I love it when couples are brave with their colour scheme, or the structure of their wedding day, or have details which they love so much they know they’ll work! Such was the case with Steph and Dave’s wedding. The colour scheme was red and purple; the theme for the day was travel. And it looks gorgeous, don’t you think?!
Steph and Dave have shared a fantastic wedding report with us. They chose photographer Andrew Billington to document their day – and he did so beautifully. Enjoy the blaze of lush colours; the magical moments and most of all, the honest and gorgeous laughter of bride Steph. She’s just stunning!
Steph and Dave’s wedding in Kent
Who proposed, and how?
Dave proposed to Steph while on a weekend away to Windsor. We had gone to one of our favourite restaurants, Cafe Rouge, and come back to our hotel room where Dave got down on one knee and popped the question with Steph’s Gran’s ring which he had managed to get from Steph’s family in secret. It was a total surprise and after several seconds of complete shock Steph said yes!
What did you wear?
Bride: An ivory Blue by Enzoani gown named Dallas, with Clear Azure shoes
Wedding venue: Winter’s Barns, Canterbury Kent
Wedding photographer: Andrew Billington
How would you describe your wedding style? Colourful, fun and personal
The wedding ceremony: St Martin’s Church, Herne, Kent
Religious or civil? Religious
What were your wedding highlights?
The entire day was fantastic, but probably our wedding dance, our catering (Scott Anderson’s) and being able to share the day with all our friends and family- they came from all over the place, some as far away as Barbados!
Wedding day advice
If you want to make your wedding personal and do DIY things it’s a wonderful touch but make sure you plan plenty of time, I would have been very stressed if I hadn’t! Also if you have a vision for your day, don’t let anyone try and change your mind. We knew what we wanted and although some people were unsure to begin with by the end everyone felt we had created an incredible wedding!
Wedding venue styling and details
Modern barn feeling, with fairy lights. Our theme was travelling which we had with the tables named after everywhere we have been together. Purple and red was the colour theme we had going through the décor.
For favours we had Kinder Eggs wrapped in red and purple material and for place names I hand painted small glass bottles with a message inside to each person giving them the meaning of their name. We also had a quiz for the tables to fill out so everyone could get to know each other better and the table that won received two bottles of champagne.
Memorable wedding day moments
Steph & Dave’s recommended wedding suppliers:
Scott Anderson’s for catering – The best, fantastic food and an amazing service. Dave and I even had our own waitress to make sure we had canapés, drinks and a hot pork bap in the evening. http://www.chefscottanderson.co.uk/