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County Wedding Events
March/April 2019

March/April 2019

Despite being a self-confessed winterholic, I can’t say I’m sorry to see the back of the dark nights and am very much looking forward to the change in seasons. When I think of spring, what immediately comes to mind is new life. There’s just something in the air, with trees coming to life and wonderful spring flowers blossoming. So if you have a gorgeous spring wedding planned, excellent choice, I say!

As the new season brings with it a shift in wedding trends, I’m excited to see what this year brings. I’m already daydreaming about contemporary rustic hues with a dash of vintage chintz – dusty blue, soft green, lemon yellow and even this year’s Pantone colour, Living Coral, all of which have been the inspiration behind my picks for these pages. Fresh, clean floral fun – just glorious!

Just picture yourself, a beautiful warm day, relaxing on the patio of one of Kent’s stunning stately homes, sipping bubbly and mingling with your nearest and dearest – lord and lady of the manor for a day. If that sounds right up your street, turn to page 33, where we give you our rundown of the loveliest manor house and stately home venues around.

Like the seasons, something that never stops evolving is cake! Well and truly gone are the days of Victoria sponge, fruit or bust. This issue, the supertalented bakers of Kent have showcased the year’s top trends in a feature that looks good enough to eat. So follow the cake crumbs over to page 75.

Don’t forget if you’d like to see your own “I dos” in the magazine, just drop me a line at kellya@kdmediapublishing.com

Happy planning, one and all!
Vintage Vows
Image provided by Lawless Rose Photography
Vintage Vows
Chloe and Nick tied the knot on 24th August, 2017, at St Mildred’s Church, followed by celebrations at the historic Nurstead Court in Meopham.

Read all the details of their big day on page 46 of the current issue, available now: www.yourkent.wedding/buy-a-copy
WIN! A three-night stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi
Grand designs
Image provided by David Fenwick Photography
Grand designs
Goodnestone Park

A Queen Anne gem, this extensively refurbished house was opened for private hire in 2016. With 12 sumptuous en suite bedrooms, six glorious reception rooms and a state-of-the-art kitchen, this quintessentially English property is bound to impress. The grand hall, complete with grand piano and sweeping staircase, is perfect for making a dramatic entrance.

Built in 1704, Goodnestone is a fine example of its period and has been in the same family’s ownership ever since. The original brick and stonework has been restored, and basking in the glow of floodlights, it provides a magnificent backdrop to celebrations on the extensive lawn.

The venue’s 15 acres of gardens are a particular highlight, with the delightful walled garden being a favourite for drinks receptions on the way back from the 12th-century church of The Holy Cross, just a few hundred yards away.

Seating 36 for the ceremony, The Round Room is perfect for an intimate wedding, with its hand-painted panels, romantic history and views over the garden. The Coach House, a large and airy orangery-style room with exposed brick floors, potted palms and a grand piano, seats 150.

The ground floor of the house is available for smaller wedding receptions of up to 40 nearest and dearest. Alternatively, there’s The Old Dairy, which can accommodate 100 for a seated meal. Equipped with its own bar and kitchen, it’s a stunning conversion of an old farm building.

Next to The Old Dairy, The Courtyard is a walled area, which can be converted into a space seating 140 loved ones with a marquee. A marquee can also be hired and pitched on the lawn beside the house, in the Lime Walk or in The Walled Garden, providing space for 150 seated.

Visit: www.goodnestone.com

Check out more local venues on page 33 of the current issue, available now: www.yourkent.wedding/buy-a-copy
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we're getting excited about our upcoming County Wedding Events Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World.
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we're getting excited about our upcoming County Wedding Events Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World.
This must-visit show, located on the historic Brooklands motor racing circuit in Weybridge, will boast nearly 200 exhibitors, from bridal boutiques and photographers, to florists and cake designers. With a huge range of specialists all under one roof, this is set to be one of the largest wedding exhibitions to be held in the South of England and our biggest event to date!

On the day, Silkscreen Wedding Videos (www.silkscreenvideos.com) will be capturing the event on film, while the lovely Arran from Scarlett Heart Weddings & Events (www.scarlettheartweddings.com) will be our compère and will also perform on the day.

What’s more newlyweds-to-be and their entourages can enjoy fashion catwalks taking place in the AMG Performance Centre hosted by Brides Visited (www.bridesvisited.co.uk) and From This Moment (www.fromthismomentbridal.co.uk).

If that’s not enough to help you on your wedding planning journey, couples can partake in styling demonstrations and watch live entertainment, all whilst enjoying samples and tasters from our exhibitors.

By attending our exhibition couples will benefit from free entry, will receive a goodie bag including a copy of a County Wedding Magazine as well as be entered into a competition to win honeymoon to a luxurious destination.

Psst! The first 100 couples through the door will receive a free Wedding Planner Diary.

A date for your diary...

Sunday 17thMarch, 2019, 11am to 4pm


Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World


It's official - we're a nation of romantics
It's official - we're a nation of romantics
Traditional ideas of love are alive and well in the UK, as three out of four people are self-confessed 'romantics'.

Read more......
Fun and frivolous fashion
Fun and frivolous fashion
Choose a flirty little number in soft tulle, lace, chiffon or satin.

Read more......
Island of the sun
Island of the sun
Sarah Reeve discovers the delights of Greece at one of Rhodes' newest luxury resorts.

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Readers' poll
What we've learnt from the latest reader poll at www.yourkent.wedding

Will you be wearing a veil on your wedding day?

A dramatic cathedral length veil is the one for me: 23%
I will be wearing a bridal fascinator: 0%
Absolutely - Traditional all the way: 54%
I've chosen a flower crown or a hair-piece instead: 23%
Forthcoming Events
Please note: All dates are subject to changes, contact organisers for more information before making arrangements. To view more events, please visit the events page on our website...

17 Mar 2019 - Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes Benz World
Mercedes Benz World, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0SL

14 Apr 2019 - The Wedding Experience at The Kent Showground
Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF

28 Apr 2019 - Hever Hotel Wedding Show
Hever Road, Hever, Kent, TN8 7NP

28 Apr 2019 - Lympne Castle Wedding Show
The Street,, Lympne Kent, CT21 4LQ

19 May 2019 - Chart Hills Golf Club Wedding Show
Weeks Lane, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8JX

7-8 Sep 2019 - Signature Wedding Show at The Brentwood Centre
Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9NN
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