Kirsty and Ross had the perfect mix of country classic and laid back festival vibes at their Kent wedding. With a marquee reception at Nettlestead Place featuring 'wedfest' table plan and table names to pay homage to their serendipitous meeting at Isle of Wight Festival in 2010 where their love story began. And, bringing the sophistication is groom Ross in a white dinner jacket and bride Kirsty in gorgeous bridal separates.

What Made Our Day Unique

Festival weddings are so popular but how many couples can say their love story began at one? Ross and I met by chance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2010. We randomly tented next to each other then discovered we were from the same hometown and shared the same passion for music – it had to be fate! So, our wedding day had to reflect on us and our story – meaning festival vibes throughout! We used the actual festival programme as our guestbook and our friend designed the table plan and signs to match the front cover and colour scheme.

Kirsty & Ross

White Dinner Jacket

The bride often (not always) chooses to wear a white or ivory gown to stand out from her bridesmaid's coloured dresses, so why shouldn't the groom stand out from his groomsmen?! Well to answer that, he most certainly should if he wants to. Ross and his Groomsmen wore tuxedos, but instead of them all being in black, Ross chose to wear a white dinner jacket. He looks fabulous next to his beautiful bride in her Wendy Makin bridal separates, and together they are the epitome of sophistication.

Inspiration & Styling

Wedfest! The ceremony was traditional but the outside grounds provided the perfect opportunity to create a festival feel. It was self-contained and there were areas for each element of the day. We sipped on Pimms within the gardens then ate a BBQ feast in the ‘wedfest’ styled marquee before the dancing started. My ‘dress’ was a carefree top and skirt – a beautiful lace top with a long flowy skirt. Ross’s outfit was inspired by his favourite musician. The colour scheme purple is formed by mixing our two colours – red for Ross’s Manchester United and blue for my Chelsea.

Kirsty & Ross
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Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Venue: Nettlestead Place | Catering: Anise Catering | Florist: Chic Weddings | Stationery: KMC | Entertainment: Ceesix | Storm DJs | Peacock Chairs: Locate to Create | Celebrant: Rory | Flower Wall: South East Flower Walls | Jewellery: Ortwin Thyssen Canterbury | Wedding Dress: Wendy Makin | Bridal Boutique : Brides by Zoe | Bridesmaid Dress: Wed2B | Grooms Suit: Moss Bros. | Hair Stylist: Charlotte Ware Designs | Makeup Artist: Megan Lucy MUA

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