Thursday, 31 July 2014

A Kentish Wedding

Last Saturday saw the wedding of my lovely cousin, Gianni to his beautiful fiancée, Nicki. After receiving the gorgeous invitation months ago, attending the Hen and Stag Parties earlier in the month and talking about the day non-stop for weeks, Andy and I were so excited that the big day had finally arrived!

Everything was perfect:
the sultry, sunny weather
the beautiful barn, marquee and bell tents
the meaningful and highly personal ceremony
the company of family and friends
the delicious food.

It was the kind of day when pictures tell the story best.

The cake was inspired by the spot where Gianni got down on one knee to ask the all-important question - Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

Many of the decorations were natural and seasonal, influenced greatly by the beautiful rural location near Maidstone in Kent. Many of Gianni and Nicki's friends and family helped to make the day so very special. There were parties held to stitch together reams of bunting and the day before many helped set up the barn, marquee and fields (usually used as a Scout campsite) the day before. It looked fantastic!

They are such wonderful couple and I know they will be as in love with each other in fifty years as they were on those very first few days that they met in the summer of 2006. Funnily enough Andy was living with Gianni at the time, in what is now our little flat. When Gianni moved out, he moved in with Nicki making space for me to move in with Andy. Now we're all grown up and married!

What a wonderful day! One that all who attended will remember forever and will have flowers (we received seed packets as favours) next summer to remind us of a special day in 2014.

Lower Grange Farm, Sandling, Kent.


  1. What a wonderful celebration - I love all of the photos of the special, personal details! Nicki's dress is lovely.

    1. Thanks Shannon. It really was a special day and Nicki looked amazing; her dress was gorgeous! x

  2. Just gorgeous - what a lovely wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple! The dress is stunning.

    Beccy : Bluebell & Bumpkin

    1. Thank you Beccy! It was such a wonderful celebration of their love! x

  3. What a cool wedding it turned out to be! Most impressive cake and lots of colourful bunting, what more could anyone ask for??

    1. It was amazing! So many happy memories! x