Retro Cartoon Wedding: Daisy & Leigh

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Daisy and Leigh’s retro wedding themed came about because they knew they wanted anything but a traditional day. “We decided to go down the retro/ vintage theme, but also I didn’t want it to be the typical ‘vintage’ wedding style that is everywhere at the moment!” Daisy wrote. “I also didn’t want a traditional sit-down meal so we had afternoon tea complete with cocktails served in teapots. The wedding eventually became about all of the things we love from the 1950s to the 1990s! I wanted our wedding to be really unpretentious and for everyone to have lots of fun.”

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The couple DIYed their stationery and most of their décor items, but really they just wanted to keep things simple and fun for everyone. Daisy wore a short, 50s style dress which she had custom made by Fable and Promise “I loved my dress”, she continued. “Having it custom made was such a great idea. I had tried on at least 20-30 ready-made dresses before I designed my own and they just weren’t me. Rachel at Fable and Promise was fantastic and understood exactly what I wanted from my dress (including pockets!) I felt beautiful in it and spent a lot of the evening twirling around the dance floor with all of my petticoats!”

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“Our biggest expense was the wedding band. There was 10 of them so it wasn’t cheap, but they were brilliant! They performed everything from rock n roll to swing, which got everyone up dancing. Phil was DJ for the last two hours of the wedding and he played a set list of our favourite songs. To have songs from ‘Dangerzone’ to the Fresh Prince theme tune was a great way to end our day, and there wasn’t a cheesy DJ or flashing disco light in sight!”

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“One of my favourite things about our wedding was that we got matching tattoos a few weeks before”, Daisy concluded. “They say ‘I wanna grow old with you’ (The song which Leigh sang when he proposed). When I first started planning our wedding, I took loads of inspiration from Rock n Roll Bride so am super happy to be able to share our beautiful day with your readers!”

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Be sure to check out their adorable wedding video too!