Tom & Rebecca’s Bradbourne House Wedding Day
Today on the blog is Thomas & Rebecca’s wedding day which took place at Bradbourne house. Bradbourne house is a beautiful grade 1 listed building set in 20 acres of parkland, in the village of East Malling in Kent. I can see why Tom & Rebecca chose this venue. Thank you again for an amazing time at your wedding! An absolute pleasure to shoot .
Where did you get married?
We got married and had our reception at Bradbourne House in East Malling. We fell in love with the venue as soon as we saw it; it had so much character and fit our relaxed 1920’s theme perfectly. The whole venue was so grand; we really wanted our guests to feel like they’d stepped into a classic novel. Our colour scheme was British racing green, peach and cream.
Which flowers did you choose?
Tracey from Mrs Bouquet created our beautiful bouquets and table arrangements. She was absolutely fantastic at pulling together all of my ideas and she completely understood our vision. My bouquet was a classic 1920s waterfall style with peonies, various cream and peach roses, and jasmine, freesia, hosta, ferns and eucalyptus populas. The jasmine made the whole bouquet smell beautiful! The bridesmaids had hand tied bouquets which were smaller versions of mine. The flowers for the tables were simple hand tied cream and peach roses in a bowl; we wanted to keep it simple with a homely feel.
Which style was the brides dress?
My dress was a strapless, lace, fit and flare corset back style with beading around the waist. I knew it was the one as soon as I tried it on (cliché I know). I’d always wanted a lace dress and this one ticked all of the boxes. I kept trying to throw Tom off by telling him it was a short 50’s style dress but he wasn’t having any of it! The lace at the bottom was my favourite; it gave it a beautiful vintage look.
How did you have your hair/make up and why?
The Bridesmaids all had a different hair style to tie in with the vintage 1920’s look and I had mine down with lots of loose curls to give it a romantic feel. I wanted our makeup to look natural so the bridesmaids and I had a peachy gold smokey eye with a nude lip.
What did the Groomsmen/Bridesmaids wear?
The Groomsmen wore mismatching wool suits from Suit Supply, with British racing green ties and a white pocket square. Their buttonhole was a cream rose to match the bouquets. The Bridesmaids wore 1920’s style British racing green dresses with beautiful rose gold beading around the neckline.
How did you feel that the day went as a whole?
The whole day was absolutely perfect! It was amazing to see all of our hard work and planning come together and seeing our guests having a great time was the icing on the cake.
My mum gave me the pearl necklace that she wore at her wedding and Tom’s cousins gave me their Nan’s beautiful pearl earrings, both as my something old. Tom wore his grandad’s tie pin and cufflinks that had his army number engraved on them. We loved being able to incorporate these special pieces into our day and we’ll treasure them forever.
Having our family and friends all together in one place was so special. Seeing them laughing and smiling throughout the day made us realise how lucky we are to be surrounded by so many lovely people.
Venue: Bradbourne House
Flowers: Mrs Bouquet
Rings: Coo Jewellers
Cake: Purple Flour
Dress: David’s Bridal
Caterers: Baxter Storey at Bradbourne
Suits: Suit Supply
Cars: Aarion Cars
Hair: Hair by Charlie
Makeup: Bernie Blaney and Lou Turney
Bradbourne House Wedding Photographer