I met Polly and Jon shortly before they moved abroad and they were just a joy to meet. Based on our meeting they recommended me to Sarah and Andy, whose wedding you may remember over here
. Two marquee weddings with very different feels!
Polly described the wedding to me at the time as a "haunted forest banquet" (well, I'm sure it wasn't those words exactly, but...) and I was intrigued. Their ceremony was held in a lovely Kent village church, St Margaret's, just down the road from her parents house and then the reception was a marquee in their garden. After a walk up a lit pathway, you arrived in the marquee, which had four rooms, the bar area was just stunning, with bare trees sprouting through the floor, lit from below and housing the guests names on hanging tags. Each table was named after a film with a number in the title. Very clever! The second room was where the wedding breakfast took place, lined with lights and tables covered in wild flowers, by Florist in the Florist
. The third room (which I hadn't even realised was there! Was revealed in the evening for the dancing - white and pink lanterns hung from the ceiling and it was like a magical solar system. To continue the film theme, during the signing of the register at the church, one of the couples friends played a number of film themes on the keyboard, when their guests sat down for the wedding breakfast there was a quiz to name the films the songs were from. I loved this idea - mainly because I was doing the quiz myself in my head and I reckon I'd have won...!
As you can see from the number of shoe photos included in this post, Polly chose some incredibly high, sparkly, Jimmy Choo's, I loved the little bit of modern, sexy styling, under her beautiful, classic dress. Speaking of looking gorgeous, Kylie McMichael
provided her hair and make-up skills for the big day and she was a joy!
Polly and Jon's story is just lovely - I love hearing how people meet. Polly and Jon's parents were friends, so, the two knew each other as children and went in holiday together (I was sent a link to their wedding site and thought it was just adorable that they had photos of themselves together as children), they met up together again as adults and, well, the rest is history...