It’s not easy to plan a wedding 10,000 miles away from the place you’re getting married, but this is the position Sydney-based Kyla and Rahul found themselves in when planning their UK wedding at the home Kyla grew up in in Collier Street, Kent. marquee wedding at home
With the time difference an issue in terms of liaising with suppliers, and not wanting to impose too much on Kyla’s parents when they were already taking over their home for the wedding, they decided a wedding planner was needed- and we were thrilled that they chose us to plan and design their quintessentially English Country Garden wedding.marquee wedding at home
Kyla and Rahul’s only real design brief was that they wanted a light and summery colour palette of purples, pinks and blues, and flowers that looked like they’d just been picked. For the latter design element we turned to the fabulous Sapphire from The Flower Arranger who created the most beautiful arrangements to adorn the church aisle and marquee. As we’d persuaded Kyla and Rahul to opt for a traditional pole marquee as opposed to a more modern frame marquee, this meant we could ‘spruce up’ the interior poles and the aisle arrangements were later moved and repurposed– a handy way to make the most of your flower budget!
June and July were absolutely scorchio this year and we were all melting when setting up the day before the wedding. Much to everyone’s relief the heatwave broke overnight, and despite a small threat of rain (and an emergency purchase of umbrellas), the day itself was sunny, fresh, and more than a little breezy!
Kyla and Rahul beamed all day long, and despite it being a fairly small wedding in terms of numbers (just 60 guests), they partied HARD, with the groom and his best man taking a turn with the band, and a dedicated bhangra playlist, which had everyone on the dance floor.
We ADORE planning a marquee wedding at home, and this one was no exception. Shall we take a look? marquee wedding at home
Thank you to Rebecca Photography for this gorgeous set of images, and our crack team of suppliers:
Marquee // Southern Events
Florist // The Flower Arranger
Photographer // Rebecca Photography
Catering // Fire & Brimstone
Band // Atlantic via Alive Network
Tables // Anthology Vintage Hire
Linen // Just4Linen Urbane Range
Bunting // Emma Bunting
Cake // Dairy Cottage Cake Design
Bespoke Menu Holders // Hire Love