What Made Our Day Unique
We wanted the day to feel completely authentic to us, reflecting our taste and personalities. In particular, we wanted to avoid doing traditional for the sake of it and so to us that meant walking down the aisle together, having bridesmaids and a bridesman and having our dogs being a central part of the day. Doing it this way made the day feel incredibly relaxed and fun.
Vintage Wedding DressPictures of bride Francesca and her awesome wedding have been circulating the Rock My Wedding office all morning, and there just aren't enough superlative words to describe how amazing everything is. Right from the wedding morning, bridal preparations where Francesca wears sequin shorts and a leopard print robe you could tell she is one stylish babe. She slips into an incredibly unique vintage wedding dress and bridal crown for the ceremony, before ending the day in a super sexy sequin red evening dress. Throughout all this, her smile stays strong, and you can tell both her and her groom Chris, who is equally dapper in a blue velvet blazer and hat, are having the time of their lives.
Inspiration & Styling
Walcot Hall has so much character already that we didn't want to go overboard and detract from it. This was great because it was important to us not to buy loads of things we would never use again. A lot of the decorations used on the day were items we already owned from our home or were things I made myself. One exception to this, and the most costly decoration expense were the flowers. I went for bright, wildflowers in antique vases which were a mix of our own and Katie’s from Wild Magnolia who did an amazing job.
Wedding Planning & Advice
Stay true to yourselves and don't do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable to please others. People are there to celebrate your love and so the day should reflect you as a couple. Also, know that unless you have unlimited funds you won't be able to have everything you want. For example, I spent days agonising whether I should push our budget and spend £200 on gold cutlery as I don't like silver. At the time this felt like a really important decision but deciding not to was obviously right as no one should go into debt for cutlery!