Recently we were contacted by Jo from Peach and Jo Photography about a recent 40/50’s wedding and we’re really pleased to share this with you as it’s just beautiful- a magical fusion of 40’s and 50’s inspiration. So many details and little touches that makes it full of romance and love.The Bride and Groom were after a relaxed vibe for their wedding and from these images it looks like they achieved their aim. Beautiful photography from Peach and Jo too.
Bride Rhian describes how they put together this magical wedding.
‘When we decided to get married, me and Stu were in agreement that we wanted our wedding to be a relaxed affair with a party atmosphere. We stumbled upon folly farm when looking for a venue, it was perfect as it gave us the opportunity to organise the wedding ourselves without restrictions on vendors and decor etc. Plus we could book it for the whole weekend and 45 of our nearest and dearest could stay on site with us. A bouncy castle and a vintage VW ice cream van greeted our guests when we came out of the ceremony. To go with the relaxed vibe, we decided on an afternoon tea for our wedding breakfast, I love the look of piles of cakes and sandwiches piled high on mis-matched vintage crockery, plus it’s my favourite kind of food. I hand made most of the decor along with some of my bridesmaids and the knitted bunting knitting circle! I am an avid knitter and crafter and saw some knitted bunting in a knitting shop near me, I managed to find a pattern and got knitting, we eventually managed to make 58 metres of it. For the favours I filled jars with different kinds of sweets and made tops out of floral material and twine.
I decided very early on that I would like a non white, 40/50’s style wedding dress and so the search began, the only trouble was most of the pre made dresses I managed to find were in a shade of white. I finally came across Joanne Fleming, after an initial visit and a consultation, she sketched me my perfect dress, and the added bonus was that I could have it any colour I liked, so I chose a beautiful pale green. Trying to work out what colour to have my bridesmaids was another challenge because of the green. I have a few Vivian of Holloway dresses myself and love the style of the 50’s circle dresses, they are also really flattering on most people. I decided to have mismatched bridesmaids, each wearing a different floral dress in the same style, I chose the colours and patterns for them to match their personalities! My jewellery was reconditioned 1950’s and my veil was cobbled together by myself and one one of my bridemaid’s Maddie.’
Thank you Jo and Peach Photography and congratulations to newly weds Rhian and Stu! ♥
Wedding Dress – Joanne Fleming Design, Brighton http://www.joanneflemingdesign.com/xDefault.aspx
Jewellery – Fur coat no knickers http://www.furcoatnoknickers.co.uk/
Rhi and Stu’s shoes – Irregular choice http://www.irregularchoice.com/
Bridemaids Dresses – Vivian of Holloway http://www.vivienofholloway.com/
Stu’s suit – Max Hence http://www.maxhence.com/
Flowers – pick of the bunch http://www.pickofthebunchbristol.co.uk/
Venue – Folly Farm http://www.follyfarm.org/weddings
Crockery – Cotswold vintage party hire http://www.cotswoldsvintagepartyhire.co.uk/index2.html
Cup Cakes – swinkys sweets http://www.swinkysweets.co.uk/
Catering – Lettuce and Lovage http://www.lettucelovage.co.uk/
Ice Cream Van – Vee Double Moo http://www.veedoublemoo.co.uk/index.html
Bouncy Castle – bristol fun for hire http://www.bristolfunforhire.co.uk/
Camper Van – The Bristol Camper Company http://www.thebristolcampercompany.co.uk/