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At the beginning of the year we organised a photo shoot with an amazing team of suppliers because we wanted to show that weddings don’t always  have to be held in typical wedding venues.  There are some beautiful restaurants in Kent that can provide the perfect background to your big day.  We took four very different brides, with four different styles and set about proving that getting married in a stunning restaurant doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style, in fact you can make your wedding day totally special and unique to you.

The Swan in West Malling was our chosen venue but it quickly became our inspiration for the shoot theme. We had so many ideas and so did the suppliers which meant on the day of the shoot we had so much fun creating different shots.

This one was the last shot of the day and seeing our Brides together gave us all a great sense of satisfaction. For the full shoot take a look here

 

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Back at the beginning of the year we styled a shoot at The Swan in West Malling to showcase how getting married in a pub or restaurant doesn’t mean forsaking any glamour on your wedding day. Choosing your favourite local pub might not seem like the obviously choice but The Swan itself is a fantastic venue and can cater easily for different events, whether it’s a small gathering in one of their private rooms to large events in their peak-season marquee.  We brought together a fantastic team of suppliers for the shoot including the brilliant photographer, Rebecca Douglas and set about using the Swan’s brand itself to inspire the shoot. Using a simple black and white theme we used feathers and touches of pink and purple to soften the look and make the most of the Swan’s elegant backdrop.

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Thanks to all the brilliant suppliers:

Brides Hair  by Annabel The Crop Shop West Malling

Brides Make up: The Beauty Aisle

Dresses: Isabella Grace Bridal Boutique

Stationery: Pretty Wild

Flowers & Props: Florist in the Forest

Cakes & Sweets: Little Gems.

And a special thanks to our four models Jessica, Ria, Sarah and Jodie.

We promised you a giveaway on our Facebook page when we reached 500 likes and so here it is!

We are offering one lucky Facebook fan a free Dolly Hour all of their very own. Use the hour how you like from questions about styling to finding the right suppliers for you. The hour will be done over the phone or by Skype/FaceTime and you can ask us anything you like at a time that suits you.

To enter all you need to do is whizz over to our Facebook page – Like Us – and then comment on the Dolly Giveaway post with your wedding date. We’ll pick a winner at random next week.

Dolly Hours are a great way to get planning help when and where you need it most. Find out more here.

Good luck

Emma & Joanne x

PS Don’t forget to share with your friends, especially if you know a couple who would love a bit of help with their wedding planning!

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