Bride and groom sitting next to illuminated LOVE letters

A Colourful Vintage Wedding at Sledmere House

Oh how we love this wedding! April and James’ Sledmere House wedding features birds of prey, a tea length vintage style wedding dress, polka dot bridesmaid dresses, pom poms, pizza, burgers, ice cream, heart shaped sunglasses, fox cake toppers, hook a duck, a bouncy castle disco… oh, and flamingos!

Bride and groom sitting next to illuminated LOVE letters

Warning: this is NOT your average wedding – this is much cooler!

Just look at these amazing pictures of this incredible wedding, by Craig of Mr & Mrs.

Colourful Vintage Fun

“We didn’t have a theme in mind at all, it was just a case of if we liked something or thought it would be fun to include it would get bought or hired! Generally the more colourful or kitsch the better! I suppose you could say the wedding theme was ‘Colourful Vintage Fun’. We just wanted a very personal day which was going to be relaxed and enjoyable for our family and friends (and us!). We’re not super formal people, so a traditional wedding with all the formalities just wouldn’t have been right for us.”

Wedding dress hanging in window

Vivienne Westwood bridal shoes next to bouquet

Bridesmaid having make-up done

Bride putting on birdcage veil

Vintage Style Wedding Dress

“My dress was Baroness Pearl by Kitty and Dulcie, a tea length vintage style dress with a fitted bodice and 3/4 length sleeves. It had a bright red bow around the waist and the most amazing full tulle skirt. It cost £345, which frankly was a bargain, even with the dressmaker fitting costs. I must admit, after I bought it I couldn’t wait to get home to try it on, so I tried it on for the first time in the toilet at work! My first priority was making sure I could dance in it, so I had a little boogie before I took it off and returned to my desk!

“The bridesmaid dresses were ‘Penny’ from Dolly and Dotty. I loved the bright colours and fun polka dots, and thought they looked great with the style of wedding dress I’d picked. At £28 they were such a bargain, and so flattering – I think the girls loved wearing them! I paired them with a petticoat too so the skirts had a bit of extra oomph.”

Bridesmaids doing up back of bride's dress

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A Handmade, Vintage Styled Wedding in Lancashire

Jessica and Antony had a clear vision of how they wanted their wedding day, and they created the most beautiful vintage styled wedding. Every aspect of this wedding was handmade or upcycled, which saved them a fortune (although it meant many weekends rummaging at car boot sales!).

We love the decor; the cute handmade bunting with gypsophila between the flags at the entrance to the church looks amazing, and the abundance of pretty vintage crockery and jugs used as the table decor and the beautiful handmade seating plan in the old frame all bring this vintage styled wedding together perfectly.

Wedding welcome sign

Jessica’s wedding dress is just stunning and looks incredible with the beaded vintage style cape. The beautiful bridesmaid dresses in sage and blush pink really complemented her dress too.

If you are planning a vintage wedding then you’ll get loads of inspiration from Jessica and Antony’s day, captured perfectly by Delicious Photography…

Handmade or Upcycled

“All our decor was either handmade or upcycled, and most was a result of my mother in law’s creative eye and amazing skills. I knew exactly what I wanted and was very particular about it being perfect. We didn’t have a big budget but luckily we had time, so most weekends were spend in charity shops, goose clearance shops and hundreds of trips to various car boot sales throughout Lancashire!”

Emotional

“A lady who used to own a florists in Ramsbottom arranged my flowers. They were perfect – exactly what I wanted. When she turned up with the flowers she thought I didn’t like them due to my overly emotional response. However, that was due to my chief bridesmaid having just given me a beautiful gift of two pin on brooches for my flowers, with a picture of my gran and nana who are no longer with us.

Bride having make-up done

Bridal bouquet

Brooches on stem of bridal bouquet

Smiling bride with forehead chain

Beaded cape on bride's dress

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Bride twirling in The Hayward Room in The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

A 1950s Glamour Inspired Wedding Shoot

We recently stayed at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth, Devon, and experienced the splendour of this magnificent hotel for ourselves. We will share more about our experience with you soon. But today we have the amazing pictures of this 1950s glamour inspired wedding shoot, captured by the fabulous Toby Lowe Photography.

Bride twirling in The Hayward Room in The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

Toby’s pictures really showcase the features that The Duke or Cornwall Hotel has to offer. The grandeur and charm really shine through, and we just love the way the creative team have styled this shoot. The Duke’s newly refurbished Hayward Room really is the perfect backdrop for the styling.

Toby told us a bit about the inspiration behind the shoot…

“When I walked around The Duke of Cornwall Hotel the history and heritage of the building struck me. There’s a feeling of grandeur throughout the hotel, from the entrance and staircase to the beautiful period features of the rooms.”

Period Charm

“As a long-standing fan of 1950s cinema, I realised The Duke’s period charm would work perfectly as a backdrop for a vintage wedding shoot. It was a chance to recreate some of the style of those classic Audrey Hepburn films.

Wedding tables in The Hayward Room at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

Elegant wedding cake

Elegant wedding cake with brooch detail

Wedding cake spheres

Floral brooch detail on wedding cake

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Bride and groom kissing in field of lavender

A Neutral, Natural and Vintage Wedding with Lavender Backdrop

Bride and groom kissing in field of lavender

A gorgeous bride and groom, an outdoor wedding ceremony, dapper groomsmen, beautiful bridesmaids, fabulous rustic wedding decor and a backdrop of lavender. Lots and lots of lavender!

If you are looking for inspiration for  a relaxed, stylish, rustic-vintage wedding, then look no further. We’re sure you’re going to adore these incredible pictures by Blumenthal Photography as much as we do…

“For our one year anniversary Chris took me to Daylesford for the weekend, and I instantly fell in love with how relaxing and quaint it was. The time we spent there and some of my fondest memories of my time with Chris, so choosing it as our wedding location was easy. After visiting a few different venues we arrived at Sault and I knew it was perfect for the outdoor rustic themed wedding we both wanted, and the lavender and greenery provided a flawless backdrop.

“Due to our lifestyle we knew that a vintage themed wedding would best reflect our personalities, so we used neutral, natural and vintage elements to produce a timeless wedding. Our reception decor blew me away and was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. “

Vintage decorations

Relax spelt from Scrabble tiles

Bowl of lemons Wedding card

Wedding dress hanging in doorway

Bouquet with vintage brooch

Bride putting on veil Bride with long veil sitting down

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A 100 Years of Wedding Dresses Styled Shoot

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Wow, how wedding dresses have changed over the years. We love this styled shoot that showcases the different styles of wedding dresses in the last 100 years.

You will see that modern day wedding dresses have taken a lot of inspiration from years gone by, with current collections using a lot of lace and hand-sewn detailing to create exquisite designs with details reminiscent of bridal styles from the past.

Big thanks to the creative team and Noelle Kraft Photography for sharing these amazing pictures with us…

“The rich history of Edgewater Hall inspired our 100 Years of Wedding Dresses Shoot. We created 14 different wedding looks that showcase the beauty of the everyday woman, and blend together the history of Edgewater Hall with that of the wedding dresses.

“We worked with a beautiful collection of wedding dresses that ranged in fashion and style from the 1900s to modern times. One couldn’t help being taken back in time as each dress accentuated the uniqueness and individuality of their era.

“Much credit is to be extended to the locals involved in this shoot, including the four bridal and vintage boutiques located in Staten Island, as well as Noelle Kraft Photography and local production company Shadow and Sound. Shooting this project at the Edgewater Hall was the ‘pièce de résistance’, as it gave the shoot the grand, historic ambience of yesteryear it needed to be successful.”

Bride in gold vintage wedding dress

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Bride in gold vintage wedding dress holding mirror

Bride wearing vintage wedding dress and long veil

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