Category Archives: Vintage Inspired

Vintage Inspired

A Railway Romance.

hollyanded A Railway Romance.

I have always had a love for train stations. They are just so romantic. A place where tears are shed as goodbye hugs are given…a place where lovers are reunited after time apart…a place where new adventures into the unknown are begun together…

Holly and Ed’s gorgeous engagement shoot evokes all of those emotions AND some…their shoot isn’t just from any old station. These images come from Sheringham Station, which is a part of the old North Norfolk Railway Line.

The sense of nostalgia seeps through the images – you can practically hear the whoosh of steam, the chugging of the engine and the station master’s whistle as the train leaves the platform.

I love that Holly went to town on her hair and make up too – she looks every inch the 40s lady. Engagement Shoots are a great excuse for a bit of dressing up, especially if your wedding isn’t going to be vintage themed, and this is such a fun one from Katherine Ashdown.

Engagement Shoot At Sheringham Station Norfolk With Steam Engines And Vintage Styling From Flamingo Amy Images By Katherine Ashdown 1 A Railway Romance.


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Gatsby Glam In The Derbyshire Dales.

karenandmatt Gatsby Glam In The Derbyshire Dales.

The flowers in today’s wedding are so, so, so pretty. Every time Karen’s bouquet sneaks into shot, it just looks divine. If I was her, I don’t think I’d have let it go all day. AND the coral roses used are called Little Miss Piggy. Isn’t that the best name ever?

I also love Karen’s choice of the brightly coloured Bridesmaid gowns – her girls look ravishing and they makes the perfect contrast to the natural surroundings of the venue, Shottle Hall, in the rolling Derbyshire countryside.

The images come from Kathryn Edwards, who Karen found via our very own Love Lust List.

There are so many fun shots of the wedding party – anyone looking for something different for their group shots should take note. Matt and his gangster Groomsmen, and Karen and her glamorous girlies, all look like they are having so much fun and it’s the perfect tone for their Great Gatsby inspired day.

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding At Shottle Hall In Derbyshire With Bride In Bespoke Gown by Susie Stone And Groom In Bespoke Suit By Cad And The Dandy 1 Gatsby Glam In The Derbyshire Dales.


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The Family Tree.

rebeccaandwill The Family Tree.

Rebecca and Will decided that saving for a house was far more important than splurging on a wedding. So they set a budget and stuck to it. This meant lots of crafting, bargain hunting and clever tricks to make things look pretty.

Don’t worry – Rebecca will tell you all about her genius thrifty ways so you too can create a beautiful wedding on a small budget.

The cute couple married at Rebecca’s family church where her Granddad planted a tree when he was a boy. What a lovely way to honour past generations.

I also love the idea of including recipe cards as RSVPs with your invitations and asking your guests to write down their favourite recipes. Imagine all of the delights you’d end up making that you would never have thought of before!

Vintage Inspired DIY Wedding At Kingston Village Hall With Bride In 50s Style Tea Length Gown And Groom In Topman Suit With Red Shoes And Knitted Bouquets Ties And Corsages With Fete Games And A Coconut Shy 1 The Family Tree.


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The Modern Love Letter.

emmaandmark The Modern Love Letter.

You may remember this gorgeous pair from their rather special engagement shoot. If you missed it, please go and have a read – their story is such a lovely one & Emma’s words about her love for Mark are so heartfelt and moving.

‘We were so entwined that I knew I’d found my forever.’ I’m sure that’s a feeling which will resonate with all of you.

So it really is lovely to be able to share their wedding too…and believe me when I say Emma & Mark’s wedding is beautiful.

The flowers are out of this world. The Bridesmaids are sporting the most magnificent floral crowns I’ve ever seen and Emma’s bouquet is divine – oversized and full of beautiful roses and foliage. An excellent job done by Angel Like Flowers.

There is also some fabulous fashion to lust over – I’m loving Emma’s sequinned Malene Birger jacket for the evening and her Gillian Million headpiece is so pretty.

And as if the images from Horseshoe Photography weren’t enough, the wedding highlights film from MY FILM is a wonderful sneak peak into Emma & Mark’s big day.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin…

Stylish Wedding At The Walled Garden Cowdray With Bride In San Patrick Dress And Jimmy Choo Shoes And A Malene Birger Sequinned Jacket And Groom In Navy Suit From Topman 1 The Modern Love Letter.


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Thinking Of You.

Cover Image9 Thinking Of You.

This morning’s wedding makes me very happy indeed. The pastel colour scheme is just so pretty. It draws together two venues and their natural surroundings, and Nancy’s vintage dress perfectly. The whole wedding has a nostalgic and dreamy quality to it – yet still manages to be stylish and contemporary.

I think it’s down to Nancy’s creativity and the wonderful photography from Mr Sleeve. Nancy is a make up artist (there are lots of great product recommendations for you, don’t worry). She did her own make up on the day and totally nailed the Audrey Hepburn meets Zooey Deschanel look she was going for. And Nancy has the delicate bone structure to rival both ladies.

Mr Sleeve is one of our Love Lust Members, so can always be relied upon for beautiful images.

And if you love wild flower meadow couple shots then you are in for a treat.

A 70s Inspired Wedding With A Pastel Colour Scheme And Bride In Vintage Lace Dress Found On Ebay And Groom In Navy Three Piece Suit By Paul Smith With Images From Steve Longbottom Mr Sleeve Wedding Photography 1 Thinking Of You.


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Mad Scots And Englishmen.

AnnieandDickie Mad Scots And Englishmen.

Shooting a wedding on film ALWAYS creates a beautiful, dream-like quality to the images. Weddings shot on film by Peachey Photography? Well they are EXTRA special.

And Annie and Dickie certainly thought so, as they chose Katharine from Peachey Photography by observing her work on these very pages.

Dickie is Scottish and works in advertising. Annie wore a 50s style gown. The couple married at Annie’s parents house in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. So naturally, the theme was Scotland meets Mad Men meets English Country Fete. It worked a treat too.

Annie’s parents genuinely put their hearts and souls into preparing the garden for their daughters wedding – they had the garden landscaped, grew flowers from seed and even built the summerhouse where the ceremony was held! They did an excellent job, I’m sure you’ll agree.

And if you’ve just come along for a gander at a man in a kilt – you’re in for a treat. Dickie is sporting some very fetching Douglas tartan.

A Marquee Wedding In Buckinghamshire With A Country Fete Theme With Bride In Vintage Tea Length Dress From Heavenly Vintage Brides And Groom In Douglas Tartan Kilt Images Shot On Film By Peachey Photography 1 Mad Scots And Englishmen.


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