Retro Wedding on Southend Pier: Eve & Dave

Sam Gibson Weddings

May 12, 2014


Eve and Dave were married at the Royal Pavilion on Southend Pier. After fish n chips on the beach, their reception was held at The Arlington, an art deco style building. They wanted their wedding to reflect both their individual styles so a retro theme with gothic touches it was!


“Our wedding was vintage glamour with a touch of gothic”, began Eve. ” I love the 1930s/40s and that Golden Age of Hollywood. I wanted my style and dress to reflect that. I modelled my dress on one from LA Confidential with some vintage touches with my shoes, headpiece and the flowers. Dave is a little more into the gothic look. He wore all black with small hints of his style with the bat buttons on his shirt down to his studded shoes. We both had no idea what each were wearing, and I feel that our outfits worked great next to each other. We wanted a blend of both of our personalities into the day, with a touch of quirkiness. From looking at beautiful photos that Sam took, I feel we captured a perfect blend of both of us.”


“We wanted to have both of our personalities reflected throughout the whole day”, she continued. “I felt that the ceremony on the pier added a real wow factor and it also holds a lot of memories for us both.”


“We made our own wedding invitations, place cards and table plan. We wanted a slightly gothic, art deco theme that tied in with the venue and our personalities. For a personal touch we had a photograph of every guest with us on the place cards.”


“We used who were great and really reasonable to get them printed. I didn’t want favours and I thought people would be touched more by the pictures. Don’t be scared to splash your own personal style over the day!!”