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Morning all! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was slightly on the dull side due to feeling unwell on Saturday and having to miss out on a bloggers meet up and then not managing to locate any haggis on Sunday for Burns Night. I loved that Mr Selfidge was back on our screens, and with a rather gorgeous wedding.

Todays beautiful wedding was shot by James as a result of a competition to win a days photography, it always pays to make sure you keep up to date with blogs (usually via email sign up is best) because then you will never miss out on amazing money saving offers!

Photography by James Grist

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Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-5382 The Hair and MakeupMy makeup was done by the lovely Gemma of Beautiful You based in Lordswood. My trial was exceptional and I knew from the word go I had chosen the right lady for the job. I went for a very glamorous look to match my dress.

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Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-5672 Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-5677 Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-5679 The BrideI bought my dream dress from Jodi’s Bridal Shop in Maidstone. It was a Stella York gown and it was absolutely beautiful! My dress had a strapless bead and jewel encrusted corset top with full tulle skirt which had a layer of iridescent sequins underneath. I fell in love with it the minute I saw myself in the mirror and knew it was the one despite the price tag. Luckily Graham allowed me to blow the budget for my dream dress. I bought complimentary ivory satin shoes from Debut at Debenhams.

Bride’s hair accessories/veil – My hair was curled and half pinned up with a veil attached underneath the cluster of curls. My veil was elbow length tulle, satin edged with diamante’s scattered all over it. My Mum bought some Swarovski jewels from a jeweller friend of hers and sewed these onto the lace beading to customise my veil to look more like one I had tried on with my dress at the bridal shop.

Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-5681 Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-5682 Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-5683 Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-5685 The StationeryWe were very lucky to find blank stationery we liked in a high street shop, which we then printed our own wording onto. We wrote a poem to our guests which detailed the journey we had taken leading us to invite them to join us for our wedding day either from the beginning or joining us for our ‘amazeballs evening do’. Everyone said how fab the invites were and that it was really creative.

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Our table plan was made by the bride out of an old vintage distressed looking ladder entwined with rose garlands. Boards were strung on twine detailing each guests name held together with tiny wooden pegs.

Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-6351 The FavoursWe handmade small square ivory boxes with printed labels detailing the wedding and our date which were filled with mint cremes and mint crisps. We also had similar round labels printed to go on top of miniature glass jars for our sweetie cart. These were all tied with a twine bow to match our theme.

Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-6375 Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-6458 Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-6487 The GroomGroom’s outfit/accessories/shoes – The Groom wore a peacock lined three piece grey suit by Ted Baker with a complimentary sage green cravat and handkerchief. His shoes were Ted Baker and bought especially for the wedding.

Groomsmen’s outfits/accessories – My Groomsmen wore peacock lined grey suits, with an ivory waistcoat, by Ted Baker with a complimentary sage green cravat and handkerchief.

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Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-7116 Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-7123 Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-7124 Kent Wedding Photographer - James Grist Photography-7131 The CakeOur beautiful cupcake tower was designed alongside the talented Ami from Classy Crumbs based in Gillingham. A close friend of the couple who incorporated designs from the wedding stationery into edible form to wow our guests. We were told after we returned from honeymoon it was the best cupcake one of our guests had ever eaten!!

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