A Locally-Sourced Vintage Wedding: Marie-Claire & Nick

September 1, 2011

Can you guess what initially drew me to Marie-Claire & Nick’s wedding? Yep…her Fur Coat No Knickers vintage wedding dress of course! Marie-Claire also got her wonderful vintage veil from the store and her shoes from Rachel Simpson (yep, another one of my favourites!)

“I guess I didn’t want a regular corporate feel wedding with lilies, tight white roses and a white bodice dress!” Marie-Claire told me when I asked her what inspired their wedding. “So I had a look around for alternative things and found Fur Coat No Knickers and my red dress!”

“From there I decided I’d like something quite vintage and low key. We tried to use suppliers which were in our area to keep it local – all the flowers came from a mile up the road and the singer Kirsty Macleod is one of our neighbours. Nick’s Mum also made chutney as favours for our wedding and his brother designed the label. Our invitations came from Dottie Creations (you can see them here.)”

Thank you so much to Marie-Claire & Nick and of course their wonderful photographer Annamarie Stepney for sharing this wedding with us today.

Photography Credit: Annamarie Stepney Photography
Ceremony Venue: St Luke’s Church, Matfield, Kent
Reception Venue: Bride’s Parent’s Home, Maidstone
Bride’s Dress:  Fur Coat No Knickers
Bride’s Shoes: Rachel Simpson
Bride’s Headpiece:  Fur Coat No Knickers
Bride’s Jewellery: Vintage
Groom’s Outfit: Bespoke suit from Lydia Foulkes from Perfectly Attired
Flowers: Kate Blacker from This Art of Mine
Cake & Crockery: Sally Carr at Splendid Days
Band: Kirsty Macleod
Marquee: The Arabian Tent Company