Meg & Jacob scrapped all the wedding norms and went back to basics. What represents them and what do they love? They ended up with a retro 70s-inspired wedding where Meg wore a Bowen Dryden bespoke bridal jumpsuit and her bridesmaids were in bright orange jumpsuits too! Meg & Jacob’s vision was a day where their guests danced all day long packed with colour and silliness! They had their ceremony in an actual lighthouse, need we say more? Plus, check out their wedding highlights video below by the incredible Recommended supplier, Electric Reel! Some of the accessories for the day were provided by Recommended supplier, Six Stories and all the stationery was completed by Recommended supplier, The Rock n Roll Souls!

Bowen Dryden bespoke jumpsuit for 70s-inspired retro wedding

Our favourite moment was the walk down the aisle and seeing each other at the end. It was an intimate small ceremony in the lighthouse and the first time family and friends had been together post-pandemic. It was so special! Also, post-ceremony we danced to Jacob's choir outside the lighthouse and everyone was just going for it with the dance moves and we just remember being so happy.

Meg & Jacob

Bowen Dryden

The outfits were a mix of Elton John's wardrobe meets a North Shields Mamma Mia boat party (minus the boat - though the couple did try!). It's so unique! Everyone looks like they could be extra members of ABBA! The inspiration for it all came from looking at what made Meg & Jacob them and was key to their personalities. Including the love of musicals and all things retro! The venue's gold stage was inspired by Bethnal Green Working men's club that Meg spent many hours dancing at in her 20s. The neon lighting idea came from time the couple spent in Las Vegas! They both love second-hand and their fave season is autumn so this played a part in the decor too!

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Meg & Jacob found selecting suppliers incredibly difficult as it was mid-pandemic. They didn't get to go to wedding fairs so everything was done through Instagram. They looked for suppliers using Rock My Wedding and chose them based on their enthusiasm to bring the vision to life. Meg & Jacob also tried to use as many local suppliers as possible to make the event a taste of the northeast for guests coming from afar. Jules Williams (photographer), Jess Lathan (second photographer), and Georgia from Electric Reel stole the show! They were a power trio on the day that made the couple feel so at ease and brought so much fun.

If you're having a retro wedding day, disco balls, neon signs and bright colours are essential!

Just do you. Don't conform! Just start with you, what you love, and what makes up your perfect day. Work back from there and add in all of those elements. Don't listen to anyone else.

Meg & Jacob

We are so in love with an alternative bridal look and Meg's Bowen Dryden bespoke wedding jumpsuit is incredible. Looking for some bridal outfits that aren't wedding dresses? Here are some bridal suits and jumpsuit inspiration! To complete her look, Meg chose some wedding sunglasses

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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Venue: Salt Market Social, St Mary's Lighthouse | Photography: Jules Williams Photography | Second Photographer: Jess Lathan Photography | Videographer: Electric Reel | Music: Voice Of The Town, YVA, Monster Ceilidh Band, Annie Marron | Florist: Bloom Head | Food: Posh Street Food, Di Meos, Eggs Go Bao | Cake: Jacqueline's Cake Company | Hair: Rein & Co | Makeup: The Beauty Bom | Bridal & Bridesmaid Jumpsuits: Bowen Dryden | Alterations: Groom & Co, Jesmond. | Nails: Citre | Jewellery: Daisy London | Rings: Emma Hedley | Accessories: Hurr Collective, Six Stories | Groom & Groomsmen's Outfits: Moss Bros | Shirts: Phix | Socks: London Transport Museum, Happy Socks | Hair Bow: Djima London | Groom's Wallet: My Personalised Item | Shoes: Terry De Havilland, Dr Martens, Bespoke Bling Boutique | Event Planner: Meg Ellis | Decor: Birdcages and Dragonflies | Balloons & Streamers: Imaginarium | Stationery: The Rock N Roll Souls | Banners: Anwens | Neon Signs: My Dream Neon | Photo Booth: Studio Social North | Glassware: Crosby's | Tech Hire: Believe Audio | Marquee: Roaming Tent Company | Transport: Henry Cooper Coaches, Northumbria Classic Car Hire | Favours: Get A Grip Studio

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