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Jessica and Dan’s vintage marquee wedding in Cambridgeshire with Liz Greenhalgh Photography

Morning everyone! Today’s real wedding comes from the charming village of Bury in Cambridgeshire. Jessica and Dan were married in September and chose a vintage theme with lots of creative styling!

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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.

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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:

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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.
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Our vintage wedding in Cambridgeshire – Jessica and Dan

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Our wedding report: Jessica + Dan

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.lizgreenhalgh.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Very pleased, Liz was very very professional.

Wedding venue:

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:

Vintage

Any happy tears on the day?

Plenty

How did the two of you meet?

At a friend’s wedding.

How long did you spend planning your wedding?

2 years

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

Wedding flowers:

Family friend

What do you remember most about the wedding ceremony?

Bridesmaid Jayne singing as we signed the register

Wedding readings?

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

Entertainment:

Starlite disco

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?

Feeling contented

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/

Bouquet – Pumpkin & Pye http://www.pumpkinpye.com/

Bar by Cambridge events company – http://www.thecambridgemobilebarcompany.co.uk/

Stationery – Michelle Anderson

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in 2011 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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