It’s a familiar cry at this time of year “I’ve got nothing to wear” and I haven’t. My summer skirts and sandals are a distant memory and I need to find something other than my usual uniform of skinny jeans. So if like me you’re after a bit of fashion inspiration for your Winter wardrobe then don’t miss charity event, Rock the Runway on Thursday 3rd October at The High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells from 7.30pm.
You’ll get an exclusive peek at the Autumn/Winter collections from some of Tunbridge Wells’ best loved retailers including Mint Velvet, Pure, Kitch, Bod & Ted, Minimaya, White Company and Daniel Shoes. There’ll be a range of stands selling clothes, accessories and jewellery which you can browse whilst sipping your complimentary glass of bubbly. Then settle down to an amazing catwalk show and charity raffle.
Every ticket purchased will make a massive difference to a fabulous local charity, chYps* and you’ll have all the fashionista expertise you need!
Tickets are now limited so get yours quick and I’ll see you there!
*chYps enable Children and Young People with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions to receive clinical care and support in their place of choice, which is overwhelmingly in their own home.
Amanda and James were married in Frant Church with their reception at High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells. We just love the beautiful lace dress overlay which was whipped off for the evenings dancing – gorgeous! The rich green tones in this wedding are also fantastic for a wedding during the Christmas season – ooh and I could just tuck into that cheesecake now!
Photography by Alan Harbord Photography.
Check out the blog post on a gorgeous vintage wedding shoot by Alan Harbord
Today we can share with you the gorgeous April wedding of Enio and Cho, who had their ceremony at Tonbridge Castle with the Reception and Steam Railway at The High Rock, Royal Tunbridge Wells. They started off their wedding weekend at The Brick House where the excited wedding party got ready for their big day. Here Cho talks us through the details.
“We always wanted a small wedding with fifty or sixty people in the beautiful Kent countryside. It only took five months to do all the planning for the wedding as we wanted to get married on our anniversary date in April. As it was the wettest April ever we were so lucky that the sun came out just few hours before the wedding and stayed with us for the rest of the day.
My bridal dress was from Pronovias. My appointment with them was at 9am. My little sister picked a dress for me to try on and I fell in love with it straight away. Though I tried on two other dresses, I ended up buying that first dress. It was completely different from what I had in my mind but I loved it. By 9.25 am we were out of the shop with the dress in our hands!
My sister bought my tiara, which was by Matthew Williamson and my necklace was from Top Shop. I personalised my shoes from Dune with some diamanté. The bridesmaid dresses were from Oasis and were accessorised with belts that I made.
For the Groom we chose a dark grey silk morning suit with an ivory tie and waistcoat. The cufflinks and tie pin were bought from Victoria and Edward.
For our ceremony background music we had a piece by Beethoven. I entered to The Wedding March. Enio read a beautiful poem by Wilfred Arlan Peterson ”The Art of Good Marriage”.
For our decoration I used pearls, butterfly place cards and table stationery which were bought online. The reception and bouquet flowers were from New Covent Garden Market and arranged by my two lovely friends. The whole decor was pretty much DIY with help from 4 friends, 2 sisters and mum! I handed a chocolate wedding favour to each of the guests instead of leaving them as part of table decor.
Into the evening we didn’t have a first dance and cake cutting but we did play loads of Grease songs – which made the dancing awesome!
Rebecca Douglas was our photographer. I loved the pictures on her website and from day one until the end of the wedding she was brilliant. Our pictures are absolutely amazing and very natural. We were very lucky to have Rebecca as our photographer. She also arranged the steam rail shots which are really different and unique.
We spent £10,000 which included our rings, the venues, our photography, make up and hair, car hire, dresses, suit and flowers.
And Cho’s tip for a perfect day? “You don’t have to follow traditions just do what you enjoy doing in your own unique way. We loved that everyone at the wedding enjoyed the day as much as we did”.
Thanks Cho and Enio for sharing their day with us and we wish you lots of love for your new life together.
All images by Rebecca Douglas