Vintage, London Chic

September 6, 2010

When photographer Marianne Taylor sends you a wedding, it’s pretty much a given that it’s going to be awesome. Not only does Marianne have a fantastic eye for detail and gets the coolest clients, but she always knows which weddings will suit the style of my blog. While Emily & Owen’s wedding may seem more traditional than some of the weddings I feature, the thought and personalisation is what makes it totally Rock n Roll!

The couple were wed at Marylebone Town Hall, London which was followed by a cool reception at 6 Fitzroy Square. The couple chose this space as they had previously been to a party there and loved it’s vibe. Emily wore a gorgeous 1950’s short dress which she found on Ebay. She had a friend alter the dress slightly to make it perfect for her – by shortening it and moving the bow to a diagonal. Her engagement ring was also a 1950’s antique which was from Greys Antiques Market, Bond Street, London. Her shoes were from Topshop and her pearls were also vintage, which she also found on Etsy.

The couple saved money where they could. The cake was from Waitrose to which their caterers decorated with flowers to fit their theme. The couple also collected mis-matched vases from charity shops, markets and car boot sales to give each centrepiece and individual look.

Owen designed and created all the stationary and paper goods, including the save the date postcards (printed on vintage floral postcards), the invites, the place name settings, the menus and the table plan.

“We didn’t want a ‘wedding by numbers’, the usual run of the mill type wedding,” the couple told me. “We wanted to create a really relaxed day, we wanted it to be chilled for everyone involved. We especially didn’t want the best men/best women to be running around all day and not be able to enjoy it.”

Thanks to photographer Marianne and Emily & Owen for sharing this gorgeous day

Credit: Marianne Taylor Photography
Ceremony Venue: Marylebone Town Hall
Reception Venue: 6 Fitzroy Square
Bride’s Dress: Vintage
Bride’s Shoes: Topshop
Bride’s Earrings: Etsy
Groom’s Outfit: Topman
Groom’s Shoes: Office
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: La Redoute
Bridesmaid’s Shoes: Next
Cake: Waitrose
Caterers: Palatte Events
Flowers: Honor Oak Florists
Hair: Rush, Baker Street
Make Up: DIY
Stationary: DIY