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A Vintage Themed Wedding In Kent With Plenty Of Colour

A charming floral decoration hangs in the grounds of Preston Court ahead of the couple's ceremony

I am sure you are going to enjoy looking at Carly and Justin’s vintage themed wedding.

When Carly married Justin at Preston Court in Canterbury, she had an image of what she wanted for her wedding dress but just couldn’t find anything she liked. That is, until she discovered Kerry Tucket at Very Me, who worked with her to design her dream gown. “I’d describe the look of the whole day as ‘Grandma chic’,” laughs Carly. “I collected everything myself – all the vintage china and tins and bottles, it was full of things taken from my house. It was completely us.” The couple decorated their day with flowers from Miss Moles Flower Emporium in Brighton. “I also collected some watch parts that our florist incorporated into the buttonholes,” says Carly.

Groom Justin wore a suit from Ted Baker, while Carly’s bridesmaids were in dresses from Zara. For favours, Carly collected vintage handkerchiefs for the ladies “to dry happy tears”. And on the tables, Carly made some Lucky Bells of Love that everyone rang as the couple came in to the wedding breakfast, while friends and family put their stamp on the day by making the desserts. “We had a dessert table that was next to our table, so everyone came to say hi as they choose their dessert,” says Carly.

After the ceremony, Justin surprised his new wife with a photo wall he had made. “It was great watching everyone stick their heads through the frames,” remembers Carly. “We had a shisha tent, too, that went down a storm. And the carousel was so perfect. It was all just so perfect,” she says.

Thanks to Heather at Eclection Photography for her beautiful images.

A Vintage Themed Wedding To Inspire You

A charming floral decoration hangs in the grounds of Preston Court ahead of the couple's ceremony

A charming floral decoration hangs in the grounds of Preston Court ahead of the couple’s ceremony

Carly & Justin's guests gather on the lawn

Carly & Justin’s guests gather on the lawn

The bridesmaids with their simple gypsophila bouquets

The bridesmaids with their simple gypsophila bouquets

Carly & Justin's beautiful ceremony

Carly & Justin’s beautiful ceremony

The beautiful grounds at Preston Court

The beautiful grounds at Preston Court

vintage themed wedding

Post-ceremony celebrations

Carly and her stylish bridesmaids

Carly and her stylish bridesmaids

vintage themed wedding

The bridesmaids’ dresses were from Zara

Justin and his dapper groomsmen

Justin and his dapper groomsmen

Carly sourced vintage tins for the pretty floral displays

Carly sourced vintage tins for the pretty floral displays

vintage themed wedding

The couple’s colourful reception

The couple in front of the carousel

Carly and Justin in front of the carousel

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  1. It was a pleasure to work with Carly on creating her dream dress. She had very individual and set ideas, and with my structural and design experience we compromised on some and changed, for the better, some others. More of my work on http://www.facebook.com/VeryMe.co.uk 01276 675025

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