1920s glamorous vintage wedding inspiration

Published by Claire Gould on

This gorgeous inspiration comes from beautiful Chicheley Hall and lovely wedding planner Jessica Ghansah Weddings. The look is opulent with an art deco vibe. GB athletes Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis (currently at the badminton world championships in Denmark, and we wish them all the luck in the world!) modelled for the day, and both look incredible! Lauren’s dresses are stunning – we love the detailing by designer Nicole Milano! 

The floral styling makes this wonderful shoot a showstopper. The colour pops of orange set against copper accents are a joy to see! I will hand over to lovely Jessica to tell you all about the photoshoot! Enjoy!

The couple was absolutely adorable on their special day! They are a real couple, both talented Olympian badminton players who represent Team GB as a mixed couple (Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis) They say that their relationship makes them stronger in their sport. Lauren, in particular, serves as an inspiring role model for young girls aspiring to be in the world of sports.

While they are accustomed to being photographed for advertising and promotions in the context of sports, dressing up in bridal gowns and suits was a delightful departure from their norm. It took them slightly out of their comfort zone, but they embraced it with grace and charm. As an extra touch of sweetness, they even had their little dog join in on the celebrations. So many couples are having their fur babies as part of their weddings now, it’s so cute!

This opulent and vintage-inspired elegant-styled shoot is a mesmerizing 1920s art deco-themed wedding. From the bride’s exquisite outfit and overall style to the intricate details and enchanting stationery, every element of this design-orientated contributed to this wonderland of vintage charm. This unique colour scheme of sophisticated grey with accented pops of vibrant orange and copper was carefully incorporated into every detail to capture the essence of the roaring twenties for this wedding.

The setting for this 1920’s glamorous wedding vision was Chicheley Hall, the perfect backdrop for this stylish and retro intimate wedding shoot. We decorated the venue so that it came alive with the allure of the art deco era, boasting sleek lines, geometric patterns, and shimmering accents.

Elegant statement floral centrepieces featuring art-decor geometric plinths brought height and colour to the elegant reception tables and perfectly complemented the timeless grey table linens. The ethereal ambience was enhanced by soft candlelight, casting a warm and romantic glow on the celebration.

The attention to detail extended to the stationery where a vintage letterpress technique was used to add a touch of texture and vintage allure to the invitations and menus.

Our couple enjoyed an enchanting and whimsical outdoor afternoon tea in the beautiful gardens. Dressed in elegant vintage attire, surrounded by beautiful meadow floral arrangements and delicious sweet treats!

The stunning gardens at Chicheley Hall setting provided a serene backdrop, creating an intimate and romantic atmosphere for these special intimate moments.

A stunning golden retro bar served as a dramatic focal point for a glamorous and sophisticated evening backdrop for vintage champagne cocktails.

This unique, whimsical and elegant wedding was inspirational, colourful and exquisite designed and executed to share a glimpse of the glamorous and stylish 1920’s style.

Your Chicheley Hall wedding supplier list

Photography: https://www.constancedoyle.com/
Planning & Styling: https://www.jessicaghansahweddings.com/
On-the-day Coordinator: https://www.occasionqueens.com
Venue: https://chicheleyhall.co.uk/
Floral design: @stemsandgemsflorist
Bridal & Bridesmaids dresses: https://www.thegardenroommk.com/
Menswear: https://rathbonestailor.com/
Stationery, Calligraphy & Signage: https://www.theoxfordcalligrapher.co.uk/
Custom Cake Shop: https://cakesecret.co.uk/
Makeup: hhttps://www.hannahjoymua.com/
Hair: @cloepatriciahair_
Hair Accessories: https://www.vintageadornments.co.uk/
Décor: https://www.dressityourself.co.uk/
Chairs: https://thevenuedressersmk.com
Linen: https://www.specialoccasionlinen.com/
Couple: Lauren & Marcus



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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