Esmee and Karl got married at Space Bar in FolkEstone, an epic venue with a cool outside space for alternative couples
How the engagement happened
“Karl initially failed to pop the question on a trip to Amsterdam (after partaking in a bit too much of the local produce). He successfully proposed on Esmée’s 30th Birthday, which was nearly ruined by several waiters dropping hints throughout the meal…
Why they chose Folkestone for their wedding
We, like many couples with weddings planned for 2020, have had a rollercoaster of a time. We were supposed to get married in June 2020 in South London. After postponing by a year and subsequently moving to Folkestone we realised that we lived in a super cool place and the stress of continually postponing our day became too much so settled on a micro wedding by the sea in December. A sudden lockdown put a stop to that plan so it was rearranged for September 2021 with more guests and all of our suppliers back on board again!
The details of their Space Bar Folkestone wedding reception
“We have loads of small touches relating to our love of music (e.g. the reception used to be a record shop) and my mother’s amazing styling abilities (she handmade the monogrammed napkins for the reception). We also wanted to work with suppliers who we either have a personal connection to, or who we have tried and tested as part of moving to a new town.
Their advice to anyone getting married and planning a wedding
“To any couples who are planning their wedding our best advice would be to not get too carried away with the planning, it doesn’t need to take over your lives. We have ended up planning 3 weddings of varying size, and sometimes it is tough to remember that planning your day should be fun, it shouldn’t feel like a part time job.
How they found us as their wedding photographers
“Esmée had been following Anna on Instagram for over 6 months (after leafing through a copy of Rock n Roll Bride) before sending a request form. We love her colourful, candid style, which suits our personalities (and our guests’) down to a tee! She’s been with us throughout this mad ride of postponements and has always stayed so calm and organised – it has really helped us not to freak out!”
Space Bar Folkestone is a fab wedding venue
Check it out: https://spaceseven.co.uk/
The other wedding suppliers, based in Folkestone and surroundings:
Make Up @joshuaartist
Hair pieces @floraandthefox
Harbour Drinks @beershopfolkestone
Cheese Cake @thecheeseshed