Bride and groom stood in front of vintage funfair ride at unique wedding

Kent Wedding Photography

I’m so excited to be sharing Penny and Ben’s unique funfair wedding at Marleybrook House today – colour, balloons and a vintage funfair! I love photographing fun weddings and capturing the excitement of wedding guests. Photographing real moments and true laughter is one of my favourite things to do. I hope that these photos will bring smiles to anyone looking at them 🙂

I really enjoyed photographing this unique Marleybrook House wedding and I think it’s clear to tell from the photos that it was a super fun wedding to attend too! I think we all need a bit of happiness right now and this is the perfect antidote!

Unique Funfair Marleybrook House Wedding

Marleybrook House is a unique wedding venue in Kent – it’s classically beautiful with a slight twist. Hidden away in the grounds is a vintage funfair! It’s incredible fun and Penny and Ben’s guests were amazed when the couple surprised them by announcing the rides were open!

Set across ten acres of grounds Marleybrook House is a super fun venue with plenty of outdoor space for ceremonies. It has a stylish feel with a touch of quirkiness. Exactly what Ben and Penny were looking for.

It’s been so hard whittling down this blog to a few favourites but I think I’ve managed it. Phew!

Quaint English cottage at Marleybrook House wedding venue
Marleybrook House wedding venue and garden
lace wedding dress hung up in white wooden bridal roo
bride having her makeup applied during bridal prep
Bride having her veil attached to her hair during bridal prep
pink wedding flower bouquets arrange on white bed.
pink & cream flower wrist corsage  on white lace.
mother of the bride smiling in white dress during bridal prep
bride having her dress laced up by her mum during bridal prep at Marleybrook House
bride having her white wedding dress buttoned up
beautiful bride smiling during bridal prep at Marleybrook House

Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony

I started the day with the girls, Penny had opted for a pale pink colour scheme and she looked beautiful in her By Pronovias dress. The weather was perfect which meant that they were able to have the outdoor ceremony they’d been dreaming of. Their guests gathered in the gardens while Ben enjoyed a pre-ceremony pint with his friends but before he knew it, it was time to get married! As he waited nervously at the head of the aisle. Penny and her bridesmaids, along with her very proud Dad, made their way towards him. There were huge smiles on everyone’s faces but none bigger than the one on Ben’s when he saw his bride!

Outdoor walled garden wedding ceremony set up at Marleybrook House
wedding guests drinking beer outside at Marleybrook House
Happy wedding guests during outdoor wedding ceremony at Marleybrook House
groom and usher smiling during outdoor ceremony in the walled garden at Marleybrook House
groom and usher waiting for bride during outdoor summer garden ceremony
bridesmaids walking down aisle during outdoor wedding ceremony at Marleybrook House
bridesmaids walking down wedding aisle at the unique Marleybrook House venue
Bride with her dad walking down aisle during outdoor wedding ceremony
Bride and groom meeting during outdoor wedding ceremony at Marleybrook House
Wedding couple exchanging rings during outdoor ceremony at Marleybrook House
Bride laughing during outdoor wedding ceremony at Marleybrook House
Bridesmaids laughing during outdoor wedding ceremony at Marleybrook House
bride and groom holding hands during outdoor wedding ceremony at Marleybrook House
bride and groom walking down aisle during outdoor wedding ceremony at Marleybrook House
happy wedding guests stood outside at the unique Marleybrook House venue
happy bride and groom walk through guests throwing confetti at Marleybrook House
wedding guests throw confetti over bride and groom during outside ceremony

Penny and Ben both said the ceremony was a bit of a blur, it always is! There’s so much to take in and you’re a real mix of nerves and excitement. They took themselves off for a celebratory drink together straight after. I always recommend taking some time out, just the two of you, at some point in the day. It’s the perfect way to have a moment to yourselves and take in what is going on.

Bride with bridesmaids in front of unique english cottage at Marleybrook House
Bridal wedding party lined up in front of unique english cottage
bride and groom walking through woodland together and smiling
Bride and groom stood smiling next to the glade
Bride and groom laughing in front of the band stand at Marleybrook House
Bride and groom laughing together next to a fountain at Marleybrook House
wedding couple laughing in the walled garden at Marleybrook House
Bride and groom holding hands walking in front of cottage at Marleybrook House
Unique english cottage at sunset at  Marleybrook House wedding venue
Bride and groom holding Mr and Mrs wedding balloons at Marleybrook House
Interior showing the dinner marquee room at the unique Marleybrook House venue.
Wedding breakfast table details  showing flowers and number 4
Wedding breakfast table details  showing name tag and handmade decoration
Father of the bride giving a speech at the unique Marleybrook house venue
Happy bride and groom toasting champagne glasses at Marleybrook house wedding venue
Wedding guests smiling on a sunny day at Marleybrook house

Unique Funfair Wedding

The rest of the day passed in a blur of laughter, confetti, hugs and fizz. As well as some very funny speeches. Then it was time for the big surprise of the day – the funfair! Penny and Ben led their guests down the secret pathway to reveal the rides. Swings, dodgems, a carousel, I was in my element and the guests were having a whale of a time!

If you’re planning your own funfair wedding then I highly recommend checking out Marlybrook House. The funfair is included in the hire so you don’t need to worry about hiring rides separately. It’s all part of the package! Perfect for a fun wedding in Kent.

vintage sign at a unique funfair wedding
unique funfair wedding on a sunny day at Marleybrook house
Wedding couple stood in front of vintage funfair ride at Marleybrook house
wedding guests enjoying the big wheel at unique funfair wedding
wedding guests enjoying the big wheel vintage ride at unique funfair wedding
wedding guests laughing whilst outside enjoying the funfair at Marleybrook house
wedding guests laughing whilst outside at unique funfair wedding
wedding guest holding a hammer at a unique funfair wedding venue
guests on vintage swings at unique funfair wedding venue
Bride & groom on vintage funfair swings at unique funfair wedding venue
female guest enjoying the vintage funfair at unique funfair wedding venue
kids playing at the fake beach at the unique Marleybrook house wedding venue
Wedding guest playing on vintage frete game at a unique funfair wedding
Wedding guests enjoying the dodgems at unique funfair wedding venue Marleybrook house
Wedding guests enjoying the dodgems at unique funfair wedding venue
bride and groom laughing in front of strongman game at unique funfair wedding
Bride and groom dancing in front of wedding band during their reception
Wedding guests dancing in the marquee at Marleybrook house
Wedding couple dancing and laughing at the unique Marleybrook house venue

I can only hope I get booked for more weddings at this venue, it’s so unique and I had the best time photographing Penny & Ben’s big day. I’d love to hear from you if this is your wedding venue. Please use my contact page to get in touch.

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Wedding Details 

Main colours of wedding: Pale Pinks.

Wedding Venue: Marleybrook

Wedding dress designer & place purchased: Pronovias, From Amore Brides

Bride’s shoes/accessories: Jennny Packham Belt

Florist: Contemporary Flowers

Stationery: The Studio, Herne Bay.

Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist: Gemma Tutt Makeup and Vicki Lord Hair

Bridesmaid dresses: M&S

Caterer: Scott Anderson

Cake: Cherrylicious cakes

Band/DJ: Electric Ocean

Balloons: Think Bubble


Marleybrook House Address

Marleybrook House, Stourmouth Rd, Preston, Canterbury, CT3 1EF