Rustic, Vintage, Romance

December 9, 2009

The second UK wedding of the day is Clare & Dean’s classically beautiful rustic, vintagey romantic wedding. They employed the talents of my good friend Penny Merricks of Tigerlily Weddings to plan their day to perfection. Didn’t she do a fabulous job?

“I made all the invites that featured vintage lovebird stamps and ‘to have and to hold’ ribbon from Cox & Cox Clare told me. “Also I handmade the luggage tags for place cards with same vintage bird stamps and ribbon. I asked friends and family to collect glass jam jars for months, and we covered them with lace and ribbon for tea-light holders. A designer friend of ours also made the booklet that contained the history of the barn, order of ceremony, pictures of our parents and grandparents on their wedding days, the menu and the last page contained a quiz about us both… also using the same vintage love bird stamps.”


Even though the couple wed in the UK, the bride bought her dress at David’s Bridal in Dallas (hello exchange rate!) Her shrug was from Cornelia James and her shoes were Peto by Rainbow Couture. Clare’s vintage style matching pearl and diamante necklace, bracelet and earrings by Dulcie Angel and her diamante hair clip instead of a tiara fwas rom Glitzy Secrets.

Thanks to Penny, Julie, Clare & Dean for sharing this beautiful British wedding with us today.

Credit: Julie Kim Photography


  1. Lauren

    LOVE THIS! I’d love to know how people reacted to the BYOB? I suggested this to my husband to be and he thought I was being ridiculous… Even though he’s the first one to do the “bottle of vodka in a gift bag and just buy cokes” thing 🙈. Has anyone else done this, and how did you break it to your guests?

  2. Claire

    Love it! Especially all the little quirky chalkboards (the one in the ladies is fabulous, very nice touch) Cx

  3. Alan

    @ Lauren to be honest only 1 person out of 100 questioned that there wasn’t a bar.
    Everyone was happy at the money they saved not paying wedding bar prices and being Scotland there was very little drink left at the end of the night

  4. This is awesome guys, we’re Fifers currently in Nicaragua and about to elope in Austin. Big party in a hall in Scotland somewhere next year. Wishing you and your new family all the best!

  5. bobbie

    Oh my god i know this hall, well done i never imagined it could look like this. Beautiful pics

  6. Heather adamson

    Hello your wedding looks like the most amazing day ever! Just a quick question where about was your reception venue? I have been looking for a village hall but everything looks really old and yours looks perfect

  7. Victoria

    Hi, it’s the Victoria hall in coaltown of balgonie Fife. The crown was from Victoria florists in Kirkcaldy Fife xx


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