Caroline and Jason’s wedding had a vintage and nautical theme. With the bride loving all things pretty and pink and the groom being in the Navy, it was the perfect combination!
“The inspiration for our wedding was to have things that best represented us both as individuals”, said Caroline. “I am very much into 50s vintage and love the colour pink, whereas Jason being in the Navy helped tie in his influences. We named our tables after ships he has served on and our seating plan was in his navy issued suitcase.”
“Our other ideas were pretty much restricted to our budget, which meant we made a lot of things ourselves with help from my mother. My mum made the cake, my evening dress, and bridesmaid dresses. I also made the centrepieces, my birdcage veil and the origami boat name places. The bouquets and buttonholes were also made by me from artificial flowers which saved us a fortune! Jason played a big part in planning and making things for the wedding too including the invites, table plan and other stationery.”
“We also had a temporary tattoo stand for people to adorn their bodies with artwork, like the bride and groom – this went down very well with the guests, especially my mother!”
The wedding was held at Headlam Hall in Darlington. “We originally had another venue booked but they went into administration which also meant we had to change our date”, she explained. “However this worked in our benefit as we would have never found Headlam Hall otherwise! Our biggest expense was the venue but Jason was adamant that we had the perfect place to get married.”
“Not everything went exactly to plan (and I would have loved our two dogs to be there) but in our eyes the day was perfect”, Caroline concluded. “Couples shouldn’t feel pressured into bowing down to what others want. it’s their day and they should do what they will enjoy.”