Real weddings and wedding ideas

See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your Kent Wedding Real Weddings features.

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A passion for purple

A passion for purple

Melissa met Jamie on a dating app. She messaged first, but it was he who suggested they meet up. A quick drink soon turned into three on a summer's evening in a local pub garden. Melissa says, "I remember coming away from our first date with aching cheeks from smiling and laughing so much." Jamie remembers, "I was nervous, and I'm not the best at small talk, but the conversation flowed easily and we never struggled to find something to chat about."... read more

The perfect match

The perfect match

Time stood still for Zac the very first moment he laid eyes on Hannah at the department store where they both worked, during their late teens. "I hadn't met her before as she worked mostly weekends, when I was off. So, when I saw this beautiful brunette walk through my department, everything went by in slow motion," he says. Once Zac had picked his jaw up off the floor, he asked a colleague for her name, and found her on Facebook. Hannah remembers, "We couldn't stop messaging each other right from day one. Zac's confidence and determination are what attracted me to him, plus I love a tall fella!"... read more

Bright and beautiful

Bright and beautiful

Sunita and Simon married on 30th June 2019 at Chilham Village Hall. Sunita and Simon met online in 2015. "When we started talking, Simon seemed very sweet and kind, showering me with lots of attention. Even though we'd only been messaging back and forth for a week, when we met up for our first date, it was as though we'd known each other for years," Sunita remembers.... read more

Beauty and the barn

Beauty and the barn

Melanie and Adam styled their day at The Old Kent barn in pink and white, with a touch of Vegas glitz. Just picture the scene: Salzburg, Austria, 3rd December 2017, it's snowing and the view from the top of the Hohensalzburg Fortress is spectacular. What an incredibly romantic location for a proposal, and it so happens, the spot where Adam asked Melanie to be his wife. "It was a complete surprise to me; we'd booked the trip to visit the Christmas market, as it's one of my favourite times of the year," Melanie remembers.... read more

I capture the castle

I capture the castle

Emma and Matt styled their big day in white, with just a hint of black... read more

It had to be you

It had to be you

Connie and Ian styled their day in an autumnal palette, with plenty of rustic touches... read more

One Fine Day at Nettlestead Place

One Fine Day at Nettlestead Place

Nancy and Daniel said "I do" at Nettlestead Place on 1st June, 2019... read more

Romance and roses

Romance and roses

Rebecca and Alexander said "I do" at All Saints Church in Hollingbourne, followed by celebrations at Oad Street Food and Crafts... read more

Love, naturally

Love, naturally

Taylor and Tom wed on 29th December, 2018, and styled their venue with natural, earthy touches... read more

Quay To My Heart

Quay To My Heart

Katrina and James first got chatting at their university's badminton club. Serendipity soon struck, as they bumped into each other on a night out the following day. They hit the karaoke with their rendition of Train's Drops of Jupiter, a song that later became their first dance track. James proposed while the pair were visiting the Christmas markets in Tallinn. Katrina says: We were at the top of a tower around the city wall. I was looking out of a window and turned around to find James on one knee! The bride is from Devon, so she found the idea of a beach venue really appealing. Whitstable, being a favourite spot with the couple as well as being close to where they live, seemed ideal. When we came across East Quay, we thought it was perfect, Katrina explains.The location is amazing, and the venue gave us flexibility to do exactly what we wanted in terms of decoration, catering and use of the space. Here we find out more about the big day with the bride.... read more

Love without borders

Love without borders

Kathryn and Robert styled their big day in homage to a british summer garden party in shades of green, purple and blush Images courtesy of Hollister Photography ... read more

Lucky number 13

Lucky number 13

Hannah and James wed on 29th September, 2018, on a day styled in blush, navy, burgundy and gold.... read more

Two hearts

Two hearts

Samantha and Claire wed on 1st August, 2018, on a day steeped in romance with a hint of rustic charm.... read more

The magic of love

The magic of love

Hayley and Scott wed at The Old Kent Barn with a sprinkle of Disney sparkle... read more

Come fly with me: Sara and Cameron

Come fly with me: Sara and Cameron

Come fly with me: Sara and Cameron tied the knot at Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve, with a travel-inspired theme, styled in a chic dusty blue palette.... read more

To the manor born at Kennington Hall

To the manor born at Kennington Hall

To the manor born: Robeira and Jamie wed at the bride's family home, Kennington Hall, involving loved ones every step of the way.... read more

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