When it comes to a velvet tuxedo jacket, you’ll want to look toward Laurence & Kit. Because they are simply slaying this look! Their pub wedding, with its relaxed and quirky decor, is just what we’re looking for today. Wanting to rid themselves of a few wedding traditions, they created a day that was entirely personal to them. From antique framed pictures of family and friends throughout, to the vintage baby blue wedding car, this day screams “this is us!” and we love it. Of course, Recommended Supplier, Laura Debourde Photography was on hand to capture those incredibly special moments. 

Forest green and burgundy velvet tuxedo jacket inspiration 

We relied on word of mouth and recommendations for our suppliers, so we knew we were going to get the best. Our photographer was suggested by our venue, so we knew she’d worked in the space before. Our guitarist and magician were suggested by friends and family.

Laurence & Kit


We loved our outfits. Due to our wedding changing dates multiple times (thanks Covid) we ended up with 6 weeks to find out outfits. Cue panic! We were searching online endlessly and couldn’t find the right thing so started looking at tailors. So, we found a local tailor in Sussex who came to our house with all his fabric samples and measured up. We loved the end result. Matching velvet dinner jackets, Laurence in bottle green and Kit in burgundy, with a paisley lining. The most stressful part was we only saw the final outfit 2 days before the wedding!


We wanted to lose some of the old wedding traditions and create a relaxed, personal day for us and our guests. Little things like walking down the aisle with our mums made the day feel special to us. The venue was a big factor in creating the vibe. Its quirky little spaces and alternative decor really helped create the atmosphere we wanted, where guests could chill and socialise together. We added photos of family and friends in antique frames throughout the venue to add personal touches and loved the venue's traditions of the red carpet and ringing the bell.

Please do not miss the cake topper - we’re obsessed!

I’m going to give the boring answer in regards to advice; make lists and spreadsheets! We made a mega to-do list and prioritised everything we needed to do. This allowed us to make sure we were spending our money where we really wanted to, on things that meant the most to us. Focus on how you want the day to go and what bits of the wedding you want to stand out as the most important to you.

Laurence & Kit

Could a velvet tuxedo jacket be for you? If you’re struggling in knowing what to wear, take a look at some grooms suit ideas we’re loving right now! We also love the contrasting colours from Laurence and Kit. This intimate Barcelona wedding also proves how fabulous they can be!

Ella Turner

Written by Ella Turner

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Venue: The Bell In Ticehurst, East Sussex | Acoustic Guitarist: Ritchie Lewis | Magician: Stephens Simmons Magic | Evening Wedding Band: Riptide Band | Florist: Lula Lula | Velvet Dinner Jackets: Dandylion Style | Table Decor: To Have & To Hire Events | Chalk Board Signage: Ollie Stone

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