Gentle Wild Gothic… Part 1

I am so excited to be sharing this wedding with you today and of course the second part tomorrow. Its a total fashion fest and really for me sums up why I love Rock My Wedding – being able to inspire with Serious Style like this. We’re kicking of with all the fashion and getting to the equally unique decor and reception style tomorrow.

The second reason is that this wedding was photographed by Jon Rouston – one of our earliest sponsors, I’m delighted to be able to finally share some of his stunning photography of an A.mazing wedding. – Thanks Jon!

Rachael and Andy were married on Saturday 10th April at New Life Church Scunthorpe, followed by a reception and evening do at Normanby Hall North Lincolnshire.

A Gentle Gothic Dress

The dress was from The Ivory Bridal Collection in Barton North Lincs (beautiful shop!) I saw it on a mannequin as soon as I walked in and fell in love with it! It had a simple vintage feel and was full of all the unique details I’d been craving for like that of mixed textures & materials, a bit of lace here, netting there, messy but elegant, (it had a slightly gothic feel but in the creamy ivory looked so gentle!)

It was just like nothing like I’d seen anywhere ever and looked so beautiful and I’m the opposite of a silky or bling person, so it felt so me! It was a handmade dress (which would mean mine would be different in all its details to the one I tried on, even better!) It took 6 months to be made and to be shipped over from the designers (Cymbeline) in France.

A Spider Web of Lace

Whilst trying on my dress they brought out a Cymbeline necklace that had the look of a little jacket! It was amazing! Going round and up the neck but over the shoulder and hanging quite far down my back (which felt amazing!) It had the details, quirks and materials of the dress but transformed the whole look, being like and elegante lace spider web with beads and pearls in places! I loved it!

It was rather dramatic but by far the centre of the outfit and definately unique, something which I wanted all the details of our wedding to be! It meant though I had to keep everything else simple, simple but very long veil, pearl stud earrings, no braclet or tiara but I couldn’t resist having 3 small white ranunculus in my curly scrunched intentionally messy hair!

My dress and necklace had blown our budget (but worth it!) which meant as much as I am a shoe person, I stuck to £20 peep toe sling back dusty cream heals from New Look!! Although the best things I ever bought was £5 flip flops the day before, I wore them half the day and they meant I could really bust a move on the dance floor!!

Studiously messy Hair

My hair I really wanted curly, scrunched up, messy and natural (similar feel to my dress!) but my local hairdresser had struggled in practices to get the messiness of it and managed to pull it off just as I had imagined on the day! Then my sister in law/bridesmaid did my make-up, (which I had bought myself from Clinique and The Body Shop in the run up; – Saved the pennies and meant I had great make-up to keep!) Again we hadn’t got it right it practice but somehow on the day it was great!

My biggest concern had been my skin, but forgetting about it and drinking lots of water in the run up (that and praying!!) meant it was clear!! I went for a natural, pink cheeks & lips and lightly smoked eyes look, ballerina-esque!

The Too Cool for School Groom…

Andy loves quirky and unique stuff just as much as me so as soon as we spotted a modern but vintage feel light grey suit with black trimmings in Topman he had to get it! He got some gorgeous black long toed worn leather shoes, skinny black tie and he insisted on braces! It suited him perfectly with his black hair and stubble!

Black and White Chic

As soon as Andy and I got engaged we wanted a black and white theme but wanted it to still be happy and fresh so tried to major on the white, with spurts of fresh spring green here and there but trying to keep it simple too! We bought the Ushers black skinny ties, white shirts and black umbrellas (incase of April showers!) and they wore their own black suits!

My Bridesmaids wore a white strapless dress with a black sash from coast (from the sale!!!!!) with black pep toe heels, chunky black necklaces and matching earring and bracelets finished with a bouquet of white tulips!

So thats the fashion… come back tomorrow for the flowers!

Yours 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.

15 thoughts on “Gentle Wild Gothic… Part 1

  1. Oh my actual God. I adore that dress. Check out that back! And the train! And she is a vision in that necklace. And he’s a vicion in those braces! What a stylish pair these two make. Congratulations!

  2. Pleeeeeease can you tell me where the BM’s necklaces are from?! I’ve been looking for ages for something similar for my girls, but so far have only found them in the US. Please tell me they’re made by some lovely lady in the UK who can make them in any colours you choose?!

    Big thanks

    Clare xx

  3. I’m officially going to stop making comments on real weddings which make me sound like I’m having a heart attack as I type…

  4. @ Anna K – please don’t, they make me laugh in our very quiet office!

    Soooo nice to see a sunny April wedding, we’re doing it on the 16th and I’m expecting the worst (there was still snow on the ground in Derbyshire this year!!) but secretly hoping for a glorious day.

  5. A.mazing: venue, lace necklace thingy (swoon), bride with glowing peachy skin, hair (love the ranunculus, may snaffle idea), err..dress?? That draping at the back..gorge, super trendy groom in his suit and super chic bm’s. Goth adorable xx

  6. Yaaaaaaaay!

    I am SO pleased everyone loves this. I have been so excited about posting it… it’s my favourite wedding on the blog for a VERY long time.


    And tomorrow is even better. Such unique flowers. You’d better believe it!


  7. Wow!!! We are having a black and white theme so this makes me one happy lady!!

    Is it just me or is there something quite sexy about a man wearing braces…providing it’s not your Grandad!!!…very sexy groom x

  8. Aww thank you so much for your comments!!!! It makes me less sad that the day has gone because at least people can still enjoy it a bit lol!

    The bridesmaids necklaces were in fact another sale item lol! They were from oasis but I had gone in to buy them at full price from when I’d seen them! (They were added to with more black beads by my chief bm), quite easy to make if you can find the beads you like!

    Thanks again, although you’ve made my husbands head far too big now, he’ll forever be quoting ‘very sexy groom’ at me!! 😀 xxx

  9. Hey… the bridesmaid necklaces were from Oasis (my wife reliably informed me… she was the maid of honour).

    Hope this helps!


  10. Thanks everyone….think it will be a DIY job for me and the bridesmaids!

    If our wedding could be as beautiful AND cool as this one I’ll be one happy lady!


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