Weddings

Creating a wedding ceremony with couples is an honour and a joy. Placing your love story at the heart of the ceremony is the key to capturing and crafting the perfect day. With the freedom and flexibility to take the ceremony on its own path unique to the couple, is what makes a celebrant ceremony memorable and magical. Each element that can be used, whether it is vows, poetry, pictures, stories, music, readings and rituals and of course innovative and inspiring locations, can combine together to create a ceremony that captivates and evokes the true meaning of love.

“It’s all in the storytelling…”

Please Note: For a marriage to be recognised in law in England & Wales, a legally-binding ceremony, commonly known as a ‘registration of a marriage’, MUST take place, normally at a Register Office. (The same applies to a civil partnership registration). The service can be very short and basic, and does not have to involve the exchange of rings or vows if you don’t want it to. Once completed, you then have the choice of where, how and when you want to exchange your vows and rings, and enjoy your celebrations.

Jade & Josie – July 2022

“We live in Thailand, so organising a wedding from abroad has certainly been interesting. Having landed back in England with 13 days until the big day, we decided just 7 days before the wedding that we wanted a celebrant and I gave my husband the challenge of finding one. What an incredible find when he found Lou. We only met Lou once before our wedding and she was warm, kind and professional. I honestly felt like we had known her for years. When she carried out the ceremony, Lou spoke with passion and elegance. She told our love story in her own special way and there were lots of happy smiles, laughter and tears. Lou has a natural ability to understand people and we connected with her instantly. We could not be happier with Lou as our celebrant and she made the ceremony so heartfelt and personal. We cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Jade & Josie – July 2022

“Thank you very much Lou! You have been understanding, professional, and frankly, a delight from start to finish. Meeting us several times, a couple of months before our special day, you took the time to collect our and our families background stories, to, not just run through the vows, but to give a wonderful story to the congregation of our past meetings and journey so far. We could not have wished for a better celebrant to provide an exceptional ceremony. Your suggestions with other ideas to help our day go smoothly were very welcome, as was all your support. To anyone who wants their own bespoke wedding ceremony, we would recommend you every time. Should we ever require any of your other varied services, you will be our first choice. Again, thank you so much!”

David & Adie – May 2022

“We were lucky enough to find Lou, who was recommended to us by our wedding venue. The moment I spoke to Lou on the phone, I had a good feeling. She was so friendly, easy to talk to and couldn’t do enough for us. From taking the time to meet with us to get to know us, ensuring she wrote the perfect vows, to making contact with our suppliers to introduce herself, and even making a visit to the venue to familiarise herself. We were kept in the loop with absolutely everything she did, which we were really grateful for. We were sent a draft of our vows; any minor tweaks we made were adjusted right away and sent back. Lou was always at hand if we needed help with anything. Honestly cannot recommend her enough. If you’re thinking of having a fun wedding blessing, get yourself a Lou Fowkes!!”

Joe & Melissa – Nov 2021

VENUES

Whitstable Castle – Tower Hill, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2BW Tel: 01227 281726 www.whitstablecastle.co.uk

East Quay Venue – Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AB Tel: 01227 772157 www.eqvenue.com

Marine Hotel – 32-33 Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2BE Tel: 01227 272672 www.marinewhitstable.co.uk

Crescent Turner Hotel – Wraik Hill, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3BY Tel: 01227 263506 www.crescentturner.co.uk

The Beacon House – Tankerton Beach, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2BS Tel: 07894 984004 www.thebeaconhouse.co.uk

Marleybrook House – Stourmouth Rd, Preston, Kent CT3 1HP Tel: 01227 668661 www.marleybrookhouse.co.uk

SUPPLIERS

PHOTOGRAPHY

Angie & Matt Films & Photography – www.angieandmattweddings.co.uk

Anna Marie Stepney Photography – www.anniemariestepney.co.uk

Charlotte Claricoat Photography – www.charlotteclaricoatphotography.mypixieset.com

Jodie Donovan Photography – www.jodiedonovanphotography.com

Peake Photography – www.peakephotography.co.uk

Robert Marriott Photography – www.robertmarriottphotography.co.uk

VIDEOGRAPHY

Aiden Willis Film – www.aidenwillisfilms.co.uk

FLORISTRY

Jane At Graham Greener – www.grahamgreener.com

WEDDING CAKES

The Whitstable Cake Company – www.whitstablecake.com

WEDDING TRANSPORT

Primrose VW Campervan – www.primrosevw.com

Kent Classic Wedding Cars – www.kentclassicweddingcars.co.uk

MARQUEE HIRE

Marquee Hire – www.gilesshentonproductions.co.uk/marquee-hire

CATERERING

Seasalt & Relish – www.seasaltandrelish.com

MUSIC

Weddington Strings – www.weddingtonstrings.com