bride and groom hold hands during the outdoor ceremony at chapel house estate in ramsgate

Anglo-Indian Wedding at Chapel House Estate

The Chapel House

Having at wedding at Chapel House Estate means getting ready in the Chapel House. Built in the late 1200’s, this Grade II listed building has been newly renovated and is now a fresh, modern and spacious house complete with honeymoon suite and four guest bedrooms for couples and their families to stay on the wedding night. It’s ideal for morning preparations too. There’s plenty of space for hair and make-up stations in the kitchen, whilst the garden room is the perfect spot to hang your wedding outfit for photographs.

All the Finer Details

I absolutely adored Esmee & Sameem’s wedding details. From lush-coloured bridesmaid dresses to the pearl earrings and hair pins that matched the bride’s shoes. And I haven’t even mentioned Esmee’s dress yet – it had pockets!

My favourite detail though just had to be the flowers. Bride and bridesmaids had matching bouquets with flowers in peach, blue and purple. The most dreamy colour palette!

Wild Apple Orchard Ceremony

In good-old UK wedding fashion, the Great British weather threatened to throw Esmee & Sameem’s plan for an outdoor wedding ceremony into disarray. Luckily, the sky held off long enough for them to say their ‘I Do’s’ in Chapel House Estate‘s beautiful wild apple orchard.

It really is a great space as it is. But the gazebo adorned with such colourful floral masterpieces by florist Moody Blooms took it to a whole new level. Just beautiful!

Ring-Warming Ceremony

A small table and the soon-to-be newlyweds’ wedding rings greeted the wedding guests as they entered the orchard. An Irish tradition, the ring-warming ceremony involves the guests holding each ring for just a few seconds, to ‘bless’ them and pass along happy wishes to the couple. “When we exchange the rings in our ceremony, they will carry not only the promises we make to each other, but also the love and support from each of you”. What a lovely idea!

Ice-Cream, Dhol Drummers & a Tuktuk!

With any sign of rain still holding off, Esmee & Sameem were able to continue their wedding festivities outside in the beautifully manicured gardens at Chapel House Estate. Canapés served and bubbles flowed. Their guests were able to make good use of the cute ice-cream bicycle the couple had brought in whilst we captured their group and couple photos too.

As the drinks reception drew to a close, guests were asked to make their way to the gravel driveway for a surprise. And what a surprise it was! We heard them before we could see them – the unmistakeable sound of Indian dhol drummers. As they made their way up the drive towards the Thorne Barn for the start of the wedding breakfast, who came up behind them? Only the new Mr & Mrs, being driven in a classic tuktuk. Talk about making an entrance!

Blank Canvas Wedding Breakfast Space

Probably my favourite thing about Kent wedding venue Chapel House Estate is the main barn used for the wedding breakfast and evening party. Named Thorne Barn, it’s a purpose-built space with a large bar and seating capacity up to 150. The clean white finish makes it a completely blank canvas for couples to decorate as they wish. Esmee & Sameem chose to have their ceremony flower pieces moved to accompany their top table and cake table. This is a super smart and sustainable way to get the most out of your florals!

Love Language

A really sweet detail from this pair’s wedding breakfast setup was their choice of table names. They were technically all the same – ‘I Love You’. But the pair had chosen languages from all over the world including Scotland, New Zealand, India and the Middle East and translated the phrase for each table. How lovely!

Chapel House Estate Wedding Photography

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Wedding Supplier Love

Venue: Chapel House Estate
Florist: Moody Blooms
Videographer: Story by Shan
Shoes: Charlotte Mills
Cake: Cakes by Petula
Band: Truly Medley Deeply