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.

Sara and Cameron met in Portugal, where Cameron was on a stag do, and Sara was enjoying a relaxing break with a girlfriend. They dated for a spell before gradually losing touch. Happily, the pair reconnected in January 2016, and within six days, they were a couple once more. By November of the following year, the couple were engaged.

The date was set for 11th August, 2018, and the venue of choice was Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve. We asked the bride what attracted her to the venue, and she told us: “It's a safari park!” Fair point – that is pretty cool! Here we learn more about the big day…

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The couple chose a travel theme with dusty blue palette. Favours were in keeping and took the shape of compass wine stoppers for the women and aeroplane bottle openers for the men.

 

Come fly with me: Image 2aThe big-day bake was a clean and chic four-tier tower, embellished with hand-painted blue aeroplanes. Elegant white roses and gypsophila dressed the summit and base, with a cute Mr & Mrs Gray caketopper.

Come fly with me: Image 2 Sara's bouquet was a gorgeous teardrop shape featuring white roses, a stunning shade of blue hydrangea, gypsophila and ivy, subtly and brilliantly complementing the theme.

 

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We love the white blossom trees from Big Day Prop Hire, which flanked the aisle and acted as centrepieces in a smaller version, neatly tying together the outside ceremony space with the reception.

 

Come fly with me: Image 4aThe fab table plan complemented the travel theme, with a dusty blue world map and tables named after countries the couple have visited. The tables also featured pictures of the pair in the relevant countries – super cute!

Come fly with me: Image 4 “I wore Layton by Maggie Sottero accessorised with pearls my late father bought me years ago. I also had a gorgeous pair of Jimmy Choo shoes that Cam bought me.” – Sara

 

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“We took the whole wedding party on safari and got a great band in for the evening: Electric Ocean. Everyone thought they were absolutely fantastic!” – Sara

 

Come fly with me: Image 6a“Cameron wore a three-piece navy Tom Ford suit with dusty blue pocket square and tie, paired with dark brown brogues from Church's. I bought him a set of personalised cufflinks, made by the same person who did my engagement and wedding rings. They were also inscribed by the same person who engraved the FA Cup!” – Sara

Come fly with me: Image 6 “I was so nervous! Cameron was cool as a cucumber – as always!” – Sara

 

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“All of our suppliers were so amazing. Big Day Prop Hire was brilliant in working with our ideas and even built pedestals to perfect our aisle, which was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my entire life.” – Sara

 

Come fly with me: Image 8a“We're going on our honeymoon in February. We'll be heading to the West Indies to watch England's cricket tour.” – Sara

Come fly with me: Image 8 “Cameron and I planned and funded the wedding ourselves. I'm really proud of the job we did and the fact that we didn't need to rely on anyone else for anything. I think we pulled off a great event.” – Sara

 

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“The groomsmen wore navy suits with cream checked waistcoats and the same pocket square and tie as Cameron.” – Sara

 

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“The bridesmaids were dressed in dusty blue dresses by Dessy. They were the girls' pick – I wasn't allowed to comment on their choice!” – Sara

 
 

Sara and Cameron's contact book


Blossom trees
Big Day Prop Hire
www.bigdayprophire.co.uk

Bridal Hair
She Said Yes Bridal Hair (Kim)
www.facebook.com/shesaidyesbridalhair

Bride's dress
Elizabeth James Bridal
www.elizabethjamesbridal.com

Bridesmaids' dresses
Dessy
www.dessy.com

Cake
The English Rose Cakery
www.englishrosecakes.co.uk

Chair covers
Bows Chair Covers
www.bowschaircovers.co.uk

Entertainment
Electric Ocean
www.electricoceanband.com

Flowers
Anemone Blue
www.anemoneblue.co.uk

Groom's suit
Tom Ford
www.tomford.co.uk

Hair and make-up
Bridal Beauty Kent
www.bridalbeautykent.co.uk

Photographer
Jeff Oliver Photography
www.jeffoliver.co.uk

Table plan
Etsy
www.etsy.com

Venue
Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve
www.aspinallfoundation.org