Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis in local Kent wedding businesses, shops and suppliers.
Gemma of Finickity Fayre told us in this issue's catering feature on page 73: "An afternoon tea can be an elegant choice. Delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with cream and jam and all your favourite desserts presented on vintage china cake stands. Add our antique teacups, teapots, plates, creamers and cutlery, and you'll have the whole wedding party celebrating in style."
Check out www.finickityfayre.co.uk
I love the idea of bespoke table plans, place names and menus all hand calligraphed by an expert. It brings a touch of luxury and style to proceedings. Check out these gorgeous menu cards by Sally at Flora Dora Designs from our Picture Perfect shoot in the current issue.
I love the delicate theme complementing peach and baby blue hues of bride Jennfier's bouquet from our real wedding feature on page 63 of the current issue.
Jennifer says: "I knew how I wanted my bouquet to look from extensive Pinterest research. After showing images to Charlotte at Lotty's Flowers, she created a beautiful hand-tied bouquet with pale blue hydrangea, peach avalanche roses in cream and coral, with a little white freesia."
Flowers by www.lottysflowers.com
Photography by www.jamesgristphotography.co.uk
It's no secret, I'm a huge animal lover. So seeing pictures of bride Lucy's special wedding guest, Pollyanna, really brought a smile to my face. Check out the feature on page 57 of the new issue.
Make-up artist: www.beautybyhannahhennessy.com
Hair stylist: www.simonandmatthalls.com
Riding school: www.uplandsridingschool.co.uk
Tom, our cover shot groom, looked very dapper in his tweed www.jennisandwarmann.uk suit. We understand from bride Lizzie that he did a lot of research before he found the perfect three-piece. I love the brown button detail and the tie in my hue-of-the-moment, mint green. Image courtesy of www.pennyyoungphotography.com
These blue thistle buttonholes worked so well with the grooms' tweed suits in Jack & Daniel's real wedding, which features in the current issue. All tied with brown string for a rustic touch. The couple's florist was the incredible www.dannywatchorndesignerflorist.com. Image courtesy of www.helenenglandphotography.co.uk
This is my favourite shot from Hayley & Scott's real wedding feature in the current issue. The pair had a Disney theme and if you look very carefully you can see Mickey Mouse silhouetted against the Disney Castle on the bottom of the bride's shoe! Image courtesy of www.stevebarberphotography.com
This cake from the current issue's feature – Scrumdiddlyumptious – is simply fabulous. I'm in love with the handpainted birds. Baker Serena Chin from www.cobiandcoco.com says: "Handpainted cakes decorated with intricate details are on trend this year. Delicately painted flowers add a colour and finesse using the cake as the canvas."
When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention Your Kent Wedding when making any enquiries.