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Vintage inspired picnic wedding: Sophie + Gareth

October 23, 2012
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)