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Sunday Summary: A Very English Affair

3 Jun

I hope today’s post reaches everyone feeling very patriotic. I went to a Jubilee ball last night organised by super florist Rhoxan Hayes and her team of helpers. The marquee looked fantastic decked out in red, white and blue with brilliant homemade knitted bunting. Each table had to dress as an era from the Queen’s reign and ours was the 50’s. Luckily we did a vintage wear special on the blog last month! Whizz over to our Facebook page to see the pics!

This week on the blog started with our Fabulous Find of the week, Charlie loves Lucy, a wedding stationery company based in Kent and ran by super talented  Claire Hawkes. Next up was a little peek around a lovely wedding venue in Sevenoaks, Dorton House, with a shoot by Nataliya at Akira Photography.

Then we were super excited to bring you a two-part wedding special of Phil and Billy’s English Country Garden Wedding. With gorgeous vintage elements and a Spring feel we absolutely loved working on this wedding as wedding planners. In Part 1 bride Phil takes us from wedding planning stages through to the Church ceremony. Then Part 2 takes you from the reception right up to the last dance.

bride and groom walk towards the marquee

Wedding guests and bride and groom

Finally yesterday we gave you some essential wedding reading with our five favourite books based around getting married. Just perfect with a hangover and a cup of tea!

Happy Sunday x

Credits: Josh Spencer Photography  for English Country Garden Wedding

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Dorton House: Charity Rocks

30 May

If you are looking to give something back to charity as part of your wedding then how about a wedding venue ran by one? Dorton House is part of the school campus for the Royal London Society for the Blind which teaches blind and partially sighted children. The campus has many different uses but Dorton House itself, a Grade II listed Georgian Mansion House, has been completely refurbished and is licensed for corporate events, weddings and receptions.

The house has three main rooms including the Library which is the biggest and most impressive room in the Mansion House. With its gilded original marble fireplace, sweeping oak staircase and polished floor it has a lovely warm atmosphere perfect for cosy receptions on a grand scale. Wedding ceremonies can be held in an elegant side room with french doors that lead out to the terrace and gardens which make a wonderful backdrop for wedding photos. The pictures featured in this post were part of a rock the dress shoot by Nataliya at Akira Photography and show just some of the gorgeous settings at the house.


Photography Credits:
Thanks to Nataliya for sharing this shoot with us. To find out more about her photography visit Akira Photography.
 Model Hair and Makeup: Rachel, Flowers: Gaynor at Enfleur, Bride: Claire from Finest Detail Weddings, Birdcage Veil: “Anita” By Love Divine