Kent Wedding Photographer | Jilly & Trevor’s DIY Summer Fete Wedding
Hey Folks! Today on the blog is Jilly & Trevor’s wedding day. Jilly & Trevor tied the knot last month in Bromley and then went back to their own home for their rustic, garden party themed reception.
‘We had thought about lots of different venues but kept coming back to how much it would mean to us to have everyone in our garden celebrating with us!’
Jilly & Trevor arranged a marquee for their guests and decorated it with mis-matched China items, lots of old lace, vintage cocktail glasses, jam jars full of cottage flowers and twinkly festoon lights. They wanted a vintage garden party meets fete/festival feel and I think they pulled it off perfectly. The bar made everyone smile, two old leather chairs, footstools, a fireplace and of course barrels of local ale!
‘My Dad’s old desk used as a place for guests to sit and write in the guest book and bales of hay dotted everywhere finished the garden off!’
They carried on the country garden theme with the bride’s bouquet looking like a freshly picked bunch with beautiful peonies and daisies and the bridesmaids the same, but with a nod to their different coloured dresses.
‘My dress came from a little London based designer and I loved it the minute I tried it on! All their dresses have a modern, vintage inspired feel, simple, smooth, elegant lines – exactly what I was looking for. The draped sleeves, fullish skirt, cutaway back and glowing chartreuse colour were perfect for the day and the hem at the back was cut a little longer so it fell nicely as I walked. I thought choosing the dress would be the hardest thing, but with the help of my daughters and granddaughter (of course) it was the easiest thing!’
The Groom and Best Man wore the same blue three piece suits from Ted Baker, made more relaxed with tan coloured belts and shoes.
The Bridesmaids had full length summer floaty dresses, each was a different colour, but they were all similar in style, with small, pretty prints and soft colours. Jilly and Trevor’s granddaughter was their Flower Girl and she wore a pretty flowered dress from Monsoon.
‘We loved every minute of our day and hope all our guests did too. So many amazing memories, watching friends and family in the sunshine, sunglasses on, drinking glasses of Pimms and dancing on the grass to the little Jazz Band, seeing everyone’s surprise and then laughter at the hilarious Mariachi Band, cutting our cake made of delicious cheese, our first dance, watching family and friends blend and chat and laugh and dance… the list is endless, and when everyone had gone home, in that huge marquee, with the music on, just the two of us dancing until it got light – our perfect day!’
Photographed By Kent Wedding Photographer – James Grist Photography
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