Alternative, Real Weddings, Vintage
Alternative 1950s Inspired Seaside Wedding
18.09.2014

1950s Seaside Wedding http://www.amyradcliffephotography.com/

 

It all started with the sweetest seaside proposal, with a heart shaped stone underwater. And so WWW readers Sarah and Tom planned their quirky seaside wedding held at Oxwich Bay Hotel, Wales.

They had a meaningful humanist ceremony, sweet seaside inspired décor and pretty gypsophila throughout.

Sarah had the most gorgeous bridal look, a swishy 1950s inspired Candy Anthony dress with red and blue accessories, while Tom opted for a pale grey suit with blue tie. Such a fun and happy celebration.

Thanks so much to Amy Radcliffe Photography for sharing her gorgeous photographs with us.

 

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Real Weddings, Vintage
Vintage 1960s Spring Wedding
16.09.2014

Vintage 1960s Spring Wedding http://www.flukephotography.co.uk/

 

A happy afternoon to you :-) I have another fabulous affair to share today, which you guys are going to adore.

Sarah and Steve married on the 22nd March 2014 at Abbeywood Estate, Cheshire. They wanted their wedding to have a 1960s vintage spring feel, with Spanish traditions.

They had a pretty pastel lilac colour palette and sourced many of their details from the marvellous Etsy. There were Spring blooms, vintage style frocks for the bridesmaids and smiles all round.

Sarah looked amazing in a 1960s inspired dress, which she teamed with vintage gloves and shurg, while Steve went for a skinny fit grey suit with brogues. Oh the style.

Thanks so much to Fluke Photography for providing the fantastic imagery this afternoon.

 

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DIY, Real Weddings, The Bride Diaries, Vintage
The Bride Diaries. Amy’s Crafty Hand Sewn Vintage Wedding. The Reception.
12.09.2014

Crafty Hand Sewn Vintage Wedding http://www.njphotographic.co.uk/

 

It’s time for part 2 of Daniel and Amy’s wedding day. YAY.

Amy has to be one of the most crafty brides I have ever featured. A crafters dream day, with embroidered, cross stitched and hand sewn details galore. There was a marvellous chalkboard seating plan, reels of cotton, DIY blooms and craft paper stationery. The vegan cake table really was out of this world and there were sweet activities for the children.

Amy found her 1950s vintage wedding dress online which she teamed with mustard shoes and pretty twist hair style. While Daniel opted for a vintage style blue tweed suit from Topman. Oh my.

Thanks so much to Neil Jackson Photographic for providing the beautiful imagery.

 

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THE VENUE | After week of trawling websites for somewhere close to home and the right size, I stumbled across a real wedding at Victoria Hall in Saltaire. I’d been to vintage fairs at the hall and knew that it was stunning, so once I’d seen that it was available for hire for weddings I knew it was the one. We used the hall for both the ceremony and the celebrations afterwards, so it had the huge plus that guests who , like us, had small children didn’t have to ferry them between venues. It was also really important to us that we weren’t tied into in-house catering – we knew that we wanted to use a caterer who specialised in vegetarian food and would provide the type of food we love.

 

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BUDGET | We spent more than we’d intended to on the venue, but everything else was done relatively cheaply. We chose a caterer we were really excited about, but because we decided to go for a totally vegetarian menu even this was much cheaper than average.

 

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DIY, Real Weddings, The Bride Diaries, Vintage
The Bride Diaries. Amy’s Crafty Hand Sewn Vintage Wedding
12.09.2014

Crafty Hand Sewn Vintage Wedding http://www.njphotographic.co.uk/

 

Can you believe the first of the 2014 WWW real brides is a newly wed already! Ekkk, it’s gone so fast and I am so excited to share Amy’s wedding with you all today. First up I have the beautiful ceremony and this afternoon I shall be sharing their super crafty reception.

Daniel and Amy married on the 21st June 2014 at Victoria Hall in Yorkshire. They had a vision of a laid back, kid friendly wedding full of dancing in the evening. There was gorgeous vintage attire, sweet florals and a lot of love.

Thanks goes to Neil Jackson Photographic for sharing his images today.

 

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THE PROPOSAL |  We talked about marriage as part of our plan when we decided to have a baby two years ago, I don’t think that either of us had seen marriage as particularly important until we realised how nice it’d be to cement our little family. So after our little girl Rose was born we chose a vintage ring together, and I played the waiting game of when Dan would hand it over. A couple of months after choosing the ring we went on our first family trip away to Edinburgh, and Dan popped the question on a beautiful spring morning at Edinburgh Zoo! Rose was asleep in her pram and we were at a lovely look out spot overlooking the whole city, it was perfect.

 

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BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | I decided to keep in simple and asked my sister to be my bridesmaid alongside my daughter, and I’m really pleased that I did this. We thought about having them in matching dresses, or at least matching colours, but in the end just went with a cute white outfit for Rose and a floral vintage style dress for my sister, they both looked beautiful.

 

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1940s WW2 Vintage & Harry Potter Inspired British Wedding
04.09.2014

1940s Vintage British Wedding http://www.samantha-j.co.uk/

 

Wow what a wedding.

Daniel and Stephanie married on the 31st May 2014 at Coombe Abbey Hotel; where Daniel had popped the question and booked the venue before Stephanie knowing a year in advance. How romantic?

Daniel is a WW1 and WW2 historian and Stephanie has a love for Harry Potter and the classics, so of course their wedding day had to incorporate all of these elements. They had a real British feel, from Daniel’s Union Jack bow tie to the ration books and telegram stationery.

Stephanie looked stunning in a tea length dress with lace sleeves and converse for the evening, while the bridesmaids wore floral frocks with white bouquets of Hydrangeas. Amazing.

Thanks so much to Samantha Jane Photography for sharing her wonderful photography with us today.

 

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