Our Buy in the Bay wedding guide can help you with every aspect of getting married. We have an extensive list of services, boutiques and suppliers from; jewellers, hair and make-up artists, suits and dresses, photographers, cake makers, musicians, florists and more. Check out what’s available on your doorstep below:
Whether you have chosen a small intimate ceremony, a beach or traditional wedding, Belles Brides dress collection and accessories for brides, bridesmaids and flower girls have been carefully selected to suit all occasions, tastes and budgets.
They have a spacious, air conditioned studio where friendly, experienced staff will be delighted to advise and assist you in choosing your perfect wedding gown. Appointments are not always necessary but advised (especially Saturdays) to ensure that a consultant and dressing room is available.
Butterfly Garden Tea Parties
Order a delicious afternoon tea, high tea or buffet for your wedding breakfast and have it delivered to your wedding venue, along with lovely vintage china.
Butterfly Garden Tea Parties offer a range of party menus with a selection of delicious dainty finger sandwiches and scrumptious savouries, light-as-air scones with jam and cream, fluffy sponge cakes, melt-in-the-mouth pastries and colourful fruit and vegetable platters.
They specialise in bringing the vintage charm of the past to your wedding day to make it a day to remember. Whatever your style, vintage, do-it-yourself, festival, whimsical or casual, they will have something to suit your style and budget. They are also able to stay and host for a small extra cost. For larger weddings, waitress service can be provided.
Colin is an experienced wedding photographer, living in Herne Bay and works at weddings across Kent. He is fully insured and a member of the SWPP Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers.
From £800 for full day coverage from bridal preparations through to the first dance. Up to 250 + hi res images from the day are delivered on a usb stick in a presentation box. Album production at an extra cost.
Daniel Wilds Designer Goldsmith
Daniel Wild’s engraved wedding bands are very popular, with clients being able to choose their own unique colour design, metal and floral pattern. He produces wedding bands in silver, 9ct gold, 18ct gold, 22ct gold, palladium and platinum.
Another popular option, is to have an interlocking wedding band produced, thereby having a wedding band specifically handmade to interlock with the clients existing engagement ring – leaving no visible gaps and looking as if both were originally produced together.
He also produce a lot of silver contemporary and floral jewellery for bridesmaids and brides respectively, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and even on occasion, tiara’s.
Gardenia Lingerie stock a lovely range of lingerie to suit all budgets and tastes and specialise in mastectomy bras.
You’ll find beautiful lace and delicate designs, including backless, strapless and corset bras from brands like Marie Jo, Dominique and Elila to suit every shape and style to make you feel comfortable, beautiful and confident on your special wedding day.
The Kings Hall
The Kings Hall is a beautiful Edwardian building located right on the beach and hidden away from the quirky little town of Herne Bay. With stunning undisturbed views across the east Kent coastline, it is licensed for weddings and civil partnerships.
The venue caters for weddings from as small as 50 guests up to 650 guests and will be exclusively yours for your big day. The spacious Grand Hall is filled with original Edwardian features and high ceilings, you can hire the hall individually or with The Gallery and/or the Elegant Bar.
Their highly experienced wedding coordinator knows that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and they are on hand to make sure that your special day is perfect from beginning to end. If you are getting married at another location then you can still enjoy The King’s Hall for your wedding breakfast and/or evening reception, simply let your wedding coordinator know what you need.
With over 15 years experience of taking photos for the likes of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire magazines, Liz Gregg knows exactly what is required to capture the right moments during your special day. She understands the importance of creating the right setting, ensuring the bride and groom are relaxed and comfortable and capturing the spirit of the day.
A full day of photography is £1,200 (including a studio at the reception or reportage of dancing and chatting if you prefer). Shorter days start at £500 for up to 3 hours. A studio set up at the reception only is £500.
Established in 1982 M&M Jewellery are a family run business with over 60 years jewellery experience, expertly trained Goldsmiths and all suppliers have been hand selected to provide only the highest quality stock and materials.
They stock jewellery to suit all tastes with prices for every income. You’ll find wedding bands – 9ct, 18ct, platinum bands and engagement rings.They also sell bridal jewellery – pearl/diamond suites available with a wide range of styles and designs, available in silver, 9ct, 18ct.
A friendly independent menswear store offering a large range of men’s clothing and accessories. With a warm and welcoming service, there is no better place to go for ideas and help on choosing a suit for your wedding day. They can fit you from top to toe, from hats to shoes with all the accessories to complete your needs.
Salon 123 are experts in bridal hair and beauty and are dedicated to providing styles to suit all tastes for any wedding. They are experienced in looking after brides leading up to her special day, whether it’s hair, makeup, skincare, nails, waxing or massage, they have it covered.
The team are passionate about hair and makeup in every respect and pride themselves on their individuality and artistic vision and can work to ensure you get the right look you to suit your wedding theme and personal tastes.
The Shoe Room
The Shoe Room is a boutique style shoe retailer based in the seaside town of Herne Bay and are a great choice if you are looking for something unique for your wedding day.
Stocking quality footwear and leading brands offering a wide array of choice, catering for all styles, suitable for brides and bridesmaids.
All styles are Ruby Shoo: Polly (Lemon) – £50, Heidi (Blue) – £52, Dee (Mint/Peach) – £52.
From small gatherings to major weddings, The Studio will capture the essence of your magical day. With two specialists and professional photographers, they will assist you throughout your planning stages and make you feel relaxed in the knowledge that the memories of your wedding are in good hands.
When you meet with them, they will take great care and consideration in identifying your photography needs with a careful and relaxed approach.
Timeless – £499, Traditional – £995, Designer – £1645, Ultimate – £2695
Style Photography is an ideal choice for wedding photography, being local photographers and having lived in Kent for many years, they are very familiar and experienced in working across a number of beautiful locations throughout Kent, at a number of venues.
From smaller weddings to large events or even destination weddings, they have it all covered. For the past 20 years they have photographed wedding stories across the UK and witnessed some incredible couples getting married. They enjoy being part of the celebrations, capturing the images that will allow you to relive your wedding day in an authentic and realistic way.
Recognised for their calm and stress-free approach, you can enjoy your day while they go about the events and details that you’ve always dreamed of. They take time to connect with you and support the vision you want to capture of your special day. Personalised services include wedding photography and album design and they offer free consultations.
Sweet Sol is a sweet shop with a difference – create your very own custom wedding boxes tailored to your own colours, finished off with the perfect sweets inside for your guests.
These wedding favours can even have particular coloured sweets inside if you have a theme. Tailoring the favours to your requests, let them know what you’re looking for and they’ll help you find it.
Per 100 boxes £250 which includes sweets. 6 types of packaging options to choose from (prices vary) including white heart tin boxes (very popular), retro jars, large cylindrical tins and rectangle (chocolate box style) tins.
Vicki Lord is a multi-award winning hairdresser and TV hair expert with nearly 30 years of experience, she is considered to be one of the most influential hairdressers in Britain. She has a number of celebrity clients and has worked in salons in the UK and Australia.
Now operating as a freelance session hairstylist and bridal hairdresser, Vicki thrives on creating beautiful and unique hair for brides, utilising her design and artistic drawing skills to sketch and create bespoke hairstyles. Her styling is catered for the individual, incorporating the highest level of technical and creative ability to suit each client.
Booking a qualified and experienced hairdresser on your wedding day is a lifelong investment because the memories will last forever and so will the beautiful photographs.
Trial & Consultation
Bridal: £110 for between 2-3 hours. Bridesmaids: £55. Bridesmaids (under 10-years-old): £35. Mother-of-Bride/Groom: £40
PACKAGE 1 – Single Bridal Only Booking: £250 plus expenses. PACKAGE 2 – Bride plus 2 guests/bridesmaids: £340 plus expenses. PACKAGE 3 – Bride plus 3 guests/bridesmaids: £390 plus expenses. PACKAGE 4 – Bride plus 4 guests/bridesmaids: £440 plus expenses
*All prices are subject to updates and changes. Any additional guest/s bookings will be an additional of £40+ for a blow dry, and £60+ for curls or hair-up (per person). Balmain clip-ins, hair pieces, and hair extensions are priced on appointment.
Victoria’s Health and Beauty Clinic
Victoria’s Health & Beauty Clinic endeavour to provide you with the ultimate in luxury and pure relaxation for your special day, specialising in facials, manicures, pedicures, massage and other pampering treatments. There’s nothing quite like leaving all that stress at the door and letting our team look after before and on your wedding day.
Wicker and Stone
Wicker and Stone specialise in high quality ceramic and pottery products and lovely gifts, they have a variety of decorations and artificial flowers offering many great alternatives for your special day.
Within their selection, customers can find anything from handcrafted items to unusual tea light holders.
Qualified in garden design and organic gardening with work experience as a florist for Eden Floral Design at the Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and the Trafalgar Tavern.
Wild Daisy’s floral designs are created for you with a unique perspective, inspired by a love of flowers and design. They specialise in wedding flowers and work throughout Kent, aiming to create stunningly beautiful and balanced compositions tailored for your special day.
Complete Package – £495, Deluxe Package – £745
(All prices correct as of 2017 and subject to change)