1950s Influenced Rustic, Pub Wedding with Alternative Couple: Charlotte and Tom

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1950s Influenced Rustic, Pub Wedding with Alternative Couple: Charlotte and Tom

We had a marquee wedding at The Plough pub in Normanton on the Wolds and for the ceremony Arnold registry office in Nottingham. 

We wanted a simple and rustic wedding feel and the Arnold registry has beautiful gardens and a lake where we felt the pictures would be beautiful. We chose the pub, as the aesthetic fit our vision and we had spent many a summer night out in their beer garden and it just felt right.

Words by Charlotte. Images by Nathan Walker Photography.

My wedding dress was from Tree Tops Children’s Hospice charity shop (for only £150!) I loved the fact that I could give back to charity by purchasing this dress.

I always wanted a vintage feel and this dress just screamed it at me, covered in lace and the A-line silhouette. I could see the vision of it being altered to a 1950’s style so it was perfect for this reason.

I walked down the aisle to “Can we stay like this” by Moose Blood the acoustic version. This song meant a lot to me and Tom as the lyrics spoke very much about how we feel about each other.  

Tom and I met on tinder! So it just shows there are some success stories out there. Tom also proposed to me after only being together for 6 months! We were in Prague on holiday and we were walking along Charles bridge looking at the castle when he got down on one knee, it was very unexpected but so romantic.

I love the 1940’s/1950’s era of clothing and design so that heavily influenced our wedding aesthetic. We wanted a rustic feeling to the day so these both went hand in hand. We both are quite alternative and didn’t want anything traditional so we just followed our own path with a lot of things. I.e. tattoos on display, groom and groomsmen wearing black jeans etc.

My mum made some beautiful paper flowers that we tied onto a garden arch for the entranceway. We made our own wedding favours. We bought mini brown envelopes from Amazon and filled them with wildflower seeds (from Aldi!) and but a bee stamp on the front.

If we could impart any words of wisdom to other brides and grooms we would say… It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg! If you are willing to make things yourself and spend the time it’s really worth it. I also found that it made it so much more personal and meant so much more when you saw your handy work displayed.

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Photographer: katebackdorp / Dress: Charity Shop / Venue: The Plough pub in Normanton on the Wolds / Gypsophila Hair Pins: Etsy

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  • Nathan Walker

    This is awesome- thanks so much. I can’t wait to share the feature with my couple. I Just love the vintage dress, the hair and all the tats! :)

  • neil

    stunning wedding looks like an amazing day!

  • MIKI Studios

    Great style and photographer – Love the way the photographer got these moments and portraits.

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