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Chris and Rob’s sophisticated 1920s inspired wedding in Windsor, with Nick Rose Photography

I often feel grooms are neglected when it comes to wedding styling. There’s nothing I love more than to see tailored suits, carefully chosen cufflinks and shoes… and Chris and Rob are the epitome of superb groom styling! Their wedding at Windsor Guildhall is wonderfully elegant and chic, fitting in with the grand surroundings… and yet has a twist of fun with their ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory‘ golden tickets and vintage photo booth.

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I think you’ll love it as much as I love these two – they’re both gorgeous, have the most amazing smiles and look on top of the world on their wedding day.

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The wedding was styled and planned by lovely Petra Opperman (who has featured on the English Wedding Blog many times and comes highly recommended!)

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Images are by London and international wedding photographer Nick Rose Photography, who you will find here:

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 Top wedding stylist and planner Petra Opperman has very kindly shared a write up of Chris and Rob’s Windsor wedding with us

It was not very difficult to decide on a scheme for Chris and Rob’s wedding, as both of them love the Great Gatsby and the 1920’s era. They didn’t want to have a themed wedding but we decided to take inspiration from the style of the 1920’s and design a wedding that reflect their sophisticated style and their personalities.

“Although formal, we wanted to make it feel like a weekend house party, reminiscent of the 1920’s – those big old shooting parties in the Edwardian era “ (Chris and Rob)

 

It was lovely working with Chris and Rob in styling their wedding as they are a great couple and such perfect gentlemen.

The wedding ceremony took place in the impressive Council Chamber at the Guildhall in Windsor. The chamber features a fine collection of royal portraits and two impressive solid brass chandeliers, which are on permanent loan from the Queen. Elongated flower arrangements on the pillars, on either side of the room and the arrangement on the table, are filled white anemone, green Amaranthus, white Hydrangea, Ranunculus and hints of blue Delphiniums. With the String quartet playing in the background, friends and family gathering, this was the perfect setting for Chris and Rob’s civil ceremony.

Their decision to have tailor made suits made it possible for Chris and Rob to have their suits designed to suit their own individual style, to the last detail. For the evening event, Rob changed into a tailor made velvet jacket. In keeping with their individual styles, Chris wore a tailor made waistcoat and both jacket and waistcoat had a similar paisley patterned lining.

Guests travelled with two vintage green Routemaster buses to the beautiful 17th century country house, Cumberland Lodge, in Windsor Great Park. The wedding breakfast was served in the beautiful dining room, with its wood panelled walls, historical charm and an intimate feel. A traditional and formal table setting worked perfectly and provided an almost blank canvas for the table centrepieces. Tall glass vases are filled with foliage to create a cascading effect for the flower arrangements that are filled with white anemone, green Amaranthus, white Hydrangea, Ranunculus and hints of blue Delphiniums. The softness of the flower arrangements creates a lovely contrast in the room with wood panelling and heavy velvet drapes.

As a lovely surprise, each guest received a golden ticket and they could enjoy a colourful “Charlie and the Chocolate factory” style dessert table. Chris and Rob wanted to add this element of fun to their day. The string quartet played a medley of music from Charlie and the Chocolate factory while the guests were enjoying the colourful desserts.

While guests were arriving for the evening event, a pianist entertained quests with jazz and swing music in the Drawing room.

The party got in full swing in the Tapestry room when the band, The Daggers, started the evening event.

“The Daggers were superb!” (Chris and Rob)

A vintage style photo booth gave friends and family the opportunity to capture informal photographs which is a great additional keepsake for Chris and Rob as a reminder of their wedding day.

Thank you to Nick Rose for the stunning photography and the wonderful way he captured great moments of Chris and Rob’s wedding.

 

Suppliers:

Photographer: www.nickrosephotography.com

Wedding styling: www.petraoppermanweddings.co.uk

Grooms’ suits: stephenbishopsuiting.com

Florist: www.martyncrossley.co.uk

Vintage photo booth: www.vintagebooth.me

Musicians: www.musicstudentsforhire.co.uk

Lighting: monitorlighting.co.uk

Transport: www.thelondonbuscompany.co.uk

Ceremony venue: www.windsor-berkshire.co.uk/windsor-guildhall

Reception: www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/venue/Weddings

 

 

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 November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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