Couples planning a wedding want their day to be the most spectacular event of their lives. In fact, if they could book paradise as their venue, they would move heaven and earth to do so. Many married-couples-to-be will be happy to know that Kent in the South East of England isn’t known as the ‘Garden of England’ for nothing. With its abundance of greenery, especially fruit trees and hops, weddings here are guaranteed to have paradise as a backdrop. In fact, the countryside has so much to offer that many celebrities have even opted to speak their vows in the county. Keep reading for a list of famous celebrities who opted to tie the knot in Kent.
Dermot O’Leary and Dee Kopang
Although the official engagement took place in New York, Dermot O’Leary and Dee Kopang chose a village in Kent as the venue for their intimate wedding. The happy couple had been together for ten years and certainly knew what they wanted. The nuptials took place at St Mary’s in Chiddingstone, and the media were more than happy to take advantage of the beautiful photo opportunities.
Jools Holland and Christabel McEwen
It was their wedding and a day of love for Jools Holland and long-time girlfriend Christabel McEwen, but the press just ate it up as there were so many top name celebrities in attendance. Amongst those at the St James Church in Cooling were none other than Ringo Starr, Robbie Coltrane, Dawn French, and Noel Gallagher. The locals fell in love with the couple and were proud to be have such a star-studded event happen so close to home.
Juliet Mills & Russel Alquist
If you think that Kent is only en vogue today for wedding venues, think again! Even as far back as 1961 it was fashionable to have a wedding venue in paradise. On the 14th October 1961, beloved actress Juliet Mills tied the knot with Russel Alquist, and to this day there are still romantic photos of the couple driving away from the ceremony in Kent with well-wishers peeking in the window.
Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock and Leah Newman
England is in love with its footballers, past and present, so when former footballer Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock tied the knot in Kent, it was a big sensation. Leah and Neil were married in a privately owned country estate, after years together and two daughters in the mix. The couple said they had waited this long so that their children could share in their special day.
Shanae Grimes and Josh Beech
Not all weddings in Kent take place in castles and grand cathedrals. Today’s brides often prefer non-religious ceremonies and this is just what the wedding of Shanae Grimes and Josh Beech was like. The star of the American hit show 90210 wed her musician/model boyfriend in a ‘low key’ venue to a house music soundtrack.
If you are looking for a romantic backdrop to say your nuptials, Kent is the perfect place. You don’t need to spend a fortune or invite members of the Beatles to have a spectacular day to remember. Visit UK Wedding Savings for Kent wedding venues that are affordable yet places fairy tales are made of. What better place to begin your lives together than in the Garden of England?