Somewhere over the rainbow

Kerry Davis and Marina Withers (Chip) first met on Facebook!" Chip was my first female relationship," shares Kerry.

"She spotted me on the Facebook Dating App shortly after it launched, she said 'yes' to my profile and it immediately asked me if I wanted to say 'yes' and pair with her – she has the most beautiful eyes! We talked online and were a couple from the first date!"

Romantic cuddle Kerry popped the question on Christmas Day. "Chip is Estonian and English is her second language. I drew my proposal on paper – I'm a terrible artist – and it took her about 25 mins to guess each word, eventually I thrust the ring at her and said 'Well? Will you?!' oh-so romantic," laughs Kerry.

The big date was set, 3rd September 2022 with Chaucer Barn, Norfolk, setting the scene and a rainbow/Pride colour scheme ran throughout the day.

Here, Kerry tells us more about their day...


We only went to see the one venue and knew instantly that that was where we wanted our day to be.


The ceremony was down at the willow arch, while the reception was in and around the barn.


We had rubber ducks with our names and wedding date on that had to be fished out of a paddling pool if you wanted a favour.


We spray-painted ornaments and had photo frames with love quotes and remembrance photos in.


I had a bouquet of rainbow roses from Christine's of Hockley.


We had a rainbow-coloured three-tiered cake with little models of our three passed pets on.

Shoes I wore a traditional wedding dress bought from Big C Bridal Boutique in Norwich which was then 'rainbowed' by Gemma, one of my bridesmaids. I accessorised with a rainbow-coloured tiara and personalised shoes by Miss Molly's.

Loving gaze

Chip wore a suit with a waistcoat she had made herself with rainbow details.


Our sidekicks wore red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple waistcoats with matching shoes, black shirt and trousers.


The bridesmaids wore fairy dresses each in a rainbow hue from Louki's Hippy Heaven with matching coloured shoes.

Happy day

Generally, everyone just entertained themselves and everyone is still saying what a genuinely happy day it was.


We played Cornhole on 'Pride' boards supplied by Norfolk Boards, dipped for ducks and took photos with cartoon character signs that had recently been used in our performance of Shrek on Cromer Pier.

First dance

Our DJ Jason was brilliant too, he really made sure his side of things ran smoothly with communication before and after. Our first dance was amazing, and it was just an overwhelmingly happy occasion. I was so worried that Chip's anxiety would be too much for her, but she had an amazing day too.

The day Both of us suffer with anxiety so emotions were right on the surface on the wedding day. We had a bit of a stress while we were getting ready, Chip had lost her Spanx and we couldn't find them anywhere – turned out I was wearing them!

Walking down the aisle

Walking down the aisle, and totally focussing on looking in to my girl's eyes, was very emotional but it was all about her.

Couple in the garden

During our private pictures we spent the whole time giggling about our photographer's methods, he wanted to make us relax and very much succeeded, we had such a great time!


My dad's speech entailed him telling everyone how I was 'such a whingey baby, they nearly abandoned me in France but felt they couldn't inflict me on the French'. I haven't heard that story before but loved it, as did everyone else.


My parents were just amazing just making the day go so smoothly, if there were any stresses, they didn't show. They were parents to both of us on the day and we truly felt their love and support even though they are not ones for normally showing their feelings.


Ann and Janet did an awesome job looking after our dogs. My bandits (bridesmaids) were amazing but special thanks to Sarah and Gemma for dealing with the whole run-up and stressed me!

Walking away

Top tip: If it hasn't gone the way you planned let it go – nobody cares! They're just there to see you happy.

Kerry and Marina's contact book

Cornhole game

Norfolk Boards


Jason McGinty
Tel: 07789 718 397


Big C Bridal Boutique


Christine's of Hockley

Hair stylist

New Hair by Natasha

Jewellery and accessories

Make-up artist

Elle Belle's Beauty Studio


Graham Baker Photography


Sweet stall

Sweet Sensation Candy Cart Hire


Chaucer Barn
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