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Vintage Inspired

Cocktails, Chandeliers And 1920′s Chic.


I do love a feather. And I especially love a feather in a bouquet. Becky’s is lovely – so many colours and textures. I very much like the cool/kooky meets 20′s fashion styling and there are some really original ideas such as a table plan on a mannequin (!) and lanterns filled with blooms as a table centrepiece. Becky’s headpiece is also something special – the art deco design works so well with her pretty red pout.

Becky and Paul are childhood sweethearts and their little boy Mason is the one of the sweetest members of a bridal party I think we’ve ever featured, you will probably want to borrow him for your own big day in fact. Cuteness overload folks.

A 1920 vintage wedding at The Gatsby in Berkhamstead with a Lusan Mandongus dress and bridesmaids in ghost_0195

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Old School Magic.


Well this is fun isn’t it? A giant yellow striped deck chair is definitely a good indicator of a wonderful wedding…

Briony and Ben themed their wedding around Ben’s job as a professional magician (I know, how awesome is that?!) So old-school magic posters and vintage carnival games were their first port of call. And I know you’ll agree that they did a great job, the whole day looks like an absolute riot!

It’s also rather lovely to look at too – Briony looks achingly elegant in ‘Lady’ by RMW Fashion Pack member Suzanne Neville, accessorised with pearls, her maids look divine in their milky latte coloured gowns and just wait until you see the bright red vintage jag that Ben whisked his Bride away in!!

And as if that wasn’t enough, the gorgeous bouquets brimming with roses, peonies and achillea were created by the lovely Karen at Passion For Flowers – who most definitely comes with a RMW seal of approval!

Right, that’s enough talking, let’s get on with it shall we?

Marquee Wedding In Solihull Inspired By Vintage Magic And The Circus With Bride In Lady By Suzanne Neville And Bridesmaids In Dresses From JLM Couture With Groom In Bespoke Suit By The Bespoke Tailor 1


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A Sentimental Bride And Her Boy In Blue.


Joanna and Craig’s wedding is a lovely way to round off the week. From Joanna’s gorgeous silk flower crown, to the floral archway, to the antique key table-plan, to the white wooden swing – it’s a wedding day just brimming with pretty details.

I think Joanna has some of the most perfect voluminous curls I’ve ever seen and her and Craig make a very elegant couple. We do love it when a Groom goes for an electric blue suit!!

Joanna and Craig had a very difficult moment in the run up to their wedding day, which meant they had to postpone their date…but thanks to their wonderful suppliers and the support of their friends and family they still had the day they had dreamed of.

Have a great weekend everyone and I’ll hand you over to Joanna to tell her and Craig’s story…

Elegant Wedding At Thornton Manor With Bride In A Bespoke Lace Gown And Jimmy Choo Heels With A Vintage Lace Veil And Bridesmaids In Baby Pink With Groom In Electric Blue Suit From Reiss 1


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Blush Pink & Candlelight For A Touch Of Vintage Glamour.


You may recognise the lovely Sarah and Nic. We featured their Editorial-esque engagement shoot back in May, so we’re thrilled to share their wedding with you this morning. And it’s extra special because the images come from the wonderful Claudia Rose Carter.

I love it when a couple gets married at the Bride’s family home and that’s exactly what Sarah and Nic decided to do. I can imagine there’s something very comforting about getting ready in the home you grew up in and celebrating your marriage in your old back-garden, surrounded by the people you love.

I’m also a huge fan of simple, elegant details – for me all you need to make something look beautiful is flowers and candlelight and that’s exactly what Sarah chose to style her big day with.

To entertain the adorable little ones at this wedding Sarah and Nic provided them with an Eye-Spy list, a pencil topped with a golden animal (see here for a tutorial) and a camera. If only we got to see the awesome shots captured by the little monkeys.

A Vintage Inspired Marquee Wedding At The Bride's Family Home With Bride In David Fielden And Jimmy Choo And Bridesmaids In Sequinned Adrianna Pappell Gowns With Groom And Groomsmen In Suits By Dress To Kill 1


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Practically Perfect In Every Way.


I’m not sure we’ve ever featured a wedding inspired by Mary Poppins before…but it’s a genius idea! Especially when your venue of choice has it’s very own carousel!!

For regular readers, or anyone who has been researching venues for a while, you’ll have guessed that this wedding comes from the fabulous Preston Court. Which not only has a carousel, but also fairground organs and beautiful roaming peacocks.

Just like the classic family film Mary Poppins, Gillian and Paul’s wedding is full of fun, smiles, singing and dancing. They even brought along their adorable pet bunny Poppy. Gillian looks as flawless as Mary herself too, and her lace edged veil is so feminine and pretty.

We love featuring weddings from Brides who used RMW to plan their big day, and Gillian and Paul’s wedding is full of wonderful Love Lust List suppliers…

RMW regular, Harriet from Weddings Vintage, has captured some truly moving images of Gillian with her Dad.

Vintage Wedding Inspired By The Carousel Scene From Mary Poppins With A Mint Green, Lavender And Gold Colour Scheme With Bride In Gala By Cymbeline With Rachel Simpson Shoes 1


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Art Deco Elegance.


I’ve noticed several very pretty weddings coming from Matara in Gloucestershire lately. If you haven’t come across it before, then the gorgeous wedding of Debbie and Mark will show you why the venue is such a hit with couples…

The house is beautiful, the gardens are lush and green, and the oriental style courtyard is the ultimate place for a tranquil, spiritual wedding ceremony.

Debbie and Mark made the venue look even more beautiful too, not only with the elegant art deco inspired details, candles and pretty blooms – but also with their outfits. Debbie sparkles flapper style in Jenny Packham and Mark looks quite the dapper chap in his much loved Prada brogues. Definitely fit for a soiree with Gatsby.

Debbie and her family spent the months leading up to the wedding sourcing vintage brooches as favours for guests. Possibly one of the loveliest ideas for favours I’ve ever heard!

Art Deco and 1920s Inspired Wedding At The Matara Centre Gloucestershire With Bride In Joy By Jenny Packham and Bridesmaids in No 1 by Jenny Packham At Debenhams With Vintage Details and Speakeasy Themed Cocktails 1


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Vintage China & Sparkles At Hazlewood Castle.


I always find castle weddings really magical and today’s is no exception.

Lucy and David married at Hazlewood Castle which has been in the family estate of the Vavasours since Norman times and was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086! That’s some impressive history.

Lucy chose to wear the elegant and sparkling Foxglove by Jenny Packham which looks divine on her. The sheer sleeves are just so pretty and delicate. It’s the perfect gown to match the vintage China, all of which comes from Lucy and David’s own collection…

If I had such a beautiful stash, I’d be eating High Tea everyday! And what a lovely way to include your family history in your wedding day.

Today’s wedding also includes the two cheekiest page boys I’ve seen for a while, but it looks like the twosome had an awesome day. And I think we can safely say, so did Lucy and David.

Vintage Inspired Wedding At Hazlewood Castle In Yorkshire With Bride In Foxglove By Jenny Packham And Bridesmaids In Pink Dresses From Coast With A Firework Display 1


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Peach And Rose Gold For A Laid Back London Wedding.


Our final wedding for the week is a lovely, relaxed London affair. Abby and Lawrence chose the beautiful and elegant Victorian conservatory at the Horniman Museum as their ceremony venue, followed by an informal reception at The Artisan of Clerkenwell, which just looks so cosy and welcoming and like the perfect place to celebrate your marriage with family and friends.

I love Abby’s choice of colour scheme – peach and rose gold was always going to be a winning combination and it’s feminine, pretty and delicate and works perfectly with the more masculine dark brown tones of the reception venue.

A London wedding wouldn’t be complete without the route master buses and I love that Abby and Lawrence provided their guests with champagne and goodie bags full of treats for the journey.

There are also some rather fabulous ‘just married’ lanterns that I know lots of you are going to want for your big day too…

Laid Back London Wedding At The Horniman Museum With A Peach And Rose Gold Colour Scheme With Bride In Adagio By Claire Pettibone With Bridesmaids In Nude Dresses From Miss Selfridge 1


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To Thine Own Self be True.

Cover-Image Rock My Wedding readers Carly & Simon both love the arts, particularly music and theatre. They reflected their shared passions with a Shakespeare themed wedding in old London town.

With a Justin Alexander gown, maids in Jenny Packham for Debenhams and photography by Dominique Bader this vintage inspired wedding is as beautiful as one of Will’s sonnets. I love the fact that Carly and Simon got up on stage to contribute a few lines in a play performed for their guests at the reception, check it out!

A vintage inspired wedding with Shakespeare theme and 50s style dress from Justin Alexander and 50s suits from Ted Baker and photography by Dominique Bader_0001


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The Joys Of Spring


Well this is just lovely. Rachel looks so elegant in her fishtail lace gown and the spring blooms are to die for, I love the mix of orange and yellow tulips in particular. You’ve also got to hand it to a bride who can’t resist a bargain, dedicating her budget to the things that matter and making clever savings in areas that are less important.

Did I mention this is one of the greatest table plans I have seen in a long time? such a fun film theme – and so well put together. The cake also deserves a mention, simple yet sophisticated and ties in beautifully with the rustic decor and feminine colour scheme.

Enjoy lovelies!

An elegant welsh wedding at Eastington park with a vintage country theme and a lace fishtail justin alexander wedding dress with spring flowers and a tupli bouquet_0109


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