Poppy and Boz had a spectacular wedding, the ceremony taking place in an ancient candle-lit chapel in Dode, in deepest darkest Kent. Later at the reception, there was an oyster bar, an aerial stunt display piloted by Poppy’s brother Ed, a hot air balloon and fireworks!
The Norman chapel at Dode is a rare and magical place, apparently looking almost exactly as it did 900 years ago when it was first built in the reign of William Rufus, the son of William the Conqueror. The Village of Dode was destroyed in 1349 as a result of the Black Death and afterwards the building was abandoned until re-discovery and partial restoration in 1901.
Poppy and Boz’ wedding day was full of excitement and emotion – Poppy smiled all day and looked amazing in her Lusan Mandogus dress, and it was Boz who shed a tear during the speeches. One of the bridesmaids, Jill, sang a song during the ceremony that she’d written specially for them. Poppy is an artist and designed and created all the place settings, signs, table decorations and cake herself.
Hair and make-up by Matthew Alexander
Poppy’s dress by Lusan Mandongus
Floristry by Laura Broad
General artistry by Poppy Cyster
I’m delighted to say that Poppy and Boz’ wedding has been featured on the wedding blog Whimsical Wonderland Weddings!