A Wonderland Wedding… Part 2

Welcome back for a completely elegant, vintage take on Alice in Wonderland for a Wedding. Aside from a jaw dropping venue which lots of you might think is a little aspirational, there is an absolute ton of UNIQUE here, which is exactly what we’re about here at RMW. This Bride was creative and did it her way.

And what a Wonderland she dreamed up.

All images courtesy of the ever talented Allister Freeman.

Floral Fancies

My flowers were thanks to Lily & May.

I asked for a natural vintage look and wanted them to look as if they had been picked from the garden. We used various varieties of roses, freesias & wax flowers as well as incorporating Rosemary and eucalyptus in the bouquets and table centers so they smelt wonderful!!

Due to the tea party theme my centrepieces were hand tied poses arranged in vintage teapots, so that my guests could easily take the poses away with them at the end of the night!

Classic Documentary

We chose Allister Freeman for our photography. We love his natural documentary style and the way he manages to capture all the emotions of the day so well in his photos.

Allister is also a thoroughly nice guy and we both felt totally at ease having him around us all day – which is very important!

Tea Party cake

The cake was made by a family friend. We separated the tiers and displayed each on a different height vintage glass cake stand.

Vintage Flair

We used a great company – Vintage Flair to hire vintage crockery. Our tables were set with a teapot flower arrangement in the centre and then each place setting was a teacup and saucer with a vintage napkin. Each table had a cut glass water jug with a ‘drink me label’ attached to keep with the theme & I made a little figure of each of the Alice in wonderland characters as table names.

Our table plan was actually lots of vintage picture frames grouped together and we even had vintage tablecloths to some of the tables!! The girls from vintage flair helped me with many of the ideas and even set everything up for me on the day.

We also had a hat dressing up box so that all our guests could try out various mad hats during the day & as James is a graphic designer he created all invites & menus to our own design.

Ring Me…

Yes well I went a bit over board on this one, making everything myself but it was well worth it!!! Each seat in the ceremony either had a hand made tissue holder (complete with emergency tissue) or bells for our guests to ring as we walked down the Aisle as husband and wife.

Then the favours for the wedding breakfast were hand made tea bags. The tea bag labels doubled as the place setting.

Dancing up a Storm in a Tea Cup

For entertainment we chose a disco – our guests love to chuck a few shapes on the dance floor!!

Our first dance was to ‘When I fall in love’ by Nat king Cole. James mimed the words to me as a joke early on in our relationship and after that it just became our song!

Putting a unique stamp on your Day…

I think it was all the personal hand made touches that made our day unique. Our guests loved our home made touches & really embraced our theme which meant everyone also had a great deal of fun – it’s a special day and its important that you enjoy it and make the most of it – we certainly did!!

Thanks again to Allister Freeman for submitting this elegantly unique and creative affair, and to James and Jane for letting us share their beautiful day! I am in total awe of the little characters Jane made to hold the table names – super skill!

Yours Wonderfully Truly,


Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

22 thoughts on “A Wonderland Wedding… Part 2

  1. Love the floral colour scheme (I am very much in to dirty pinks and neutrals at the moment!) and adore the table plan idea, so simple yet effective. Bravo!

  2. Beauuuuutiful!
    I’m in awe of all the little creative bits, you can tell that heart and soul went in to making this day so special.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. ps did you use a pattern for the Alice in Wonderland figures? I’d love to make them for my friends’ little babies.

  4. its all so pretty you did really well. It all looks so tasteful. I’m so happy to see a wedding at Gosfield where you have done things slightly differently hopefully we can too and still have a theme or different ideas ‘in keeping’ with the house and its surroundings. Lovely xx

  5. LOVE that table plan, completely different to anything I’ve seen before and so simple – saves having to faff about with bits of ribbon (being less than artistic myself that appeals enormously!). Loving all the quirky details too.

  6. Wow! thanks for all your kind comments about my wedding. I totally enjoyed preparing for it!! As for the comments about my little creatures, i took inspiration from a toy i had at home, made my own patterns and got sewing!I love making things like that so if anyone needs any…….!!!!

  7. What a clever idea for the table plan. Love it! And the bells and tissue holders on the seats. How cute? Total gorgeousness. Love the vintage vibe of this day x

  8. I am in absolute awe of those little creature creations! I’m also doing a tea-party theme and would love to chat with you about how you did this?!

    Charlotte – if Jane doesn’t respond, please can you pass her my email address?


    Ta xxx

  9. Hi Jane, i’m having an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding next year and just love love love your little Mad Hatter, White Rabbit ect. Any chance you make these for people? they would be the perfect finishing touches for my tables x my email address is kimberlyraines@hotmail.co.uk x

  10. Hi Jane, the stuffed dolls are amazing! I absolutely love them, how did you do them I would love to learn how to make them. If you would contact me or let me know where I can find out how to make them that would be great. Your wedding looks so elegant and fun at the same time!

    Very respectfully,

  11. I’m probably too late for any response but here’s hoping!! I too am having a Vintage Mad Hatter Tea Party Wedding this June 2013 and would absolutely love, love, love to be able to create the little characters for our tables you’ve done on yours Jane. Please if you get this I would really, really appreciate having a copy of the templates you used to make the dolls? Yours in hoping you are still receiving/responding to this page! Rebecca xxx

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