A Funfair Marleybrook House Wedding
Alex + Beth got married at the unique outdoor fairground wedding venue of Marleybrook House in Kent in July 2022. We asked Beth some questions about how they planned the wedding and their journey.
“Alex proposed on the 1st December 2019 whilst we were putting up our Christmas trees knowing that Christmas is a huge deal in our family & my favourite time of the year he picked the perfect occasion. He’d had a bauble made with ‘will you marry me’ written inside it. He pulled out all the stops by having my ring made in Dubai knowing that I’d always wanted something unique & bespoke making it extra special and personal.”
Visions & Ideas
“We always liked the idea of a vintage style wedding which worked perfectly with Marleybrook House and their vintage fairground.” said Beth. She also planned for a neutral, timeless colour scheme with ivory roses and foliage for her Marleybrook House Wedding. The flowers were from Floral Explosions.
Beth + Alex chose the Preparations and Standard Package wedding video coverage meaning we started at Beth’s parents house 3 hours before the ceremony to film all of the getting ready. Beth felt very, very excited but Alex apparently was very nervous (the hayfever he blamed!).
Kerry Ann Duffy was their photographer on the day – I work really closely with Kerry and our way of working is very similar and discreet.
On the Day
Beth + Alex planned some amazing entertainment for their Marleybrook House Wedding. They had a fantastic singer, Emily Reed, who sang whilst Beth and her Dad and step-dad walked her down the aisle – this was so special, a must watch of the video below! Beth told us that she chose Emily as a singer because ” I always wanted to walk down the aisle to ‘The Prayer’. This was my nan’s song who is sadly no longer with us so it had to be someone absolutely amazing to sing it and that they were! “
Alex + Beth had confetti as they walked down the aisle then their drinks reception in the open lawn area. They had some photos shortly after whilst guests were being served canapés.
After the wedding breakfast, Alex + Beth had VIP Waiters Live which was a MASSIVE surprise to their guests, they did an extraordinary performance which shocked and surprised their guests, and it ended in a really big sing-along!
Bon-Bon Cakes made their beautiful 4 tiered semi-naked cake which matched their neutral theme with 4 different flavoured sponges and buttercream dressed with ivory roses and foliage on a log base.
Scott Anderson did the catering at their Marleybrook Hosue Wedding and Beth told us “We had a 3 course wedding breakfast, fairground treats (including the best donuts our guests had ever tasted) and the big bbq in the evening!”
Alex + Beth hired the vintage themed Fairground for their Marleybrook House Wedding – which again, was another fantastic surprise for their guests! I got so much funny wedding video footage from their guests having the time of their lives on the rollercoasters and dodgems, there were even cool vintage games for children such as hook the duck!
The Wedding Party
Once the funfair had ended, the guests headed back to the marquee to start the party, hosted by the wonderful band, Groove Zoo . They even sang Alex + Beth’s first dance song which was very emotional!
Beth + Alex’s advice for couples planning their wedding is:
“Plan as much as you can as early on as you can therefore you can enjoy the build up to the big day stress free :)!”
For more Marleybrook House Weddings check out our blog.
Click on the film below to watch Alex & Beth’s wedding video highlights