vintage wedding · Wedding decor · Wedding dress

W is for Wedding: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

Ok, I admit it – this week’s blog is basically just a reason for me to talk about our wedding again, because I loved it quite a lot.

New readers – this blog started out as a wedding countdown, so if you fancy reading the ramblings of a relatively stressed out bride (with what I hope is the merest hint of a bridezilla), please do dig into my archive.

We got married at Heatherden Hall, part of Pinewood Studios, in Buckinghamshire in February, and it was pretty darn spectacular. We called it a vintage-meets-Doctor-Who wedding, and The Boy likes to describe it as a vintage box full of geekiness.

But let’s focus (mostly) on the vintage elements.

Our photographers were the fabulous Lina & Tom, who are two the most talented photographers (and, more importantly, the nicest people), I’ve ever met. All of these photos are theirs, so please don’t reproduce them without permission, or I’ll have to kick you (they won’t, because as I’ve mentioned, they’re two of the nicest people I’ve ever met).

The preparations – pincurls and make up by Dollie Mixtures, vintage pearls and ring that belonged to my gran, vintage bracelet, a present from my sister and pearl bag from Vintage Styler. Car is an Austin Princess, and it made me feel ever so fancy.

The outfits – my floral hairpiece from Rosadior, Grace Kelly-inspired lace and tulle wedding dress by Justin Alexander, my sister’s Hollywood glamour dress from Coast, my bridesmaids’ fun 1950s dresses from Little Wings Factory and The Boy, looking incredibly handsome in his bow tie.

Fun at the venue – afternoon tea, teapot centrepieces, a vintage-y looking dalek, suitcase for cards and assorted geekery, and good old fashioned games (games and photobooth accessories from Pip ‘n’ Mix)

Me and my incredibly handsome chap

Our wonderful, talented wedding band, Daughters of Davis (and us enjoying a dance, possibly to Stand By Me, our first dance)

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And finally, because if you’re going to get married at Pinewood Studios, you’d best get a photo of ‘The Sign’. Pretty excited to discover this week that this image has been included in the Heatherden Hall wedding brochure!

 

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