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A new adventure

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 14 March 2023

Kimberley and Phillip met online after Kim relocated for a job from Yorkshire to Essex as a single parent.

"We have been together eight-and-a-half years and share a love of music and travelling; we've been to Canada, America, Europe and love new adventures!" shares Kim.

Sat on a fence Phil proposed in New York on 31st May, 2019, with a bespoke engagement ring he'd had made. That wasn't there only news at the time, "We had just found out we were pregnant, too!" adds Kim. The big date was set, 23rd July 2022, with Willow Grange Farm, Norfolk, setting the scene.

Here, Kim tells us more about their big day...


We chose our farm venue due to its sustainability, the striking barn and the fact we could make it our own.


The table centrepieces were floral displays and brass candlesticks to bring in a gold theme.


We had berry gin favours for the adult guests, and goodie bags for the children.


The flowers on the day were a huge priority. We had a few floral installations, ceiling rings, deconstructed arch into the sperry tent, flowers on pew ends and even flowers in our hair!


The cake was a gorgeous coral colour that really stood out in the tent.


Other standout elements on the day were a neon 'happily ever after' sign and vintage toys.

Car We knew from the outset we wanted a relaxed boho style.


I wore Little Rock by Rue de Seine with a cathedral-length veil and cowboy boots!


The groomsmen wore stone-coloured chinos with royalblue tails, and Phil stood out in a sage-green waistcoat and floral tie.

Food Guests indulged in antipasti for during the reception drinks, followed by a barbecue feast and salads for main, topped off with mini desserts. The evening food was curry served in bowls!


My bridesmaids, my daughters, wore sage-green dresses.


We had a glitter bar, acoustic music, plus a live band and DJ in the evening!


We were both excited, nervous and thrilled to be around our family and friends.

bride and groom walk down the aisle

I will always remember the best man's speech (his use of props!) and the acoustic music walking down the aisle – it was very emotional!

Funny Climbing hay bales, the funny speeches, lots of dancing and my daughter running around with goggles on made it such a fun day!


My daughter, and Phil's stepdaughter, Lliana, gave a lovely reading during our ceremony.


We had a mini moon in Dorset for three nights (the night of the wedding we stayed at Poet's House in Ely) and plan to have our honeymoon in Barbados at the end of November 2022.

Embrace Don't forget to let your photographer know if there are specific shots/areas you want photographs. Ensure your wedding planner knows where everything is, and what time you want certain announcements. Most importantly, have fun!

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