They had a blank canvas – literally – for their marquee reception and styled the space with lots of vintage details: gorgeous flowers, antique keys and a Choccywoccydoodah cake. Jessica’s stunning bouquet is by the fabulous Pumpkin & Pye, the other decorations were homemade.
There are plenty of ideas here for other DIY brides – and it’s thanks to lovely Liz Greenhalgh Photography we can share them here today. Do check out Liz’s website:
Liz says, “No detail had been missed. The marquee was just stunning, flowers adorned tables and centrepieces at every turn. The garden was immaculate and full of more vintage loveliness… ” So shall we have a proper look? It’s beautiful – you’ll love it.
Our vintage wedding in Cambridgeshire – Jessica and Dan
Our wedding report: Jessica + Dan
Wedding photographer’s website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Very pleased, Liz was very very professional.
Church of the Holy Cross, Bury, Huntingdon, Cambs
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
Best day of my life.
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
Absolutely brilliant, just what we wanted.
Your wedding style and theme:
Any happy tears on the day?
How did the two of you meet?
At a friend’s wedding.
How long did you spend planning your wedding?
Best bit of budget advice?
Always have a contingency plan.
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
Save the dates and day invitations were by Michelle Anderson, and we made the on-the-day stationery ourselves and used a local printers.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
David Tutera Shades of white – St Ives http://www.shades-of-white.co.uk/
Glitz and sparkle: the bride’s accessories:
Accessories from shades of white – bird’s nest hair piece, shoes and garter
The groom wore:
Tails with an aubergine cravat
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Dessy dress in radiant orchid
Supplied by shades of white
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Hair done by The Salon
Make up done by myself
What do you remember most about the wedding ceremony?
Bridesmaid Jayne singing as we signed the register
Vicar chose them and read them
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Marquee was supplied with lining, lights and uplighters, the rest of the decoration was done by ourselves. Lots of fresh flowers, keys were an important part of the decorations, vintage accessories
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
Quirky – Choccywoccydoodah
On the day tips and advice:
Take a few minutes out of the day to take it all in because it really does go very quickly indeed!
What’s the best thing about being married?
Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms:
Cadge menswear – St Ives http://www.cadgemenswear.co.uk/
Shades of white – St Ives http://www.shades-of-white.co.uk/
All undercover marquees – Somersham http://www.allundercover.co.uk/home.html
Starlite disco – St Ives http://starliteroadshow.com/
Chef catering – Woodwalton Cambridgeshire
Choccywoccydoodah – Brighton http://www.choccywoccydoodah.com/
Bar by Cambridge events company – http://www.thecambridgemobilebarcompany.co.uk/
Stationery – Michelle Anderson