Friday 24 August 2012

Real Vintage Seaside & Sweetie Wedding: Kate & Iain

With my summer holiday due to start in the next 12 hours, my mind is on the beach, so what better big day to show you than this gorgeous seaside wedding. Fab couple Katie and Iain celebrated their big day in Southwold, with the fabulous Laura Babb from Babb Photo on hand to picture every glorious wedding detail. With dozens of beautiful pictures, I've split the wedding in two, starting with the stunning church ceremony and portrait pictures, and moving on to the reception in Part 2. Katie and Iain rocked some serious wedding style, with Katie in a feminine 1950's-style princess wedding gown from Chanticleer Brides, and Iain in a morning suit, complete with extravagant buttonhole and vintage pocket watch. I loving Katie's elegant cathedral length wedding veil and tiara, and her bridesmaids look fab in Autograph dresses, which you'd never know where high-street. Huge kudos for the vintage car, I've no idea what type it is, but I love how it fits in with their colour scheme! Big love to Laura Babb for sending over this fabulous wedding, don't miss Part 2, coming soon!

We got married in Southwold in Suffolk on 7 July 2012, at St Edmund's Church and hosted our wedding reception at the Millenium Hall – the town hall.

My wedding dress was made by Chanticleer Brides and I bought it from Marianne Jessica in Bromley. I loved the Chanticleer dresses, so when I heard the designer was doing a day at my local shop I was very excited. I knew my dress was 'me' as soon as I tried it on. 

My dress had a 1950s style but was very princess-like and made me feel like a proper bride. I loved the high waist and tulle skirt as well as the pearl buttons. It was perfect. My shoes were from Office - £25 in the sale!

My husband hired his grey Morning Suit from Moss Bros. His brogue-style shoes were from Jones the Bootmaker and his gold pocket watch was a wedding gift from his parents.

Our wedding florist was Foxtail Liley in Southwold. We wanted colours that would reflect our theme so put our trust in Mischa at Foxtail Liley to match them to that. My only specification was that we wanted white roses, and Mischa added splashes of colour with blooms of her choice.

We met through a friend in a flat share in London. We became friends and it grew from there! We got engaged after watching The Graduate. Some may think this isn’t a romantic film but we would disagree.

My bridemaids’ dresses were bought from the Autograph collection at Marks & Spencer. The bridesmaids also wore flowers in their hair, which were handmade with real flowers by our fabulous florist, Foxtail Liley. I gave each of my bridesmaids a pearl bracelet from Lime Blue, as a present on the day of the wedding

Our photographer was Laura Babb. We found her after we had a difference of opinion with our previous photographer over our engagement shoot - which we just weren’t happy with. Laura was recommended by a friend and we knew as soon as we saw her work that she fitted our style – soft, quirky, fine art photography - exactly what we wanted.

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  1. Aww so nice
    Take a look at my wedding on my blog

  2. If you want a vintage wedding the car is such an important part... and you couldn't get more vintage than that


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