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Luke  &  Carrys

You are joyfully invited to the wedding celebrations of
27th July 2024
Please join us at Barnston Lodge
Our Story

Carrys and Luke met by chance on St. Patrick's day 2018 at a local bar in Gillingham, Kent. With a little bit of flirting and one drunken, teethy kiss they decided to exchange numbers. Who would have thought back then that they'd now be planning a wedding!

After 6 weeks of dating, Luke took Carrys on a romantic weekend away in Canterbury and asked her to be his girlfriend. 

After only 9 months together they decided to get matching tattoo's, a four leaf clover, to celebrate their first valentines together. 

Two years later, they moved from Kent to Essex and rented their first home together, and shortly after Carrys and Luke became parents for the first time, to their handsome fur baby, Max.

Carrys pursued her career as a Paramedic and Luke furthered his education and became a Science Teacher. 

They have been on many adventures and made so many memories with each other, their friends and families. 

After four and a half years together, on the 23rd October  Luke took Carrys back to Canterbury for another romantic weekend, but this time, at the same restaurant, he asked her to be his Wife. 

Which of course she said yes!

With lot's of planning, and just a few meltdowns, Luke and Carrys are so excited to invite you to celebrate with them, the beginning of their next chapter, as Mr and Mrs Best. 

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The Wedding
27 Jul 2024, 11:30 – 23:30
Barnston lodge,
Parsonage Ln, Dunmow CM6 3NZ, UK


12:00 -13:00


Ceremony @ St.Andrew Church, Barnston

Day Guests to arrive from 11:30am for the Ceremony. Guests can park at the reception venue and walk down to the church (2 minute walk). 

13:00 - 14:30

Welcome Drinks + Photographs

Day guests to walk down to Barnston Lodge, Dunmow for the Reception. An array of Welcome Drinks and Canapes will be served. 

Professional photographer will be taking official wedding photographs. 

14:30 - 16:30

Wedding Breakfast +


Day Guests will be invited to sit at their assigned tables ready for Speeches and Wedding Breakfast. 

Wedding Breakfast will include a BBQ Buffet followed by a dessert van, serving crepes, waffles, ice cream and eton mess. 

16:30 - onwards

Evening Guests to arrive. 

Evening Guests will be invited to join the celebrations. 

17:30 - 18:00

Cake Cutting +

First Dance

19:00 - 21:00

Evening Food

DJ will announce the Cake cutting and will kick the night off with the Bride and Grooms first dance. 

Food Truck will be serving bottomless stone baked Italian pizza. 

19:00 - 21:00


Pop Rock band 'Back trackin' will play a 2 Hour set. 

Followed by the DJ playing til the end of the night. 


Last orders + End of the night. 

Last orders will be called at 23:00 for the night to come to an end at 23:30 sharp. 

Please ensure that any one requiring a taxi has this pre-booked and organised. 

If anybody has any special dietary requirements or allergies, please contact us ASAP



Getting There


For those of us who are designated drivers, there is ample parking available at Barnston lodge, which is a short walk from the chapel (next door, but one).

For those of us who are planning on getting white girl wasted, local taxi firms include:

  • Great Dunmow Taxi - 01279 755300

  • The Dunmow Cab Co LTD - 01371 879060

  • Easton Cars - 01371 875155

  • Fargo Link - 01371 267267

  • Pasha Taxi - 01371 868128


There are plenty of hotels just a stones throw away. These include:

  • Dunmow Guest House - Great Dunmow - 01371 859138

  • Travelodge Stansted - Great Dunmow - 08719 846313 

  • Holiday Inn Express - Braintree - 01376 332420

  • Premier Inn - Braintree (A120) - 0333 7773941

If you choose to look for your own hotel in the area, outside of the list above, Saracens Head Hotel has been fully booked.


We are not officially asking for gifts. We both feel that the time, effort and money our guest are sacrificing to be apart of our special day is enough: your presence is our present!

For those people who still feel like they still want to contribute, we would greatly appreciate donations towards our honeymoon. For our honeymoon, we are planning to do a mini, multi-stop tour of the eastern world with stops in countries such as Japan, Indonesia and Aus.

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