African-Fusion Hayne House Wedding

Well, what can I say about this Hayne House wedding? Linda & Fred’s colourful African-fusion day was AWESOME. These guys were amazing – I couldn’t wait to work with them again following their engagement shoot earlier this year. Their day was jam packed with colour, quirkiness and fun. I LOVED it!

For starters, their venue choice was spectacular. Hayne House in Hythe hosted the entire day, with use of their gorgeous gardens and brand new Orangery. It was just a perfect summer venue, as even inside there was ample light (great for me!) and the ability to open up virtually the whole of one side meant that everyone kept cool too. Not only this but an outdoor ceremony (which I just love!) and plenty of garden space for some drinks and afternoon entertainment. This included a tense game of Mr & Mrs, and a cool alternative to the traditional bouquet toss; a Moet toss for the girls and Whisky toss for the boys! (Don’t worry, the bottles had been temporarily removed from their box before it was thrown into the crowd!)

With Linda’s family being from Ghana, it was fantastic that she was able to incorporate so much of this into her wedding style. Not only were the table runners made from traditional patterned fabric but Linda herself even changed into an amazing yellow and blue African-style two-piece outfit in the evening. It had been handmade by her mum and finished that very morning! And get this – it matched her cake!! Yes that’s right, the bottom tier of the cake was the exact same colours and pattern as Linda’s evening outfit fabric. How about that for well thought through!

It’s so hard to narrow these down but here goes – supplier details below!


Venue: Hayne House

Flowers: Emily & Me

Cake: Cobi & Coco Cakes

Bride’s Dress: Berketex Bride

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: N16 Vintage

Bride’s Shoes: M&S

Groom/G’mens’ Suits: FCUK – hired from Moss

MC/DJ: Harry Kilb


P.S. I loved this venue, so if you’re having a Hayne House wedding please get in touch!