A traditional service for Anna and Ian in their glorious Home Counties wedding

Anna Hanson married Ian Black on a beautiful sunny day at St James The Great Church, East Malling, Kent.

The Church was particularly sentimental for the bride as it was where her parents were married and is the home to her maternal grandparents' ashes.

The service was followed by a wonderful reception at Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa in Fawkham.



With a theme of Classic Glamour, the bridesmaids wore floor length one shoulder dresses in a stunning shade of African violet. The gorgeous purple colour continued throughout the theme of the entire wedding, with the floral arrangements, venue decorations, and even the lighting including shades of deep purple.  

Anna herself wore a crystal encrusted Sophia Tolli gown in pure white, along with crystal shoes that the groom had custom made for her. 

The couple decided to double barrel their surname to enable the Hanson name to continue. Both Anna’s father Kevin and Grandma Alberta were delighted at the couple’s decision.

The icing on the cake was a 15 night honeymoon in the idyllic island of Mauritius which was "absolute paradise".