Friday 24 August 2012

Real Vintage Seaside & Sweetie Wedding: Kate & Iain - Part 2

Any bride planning to hire a 'blank canvas venue' will find huge inspiration from Katie and Iain's clever vintage theming of their local Town Hall in Part 2 of these gorgeous wedding. With the help of their florist, Foxtail Liley, they created a pastel and seaside wedding wonderland, with hundreds of pretty flower displays, pastel bunting, swathes of wavy fabric, a vintage suitcase for guests' messages and pretty birdcage details. With subtle seashells on the chandeliers, and vintage seaside postcards, Katie and Iain reflected their seaside location without going overboard and spending a fortune. Thrifty DIY ideas to steal include the vintage sweetie favour bar, the gorgeous Waitrose wedding cake and asking your florist to help set up, saving the cost of a full wedding planner. Big love to Laura Babb for sending over this fabulous wedding, don't miss Part 1 here.

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.

Our wedding theme was 1950s Vintage Seaside with pastel colours.

My Uncle is a trustee of the newly refurbished hall so it was an obvious choice – it is also a five minute walk from the church! The hall needed a lot of work to make it look 'wedding' so we hired local Southwold florist Foxtail Lily and discussed a Vintage Seaside theme. 

After many meetings we came to the eventual vision – soft blues and ice cream colours, bunting, a vintage suitcase and lots of beautiful floral displays.

Our DIY projects included the vintage suitcase for guests' cards, which I created using ribbon and vintage postcards. We also designed the sweetie favour bar. Everything was set up by our florists, Foxtail Liley.

For our wedding favours, we had a pick-your-own sweetie bar, with old-style vintage sweets, bought by my husband’s parents from their local Olde Watermill shop in Lancashire. We bought glass apothocary jars online.

Our wedding cake was bought from Waitrose. We loved the vintage look and cream colour and thought it fitted the theme perfectly. We had layers of fruit and Victoria sponge. It was lovely.

My advice for future brides, is that in an ideal world hire a wedding planner! Other than that, try to relax – your big day will happen and it will be wonderful, so try not to get bogged down chasing suppliers. It all comes together in the end. Also – keep lots of lists!

♥ Want more seaside wedding ideas? ♥ Or how about pastel-themed weddings? ♥
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1 comment :

  1. This wedding is great! If you can't get to the seaside, bring the seaside to you!


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