hawkes Bridal, teamed with gold heels and a stunning bridal feather headband. Oh my! Her bridesmaids looked incredible by her side too in homemade Liberty print floral dresses, while Jake and the groomsmen all looked very smart in their traditional attire.
The flowers were another triumph of their day, with bountiful bouquets and centrepieces bursting with rich colourful blooms. Other lovely touches included personalised tea towel favours, DIY stationery and a home baked chocolate naked cake. So wonderful. Huge thanks goes to Lily Bungay & Co for sharing these bright and joy filled photographs with us today.
We wanted it to feel relaxed and informal but well organised. We wanted the day to be full of colour, laughter, fab food and great music. A fun mix of traditional Kent countryside English wedding, with a Central American flare in the food and music (steel drummer) as Jake’s mum is from Belize.
Ceremony: St George’s Church, Benenden.
Reception: Bride’s mum’s garden with marquee by Holmsted Events.
Bridesmaids dresses were made by Mother-in-Law (Groom’s mum). We chose the fabric together in Liberty London. Bridesmaids worn their own shoes.
Grooms suit was pre-owned. Russell & Bromley shoes.
Hair and make-up by Amy Davies.
Geometric lace wedding coat by Andrea Hawkes Bridal – Clerkenwell.
Shoes from Faber Novella.
Feather cap from Ani Burech.
My mum lent me her Target diamond earrings as my ‘something borrowed’.
We had a poem that Jake wrote when he proposed to me and we had a bible reading (is it bad that I can’t remember which one!).
Our first dance track was Natalie Cole – This will be an everlasting love, it was sung by the amazing band.
OJ Soul Motown Band were AMAZING. They had the dance floor full from start to end.
Paula Lee – Wild Flora
She is a local florist in Wadhurst, Kent and my mum knew she would get the slightly less traditional vibe we wanted to go for. She completely understood what we wanted – big, bold and beautiful colour. We were really pleased with how the flowers looked.
All stationery we designed and made ourselves. For wedding favours, we asked all guests to draw a pictures of themselves on their RSVP postcard and then we got them printed onto a tea towel with our names and date of our wedding in the middle.
In my mum’s vegetable patch, were two scarecrows dressed as myself and Jake!
The cake was made by my brother and sister-in-law.
Lily Bungay & Co
We met Lily through my husband Jake. She was fab from the offset – really understood our vibe. We wanted documentary style photos which captured the feeling of the day. Rather than lots of formal photos. Lily and her partner Martin were amazing all day. They made having the photos taken relaxed and enjoyable. We LOVE the photos they took and every one has captured and displays the feeling of happiness and laughter that we felt that day.
The whole thing was perfect!
Don’t stress too much, we had a pretty relaxed planning time and tried not to overthink every decision, we worked as a team and loved putting in our personal touches. You hopefully only have one engagement and one wedding try and enjoy it all.
Lily Bungay & Co
Fabric For Bridesmaids Dresses
Wow, so so pretty.
Jake and Becky, thank you both so very much for sharing your very stylish Kent marquee wedding with us xo Lou
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