A Retro Red Wedding at The Picturedrome: Jo & Lal

Jo & Lal worked together but only realised they both liked each other when at a 1940s themed work party at The Picturedrome, Northampton. When they were engaged 6 months later they decided that having their wedding at this same venue would be pretty cool. There wedding theme also happened to suit the surroundings perfectly.

“The emphasis on our wedding was inclusion of all our friends who contributed massively” Jo told me. “From the registrar to the DJ, the favours and the cakes, we had out friends involved as much as possible. The emphasis of our wedding was not to spend ridiculous amounts of money but to create a fun and relaxed day, which reflected our personalities. We did not allow ourselves at any point to become influenced by other people’s opinions. What we really set out to achieve was a fun day for all! Our budget, although limited, did not prevent us in anyway from having exactly the kind of day we wanted.”

Jo wore a short 50s style tulle wedding dress with a dramatic red sash from Brides of Wellingborough and bright red shoes to match.

Thank you to Jo & Lal and photographer Hannah for sharing this wedding with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Casey Avenue Photography
Ceremony Venue:
 The Courtroom, Guildhall
Reception Venue:
 The Picturedrome
Bride’s Dress & Headpiece: Brides of Wellingborough
Bride’s Shoes: 
Marta Jonsson
Groom’s Outfit:
 Suiters, Northampton
Bridesmaid’s Dresses:
 Unique Cake & Aunty Bo’s
 Trina Cave


  1. This looks like a fab wedding. So happy to hear a couple saying they wanted to involve their friends and make it all really personal. That’s what it’s all about! And red is of course my favourite colour! Congratulations.

  2. lisa

    Amazing wedding!! My maid of honour is driving us to the church in her VW camper – I’d love to know where you got the ‘about to be married’ sign from? Thanks xxx

  3. This looks so awesome. I love the touch of red! Red is one of my favourite colours; you don’t normally see it that much in weddings but love how it turned out 🙂

  4. What a fantastic way to hold your wedding day, the best day for both of you, and to involve your dear friends. Love it Lal and Jo. Confrats to you both.

  5. Katy

    Totally LOVE the feel of this wedding!! I’ve been looking for inspiration of a similar vintage style for my own wedding in June and in particular, short hair to fit with the 50’s look – Jo’s style is just amazing, she looks so happy and laid back and I love it. Thanks for sharing your day guys! (oh and I’m from Kettering just down the road, so chuffed to see the Rock n Roll style getting into Northants!)


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