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A colourful wedding with twists of vintage at Preston Court

A colourful wedding with twists of vintage at Preston Court


Written by Katie Byrne


A carousel and photobooth were just two of the star features at Linzi and Stephen's dazzling wedding...

 

Linzi Connell, 34, a solicitor, and Stephen Coe, 32, a software developer, married in a civil ceremony in the grounds of Preston Court, Canterbury. 

Budget: £20,000-£25,000

We chose Preston Court for our venue as we loved everything about it – the beautiful grounds, the stunning organ and the amazing carousel. There were peacocks walking around too! 

My dress was Justin Alexander. The moment I put it on and noticed the fabulous train, I knew it was the one. I also loved that it had a detachable bolero. 

My bridesmaids carried bouquets of gypsophilia and the groomsmen had them as buttonholes. I had a bouquet of white roses with green foliage, as we didn’t want anything too fussy with the flowers. 

At Preston Court there was a vintage organ that was played during the drinks reception and while the guests were enjoying the carousel. Later we had a great DJ who played a whole range of music to create a real party atmosphere. 

My brother is a chef and made our cake for us. It was a chocolate brownie with edible flowers and scattered crumbed chocolate around the base.

Stephen got emotional as soon as I walked down the aisle to The Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice. And then I was really moved by his speech that mentioned those no longer with us. 

My top tip for brides-to-be: Invest in a great photographer as the pictures will be what you look back on in years to come. 

Steal their style...

Photographer: Kerry Ann Duffy

Venue: Preston Court 

Florist: Bel Fiore 

Dress: Justin Alexander

DJ: Discologic

Catering: Stella Grove 


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