The Old Kent Barn wedding with Sophie and Mark was simply amazing! From the coconut shy, to the gorgeous ice cream on offer, no stone was left unturned during the planning of this day. Add the sunshine, a bunch of awesome guests and you have a wedding that Sophie and Mark will be proud of. This certainly will live long in the minds of all who were there. Let’s find out a little more about this lovely couple.

First names: Sophie Acarnley and Mark Bruce
Ages: 29 and 34
Wedding date: 09/06/17
Venue: The Old Kent Barn, Smersole Farm

How did you guys meet, tell me all?
We met working down in Exeter in the Summer of 2012- although I’d already set my eyes on him when we’d met a couple of months before!

How did you get engaged, is there a cool story?
Mark whisked me off to Rome and proposed within a few hours of us landing – it made for an amazing trip!

What made you choose your wedding venue, did you look at many?
TOKB was the first place we saw and fell in love with it.

What was the inspiration/theme of your wedding?
We have gone for a Summer fete style wedding- we really wanted people to have a great time and enjoy the gorgeous venue!

What is your first song and why?
We struggled with our first song as we have a few songs that have significance for us but none of them very cool or original! We settled with a Birdy song in the end which we always belt out at karaoke.

What would be your number one tip to other couples planning their wedding?

Now you know a little more about them, let’s check out Sophie and Mark’s The Old Kent Barn wedding below.

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Wedding Suppliers

Hair stylist: Rachel Burr
Website: n/a

Make up artist: Kerry Kissock
Website: n/a

Brides dress: The Crystal Fairy
Website: http://www.thecrystalfairycompany.co.uk/

Bridesmaids dresses: High Street
Website: n/a

Suits: Stephen Bishop
Website: http://stephenbishopsuiting.com/

Florist: Lou Francis

Cake: Mother of the Bride (Liz)

Caterer: TOKB

Band/DJ: The Switch Entertainment
Website: http://www.theswitchentertainment.com

Stationary: Busi-Print (sister in law)
Website:  http://www.busi-print.co.uk/

Videographer: Above Arcadia
Website: https://www.abovearcadia.com/

Any other supplier of note: Big day prop hire/ Light of my life/ Living the cream
Website: http://www.livingthecream.co.uk

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