The search is on!
So your amazing wedding story is just waiting to be told, and with the care and attention is truly deserves. Picking your perfect team… It can be a bit of a daunting job can’t it!? But it’s probably the most important aspect of all the wedding prep. And the difference between having just a bog standard team of vendors to tell your incredibly unique story or a team that will carefully take you by the hand and look after you every step of the way, is HUGE! But don’t worry for a second, I’ve got your back. From my own personal experience of photographing over one hundred wedding stories, I truly believe you can immediately see which setups have had so much love and attention poured into them from the moment you step into the room (and then I let out a happy sigh, a massive grin and immediately get lost in taking so many pictures, ha!). So delving in and doing your research to get your dream team in place will mean you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the process from beginning to end, knowing your story is in the safest of hands. You can begin pouring yourself into all those lovely personal touches and details that make the world of difference, and not feel an ounce of stress.
As my lovely couples know, at the very beginning of their adventure, I love to send a big ol’ welcome pack, and within that, I love to include a list of recommend vendors that can really help out.. So in a time when the world has slowed down a little, and when we’d usually be in the middle of telling those incredible wedding stories in the Spring/Summer sunshine. I’ve finally been given the time to shout from the rooftops! In other words, support these amazing people and put together a blog post of these epic “dream team” wedding vendors that will truly have your back at every turn when we’re allowed to celebrate again. From delicious food that “rather awkwardly” will have you uncontrollably drooling (it’s a hazard, haha), gorgeous blooms of flowers so carefully put together that you’ll spend hours trying to work out, how. To hair & makeup artists whose patience and delicate touch is unworldly. These guys are on it!
So, go grab that delicious cuppa…or beverage depending on when you’ve give yourself some reading time, and let me take you on a little tour of some of the kindest souls and best in the business who I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I know they’d love nothing more than to help you tell your epic story:
Hosting it all:
The Night Yard – Exclusively set in an old Farm, orchards bursting and a space you can make your own.
Ferry House Inn – Countryside bliss and lovely people! Sat next to the water, and overlooking the Kent coast.
Blue Pigeons – A gorgeous rustic setting with some incredible hosts… You’ll be very well looked after and my word, the food!!
The Secret Garden – What a spot! Absolutely stunning gardens, and an exclusive space that’ll have you instantly feeling relaxed.
Marleybrook House – An awesome venue set deep in the quiet Kentish countryside, and wait, a genuine full Fun Fair to boot.. yep!
Winters Barns – A stunning old Barn setting on the edges of Canterbury. Extremely well organised and oozing that countryside feel.
Old Kent Barn – A more modern countryside barn, with a gorgeous outdoor garden space usually blooming with flowers for all your guests to relax in.
Preston Court – A stunning barn set in the grounds and gardens of a country house. Keep your eyes peeled for the roaming Peacock and of course the old Carousel.
Will Burnett Chef – Absolutely unreal flavours! Traditional sit-down or the best Street food. ps. Try the Tacos & the Mac n’ Cheese!!
Distinctly Floral – Amanda is unreal! Let her loose, and she’ll create displays beyond anything you thought possible!
Emily & Me – These guys know how to arrange! The colours, the attention to detail, just awesome!
Bly Rose Flowers – Flowers that I for one couldn’t stop photographing! Absolutely stunning blooms that get serious attention!
Fairy Dust Bakery – Every single cake I’ve seen and tasted of Melissas is just ridiculously moreish. The flavours, the precision… delicious!!!
Time for Make-up:
Lauren-Elle Bridal Makeup – A burst of happy vibes with all the incredible skills and details to match! She’ll have you very well looked after every step of the way.
Lydia Rae Makeup – What a lovely soul! Quite simply, she’s wonderfully talented and always smiling. Actually, now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen her without a smile.
Bear Beauty – She’s taking her industry by storm. Super skilled and an utter pleasure to work with!
Ashleigh Buntings Hair – How’s it possible for hair to look like this!? This is the lovely Ashleigh, and she’ll make sure you’re very well looked after.
Tynegate Films – Honestly, you don’t come across filming done quite like this all too often. Ben’s composition and his style is just unbelievable!!
Ignite Films – Two fantastic guys to work with! Super professional and absolutely adore documenting wedding stories!
Wedding Smashers – I’ve never seen wedding parties dance like it when this team are DJ-ing! Seriously, everyone keeps going alllll night!!
Discowed – Incredible sets, and I can totally see why they’ve played at Glastonbury, amazing music!
Hand-writing like no other:
Boards by Jess – If only we could all write like this! Jess makes anything from boards, mirrors even leaves look like a genuine piece of art.
Bus & Bug Vintage Wedding – VW campers and Beetles that’ll literally draw so much attention! Seriously, these things are gorgeous!
Co-ordinating it all:
Black Sheep Events – Planning and coordinating super seamlessly. You can sit back and soak in every single moment knowing that absolutely everything’s looked after. They’ll even help co-ordinate the other vendors!
Fingers crossed you enjoyed looking through this list of epic vendors, and it helps relieve a little bit of that wedding induced stress. Your story is one of a kind so making sure it’s told with all the care in the world is just what it deserves!!