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The Fabulous 50s

Hannah and Greg married at Lillibrooke Manor in Cox Green, a farm opposite Hannah’s Dad’s house. Hannah’s Great Grandfather used to run the farm in the 20s right up until he retired. Hannah explained to RMW that the room where the ceremony was held was used to store asparagus which he used to help pick!

Lillibrooke Manor has been a big part of Hannah’s family history so it must have been amazing for her to marry there.

Photography today is by Love Lust List member Richard Jones.

Vintage Style

I had an original 1950s dress with the jacket by Elizabeth Avey. I wasn’t going to have any accessories thing but I entered every wedding competition going and I won a hair slide from Satin & Lace, which was awesome!

Satin Blue

I went for a 50’s peep toe, satin blue shoes with a silver heel, from Kurt Geiger on sale!

Make Me Fabulous

I’m a lucky girl, my very good friend Camilla is a make-up artist and stylist. She runs a company called Make me Fabulous. I wanted a show stopping Brigitte Bardot look which Camilla created. Hair was via Camilla’s friend Claire who is also a professional bridal hairdresser.

I felt really confident and glamorous thanks ladies!

Family Blooms

My mum Catherine, uncle John and mother in law June arranged and sourced ALL the flowers, apart from the bouquets.

Blue & green were my main colours and we wanted to use lots of wild flowers, ivy, herbs, anything we could obtain for free or grow ourselves.

The large displays in the small ceremony barn were arranged by my uncle John and family friends Richard & Brendan. John is known for styling some amazing London properties, so I knew I was in safe hands. Window boxes were made by June.

My mum organised and arranged the button holes, the wild flowers on the tables and grew the herbs I used as centre pieces (she also made her whole wedding outfit & hat from a 50’s Vogue pattern)

The flower display outside the barn was managed by Keith & June Greg’s parents.

Groomsmen/Bridesmaids attire

We hired suit jackets and trousers for the best man, my brother, my dad and my father in law. We went with a company in Marlow who were extremely unreliable and I wouldn’t recommend them. Too much unnecessary stress was caused….. The shirts and ties I sourced on line. The tie colour was a vibrant royal blue which matched my shoes.

The bridesmaids dresses were from Collectif.

Originally I wanted to get them from Vivien of Holloway but they let me down. Everything I wanted or needed was out of stock…, plus the quality of the Collectif dresses, the shape and the colours were much nicer.

Shoes were from New look, pashminas from M&S.

Suits You Sir

We had a suit made by A Suit That Fits.

We wanted a vintage look but something that Greg could wear again. It was a herringbone fabric, 2 piece suit. We teamed this with a matching blue tie which pulled the theme colours together and his shoes were from M&S.

A Familiar Face

Photography was an easy choice as I know Richard Jones and love his work… We loved all the detail shots, and the candid people snaps. It was lovely to have someone I know taking my wedding photos. Rich made sure all the details were captured forever.

Simple And Yummy

We had fairy, cup and mini bite size cakes, in lemon, vanilla and almond. Simple, yummy and easy to eat. I made the flags to distinguish the dairy & wheat free ones, and nestled in some farm animals, as the barn had been a fully working farm!
Cakes made by Foxys Cakes.

Rock N Roll

We had a DJ for the evening rather than a band. We wanted, 50s rock n roll, northern soul, 60s & 70s rock, 80s dance, AND hip hop. Phil The Disco was able to supply it all.

We asked Greg’s Cousin Tim to sing for us during the ceremony. He’s a seasoned musician & performer who’s played at Wembley and we knew he would be amazing.

He performed ‘Anyone Else But You’ by the Mouldy Peaches and he composed a song for us which he recorded with a full band and made it in to an actual vinyl record for us!

Spinning Around

The whole wedding party danced to ‘Long Tall Sally’ by Little Richard. Every single person was up and dancing. It was brilliant. The song is taken from the opening scene to one of our favourite films, Predator. We didn’t want to spin around on our own, on an empty dance floor… this was a much better way to get the party started.

Awesome Badges

Each person had a bespoke badge attached to their name card. We found images of our favourite 50s heroes; Marilyn, Liz Taylor, James Dean, Marlon Brando, Buddy Holly, Audrey Hepburn, Johnny Cash etc and tweaked them in Photoshop. Awesome Merchandise printed these for us.

We also had jars of sweets so people could help themselves and lots of home grown herb pots for people to take home and keep.

A Family Affair

The whole concept and all the decorations were organised / made by myself and my family.

I commissioned Greg’s dad to make and design all the bespoke signs to hang around the venue. He used old bits of scrap wood, proper recycling. Our mum’s made about 200m of bunting, from all their old fabric, which was my main request. I made the table herb pots, table plan, favours, button flower displays, and sourced the paper ball decorations. The old marmalade jars used for table flower displays were borrowed from Greg’s Parents next door neighbour.

A Bit Of Nostalgia

The theme was the 1950s, because my family had lived on the farm during this period, plus it was the era when our parents were children and it has a nostalgic feel to it. The old fashioned, homemade style suited the venue particularly well but the fact that everything was actually handmade with love and affection by my friends and family made it really special.

I wanted to create a feast for the eyes and my expectations were exceeded. I have set dressing and design experience professionally so I am all about the detail and personal touches; I loved that everywhere you looked there was something creative, fun or pretty to look at.
Mostly everyone got involved and came in 50s inspired clothes which looked amazing.

I have 7 years event and production management experience and I recently started a wedding & events business with my friend Hayley, called Penny & Poppy (weddings parties & events):

We are used to bringing other people’s ideas to life, but when the concepts are your creation it’s the most amazing feeling to see everything come to fruition. I was so proud of everyone. All the planning and hard work was worth it. It was the happiest and most stylish day of our lives.

Venue: Lillibrooke Manor

Photographer: Richard Jones

Dress: Elizabeth Avey

Accessories: Satin & Lace

Shoes: Kurt Geiger

Make-up: Make me Fabulous

Groomsmen attire: A Suit That Fits

Entertainment: Phil The Disco

Cake:Foxys Cakes

For Hannah and Greg a vintage wedding was absolutely perfect. The nostalgic venue set the scene and from there the theme grew organically and feels completely natural. Hannahs’s accessories from the gloves to the Satin & Lace hair slide to those colour pop blue shoes are spot on, funky, retro, glamourous and fabulous.


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Dance With Me.

Katherine and Anthony married in June at Upper Court, Kemerton.

We love a good back garden style marquee wedding here at Rock My Wedding and Richard Jones has captured the vibe of this one perfectly.

Traditional influences combined with contemporary touches and imagination make this simple and effectively styled wedding a timeless classic.

I’ll pass you over to Katherine for all the details…

The One

My dress was a Pronovias dress and it was from The Wedding Dress Shop in Wimbledon, London. I just knew my dress was the one the minute I tried it on and saw my best friends face.

Bridal Rogue

My veil was from The Wedding Dress Shop. My jewellery was from Bridal Rogue Gallery in London.

The Height Of Fashion

My shoes were sky High! My husband is 6ft 3 so I have 4 inch heels on, and kept them on all night!

MAC Magic

Make up I did myself after a vital lesson with some MAC advisors! My hair was done by a local hairdresser from Cheltenham to be sure they would turn up on the day as I cant do my hair myself!

Floral Planning

We had the most beautiful flowers and were put together by Broadway Florist. They gave us so many ideas on other things to do with our wedding that they practically became our wedding planners.

Midnight Blue

Our florist gave us an idea for our colour scheme of midnight blue! Suits were hired from Moss Bros.

Super Smart

Anthony was in a suit from Moss Bros. Sounds corny but I only noticed him smiling as I walked down the aisle, it wasn’t until afterwards that I noticed how smartly turned out he was.

Captured Perfectly

Richard Jones was our photographer, he was recommended by a friend and I knew he was our man the minute I saw his website. We could not have been happier with the photographs, he captured our day perfectly.

Cup Cakes

We went for cup cakes to avoid our caterer having to cut the cake up, we got the idea from a friend and it was loved by all. We had some chocolate and some vanilla.

Pop, Rock And Cheese

We had a DJ, one of the important parts of our day was the music and because our guests had to leave at 11.30pm we wanted 3 hours of dancing, and thats what we got! We wanted pop, rock and cheese music and thats what we got – I knew we had made the right choice when he played “We built this city”.

The One For Us

It was Olly Murs, Dance with me. We were keen to have a song to dance lively to that could get the crowd going. This was played when we were together on NYE and we looked at each other and knew it was the one for us. So cheesy I know!

Fortune Favors

For Favours we went to fortune cookies which had a funny message inside to provide a talking point amongst guests over dinner.

A Beautiful Venue

The venue was so beatiful that it kind of spoke for itself, we didn;t feel the need to add any additional decor or decorations.

Enjoy Every second

My husband is South African so the fact all his nearest and dearest travelled over was very special. My best piece of advice would be to put your dress on about 45mins before leaving the house so that you can get some “before” photos.

This will be the only day you get to wear it so dont leave it until the last minute, enjoy every second.

Photography – Richard Jones

Venue – Upper Court

Boutique – The Wedding Dress Shop

Dress – Pronovias

Jewellery – Bridal Rogue Gallery

Florist – Broadway Florist

Hire – Moss Bros

More than a few “Aaaahhhh…” moments in today’s wedding for any of you gorgeous lot who might be feeling a little broody ;).

Katherine looks amazing in her lacy Pronovias and the veil completes the picture perfectly.

Thanks to Katherine and Anthony for sharing their big day with us.