Charlotte and I say this a lot, but when this wedding dropped in to our inbox (Jo sent it to both of us at once,) there was a serious flurry of over excitable emails. In terms of truly unique style, and I’ve-never-seen-anything-quite-like-it detail, this vintage inspired wedding stands out by a mile and just happens to have been photographed by one of our all-time favourite photography duo’s, Jo and Simon at Shoot Lifestyle Photography. Jo has been holding off blogging this one for us and we are eternally grateful to both her and Tamsin and Alex for allowing us to share it with you.
Tamsin & Alex were married on the 18th of September, in a Church wedding at St John the Apostle Church, Torquay. The reception was at the Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey.
The dress is an original Edwardian lace panel dress and I had a slip and matching sash tailor made by Beau Monde in London. It’s over 100 years old and I felt very elegant and privileged to have worn it. I found the dress in the Vintage Wedding Dress Shop.
I made this my last shop to visit in the hope I would find the dress of my dreams and I did! No other dress I saw inspired me and it fit as if it was made for me.
For the reception I swapped my 1940s veil for a 1920s diamonte hair slide. I searched for months to find earrings to match the hair slide and eventually found them in Spitalfields market on a tuesday lunch break a week before the wedding! I also wore an eternity locket bracelet which my grandfather gave to my gran in the 1940s. His photo is still inside and it’s extra special because their ashes are buried inside St John’s Church (the church where the ceremony took place).
Dove Grey Design
I wore dove grey peep toe court shoes from Hobbs. Apart from grey being my favourite colour the vintage style of shoes looked fab with the dress.
My make up artist Carlo Di Caterino came down from London with my bridesmaid and did a great job. Local hairdressers McKinlay Martyn did all our hair.
Not wanting a strict colour theme, we opted for short floral print shift dresses in warm autumn colours from hobbs. My bridesmaid Amie is happier on a mountain bike or snowboard than in a dress, so she was thrilled with the less girly choice.
The bridesmaids also wore ballet pink colour skyscrapers with big pink bows from Carvella.
Top and Tails
Alex insisted on traditional morning dress from the outset… no garish colours or thrills! His favourite magazine is ‘The Chap’ and so in line with their recommendations he hit london and brought a classic herringbone jacket with tails and grey pin striped trousers. He splashed out on a waistcoat and tie from Andy & Tuly to complete the look – light blue seaside.
The Groomsmen and FOTB hired from Calders – a classic tailors opposite cardiff castle – and went fully traditional in line with the groom’s strict instructions. Finding size 14 classic oxford shoes for Rob the best man was no easy ‘feet’!
Are you stunned? Thought you’d seen it all with this seasons weddings?
Well my lovelies, we have so much more in the way of rockin’ individuality coming up in Part 2 tomorrow.
See you there 😉