Glam Vintage: Garden Party | Real Wedding
Happy Sunday lovelies! How are you? I’m super fine and have just spent the weekend pottering around the flat with the hubs, returning items borrowed for my shoot last week and updating the blog with gorgeous new posts. I hope yours has been as productive or relaxed as you wished it to be.
I have a lovely new real wedding to share with you today. A Glam Vintage Garden Party Wedding. Jessica and Tom were inspired by the 19th century Art and Crafts style house with it’s beautiful gardens and thought this would be the ideal place to hold their wedding and reception. Rebecca Prigmore Photography captures the beauty of their day… enjoy XxX
The 1930s era was a real inspiration for me, especially with my dress. We also liked the idea of having a warm and friendly vintage garden party with tea cups and seasonal rustic roses and blooms.
Our chosen venue was a 19th century Art and Crafts style house with beautiful gardens – to us it felt like a country oasis in the middle of Birmingham, which was quite an unexpected find!
Tom and I originally met in 2006 at a ‘super hero’ themed fancy dress party dress party -he was dressed as The Joker and me as She-Ra-Princess of Power! We then met again at another party a year later and the spark was rekindled -we have been together ever since! Tom proposed at a romantic sunset location in Cuba in January 2012, with a 5 dollar ring from the local market (I got another one when we got home)
The style I wanted to go for was vintage garden party with a hint of glamour. The flowers and teacups added to the garden party feel and the candelabras and tea lights etc added to the glamour.
In addition to the flowers we hired hardware (i.e. tea cups, candelabras, tea lights and vintage glasses vases and bowls.
We decided to go for a cupcake tower, with a fruit cake at the top and an additional fruit ‘cutting cake’. The cupcake designs were influenced by the overall vintage garden party theme of the wedding and the colours were chosen to match with the colours of the wedding flowers. They were finished off with lace style cupcake cases, which added to the vintage feel.
Our photographer Rebecca Prigmore was recommended to us by a friend. We looked at her website and were really impressed with her pictures. There was one issue though, she is based in West Suffolk and us in Birmingham! We contacted her anyway and after the exchange of several e-mails we were really pleased that she enthusiastically agreed to come up to the Midlands to do our wedding.
Our instincts proved to be right and Bek was an absolute star on the day! We are absolutely delighted with our wedding photos and are really pleased that Bek managed to capture the theme of the day so perfectly.
Unbeknown to us she also managed to capture a lot of the smaller details on the day, such as our cat examining my wedding shoes and other smaller details such as the place settings, favours and our framed wedding tea towel.
She also got some great informal shots of the kids playing with the garden games and the guests mingling etc.
All the planning can feel a bit overwhelming to start with, but don’t panic it will all come together in the end. In making any big decisions go with your gut feeling and try not to be influenced about what other people think you should do -it’s your wedding! Get your friends involved if you can too, most people are more than happy to help!
If like me you are worried about your first dance I would recommend booking a dance lesson – we found this to be good fun and really put my mind at ease on the approach to the big day. We used Bounce Studios, who sent a teacher out to teach us a few special moves in our front room!
On the day, savour every minute, it goes so fast!
Oh! So many things to love… I adore Jessica’s 1930s Jenny Packham gown and love the garden glam styling. Such pretty teacups and beautiful wedding stationery! Which bits are your favourite?
Massive thanks to Rebecca Prigmore for sharing this lovely wedding with the WTW blog and CONGRATULATIONS to Jessica and Tom. Your wedding looked like it was such a special day :) XxX
WEDDING AWESOMENESS CREDITS >>>>>>>
Photographer: Rebecca Prigmore Photography
Venue: Berrow Court, Berrow Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Dress: Jenny Packham via Go Bridal
Accessories: Hair Comb, Glitzy Secrets
Hair & Make-up: Hair – Ellie Matthews (Mobile Hairdressor), Make-up – Sophie Anjam (Friend and Makeup Artist)
Florist: Little ‘a’ Florists, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Vintage Tea cups etc: Bonnefete Hire
Cake: Rachel Gandolfi (my friend and excellent cake maker)