And no, it’s not kilts this time! Today’s vintage wedding inspiration shoot is all about the decor and inspired by a crazy gorgeous bridal look from A’lissia Couture in Cheltenham.

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It shows how to create an opulent bridal look with flowers, cakes and stationery. Discover how to create a vintage wedding look but add elements such as tartan or peacock feathers to give your wedding a unique twist!

This inspiration shoot was sent in by Ruth from Finesse Planning in Gloucestershire. All images are by www.bullitphotography.co.uk. Suppliers are listed at the end of this post – enjoy!
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“As a wedding planner I often see unusual elements for weddings but a specific dress made with a unique green and yellow tartan material created by A’lissia Couture in Cheltenham caught my eye straight away. I knew then that I wanted to do a photo shoot featuring the dress. Then the opportunity arose to create a photo shoot at a new wedding venue, Blaisdon Hall so I contacted A’lissia Couture. For the theme of the shoot, albeit I usually stay away from vintage wedding styles, on this occasion both the dress and the venue leant itself perfectly to a Victoriana theme.


Sean and Rachel had a very personal Cotswolds wedding – a quiet registry office trip followed by the most gorgeous party and perfect ceremony at a private country manor house in the Cotswolds.

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The family vicar officiated in the afternoon; Rachel and Sean did their own readings and made speeches. They had a high tea for guests in the morning, and the afternoon reception carried on until the early hours!

I love this. The styling of the day is wonderfully relaxed, colourful and rustic. The way Sean and Rachel planned their day is inspiring. Their story of the wedding day explains it all – read, enjoy and get inspired by this wonderful Cotswolds wedding.

With thanks also to Ruth from Finesse Planning for telling me about the wedding, and to wedding photographer Dafydd Hughes for the beautiful photos.

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Rachel and Sean’s rustic Cotswolds wedding

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Who proposed, and how?

Sean proposed in the gardens just below the Piazza de Michelangelo in Florence, whilst on holiday. Down on one knee, sun setting. It was breath-taking and totally unexpected!
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