Wednesday 24 April 2013

Real Vintage Medical Themed Wedding: Rebecca & Ben

As a wedding blogger, it's unusual for me to find a wedding style that I haven't spotted a million times, which is why I L-O-V-E this incredible vintage medical themed wedding. Rebecca and Ben are both doctors, so it made perfect sense for Rebecca to combine her love of vintage pretty, with lots of medical references. You'll see those gorgeous details in the reception pictures later today, but first, take a look at Rebecca's stunning wedding outfit. Her elegant Amanda Wakeley gown suits her willowy figure perfectly, and combined with sparkly Jimmy Choos and a Caroline Castigliano veil borrowed from her sister, she looks the picture of an elegant bride! Ben and Rebecca chose The Morritt in Greta Bridge in County Durham for their wedding reception, and the lovely Sharron Gibson from The Image Garden as their wedding photographer - two fabulous decisions! Huge thanks to Sharron, and Vanessa Adams, her second shooter, for these gorgeous wedding pictures.

Ben and I got married on 8th September 2012 at St Edmunds Church, Sedgefield in County Durham, followed by a reception at The Morritt, Greta Bridge.

For my wedding dress, I wanted something clean looking. My friend had got her dress from Amanda Wakeley several years ago and it was amazing! I booked a fitting {just for fun}! On walking in, there was a dress on the mannequin which looked a bit Greek {to reflect my heritage}...... I tried 10 dresses that day but already knew that it was the one.

I used my sisters veil {something borrowed} from Caroline Castigliano and treated myself to a pair of sparkly Jimmy Choos {my only ever designer pair!!!}. My earrings were my late grandmother's {on my mum's side} and my watch was my also my grandmothers {on my Dad's side}.

In Amanda Wakeley there were several headbands to try, one was very Greek / Roman in style, and I really liked the simplicity and the look it gave the dress. My friend and I visited the workshop where they are made. In the end I picked a simpler one which worked really well with my dress {and was a little more friendly on my wallet}.

For bridesmaids gowns, I reckon you can't go wrong with Dessy dresses! They are a little pricey but the colours and styles are endless so you can get exactly what you want! The shoes I got in Monsoon after Christmas with a discount voucher!

My husband is 6 foot 6 inches tall, and he's had to wear very badly fitted hired morning suits in the past. Therefore, for his wedding day, we had his trousers and waistcoat made by Michelsberg Tailors in Leeds, and hired the jacket. All of the ties were different for each of the groomsmen but toned with the grey theme.

The church is in the neighbouring village to my parents house and is just lovely, so that decision made itself. 

Our photographer was Sharron Gibson from The Image Garden. I found her on the internet by searching for vintage-style photographers. She is actually based in the South, but came all of the way up to photograph our big day. 

Sharron was wonderful, stayed all day and evening and felt part of the wedding! She also brought an assistant photographer, Vanessa Adams, to help who was lovely. As we set off for our honeymoon 24 hours later, she had already sent me a montage of her favourite photos which I was delighted to receive.

My sister suggested our wedding theme should start with our wedding florist, and work back from there....and she was right!. I met with three florists and knew instantly when I had found the right one. His name is Adam Prest......he was AMAZING!!! 

Adam's based in a farm outside of Sedgefield where he grows some of the flowers he uses. It was great to use someone local! I could not describe really what I wanted....but he just knew. It was his idea for grey bridesmaids dresses!!!!

I said I wanted my bouquet to look like I had been out in the garden and picked the flowers. I also said I did not want them to be symmetrical or all the same length or size......the rest was down to him! He selected a rose called Amnesia and added white snowberries, and a silvery foliage which I loved! 

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  1. Congrads you two! and you the very best for the future and may you have a blessed one!

  2. fantastic photography, they have a very natural feel and not over processed. I love this set as it shows a real passion for wedding photography. Congrats to Rebecca and Ben also, looks like a great day :)


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