Giant Teacups, A Homemade Bouncy Castle & Elvis – A DIY Wedding to the Extreme!: Caroline & Stuart

Caroline & Stuart were married at St. Annes Church in Littleworth Common, Burnham. They held their reception in a field right opposite the church. Their wedding was a super creative affair with them making and styling the whole thing themselves, they even renovated some giant funfair teacups!

“Bizarrely we had in our minds a vision of an abandoned set from an old Elvis film for our wedding ‘theme’,” Caroline told me. “We did things differently by building almost everything ourselves and loving doing it! In the end we made…
The stage (old fashioned wooden with footlights, which several guests sat/ fell on when drunk!)
4 giant funfair teacups for sitting in (we renovated them ourselves)
1 giant funfair teacup cake table
Giant wooden light up initials
Old fashioned funfair stall drinks bar
An oversized cake stand for every table
Giant lollypop table numbers
Maypole wedding cake stand
The light up frame for the table plan
All the other signage
Old fashioned style high striker to play on (now that was a challenge!)”

“We even designed the bouncy castle ourselves! Any wedding ones we could find were too trashy, and not in a good way!”

Phew….(and yes dear reader, I have asked Caroline if she’d like to do some DIY tutorials for the blog, let us know in the comments which ones you’d like to see the most!)

Caroline’s wedding dress was made by her Mum from an original 1960’s pattern. She also wore a beautiful original 1960’s headpiece. She bought herself some plain shoes and added all the swarovski crystals (all 2400 of them!) herself.

Caroline & Stuart now hire all their wedding props out through their company Vowed and Amazed.

Thank you to the fabulous couple and their photographer Emma Case for sharing with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Emma Case Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Annes Church, Burnham
Reception Venue: A field in Burnham!
Bride’s Dress: DIY
Bride’s Shoes: DIY
Bride’s Headpiece: Vintage
Groom’s Outfit: Simon Hearn
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: DIY
Cake: DIY (the bride)
Flowers: Secret Garden
Hair: Scarlet Morales
Band: Lee Jackson as Young Elvis
Bouncy Castle: DIY (!!!) – Vowed and Amazed
DJ: Ian Thorn & Phil Wykes
Caterers: Truly Scrumptious
Reception Decor/Props: DIY – Vowed and Amazed


  1. Lisa

    Emma Case nails it again. That girl gets the best clients and take the most beautiful photos! What an amazing wedding!

  2. Wah, genius! If it had been my wedding, no-one else would have got a go on that bouncy castle. I’d have been on there all day. Yes, I am a small child on the inside.

  3. This wedding is SO awesome it’s making me sad at how desperately uncool I am. Well done all involved (and a special hug for Emma Case).

  4. There needs to be a bridal swap shop for people who have made uber creative things for their weddings. I’d DIY to get my hands on those teacups.

    All kinds of brilliant.

  5. Antoinette

    This is exactly the kind of wedding that excites me! I love the idea of big DIY projects. I fully believe that huge weddings can be done best when DIY. gorgeous!

  6. Post author

    Addie – they made them! Want me to ask Caroline of they’ll do a diy tutorial in how to make them?

  7. Maybe it’s because I got married in Vegas, but these Elvis themed weddings get me teary-eyed with joy every time. The bouncy castle, the light up letters, the Lame Elvis… wow. Seriously, this is just beyond awesome. Really looking forward to seeing the DIY tutorials.

  8. Lucy

    I have been wanting some light up letters for our wedding, we tried to think if ways of making some… and am currently pining for them now… Is it possible to make some in a week?? Please help…. 🙂
    Awesome, amazing wedding! Love it x


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