Wedding Planning

 

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life – we fully understand that. It is time to celebrate the love and commitment between the two of you. We feel honoured to have been coordinating Weddings for two decades, we absolutely love what we do and our clients say that it shows. You can work alongside us to share your vision and communicate your ideas – you can put your trust in us to produce a stress-free, tasteful and fun wedding celebration.

We have been coordinating parties and events for almost four decades now and in this time have made many incredible relationships with beautiful venues, talented catering companies and great live bands. We have a wide range of choices for you to pick from, which means that your special day will be unique and reflect you as a couple.

Simon P currently features on BBC Radio Kent where he offers advice on how to plan the perfect weddings and parties. He has also written articles for Sussex Life, focusing on some golden rules he has for your wedding. If you need just a DJ or a photographer for your special day, we offer complete wedding planning, for which we work together to create your dream day. We fully understand that this is your special day, which is why we will go above and beyond for it.

Communication is key when organising your wedding; every vision you both have needs to be communicated to us so that we can make it a reality. We never want a slight miscommunication to hinder the day, especially when it comes to the budget. We know that weddings are expensive occasions and every little helps, so we can work together to provide you the best possible day for the best value.

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What To Consider

 

Cakes

One of the most important parts of your wedding day is the cutting of the wedding cake. The days of the plain iced square of cake are fading into a distant memory – Just take a look at what we can offer! At the heart of these cakes is a moist, rich, dark, dense chocolate cake, layered with Belgium chocolate truffle. Every cake is hand crafted, and the chocolate can be hand dyed to match your wedding colour scheme. From classical baroque Cherubic fantasies, to a cascade of delicate hearts these cakes really do have to be seen to be believed! Most importantly these cakes do not just look great, they taste delicious! Bespoke commissions can be undertaken, your imagination really is the limit!

Wedding Photography

John Knight

John works and acts like a guest for most of your wedding day, allowing him to capture natural reactions and emotions that you will really cherish. He will be there through the tears and the laughter, the big moments that matter as well as the little things that make your wedding day yours. John has the ability to tell a real story of your day as it happens, creating a beautiful and timeless set of images.

Alex Whittle

Alex has been working as a freelance photographer for the last two. years, prior to this he was working as a corporate salesman in London. So he brings a strong professional work ethic to his assignments, although his interests have diversified a bit! In 2002 alex was chosen to participate in a private course at the prestigious London College Of Printing in the UK. After completing this year long intensive course, he was selected to go on assignments to Zambia and Brazil, as well as numerous Private portrait commissions. He has a UK wide exhibition coming up next year to showcase his Aids based work “After working in the city I was blessed with the desire to work with people on a less mercenary basis, I realized I loved the interaction with people behind the lens. I have found that all over the world people respond positively to a photographer. I always try and bring this level of trust in to my portraits and assignment work, hopefully bringing about a “real” feel to my pictures.

Mirror Image

At Mirror Image our aim is to exceed your expectations. We believe that the process of creating fabulous images, whether for a wedding or a portrait, should be a fun and exciting experience for all concerned. At Mirror Image our aim is to ensure that the atmosphere and emotion of your wedding day are captured in the most natural way possible. Our emphasis is on spontaneous reportage photography, with a small amount of formal group photography. We work efficiently and unobtrusively to allow your day to flow naturally.

Paul Barsby

Paul Barsby understands that your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life and it is essential to capture lifelong memories on camera. Paul has considerable experience, having photographed over 2,000 weddings over 30 years, from a number of different cultural backgrounds from Church of England weddings to Authodox, Russian, Jewish and Indian. Paul is a strong believer that your wedding should not be delayed or obstructed by the photography, so you can be sure that your guests’ enjoyment will not be compromised. He can create your dream wedding images taking into account your specific style requirements.

Alan Harbord

Alan is based in Royal Tunbridge Wells, however he’s also available to photograph throughout the UK as well as overseas. He is qualified with the most prestigious body in the industry and his qualification has reached Associateship with the BIPP. Alan is much loved for his photographic style, unobtrusive approach and exemplary customer service. Wedding photography is his passion and he will be sure to create a fantastic portfolio of photographs from your big day.

Wedding Finishing Touches

The Box Tree Company – The box tree company work closely with the bride and the family to make sure that they help create exactly what you are looking for, whatever your colour scheme and style. They know that, like everything else on your wedding day, you want your flowers to be perfect. Perfectly fresh. The perfect colour. And perfectly arranged.  From stunning bridal bouquets and buttonholes to church and reception flowers, the Box Tree Company can provide it all.

An ice sculpture can be a stunning centrepiece and a wonderful conversation starter for your wedding reception. These are just a small selection of the wedding themed sculptures; please see here for a number of different sculptures (with more of a corporate theme). All of the items on this page can also be made into a Vodka Luge – vodka runs through the figure, and exits ice cold and ready to drink!

Venue Guide

 

The Spa is a unique and lovely country house hotel set in fourteen acres of landscaped park land, and privately owned by the Goring family. Old fashioned service, excellent cuisine and the best hotel leisure facilities in the Tunbridge Wells area await you. www.spahotel.co.uk

Penshurst Place & Gardens is siutuated around 20 minutes from central Tunbridge Wells. Set in beautiful surroundings as these pictures show, this is one of the most popular choices as a wedding venue in the area. The Barrons Hall is a spectacular room. www.penshurstplace.com

Think quintessential British style. Elegant and unpretentious. Combine this with great spirit, wit, an unquestionable devotion to wine, and you have captured the essence of Hotel du Vin. www.hotelduvin.com

Whatever the occasion for your party, our Brands Hatch dedicated venue ticks all the right boxes. From birthday parties to weddings, formal dinners, barbecues and Christmas blow-outs, its unique setting makes for a truly memorable occasion. www.motorsportvision.co.uk/brands-hatch/

Our conference team is able to advise on the right venue and hospitality for your event requirements. In addition to formal dinners, parties and receptions we can now offer St Martin’s Priory as a wonderful venue for weddings. www.salomonscentre.org.uk/

A comfortable Country House Hotel in the beautiful countryside between Tonbridge & Maidstone. An early nineteenth Century, newly refurbished, listed Georgian Manor House set within the Heart of Kent on the A26. The perfect venue for any event. www.hadlowmanor.co.uk/

Lympne Castle is impressive and historic yet it is also charming and intimate – waiting to welcome you in and indulge you on your special day. Lympne Castle overlooking the English Channel is impressive and historic yet it is also charming and intimate. www.lympnecastle.co.uk/

Finchcocks is a fine Grade 1 Georgian manor set in a beautiful garden surrounded by parkland and unspoilt Kentish countryside. It is well known as a musical museum and the collection of instruments, together with an interesting exhibition of pictures. www.finchcocks.co.uk/

Situated in the heart of the Kent countryside lies The Hop Farm Country Park. Set deep in the heart of the Kent countryside, amongst the largest collection of Victorian oast houses in the world, the Hop Farm is a unique and very beautiful venue. www.thehopfarm.co.uk/

bride and groom sharing a kiss after their wedding ceremony. We are the number one wedding planner in Kent and we love what we do. We can provide you with DJ for hire for your special day and advise on venues around the south east of england

Tonbridge School is a new venue for Weddings in the South East. A beautiful building with a wealth of history, could be the perfect venue for your special day. www.tonbridge-school.co.uk/

Set in 25 acres of secluded peaceful grounds, Sackville offers you an elegant and stylish venue for civil ceremonies and receptions. This 19th century house enhanced by an impressive entrance with its magnificent fireplace, high decorative ceilings. www.sackvilleschool.com/

As a wedding venue Port Lympne Wild Animal Park provides a dazzling choice of offerings for the unique occasion. During the day guests can enjoy safari trailer rides around the park viewing some of the vast herds of hoofed animals and exotic big cats. www.totallywild.net/

Ramada Jarvis Tunbridge Wells Hotel has 84 superior bedrooms, catering for 120 guests. Leisure suite, authentic Oast, civil marriage licence, in the heart of the Kentish Weald, an ideal venue. A beautiful venue, set just 3 miles from central Tunbridge Wells. www.ramadajarvis.co.uk/

Combe Bank School is a Grade I listed Palladium house set in 27 acres of parkland at Sundridge near Sevenoaks and within easy travelling distance from the M25, M26, A25 and A21. Marriage ceremonies take place in the Adam Room. www.combebank.kent.sch.uk/

Originally built in the 1830′s, Swallows Oast is situated at Gibbs Reed Farm in the heart of rural Sussex. It was converted to a banqueting hall in 1995, and as you will see its twin-kiln design has made this a delightful, unique building. www.swallowsoast.co.uk/

Buxted Park Hotel is set in the beautiful East Sussex Park. Situated 35 minutes from Tunbridge Wells town centre, it is a stunning venue. The Ball Room is a very grand suite. www.handpicked.co.uk/

Newick Park is a beautiful Georgian Grade II listed county house set in over two hundred acres of landscaped gardens and parkland. Although conveniently near to main routes, and only 30 minutes from Gatwick Airport. www.newickpark.co.uk/

The Hydro Hotel can offer you elegant surroundings, in a superb location, together with their personal attention and guidance so you can be assured that your day at the Hydro will be a truly memorable one. www.hydrohotel.com/

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