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Cathy and Alan were married at Great Fosters in Surrey – a spectacular venue with so many gorgeous locations for beautiful photographs. Great Fosters dates from the 16th century and has so much character with its grand rooms and portraits, wood panelling and extensive landscaped gardens.

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Cathy’s wedding dress is beautiful and comes all the way from a bridal boutique in San Francisco! She told me, “it was one of the most beautiful shops I have ever seen and I could have purchased all of the dresses. My dress was so unique and special, I could not wait to wear it and loved it on the day!

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Today’s wedding is one of those lovely classic English weddings with a focus on the celebration itself rather than all the little details. When I asked Cathy to describe their wedding day in a single sentence she said it was about “love, friends, family, laughter, well wishes, great food, drink, dancing & fun.”

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Tim and Jummy’s Kent wedding is gorgeous… they describe it as a festival of colour and it really is! The beautiful bride’s bouquet is the brightest of yellows, there are sunny accents throughout, and Jummy told me that rather than sticking to a particular colour she knew their Nigerian relatives would bring bright colours to the day so they chose to embrace that with colourful and eclectic styling!

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I smiled to read Jummy’s tip about the ‘magical spreadsheet’ they used to plan their day – in itself becoming a family heirloom as every engaged couple finds it invaluable! Another top tip I love this couple for is their advice to use local suppliers as much as possible. Supporting independent businesses is important, especially when it comes to weddings.  The flowers, cake and catering were just some of the highlights of a magical day.

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Thank you to Kent wedding photographer Richard Ware for sharing his lovely images with us all today. If you’re looking for a photographer in Kent do visit his website at: