Jenny Packham & The Roaring 20’s

Jenny Packham and 1920’s styling was the order of the day for Emma & Adam’s wedding at Chewton House just outside Bristol. In fact Emma’s Jenny Packham ‘Joy’ dress provided the inspiration for the whole wedding!

The wedding theme came about by chance as when Emma visited Wedding Days in Cheltenham bridal shop to look for a potential wedding dress. She hadn’t had much luck in her search up til then but luckily for her, a promotions representative from Jenny Packham happened to be visiting the store that day and had a few “one off” dresses for Wedding Days to show case for one day only. The last dress she tried on was “Joy”. It was exactly what she had been looking for. The bride then came up with the idea to theme the whole wedding about the 1920’s/30’s style of the dress.

“We also wanted the day to be as much fun as possible and for it to stick in the memories of all the guests for long after the day had finished” the bride explained. “We asked all our guests to dress up in the style of the period so that along with the work we’d done with the venue, the florist, the car, the cake, the hair, the make up and the live band we had something that captured the roaring 20’s.”

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Vintage, Geek Chic, Retro & Folk – With Extra Sprinkles Please…

When David & Ruth started to think about the kind of theme they’d like for their engagement session and up coming wedding they realised that they wanted to do something that celebrated their life together and their upcoming marriage. “We soon realised that like our life together and we pretty much wanted it all to reflect us – vintage, geek chic, retro, scifi, lowfi, folk, rock, disco, soul, town and country – with extra sprinkles please.”

The couple headed from Manchester to Hoarwithy, nestled in the Wye valley in Herefordshire for their engagement session with their photographers Nicola & Toni. “After having a wee yawn and a big stretch, we unpacked the dressing up trunk from the car and went to meet Nicola & Toni in a little wood on the bank of the river Wye.  The next two hours were spent having a laugh, dressing up, and playing in and around the gorgeous old wooden gypsy caravans.  It was a great way to meet Nicola & Toni who are doing the photos at the wedding and from this taster, we can’t wait!”

Well guys, I hope you like the full set! I’m so excited to share them with you and the rest of you Rock n Roll Brides.

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Thursday Treats – 2nd September 2010

Credit: Photo by me – I went to Krispy Kreme this week…yum

Oooh It’s a bit of a literal sugar rush this week, not sure why but I’m all about the sweet loveliness this week…

♥ How much do I want this cupcake ring?!
♥ And check out this camera lens mug –  a sure fire way to give a photographer a heart attack in the morning!
♥ Teresa & Mat get married!!
♥ Family photos that don’t make me puke
Sweet Georgia Wedding

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(Pink) Caravan of Love

Kate & Charles had a vintage, punky and pink (caravan!) wedding on the Isle of Wight. As soon as I saw Kate in her incredible 1950’s cotton lace Fur Coat No Knickers vintage gown I knew I wanted to feature them “They made the bow birdcage veil out of a back panel of the dress and sourced the most beautiful velvet ribbon sash to finish off the dress” the bride told me.

The ceremony took place at Newchurch All Saints Church, Newchurch, Isle of Wight with a reception following at a friend Nick James’ house – Redway Manor Farm. They hired an Indian tent complete with low bench seating, floor cushions and gorgeous lamps from their friend’s Ed & Ana at Ed’s Tents and borrowed the pink ‘Honeymoon Caravan’ from their friend Mel, which the couple slept in that night. 

They chose not to ignore a lot of the traditional wedding formalities and just went with the things that mattered to them. They didn’t have bridesmaids or groomsmen and made sure that all the important people in their lives were a big part of their day.

Charles’ Mum made the cupcakes. “She went cupcake crazy and baked up a dizzying array of cupcakes for the afternoon tea party from cherry cheesecake and spiced apple through to jam doughnut cupcakes, along with a couple of bouquet of cupcakes made by his sister Roz. However, the star of the show was a 3 tier pork pie cake complete with a Lego bride and groom which looked just like us!”

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Kaori & Alex’s Multi-Cultural, DIY-Fabulous, Vintage Bohemian Wedding

Do you remember Kaori & Alex’s killer engagement session? It was all tattoos, awesome outfits and L.O.V.E. I have been dying to see the outcome of their wedding ever since and I ain’t half excited to share it with you today.

The couple were married at Old Zoo in Griffith Park, Los Angeles with a reception to follow at Señor Fish in Little Tokyo Area, Downtown LA. Both of them are designers so obviously their outfits were nothing short of unique and utterly fabulous.

Kaori wore a J Crew dress which she teamed with shoes from Charles David and a gorgeous hair piece from Prim and Posies and a flower pin (on the dress) from Sweetpea & Fawn – both on Etsy.

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Abandoned Prison Picnic Engagement Sesh.

It’s official, photographer Matt Miller of Our Labor of Love gets the coolest most Rock n Roll clients! Stephanie & Adam had a picnic at an abandoned prison for their engagement shoot shoot – not only a killer juxtapositionof themes, but maybe even a bit of a dig at the oh-so-often-seen ‘vintage picnic’ setting…it actually might not be but I kinda like the idea that it is!

“Adam and I set a date of May 14th 2011 shortly after getting engaged on June 5th” Stephanie told me. “We knew we would want our amazing photographer and good buddy Matt Miller at Our Labor of Love to shoot our engagement and wedding photos. We were stoked to hear he found a perfect location to shoot some photos of us in Atlanta. We, alongside our two road dogs Evan and Jenn, headed south to make it happen. The day was way more fun than we could have imagined. We shared laughs, a few bug bites and many jokes while exploring an abandoned prison, the boiler room and an amazing gorgeous field in-between the two. The juxtapose setting was a perfect place to show the love we have for each other.”

“Adam and I met 2 years ago after I moved here from Savannah, GA and became best friends, quickly connecting through a mutual interest in skateboarding, bicycling and music. Now we have found ourselves not only planning a wedding but also buying and reforming a clothing business called Niche Market. This next year will prove to be tons of fun and full of growthtogether. We can’t wait to celebrate with friends and family at Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, NC. Our ceremony will be held on a white sand beach overlooking a blue lagoon nestled in a rock quarry. The reception will be catered with fresh goodies straight from the farm crops. We hope to throw in a couple bride and groom Friday the 13th tattoos the day before just to make sure we keep it interesting.”

Arrrgh their wedding is going to be incredible! I can’t wait to see and (of course) share it.

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