Rainbow Bright Wedding By The Sea: Kerry & Max

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Kerry and Max’s rainbow wedding was held at Poplar Farm in Sutton on Sea. They wanted to incorporate two of their biggest loves (colour and the sea!) and they did that by staying true to what they wanted and getting crafty and creative with their choices.

“We both love to be outside”, explained Kerry. “We have a ‘kerrified’ caravan (KerryVan) and spend many weekends travelling the UK. We both fell in love with Sutton on Sea after family holidays there. I am rainbow mad and Max is very tolerant of my ways. Max likes things quirky and different but leaves the creativity up to me. We didn’t want one set theme as such we just combine the things we enjoyed, Such as the seaside, rainbows and camping.”

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“Our main aim for the day was for it to be fun. Neither of us do formal particularly well so we opted for a relaxed approach. We incorporated our seaside location by having fish n chips for our dinner and candy floss and popcorn in the evening. We added colour and rainbows wherever possible. I love to make things and be creative so I made and planned as many things myself as possible.”

“I made all of the decorations myself (with a lot of help from friends and family)” she continued. “I think a lot of people were worried about my ideas and I couldn’t describe my vision very well, but I could see it in my head. The day before the wedding everyone pulled together to set up and it was a perfect explosion of colour. I told everyone that this is what the inside of my brain looks like!”

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“My favourite thing about our wedding was the location, being able to soak up the sea breeze with everyone I love. Having our wedding at a seaside location it was important to me that we experienced the beach at some point. So after our fish n chip dinner with mini donuts for pudding we went for a wander on the beach front with ice lollies and champagne. The beach makes me happy and we had such amazing weather. It was beautiful. My oldest friend also devised an old school garage set for the disco. It was amazing and I felt like I was 18 again bouncing around the dance floor!”

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Kerry wore an amazing custom wedding dress from The Couture Company, embellished shoes from Revive Me Boutique and amazing rainbow jewellery by Candy P. “My dress was one of our biggest spends”, she said. “I had always said I’d buy a nice simple and reasonable dress but I attended the EWE Wedding Fair in Birmingham and saw this dress and before trying it or any others on I knew I had to have it!”

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However all of our evening entertainment was donated to us by friends and family which saved us a ton of money. “The band were Max’s Dad’s band which was fantastic. To have people close to us perform at our wedding was really special. The disco was My oldest friends dad’s disco. As kids we would go with him to his disco gigs so it really bought back memories and was very special. We also ran an honesty bar. Our venue didn’t have an alcohol licence so we bought wine and beers and asked people for donations at the bar. Hiring a bar would have cost us £300. We spent about that on alcohol for the evening and got a lot of that back to put towards our honeymoon.”

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Supporting Cast

20 comments

  1. The attention to detail is magnificent, right down to rainbow toenails! What a fabulous day – I would have loved to have done your ceremony down there on the beach! Wishing you a rainbow of happiness always x

  2. Oh Kerry! I adore you and I adore your wedding – so happy to see you on here.
    And your cake topper unicorns are to die for!
    Jen x

  3. Sarah

    Wow! I can’t believe this is Sutton on sea!!
    What a great colour, love the confetti shot and the cake toppers… So jealous :)

  4. So so happy to see our gorgeous bride on your awesome blog Kat, What a rainbowtastic wedding , and fab Babb photos!! we loved creating her bespoke embroidery design and rainbow dress :) great start to the week :) thanks xx

  5. LouLou

    Wow! This wedding is so wonderful that I’m actually sad that I don’t know them- would’ve loved to have been there!
    Cool couple, cool wedding, Wishing them lots of luck & happiness for the future!

  6. We met Kerry & Max at EWE last year and knew we wanted to be involved in this super rainbow bright wedding. We loved creating Kerry’s bouquet and matching items. The dress is amazing Jo! Perfect wedding for the start of Summer. x

  7. LOVE the bridesmaids dresses. Unique weddings like these makes you entertained all night long. I mean, look at all the beautiful colors to look at! walking art.

  8. Absolutely loved making this colourful cake for a happy colourful couple.
    The couple left there design with me on my order book well in advance I was wishing time away to make it.
    The photo’s of there day are simply creative, stunning and reflect there enormous and beautiful personalities.
    Bake Your Day wishes Kerry & Max all the best and happy long marriage. x

  9. Kerry and Max looked out of this world. What a special day all round. We were privileged to be involved and very happy our campervan looked after you both on your wedding day and on honeymoon.

  10. Kerry Lawrence-Sutton

    I think we might have had the best suppliers for our wedding ever. From happy days campers who saved our butt when a less than reputable company let us down (Happy Days were an absolute pleasure to work with and their van is truly beautiful, I think I love her) to our very talented cake makers, dress makers, accessory makers and beautifiers . Every one shared our passion and vision and wanted to make our day special. If you’re someone who loves what you do it shows in your work and it really shows in all of theirs. Then there is Laura… Laura was recommended to us by our sister Alexa who is another amazingly talented wedding photographer. Laura is very talented as you can see. She goes the extra mile to get to know her clients and produce something she knows they will love. Laura was a complete pleasure to work with and has given us such an amazing gift of capturing our day beautifully. Thank you everyone and Thank you Kat for giving us this extra memory to show our grandchildren one day. Beautifully written and presented xxx

  11. So colourful! Nice to see the table plan I designed for you guys in such a fun setting. :-D I hope you had a brilliant day (the photos certainly make it look like you did)!

    Jenni (STNstationery) xxx

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