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Images by Matthew Long Photography - Eliza Jane Howell 'Jayne' Embellished Wedding Dress for a Great Gatsby 1920s Vintage Inspired Wedding with Black & Gold Colour Scheme & lots of DIY decor and Art Deco cakes.
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Images by Matthew Long Photography - Eliza Jane Howell 'Jayne' Embellished Wedding Dress for a Great Gatsby 1920s Vintage Inspired Wedding with Black & Gold Colour Scheme & lots of DIY decor and Art Deco cakes.
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Images by Matthew Long Photography - Eliza Jane Howell 'Jayne' Embellished Wedding Dress for a Great Gatsby 1920s Vintage Inspired Wedding with Black & Gold Colour Scheme & lots of DIY decor and Art Deco cakes.
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Images by Matthew Long Photography - Eliza Jane Howell 'Jayne' Embellished Wedding Dress for a Great Gatsby 1920s Vintage Inspired Wedding with Black & Gold Colour Scheme & lots of DIY decor and Art Deco cakes.
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Images by Matthew Long Photography - Eliza Jane Howell 'Jayne' Embellished Wedding Dress for a Great Gatsby 1920s Vintage Inspired Wedding with Black & Gold Colour Scheme & lots of DIY decor and Art Deco cakes.
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Images by Matthew Long Photography - Eliza Jane Howell 'Jayne' Embellished Wedding Dress for a Great Gatsby 1920s Vintage Inspired Wedding with Black & Gold Colour Scheme & lots of DIY decor and Art Deco cakes.
Jayne & Andrew
Jayne & Andrew
Images by Matthew Long Photography - Eliza Jane Howell 'Jayne' Embellished Wedding Dress for a Great Gatsby 1920s Vintage Inspired Wedding with Black & Gold Colour Scheme & lots of DIY decor and Art Deco cakes.
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Images by Matthew Long Photography - Eliza Jane Howell 'Jayne' Embellished Wedding Dress for a Great Gatsby 1920s Vintage Inspired Wedding with Black & Gold Colour Scheme & lots of DIY decor and Art Deco cakes.
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Jayne & Andrew

You will be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported back in time to the roaring 20s when you see this elegant Great Gatsby inspired wedding. The beautifully captured black & white images by Matthew Long Photography make you feel like you are viewing a romantic silent movie.

The commitment to the theme really shines through in all the details and decor, none more evident than the fabulous attire the wedding party is adorning. Suave tuxedos and decadent gowns complete with vintage hair and makeup make for one glamorous wedding party.

The array of showstopping art deco cakes are also pretty spectacular, note the plural as there was not one amazing creation but several, each one as mesmerising as the next. What a truly amazing treat for all the guest to indulge into; and all made by the super talented Bride her self.

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Amanda & Conor

Oh. My. word. This wedding is beautiful. It is classy. It is elegant. It is so super sleek. We’re talking the most beautiful of pastel shades for bridesmaid dresses, the most glorious backless Jenny Packham gown, stunning stationery and festoon lights. They are my very favourite kind of lights.

Photographer Lelia Scarfiotti has captured the mood perfectly with her romantic and dreamy shots. Prepare to swoon.

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Karen & Steve

Karen and Steve married in the Dordonge at the Fairytale Chateau and what a fairytale it was. There are so many beautiful vintage inspired details in this gorgeous day. I love the table decor. So much thought and consideration has gone into making the prettiest centrepieces. And the menu idea is just the best!

With her Allure Bridals gown Karen is stunning.

I think that every wedding should have hand fans. Who knew they had their own secret language? Such a great idea and lots of fun! So, steal away people and enjoy as you get whisked off to beautiful France.

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Cocktails, Chandeliers And 1920’s Chic.

The-Gatsby-Berkhamstead

I do love a feather. And I especially love a feather in a bouquet. Becky’s is lovely – so many colours and textures. I very much like the cool/kooky meets 20’s fashion styling and there are some really original ideas such as a table plan on a mannequin (!) and lanterns filled with blooms as a table centrepiece. Becky’s headpiece is also something special – the art deco design works so well with her pretty red pout.

Becky and Paul are childhood sweethearts and their little boy Mason is the one of the sweetest members of a bridal party I think we’ve ever featured, you will probably want to borrow him for your own big day in fact. Cuteness overload folks.

A 1920 vintage wedding at The Gatsby in Berkhamstead with a Lusan Mandongus dress and bridesmaids in ghost_0195

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The Fashion Princess.

I am 99% sure that the W-day of William and Kate will be nothing like the wedding of Maurissa and Jamie…..but that doesn’t mean that in my little blog Queen world I can’t dream that it might be…..Because I would love to see Kate in a Temperley number this pretty with maids in assorted shades of sorbet and an amazing one-of-a-kind contemporary headpiece.

Maurissa is officially one of the most stylish and individual brides we have ever had the pleasure of gracing these pages, and although she may not be royalty she is certainly a fashion princess in the making.

Maurissa and Jamie were married at Stair Parish church in Ayshire followed by the reception at Carnell Estate. With thanks to photographer Ditte Solgaard from First Light Weddings for sharing the gorgeousness with Rock My Wedding.

Sophisticated Skyscapers

As my husband is 6ft 4 and I am 5ft 4, I opted for 5ich heels! My shoes we custom made by Emmy shoes in London where we jointly designed them. They had to be simple and delicate again to compliment the dress. So they had Ivory suede heels and inner soles with a silver entwined t- bar and complimentary satin covering the toe end of my feet. There was also some beading where the silver strap and satin met to compliment the beading in the dress.

Timeless Romance

My dress was by Alice Temperley, and was called ” twinkle dress”. I had seen it in her fashion show shoot and knew instantly this vintage inspired romantic dress was the one. I was attracted to its uniqueness, it was unusual yet timeless and its flowing layers of material made is hang beautifully.

Unique Accessories

As the dress has a lot going on from the 3-dimensional flowers to the intricate beading and jewels over the bodice I decided that my jewellery and accessories had to be minimal, with this in mind I opted for simple diamond stud earrings and necklace that my parents had given to me for my 30th birthday just before the wedding. This was teamed with a largish hair accessory that was designed by Alice Temperley again. It was used previously as a large necklace with a ribbon tied to it so we had to alter it to work.

It was perfect as it had an abstract floral design made out of wire, resin and enamel which complement the dress perfectly.

Understated Beauty

My hair and make-up were easy to decide, my hair was created by Carrie Muir, London. She has been styling / cutting my hair for years and I trust her implicitly. We had some trials with my temperley hair accessory and she had come up with several ideas having seen my dress and the hair accessory. Again this had to be simple to compliment the dress and let the hair accessory speak for itself.

My make up was also any easy decision- one of my best friends who was also one of my bridesmaids is a professional make- up artist. Mailin Haddow of MV make-up, Mailin has done make up for countless brides and there wedding parties and she also worked on fashion shoots across the country and abroad, I knew my make up would last all day and look great in the photographs.

As Mailin has known me for a long time she knows that I do not like to wear too much make up so she kept it natural but she cleverly managed to enhance my eyes and skin without looking heavily made up.

Fuss Free Florals

The flowers were to be simple. We did not have a theme as such but I had chosen candy colours for the bridesmaids dresses, so this was continued through into the flower design for the bouquet, button holes and table centres. We had also decided that the ushers would walk down the aisle with the bridesmaids so they had flowers in their hair and wrist corsages.

Candy Colours

I designed the bridesmaids dresses based on several dresses I had liked. I wanted them to be long and romantic to compliment my dress. So we had these made. Luckily my bridesmaids are all tall so they looked fabulous on them and the design was flexible ( could be made to flow directly under the bust line as opposed to the waist as one of my bridesmaids was pregnant!

The groom, best man and ushers all wore kilts, tweed jackets and their school ties- red/ white loretto.

The First Light

My photographer was Ditte and her colleague Chris from First Light Photography who had been recommended. We had meet with Ditte at both the church and carnell estate for a reccie and she had made us feel instantly reassured and confident we had picked the right photographers. Her recce had allowed her to advise us on where we should have our photographs. After we went for a coffee where she asked us several questions about our vision for the wedding photos and the type of photos we wanted. We explained we wanted non posed photographs and to capture people naturally.

After another meeting and several emails Ditte had complied a list of photographs that we had discussed and on the day it was seemless. They captured all our family members, bridal party and friends amazingly. Words cannot describe how treasured these photographs are, they are looked at often and commented on frequently.

I have since recommend her and would use them again in a flash!

Sweet Treats

I am not a wedding cake fan but I love a cupcake! So we had 180 cupcakes made by Katie of Rainbow Cupcakes. I gave her material of the 3 candy coloured bridesmaids dresses- lemon, mint and pink and she matched the icing! They went down a treat as there was none left and requests for more!

We did not have favours but had two things we both loved. Jamie’s loves cheese so we had an extensive cheese cart and we had a pick mix table for my love of sweets!

Delicious Decor

My favourite colour is green so I managed after a lot of research and calls to source green water glasses and as our wedding was in a marquee we had the flexability to create these touches and had a bar made with the candy coloured lights that changed intermittently.

You’ve Got The Love

Our band was callanish and we had a DJ in the breaks. We chose Callanish as we had heard them before and loved them. Importantly they also did both celih and chart songs. We wanted a female lead singer which we also got with them, they were great and again other people have since booked them!

Our first dance was “You’ve got the love” by Florence and the machine. It’s a song we have loved for a long time and particularly liked this version.

Follow Your Heart

I would not say out wedding was “unique” but the day was a reflection of us. From the colours, caters and meal we put together to the church location…..

Our only advice would be simple- follow your heart and make the decisions and choices that you want- not what everyone wants. Be prepared to listen to other though- but pick you battles wisely!

Decide as a couple as that is how all your decisions will be made in the future- as you are now a team 😉

Brides Gown – Temperley

Headpiece – Temperley

Venue – Carnell Estate

Shoes – Emmy

Photography – Ditte Solgaard at First Light Weddings

Band – Callanish

Hair – Carrie Muir

Make-up – MV Make-up

Hands up if you have dress-envy lovelies…… I for one certainly do.

Come back this afternoon for what could turn out to be a very interesting RMW community debate….

Madam Rebecca’s gloves are officially off.

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Big Dreaming Of A Temperley Frock Love

Charlotte xxx

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The ULTIMATE Fairytale Fantasy.

Imagine some of the most decadent, luxurious and lavish jewellery and accessories on the planet. Then imagine those pieces of pretty being photographed by a world-renowned wedding photographer and styled by some of the most in-demand industry professionals in the business.

The ultimate fantasy right?

Well then lovelies, let us make your fantasy a reality as the uber talented Julia Boggio has sent Rock My Wedding an exclusive on the recent summer photoshoot at Hengrave Hall of the most beautiful Magpie Vintage pieces EVER.

With make-up by Kaz Fernando, styling by Kate Barbour and hair by Severin Hubert from the Hepburn Collection this is the kind of inspirational eye-candy that makes Rebecca and I literally jump up and down with girly excitement and glee…..

And not only do we get to share the romantic eighteenth century opulence of Marie-Antoinette but also a fresh modern take on incorporating an ice-cream dream of a colour palette into your Big Day with insight from both photographer Julia Boggio and Magpie Vintage’s very own Lisa Harris.

So then folks, may we suggest you take a few moments to sit down, relax, get comfortable and enjoy the show…. who knew Tuesdays could turn out to be such a feast for the eyes?

Lisa Harris – Magpie Vintage: For the Marie Antoinette hair shots we used our Bespoke necklaces which Sev pinned throughout the hair to create a draping soft look. We wanted to show the versatility of our pieces, they can be worn with jeans, a wedding dress and even in the hair!

We teamed with a 1920’s fresh water pearl encrusted ostrich feather for ultimate drama!

Lisa Harris – Magpie Vintage: Our Hollywood collection is a Labyrinth of beautiful rhinestone jewels worked into head bands, necklaces and bracelets. It doesn’t take much to show off the glamour and uniqueness of each piece which can literally be sitting around the studio awaiting complimenting pieces for years until we find the perfect match!

Julia Boggio – The Lowdown. Julia Boggio is well-known for her fun, quirky and colourful wedding photography, as well as her world-famous Vintage Boudoir (TM) photography. She has just been given the You & Your Wedding Bride’s Choice award for 2010 and won Entrepreneur of the Year at the Merton Business Awards.

Julia is also famous for having recreated the dance from Dirty Dancing at her wedding. The resulting You Tube video has had over 8 million views, with Julia and James appearing on Richard & Judy, BBC Breakfast, GMTV, Sunrise TV in Australia and The Oprah Winfrey Show in the US, where Julia danced with Patrick Swayze.

Aside from shooting glamorous weddings, Julia and James run a successful portrait studio in Wimbledon.


Julia Boggio: I leapt at the chance to work at Hengrave Hall when asked by Magpie Vintage to photograph their new range of jewellery. I’d been wanting to do a Marie Antoinette-style shoot for a while, so decided to start the day with this. Of course, I had to ask Severin Hubert to do the hair. I’ve been working with him almost since I started out and knew that he’d be able to handle the complicated updos.

Also, the fabulous Terry Fox is located nearby, so they leant us a wonderful range of dresses that were perfect for the style of shoot.


Julia Boggio: I wanted to get as many images out of the day as possible, so I decided to photograph two completely different sets of models: one as a single model and one as the couple. The blonde model brought her boyfriend along to play groom; he was such a good sport on the day and really got into it, despite me forcing him to play with a pink guitar!!.

There were a lot of different looks needed for make-up, so Kaz Fernando, who I work with on a regular basis and who does the make-up at many of my weddings, came along to tackle the job.

Kate, our trusty stylist, asked Marc Wallace to lend us the suits. We wanted a very summery outdoorsy sort of look and Marc’s colourful suits were ideal for this style. Last but not least, Magpie Vintage, as always, brought an amazing array of their bespoke antique pieces to the shoot.

Afterwards, the lovely people at Hengrave Hall let us all stay the night in one of their gorgeous cottages. I’m not going to lie to you; there was champagne involved….

Lisa Harris – Magpie Vintage: For the outdoorsy fun shots we focused on our Secret garden necklaces which are a host of original vintage finds. With our love of the soft French colour hues, and inspiration from the country garden the pieces are worked together to create a soft English Rose influence with a dash of quirkiness!


Photography – Julia Boggio

Dresses – Terry Fox

Jewellery – Magpie Vintage

Styling – Kate Barbour

Make-up – Kaz Fernando

Hair – Severin Hubert from the Hepburn Collection

Flowers – Danny Preston at Tudor Rose Florist

Shoes – Emmy Shoes

Men’s Clothing – Marc Wallace

I mean seriously – how gorgeous can you get?

Make sure you go take a peek at the Magpie Vintage website for a “celebration of a past era” and the ultimate in unique vintage pretty.

We love.

And if that wasn’t enough to entertain you all for the afternoon then we also have the behind-the-scenes footage….


Big Tell Us YOUR Ultimate Wedding Fantasy Love

Charlotte xxx

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