Morning everyone! I hope you’re having a nice day so far. How about a beautiful real wedding blog to brighten your morning a little? Yep – I thought so 🙂 Today I’m sharing an elegantly styled, classic wedding from Chilston Park in Kent. Camilla and Luke went for a very classic look for their day, complementing their striking wedding venue with pretty, delicate and elegant touches.
The images are by my new friend and Kent wedding photographer Lorna Elizabeth, and I’m really pleased to say Camilla and Luke have shared their wedding story with us all too. Huge congratulations Camilla and Luke – you make such a gorgeous couple! Thank you for sharing your wedding on the blog today. Everyone – enjoy! Claire x
Camilla and Luke at Chilston Park – classic wedding elegance
How would you describe your wedding style?
Classic and elegant
Invitations and reception stationery
Made by a family friend
What did you wear?
A little about the wedding ceremony
We had the ceremony in the restaurant in the main house at Chilston. We had a harpist playing throughout who gave us a huge selection of music to choose from, ranging from Abba to La Vie en Rose by Lois Armstrong.
Tell us a little about your wedding venue styling and details
We went for a very classic look without anything too fancy. We had a very striking venue and it didn’t need too much more. However, we still wanted to bring our character across which we did through the smaller details. For example, Luke is a keen kickboxer so we named all the tables after kickboxing moves.
Wedding music and entertainment
We had a harpist for the ceremony and drinks reception, an iPod playlist during dinner and a band then DJ for the evening. Well worth having the live music with the harpist and band, they really helped to make the atmosphere.
Memorable wedding day moments
Luke arriving by helicopter, walking down the aisle and the speeches.
Wedding day advice
Choose your bridesmaids wisely. They help with the preparations and also on the day and I would recommend asking people who know you very well and who can realise what needs to be done without having to be asked every time. I got a bit tearful just before walking down the aisle and a few stern words from one of my bridesmaids (who is one of my oldest friends) helped me pull myself together within seconds.
Recommended wedding suppliers
Venue: Chilston Park Hotel
Ceremony Chair covers: Ambience East Kent
Marquee: Cavendish Marquees
Band, harpist and DJ booked through Function Central: http://www.functioncentral.co.uk/
Band name: Penfold
DJ Name: DJ AC
Cake Artist: Cupcake Cakeaway