Retro Mod Wedding: Nikki & Paul

Brought together by a mutual love of the 1960s and mod culture, Nikki & Paul met at a 1960s themed club. “I was inspired by wedding blogs like Rock n Roll Bride that talk about weddings that are slightly left field”, began the bride. “I was inspired by weddings with bright colours (we had orange and electric blue with grey) and we wanted to make sure each part of the day was reflective of who we are. We also didn’t take anything too seriously – it was meant to be fun!”

The theme of the wedding was ‘Mod’ and quintessentially British with everything from the invites (designed as a 7in single), the groom’s gift from his bride (a 125 cc Vespa!) and the fact that the groom performed with his own band at the end of the night, adding to it. “My husband’s own mod band, made up of all the ushers and best men, played instead of a first dance and brought the house down. You can see that Paul is in his element and was born to be a front man. Playing his favourite music to all his friends and family on his wedding day was something just so special and it really shows in the photos.”

Instead of a wedding cake they had red, white & blue cake pops arranged like the Union Jack and in lieu of table numbers, album covers from their favourite bands. Even their wedding photographer, Adam of Viva Wedding Photography, replicated some iconic mod scenes for their wedding portraits. Their group shot is very Quadrophenia don’t you think!?

Mod-tastic! (yes I hate myself a little bit for saying that…) Thank you to Nikki & Paul and their fabulous wedding photographer Adam of Viva Wedding Photography for sharing with us today.

Supporting Cast

Photography Credit: Viva Wedding Photography
Bride’s Dress: Custom made by Morgan Davies
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bride’s Headpiece: Twigs and Honey
Vintage Brooch Bouquet: Brooch Bouquets
Bride’s Jewellery: Asprey
Groom’s Outfit: Spencer Hart
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Ted Baker
Cake Pops: Dixie’s Cupcakery
Flowers: Oppsadaisy
Hair: Percy and Reed
Make Up: Lauren Walsh –
Band: The Faith Stealers & The Reactions
Stationery: All Hale & Spike is Land
Reception Decor/Props: Vowed & Amazed


  1. Tooooooniiiiight I’m a Rock ‘n’ Roll star.

    Love the Britpop feel, makes me wish I was there drinking beer and feeling the gig vibe!

    Supercool idea for your wedding.

  2. Carole Blundell

    “I was there!” It was fantastic, everything from start to finish was perfect, people are still talking about it. Way to go guys, we knew you before you were famous!

  3. Wig

    It’s basically like Jimmy said, when asked what the difference between Mods and Rockers really are: “No, Kev, that’s it. Look, I don’t wanna be the same as everybody else. That’s why I’m a Mod, see? I mean, you gotta be somebody, ain’t ya, or you might as well jump in the sea and drown.”

    Nik and Paul are more than somebody. Than somepeople. This was all them and the whole day was so them and so so SO great. If you wish you were there, you should! It was the best fun. And I’ll always feel privileged to have been a part of it, and to be in that supersonic picture too! Love you guys xxxx P.S. Adam the photographer is a total STAR.

  4. SOOOOOOOO cool, I love the brides dress, perfect swishy petticoats.
    For someone who doesn’t love a trad group shot how cool did they look in theirs, love it!

  5. Laura

    Love the look of this wedding. Everyone looks like they had an amazing time, love that the groom played with his band thats such a cool touch!!


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