A classic romance

Amelia and Jared dreamt of a quintessentially English wedding and didn't disappoint with their enchanting day at Preston Court

"Jared and I first got together when we were 17 and 18. I'm not sure what initially attracted us to each other, but we just got on so well and really made each other laugh,” shares Amelia. After a break spent at separate universities, they found themselves back together six years ago. Amelia tells us, “I think it made us realise what we had.”

Here, Amelia reveals more about their beautiful big day...

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We complied a list of venues that caught our eye but looked at Preston court first – it was stunning! We loved the fact we could get married at the small church on site and have all our guests in the same place for the whole day. They even have a carousel!


A classic romance: Image 2aWe decided to put a Polaroid printer on the guest book table that everyone could connect to their phone and print out their favourite photo from the day.

A classic romance: Image 2 I think I must have been planning our wedding in my head for a while because as soon as I saw the venue I knew how I wanted it to look. I'd seen a few photos of hanging pompoms and they brought so much colour.


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Our beautiful rose pink bridesmaid dresses were the basis of our pastel colour scheme.


A classic romance: Image 4aWe loved our cars – the perfect fit for our day.

A classic romance: Image 4 We decided to use the venue's carousel as a theme for our cake. Fiona Dequincey from Margate took up the challenge and did an amazing job.


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I really like big blousy centrepieces and wanted to incorporate a lot of pink and purple tones too. Amanda at Distinctly Floral was fantastic at making my vague ideas a reality.


A classic romance: Image 6aI always knew I wanted pink flowers and while I love peonies they were out of season, so I opted for David Austin roses.

A classic romance: Image 6 My dress was called Novella by Sophia Tolli. It had lots of layers, toile and was covered in sequins. I always knew I wanted a princess dress and instantly knew this was the one.


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Our photographer was great and we're so happy we chose him. We saw one of Will's albums when visiting Preston Court and knew then that we had to have him; his pictures are perfect.


A classic romance: Image 8aAll we wanted for our big day was for everyone to have fun. We thought a great way to make this happen was to provide a selfie stick and some props, which everyone seemed to love.

A classic romance: Image 8 Jared and the groomsmen all wore indigo blue three piece suits, which looked great. We both love this style as it's not traditional but still looks very smart.


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I think the confetti shot at a wedding is so important, that's why we wanted to make sure we had lots of it! We ordered a 10-litre bag, which filled 120 confetti cones ready for our guests to use as we walked out of the church.


Jared and Amelia's contact book


Bride's dress and accessories
The Crystal Fairy Company

Bride's hair and make-up

Bridesmaids' dresses



The Flower Basket

Groom's suit

Groomsmen's' suits

Guest book

William Evans



Preston Court

Tie The Knot Films


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