Spotlight on Stationery: Vintage Hollywood & more by Devotion Stationery

Lovely Helen got in touch with me when she saw the gorgeous Vintage Hollywood shoot from Tantrums & Tiaras I blogged a few weeks ago. She’d just designed a range of wedding stationery around the exact same theme and sent me a link… and I loved it. I asked Helen to share some more of her wedding stationery collections and to tell us a little about herself and Devotion Stationery – I think she’s fab!

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I founded Devotion Stationery; A company specialising in unique wedding stationery perfect for couples who want something individual about 18 months ago. I have always loved weddings and when the opportunity arose to combine my day job and my obsession with all things matrimonial I jumped at the chance.

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Harriet and Declan’s traditional English wedding blog with Barry Holder Photography

Hey there lovely! I am so pleased to be sharing Harriet and Declan’s wedding with you today. Harriet got in touch with me back in October to share their gorgeous day at Nonsuch Mansion. She told me, “we didn’t follow much of a theme, but I would say we had hints of traditional/vintage themes. We had pastel colours throughout but handmade most things.
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Images are by Harriet’s photographer friend Barry Holder. Harriet looks stunning – she has the prettiest hair I’ve ever seen! There’s so much to see in this traditional English wedding and I’m sure you’ll find some ideas for your own big day in here.
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With huge thanks to Harriet and Declan, and to Barry Holder Photography for the use of his images: http://barryholder.co.uk/
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Our traditional English wedding at Nonsuch Mansion in Surrey – Harriet + Declan

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Our wedding story: Harriet + Declan

Your wedding photographer’s website:

http://barryholder.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

100%. Barry was incredible, he was professional but kept us feeling us at ease. He took us around the grounds, getting beautiful shots!

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How to find vintage china for your wedding – The Pavilion at Lane End

Hi lovely blog readers! In my daily duties as a wedding coordinator I see so many fabulous collections of vintage china which brides and grooms and their families have spent months delving through antique shops to discover. It is one of my favourite looks and with the vintage wedding trend still going strong, I have no doubt that vintage china will be a must-have item for many of you getting married in 2015 and 2015.

~ By Carolyn from The Pavilion at Lane End

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Mismatched vintage china provides a strong, interesting look and I love how it adds real character to all the vintage wedding receptions I’ve seen over the last year or so.

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I know some of you may prefer the hands-on approach, hunting for china in charity shops and on e-bay. That is fair enough, but just in case you need a little help, we have joined forces with Sian at Blue Sky Vintage Hire to help you achieve that well-coordinated yet mismatched look that is synonymous with vintage weddings.

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Stunning loose wedding bouquets by The Vintage Floral Design Co.

I’ve made it no secret I have a ‘thing’ for messy wedding bouquets. I love seeing brides with armfuls of beautiful blossoms – and the statement bouquet is BIG for 2015. When lovely Gwenda from The Vintage Floral Design Co. got in touch I was in heaven! Her bouquets are divine: ‘informally structured’, creative and full of colour, texture and foliage.

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This bouquet with a huge succulent in the centre is divine! The white blooms and delicate fronds of foliage add all the texture you could dream of. Image credit Shell De Mar

Gwenda works creatively with flowers of all shapes and sizes to design statement bouquets for vintage inspired weddings with a boho feel. She says, “My signature style has been decribed as ‘new wave’ vintage; leaning towards the boho aesthetic; using seasonal blooms which are given a modern touch in terms of style, colour and composition – never mundane, always beautiful.

The Vintage Floral Design Co.

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The biggest lilies you ever did see…. LOVE! Image credit Maria De Faci

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Rachel and Al’s Huntsham Court wedding with a 1920s twist, by Evolve Photography Devon

… and when I say 1920s twist I mean gorgeous bride with smoky eyes and the most amazing Temperley wedding dress and vintage accessories. Today’s wedding is so incredibly beautiful and perfectly matches Rachel and Al’s personal style…

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Cue the most amazing designer invitations, real vintage accessories, fabulous locations and of course wonderful wedding photography. My friend Mark from Evolve Photography in Devon submitted today’s real wedding to share with you and I’m super excited to publish it on the English Wedding Blog this morning.

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Find out more about the fabulous Evolve Photography here:

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Shall we begin? Grab a cuppa – vintage china will do nicely! – and enjoy.
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Our 1920s vintage inspired wedding at Huntsham Court in Devon

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Our wedding story: Rachel + Al

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.evolvephoto.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Absolutely – I love the casual relaxed style and on the day I couldn’t have asked for a nicer person.

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Our chic vintage village fete wedding in Kent, with Foden Photography

Spring is truly in the air at English Wedding Towers this morning as I have one of the loveliest weddings of the season to share with you… a heartwarming May wedding for a gorgeous bride and groom, starring their adorable 13 month old daughter and flower girl.

A vintage village fete wedding blog in Kent with Foden Photography (22)

Dan and Emily styled a charming village fete wedding in a marquee at Emily’s parents’ house, and combined their day with their daughter’s christening. Despite having a lovely little person in their lives, they found time to incorporate a ton of homemade styling touches into their day to transform a simple marquee into a charming and welcoming wedding venue.

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Images are by Surrey wedding photographers Matt and Brenda at Foden Photography. Matt told me, “One of the very best features of the day was the ‘cake competition’. Rather than offering a single cake to their guests, Emily and Dan invited them to bring their own! The vast array of cakes (of varying standards) was a sight to behold, and I have to say this was a wonderful idea that made the wedding day feel even more personal. Of course prizes were awarded for the best cake in show too!

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