23 Oct

Vintage inspired picnic wedding: Sophie + Gareth

categories Real Weddings

vintage 50s picnic style wedding

If you’re able to have all of your guests dress in their finest 50’s threads for a vintage inspired picnic wedding, the result could be a fabulous fête like this UK one. The fashion, hair, makeup, and shades were stellar! Every guest participated, and there really wasn’t a detail left untouched. Sophie + Gareth love all things vintage, so they spent a good year trawling charity shops, and antique fairs looking for lace and vintage tablecloths, glass vases and accessories. You’ll love how they pulled it all together…

postcard-style clutch and lace gloves

vintage postcard invite and envelope

Bardot by Stephanie Allin wedding dress and vintage accessories

Bardot by Stephanie Allin wedding dress and Just Because by Seychelles shoes

rosette flower girl hair barrette

vintage 50s style wedding dress and parasol

outdoor farm wedding portraits

London phone booth wedding portraits

Tara Starlet vintage 50s bridesmaid dresses

sweet pea and carnation wild flower bouquets

carved book ring carrier

Bardot by Stephanie Allin wedding dress and vintage accessories

50s style bridesmaids dresses and decorative bunting

vintage style wedding

flower confetti wedding celebration

50s vintage style wedding guests

picnic style wedding reception

guest cards box

handmade bunting and doilies

vintage floral tea cups and plates

heart shaped cookies and candy jars


candle chandelier and bunting

Their tunes: For their ceremony, they played Sigur Ros’, Hoppipolla, then The Beach Boys, God only Knows and Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl played while they signed their certificate. Their first dance was to Andy Williams’ Moon River.

Mr. & Mrs. photo booth sign

vintage 50s style wedding

A few words from Sophie: Try to keep it as personal as you can – it’s your day and your guests will appreciate the little personal touches. Everyone commented on how ‘us’ the wedding was. It is the biggest party you will ever organise and in our case probably the only time we would have all of our loved ones in the same place together so we wanted to create a laid back feel to encourage everyone to relax and interact – it totally worked. So plan, plan and then do more planning – the only way you will be able to relax yourselves on the day is to know every detail has been thought about and covered. Make sure your venue have your schedule and know to stick to it so you can enjoy your day. Oh… and every now and again take a deep breath and take it all in!

Photography: Maria Farrelly / Ice cream: Rowlestone Court Dairy / Catering: Sugarloaf Catering / Venue: The Barn / Music (band): The Brothel Creepers (a local band who only play 50’s & 60’s music) / Invitations: Old Black Hen / Flowers: Brecon Blooms / China, tandem bike, typewriter rentals: Sipping Pretty / Hair: Esme Walton, Sheer Madness / Make up: bride’s friend Katie / Bride’s dress: Bardot by Stephanie Allin / Shoes: Venetia by Rachel Simpson / Jewelry + purse: vintage / Bridesmaid dresses: Tara Starlet / Bridesmaids’ shoes: Just Because by Seychelles Footwear / Bridemaids’ bags: Disaster Designs / Ladies gloves: vintage / Groom + groomsmen: Slaters / Brooches: Sophie’s grandmothers (vintage)

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  1. Vintage inspired picnic wedding: Sophie + Gareth http://t.co/TOMQ7Au6 via @100LayerCake #wedding

  2. beautiful wedding :X love the bridesmaids jewelry

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  4. This wedding looks like it came straight of out a time machine! Amazing vintage theme, and everyone looks like they really enjoyed themselves!

  5. I just adore Sophie’s style – it peeks through every aspect of the wedding, from that amazing dress to the lovely bunting. Just beautiful.

  6. Complete bliss and charm for this wedding…love it!

  7. I LOVED every moment of shooting this wedding. Such a great couple, incredible venue and the weather…well…we were so lucky. It was the hottest day this year. It normally rains here in Wales haha xxx

  8. What great photos! I especially love the Mr. & Mrs. sign w/ the croissant!

  9. Wow! Love the decor – how personal and unique.


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  11. Beautiful wedding! I love the bride’s shoes! Does anyone know where I can buy them! I’d love to wear those for my wedding! :)

  12. amazing theme! Amazing ! The pics look fantastic and it looks like everyone enjoyed themselves! really looks like it happened in the 50’s its been pulled off really well!

  13. As the bridesmaid in pink I was completely honoured to take part in the most beautiful wedding, with the best weather we could have wished for!! Absolutely loved all of the little features and felt like an actual 1950’s model for the entire day. Well done Sophie for creating a masterpiece and Maria Farrelly for capturing every fine detail in such a perfect way :-)

  14. This vintage picnic wedding is right up up our alley, complete with tea-length dress, lace gloves & heart-shaped scones http://t.co/bUvxHAPS

  15. Very nice details! well planned and love the choice of colors!

  16. Wowza. RT @100LayerCake: A very fashionable vintage inspired picnic wedding that looks straight out of the 50s.. http://t.co/sJ7XTVUl

  17. Total time warp! RT @100layercake: A very fashionable vintage inspired picnic wedding that looks straight out of the 50 http://t.co/0UAXJxNX

  18. What fun! They did an amazing job with the vintage details…some of these shots truly look like they could’ve been taken in the 50s.

  19. Had the fabulous news this morning that the lovely Sophie & Gareths’ wedding has been featured on 100 Layer… http://t.co/PyEfaTCP

  20. Looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL guys!!! Congratulations again you two!!! Your styling is nothing less than perfect!! :)

  21. Love everything about this wedding! Looks wonderful.

  22. This is just beautiful and stunning!!

  23. As the bridesmaid in lemon, I was very honoured to be part of this special day for my bestest friend. You could put more of Sophie and Gareth in a wedding if you tried. It was the attention to detail and all the little bits that you don’t notice first time around until you have a second look and take it all in. Truly the best wedding I have ever been to and felt like I had stepped back in time. Definately a wedding to remember and all future weddings be compared to. The photographs look amazing and capture the day perfectly.

  24. Honoured to have hosted Sophie & Gareth’s wedding this summer at the Barn at Brynich, Brecon. They really did do well to maintain the vintage theme with their guests costumes, the decor or the Barn, the vintage crockery and memorabilia.
    If anyone would like more information about the Barn venue please see our new website http://www.brynich.co.uk (Note: the website listed on this blog above is incorrect)

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  26. Black is very sexy especially those that have lace designs on them. The boys will surely be stunned upon looking at the bridesmaids wearing these dresses.

  27. OMG these photos are amazing! I especially love the pictures of the bride and groom in the retro red telephone booth. Also, the vintage decorations are amazing. Such a cool idea for a wedding! This is so in style nowadays. Also, love the props and pictures from their make shift photo booth! Way better idea than having the tacky enclosed booth. Can’t wait to see more stuff from you guys, how do I subscribe?

  28. I’d love to have something like this at my next dating seminar!

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