Category Archives: Vintage Inspired
Wow. Bella’s self-designed bespoke (and convertible!) gown is just so beautiful. And her accessories? perfection. I have already made MASSIVE hints that I would like the Kate Spade necklace to appear under the Christmas tree.
There are so many gorgeous ideas to steal from this laid back and super stylish affair, from the potted plant favours to the giant-letter guest book to the frankly amazing marquee lighting and everything else in-between.
One of my most favourite weddings of 2013. I would have absolutely loved to have been a guest.
We had our wedding at Will’s parents house. Will has grown up there his whole life and therefore holds a lot of memories there! Sharpham Park has also been our home for the past 2 years so it was handy being around for the set up!
Soft & Ethereal
I wanted my look to be soft, ethereal and vintage. Local Bristol make up artist Inma Azorin did my hair and make up! She is brilliant at Vintage Hair and runs a regular pop up diy hair salon. She introduced me to Temptu Pro Silicon Foundation- tear and sweat proof! I Can’t recommend this product enough.
Long & Short
I designed my dress myself, I had a hard time finding ‘the perfect dress’. Having had a design background I thought it was only natural for me to design the dress myself with the help of my brilliant dressmaker Bobby Sharp in Glastonbury. It was great having a comvertible dress, being able to dance in a shorter skirt meant that I didn’t have to worry about my heel going through my train.… View the full post.
Friday is finally here, and with it we have a visual feast of a wedding for you.
Lindsay and Daryl married at the height of summer in a beautiful 17th Century House in the Brecon Beacons – it truly does look like a magical occasion.
With Martin Ellard’s images and Lindsay’s words, the sense of building anticipation that surrounds a wedding has been captured beautifully.
So please – get yourselves comfy and indulge in this sumptuous Welsh wedding.
Spectacular But Not Fussy
Lindsay The Bride: The venue was perfect from the first time we saw it. We wanted an outdoor and relaxed wedding, nothing too formal or traditional – and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Penpont had a touch of the spectacular without the usual fuss, and just getting married on a porch was so easy and natural. The porch just happened to be that of a 17th Century House set in a 2000 acre rural estate within the Brecon Beacons.
It’s tough to find a place outdoors to get legally married, and the fact that the porch was a licensed area of the venue meant that we could stand outside and read our vows, with our guests sitting outside too. All we needed now was the good weather. You can’t guarantee good weather, but we had picked the hottest day of the year – statistically speaking – so we gave ourselves the best possible chance.
We setup a giant tipi on the front lawn, ready for dinner and the reception. We also had games and bales of straw.… View the full post.
This is one of those weddings that is so full to the brim with things I love and such an abundance of stylish ideas that usually I wouldn’t know where to begin.
But actually, I do know where I’m going to begin and that’s with Sam’s up-do. Because it is extraordinarily beautiful yet so simple, essentially a french plait with fresh blooms. About 800 of you lovelies told us just how much you liked it when we posted an image on our Facebook page over the weekend and have been “sharing” it ever since!
Sam and Ed wanted to create a secret garden with a traditional British garden party and I think you’ll agree that they accomplished their dream decor with bells on, creating a whimsical yet contemporary fairytale within a beautiful outside space.
There is a swing adorned with roses. There is a rope bridge bedecked with ribbon. There are my favourite colours of peach and mint and the prettiest fairylights hung from trees.
And I’ll stop now, because you just need to see it.
The Garden Of Secrets
Ed and I wanted our wedding to emulate a secret garden with all of the delights of a traditional British garden party. We envisaged secret nooks and twisted oak trees, family and friends meandering across a freshly mown lawn whilst children played amongst them. We searched for what seemed forever, and then one day Ed’s Auntie kindly suggested her home near Peterborough. Stood amongst the trees on the river bank we knew that it would be the perfect place to hold our relaxed secret garden wedding.… View the full post.
This wedding oozes sophistication, from Ginny’s beautiful Elizabeth Fillmore lace gown to the pale and interesting colour palette to the outdoor vintage gramophone entertainment.
And I LOVE Ginny’s headpiece fashioned from a necklace, I’m tempted to have a go at this myself. I would also like an old-fashioned lemonade dispenser please Santa.
Did I mention the portraits? LUSH.
Try Then Buy
The dress was by Elizabeth Fillmore, which we found at a trunk show in London. It was very different to the dress I had imagined! When I tried it on I instantly relaxed. It was vintage in style, with a beautiful Italian lace overlay. The underslips were a blush/mink colour which highlighted the lace pattern and suited my pale skin. It was extremely fitted with a small asymmetric pool of a train to one side. The reaction from my bridesmaids when I tried it on was extremely positive- in fact one told the shop assitant I would buy it before I had even taken the dress off!
I had a very simple chapel veil made for me which complimented the dress. I had been adamant I wasn’t having a veil but as soon as I tried one on I changed my mind. It felt amazing! I collect vintage jewellery so I wore 50s earrings that had been the ‘something borrowed’ to 2 of my bridesmaids, and my amazing friend Nicola made a very simple headband from a favourite necklace.
The most important thing on the day however were our rings.… View the full post.
Ok lovely people, we are starting the week at TRULY EPIC on the wedding spectrum. So get ready…
The details from Russ and Sophie’s vintage circus themed affair have been styled immaculately. If you’re having a themed wedding – this one is a shining example of how to do it properly.
When I looked at the images from Shoot Photography, I was blown away by the stationery, décor and flowers – then I read Sophie’s report and realised the level of involvement she had with EVERYTHING and I was literally astounded.
Sophie ramps wedding décor up a notch so it’s only fair that I let the leading lady herself tell you all about it…
Only Grays Would Do
Sophie The Bride: It was really important for us that we should celebrate our big day at a venue that meant something to us. On that basis, when it came to choosing a venue there was only ever one contender; Grays Court, in fact we were so sure of this we didn’t ever look at any other options! We live a stone’s throw from Grays and since discovering the beautiful old house a few years ago have always considered it a very special ‘secret local’, enjoying many a peaceful bottle of wine there, tucked behind York Minster away from the city’s many tourist traps.
And, when one summers evening 17 years after we had met, Russ decided the time was right to pop the question, it felt absolutely right that he should arrange for to do it in Grays beautiful walled gardens, complete with a brass quartet playing Lionel Richie from the balcony above!… View the full post.
Liv and Teddy’s wedding is an absolute corker. It begins with sophisticated elegance – the shimmering Eden by Jenny Packham and a smartly cut suit by The Kooples and ends with a rave in an underground exposed brick vault.
Such is the wonder of a good wedding.
What happens in-between you ask?? Well Liv the Bride is here to tell you all about it, along with images from fabulous Love Lust photographer John Day.
Our Home Town
Liv The Bride: Our wedding was on 22nd September 2012 at The Royal Society of Arts just off The Strand in Central London. Our given names are Olivia and Chris – but everyone calls us Liv and Teddy – hence the ‘L&T’ featured everywhere! We are both from London, our parents live here, we grew up here, met here and after a brief stint in Brighton, we’ve settled down here – so when it came to location, London was a no brainer.
We actually found the RSA at the National Wedding Show. It ticked all those boxes AND were undergoing an amazing renovation (pre renovation prices for post renovation beauty – bargain!) Teddy’s a designer and so we made our invitations ourselves to try and keep costs low – I definitely underestimated how long it would take but I would recommend it if you’ve got a lot of time to kill, we spent virtually nothing making them.
We went with really simple ribbed rustic brown card with our own font and vintage penguin postcards as the RSVP.… View the full post.