Bekim and Rebecca were married in July at the Orangery in Maidstone, Kent.
I arrived at Rebecca’s mums house to all the girls drinking bucks fizz and getting their hair and make up done.
As it was such a hot day the girls decided that they would travel to the venue a little earlier and change into their dresses The Orangery’s Wisteria Suite. The Wisteria Suite is a lovely big room with lots of lovely natural light to chill out and enjoy the wedding prep. Plus is far enough away from the main area so to avoid bumping into the groom or any of the guests.
Rebecca’s dress was a stunning Enzoani fitted lace dress, which she wore with a beautiful full length veil. The bridesmaids were lucky to be wearing gorgeous ivory Vera Wang gowns. (I especially loved the fact they had pockets!)
Bekim is from Albania and the couple wanted to reflect this in their big day. The beautiful Mediterranean olive sprigs in the bridesmaids bouquets, matched perfectly with the brides striking why hydrangea bouquet.
Rebecca and Bekim decided to have their wedding ceremony in the The Orangery’s Gazebo. It was so stylishly dressed with handmade garlands of Eucalyptus and Olive.
The Mediterranean feel was carried into the décor in the dining room of The Orangery. The favors were a cute little bottle of the traditional Albanian drink Raki. The place settings were set with a sprig of Olive, candles and the gold cutlery matched the theme perfectly. The meal was Mediterranean inspired with Hummus, Tzatziki, olives, minted lamp kebabs and Albanian Kofte.
As the day was so hot, we decided to take the couples portraits after dinner and speeches. The sun was so much softer, plus it was a bit cooler. So at 8pm we walked around the grounds to capture so gorgeous bride and groom photos.
The day was finished of with some fun Albanian Greek dancing. Everyone was up on the dancefloor, including myself and Stephanie, my second photographer. I really did enjoy the day and had a lot of fun.
Venue: The Orangery at Turkey Mill, Maidstone https://theorangerymaidstone.com/
Wedding Dress:Designer Enzoani Available at Bella’more Kent http://www.bellamore.co.uk/
Bridesmaid dresses: Vera Wang
Men’s Tuxedos: John Lewis Stores
Florist: Floral Explosion https://www.floral-explosion.co.uk
Brides Shoes: Aldo
Bridesmaid shoes: Linzie Stores
Hair and MUA: Hollie Noelle https://www.instagram.com/hollienoellemua/?hl=en
Cake: All shapes and slices (this was delicious) https://www.allshapesandslices.co.uk/