A Short Black Wedding Dress – Sarah & Adam’s My Chemical Romance

June 24, 2011

I’ll be honest, I’ve been looking forward to seeing Sarah & Adam’s wedding for an absolute age. You see, I saw Sarah’s incredible black wedding dress many times before the event, when I popped into see my girls at Fur Coat No Knickers in London. Laura & Emma showed the dress to me and told me I’d love the bride that has bought it – that she was cute and tattooed and wearing a black veil to match…and oh boy we’re they right! So without further ado…

“I would describe our wedding theme as American vintage,” Sarah told me. “With pretty carnival fairy lights, sweets and good music. Music was at the heart of our wedding. As My Chemical Romance’s biggest fan I had to walk down the aisle to their music (Desert Song) and we had songs that meant a lot to us throughout the day. From the music guests arrived to including Radiohead and Libertines, to the reading my Mum read during the ceremony (Bob Dylan’s Wedding Song), music playing constantly at the bar and during the meal.”

“We wanted a big wedding with all of our friends and family but it still had to feel personal and intimate, we had a little bit of us in every aspect of the day – from the Lost references, the comic book references and the music. People who didn’t get those little details could still enjoy them but those who understood them got that little something extra from the day and we always felt like the day was ‘us’ through and through.”

“We did all of the table decorations ourselves, tying ribbon around old jam jars and coffee jars to brighten them up and filling them with colourful sweets. We used blackboard paint and chalk for the table names.  We also designed the table plan ourselves. We had empty Coke bottles dotted around the bar with some simple flowers from Camden Market placed in them. I bought an old vanity case from Camden market and wrapped silk flowers and luggage tags to it to use as a gift box.”

Don’t you just love these guys?

Huge love and thanks to Sarah & Adam for sharing their fabulous day with us and of course to Laura & Emma of Fur Coat No Knickers for putting me onto them! You can read more about this fabulous wedding on Sarah & Adam’s wedsite, Our Chemical Romance.

Photography Credit: Jill Sawyer Phypers
Venue: The Tythe Barn, Tewin Bury Farm
Bride’s Dress: Fur Coat No Knickers
Bride’s Cape: Biba
Bride’s Shoes: Irregular Choice & Converse
Groom’s Suit: Mark Powell
Bridesmaid Dress: Coast
Cupcakes: Pat-a-cakes
Flowers: The Secret Garden
DJ: Jon Saunders
Fairy Lights: BDJC Events
Sweets: Hope & Greenwood