Stylish Countryside Marquee Wedding with a Bridal Feather Headband

Kent Marquee Wedding Lily Bungay and Co

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.

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The Vision

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.

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The Venue

Ceremony: St George’s Church, Benenden.

Reception: Bride’s mum’s garden with marquee by Holmsted Events.

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Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids dresses were made by Mother-in-Law (Groom’s mum). We chose the fabric together in Liberty London. Bridesmaids worn their own shoes.

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Groomsmen

Grooms suit was pre-owned. Russell & Bromley shoes.

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Beauty

Hair and make-up by Amy Davies.

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Your Outfits & Accessories

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’.

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The Readings & Music

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.

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The Flowers 

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.

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The Details & Décor

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!

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The Cake

The cake was made by my brother and sister-in-law.

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Your Photographer

 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.

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The Honeymoon

Greece

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Memorable Moments

The whole thing was perfect!

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Advice For Other Couples 

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.

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Credit Where Credit Is Due

Photography
Lily Bungay & Co

Marquee
Holmsted Events

Flowers
Wild Flora

Band
Motown Band

Fabric For Bridesmaids Dresses
Liberty London

Hair & Make-Up
@amy_davies

Feather Cap
Ani Burech

Bride’s Shoes
@fabernovella

Wedding Dress
Andrea Hawkes

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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