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A simple, elegant wedding with love and laughter

What a strange coincidence: I have two weddings in the space of a single week where the grooms sing an Oasis number at the reception – totally unrelated, but there’s definitely a taste of “rock n roll star” in the air this week!

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Before I start curling my lip and drawing out every last syllable, on this blog post, I’ll tell you more about the wedding. This one is simple, elegant and guaranteed to make you smile. Yasmin & Darren Forrester were married at Turkey Mill in Kent, and chose Billie and Matt Photography to capture their day on camera.

It’s a beautiful celebration and the love and laughter are what weddings are all about. Enjoy. x
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Who proposed, and how?

It was on the 22 September 2011. We were on a sunset cruise off the coast of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea. After seeing a rainbow and a school of dolphins following our boat we both witnessed the most amazing sunset. Once the sun went down Darren went onto one knee and made me the happiest girl ever.

The venue: Turkey Mill, Maidstone, Kent

Photographer: Billie and Matt Photography

How would you describe your wedding style? Simple and Elegant with Love and Laughter
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We had a personalised civil ceremony, with the reading “A Walled Garden”. We wrote a personal message of Celebration which was read by a close friend and had a performance of Lifted by John Legend sung by a close friend.

The reception: highlights

The wedding party and guests performing the Electric Slide to the song ‘Candy’ and the groom taking the mic and singing Wonderwall by Oasis backed up by his groomsmen.

Memorable moments:

There are too many to mention, every minute of that day holds a different memory and feeling. The confetti shot was fun and seeing the guests’ delight at the sweet table was errrr….. interesting (those sweets never had a chance). We had a LED dance floor so the first dance was extra special. All in all it was an amazing day.

Wedding day advice:

Try your very best to enjoy every minute. During the meal try to spend a little time with your guests, each table at a time, as they will really appreciate it. Take at least 10 minutes to take a walk, or time out from the occasion, as newlyweds.

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Recommended suppliers:

  • Billie and Matt Photography Contact Billie Broome / Matt Pugh Telephone 07988 876752 / 07940 015949 Email billieandmatt@hotmail.co.uk Website www.billieandmattphotography.com
  • Azra Catering Contact Mark Pierson Telephone 01732 887067 / 07977 128706 Email azra.catering@btinternet.com Website http://www.azracatering.co.uk
  • Sharon Melehi Flowers London – 077685 73454

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in 2011 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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5 COMMENTS
  • Amy
    6 years ago

    How wonderful that both the bride and groom, plus all the wedding guests look so happy! Thank you for sharing Yasmin & Darren x

  • Dearest Claire,
    Those photos show indeed a very happy event and beautifully captured happiness and laughter.
    Thanks for sharing such moments of bliss that will no doubt make for a life long treasure to look back at.
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

  • Tory
    6 years ago

    A really beautiful and ‘happy’ filled day.. Yas­min & Dar­ren look so relaxed and at ease with each other, a super stylish couple! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 T x

  • Nu bride
    6 years ago

    Oh This is just stunning Claire!
    This entire post made me grin from ear to ear!
    Congratulations Yasmin and Darren! Beautiful wedding.
    Xxx

  • Louise
    5 years ago

    A beautiful venue, the room where the ceremony took place is stunning. I also love the blue bridesmaid dresses, a gorgeous day!

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