Vintage England Wedding

DIY Weddings, Real Weddings

This Lewes wedding is so fantastic, it had to be broken into two parts! This charming couple, Stuart and Lauri, loved the idea of a fun, relaxed vintage style with personal touches. The couple did a lot of DIY planning and styling, choosing a variety of colors and styles for everything. The photos are by the talented Lisa Devlin, a UK photographer.

The couple says:  We knew we didn’t want strange, lilac matching bridesmaids’ dresses that got worn once (begrudgingly) so we let each of the bridesmaids choose their own style of dress, asking only that it be floral and colourful. This pretty much summed up the whole day, the favours were 70 different chocolate bars wrapped in a load of different papers, with wonky, hand-stamped name tags that doubled up as place-settings. Everything from the crockery to the picnic blankets, was just a big mess of colours.

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I wore a vintage, linen dress bought for £125! It’s from a vintage boutique called Hope and Harlequin in Brighton, England. I did my own hair and make up, and the head-piece is from New Look and cost less than £10.

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My bridesmaids and I made the bouquets from flowers bought the night before the wedding at a supermarket!

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The groom wore a beautifully cut 1960s inspired suit from J.Lindenberg.

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The ceremony was at Lewes Town Hall followed by photographs and a champagne picnic at the very beautiful Southover Grange Gardens.

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Check back soon for the reception part!

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Vintage Wedding Vendors (Lewes, UK):

Venues: Lewes Town Hall, Southover Grange Gardens, The Needlemakers / Photographer: Lisa Devlin / Wedding Dress: Hope and Harlequin / Shoes: Kurt Geiger / Headpiece: New Look / Ring: QuiltedPony / Bridesmaid dresses: all vintage / Groom’s suit: J. Lindenberg / DJ: Stuart and Liam, GOO / Caterer: The Needlemakers / Wedding Cake: The Needlemakers / Transportation: Sovereign Cars

  1. Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper

    Oh my goodness so fresh and sweet! I LOVE hers and the bridesmaids dresses!

  2. mary

    i LOVE this wedding! i especially LOVE that you made the bouquets the night before and the lovely dresses! tooo sweet!

  3. Tara Lee

    LOVE this wedding. I love how they used Baby’s Breath. Her dress is amazing… what a cool hem line. And love all of shoes.

  4. Becca

    Absolutely beautiful wedding – love the floral bridesmaid dresses
    Lewes isn’t in London though!

  5. Edera Jewelry

    What a cute wedding! I love the bride’s vintage dress :)

  6. Chloe

    GORGEOUS! What a unique wedding and beautiful photos to match. Nice work, Lisa!

  7. Kelile

    i just adore this site and this wedding is beautiful! im sooo glad i found this blog!!!

  8. Joanne

    Gorgeous mixture of floral prints…..just perfect for the romantic country setting….beautiful sun-kissed photography….congratulations to all concerned!


    Loving this sweet wedding and love Lisa’s work! The dresses are so perfect for this vintage wedding!

  10. Lou ~ Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Blog

    Yay!! Fabulous to see Lisa featuring on Ruffled! I adore this wedding – it is gorgeous :-) I love this couple. I actually featured there amazing engagement shoot – Lisa is a seriously talented lady :-) LOVE IT :-) x x x

  11. Shayna

    Such a pretty wedding, and those shoes are to die for!

  12. La Belle Bride

    gosh this is wonderful. floral bridesmaid dresses = genius

  13. lydia {ever ours}

    omg amanda! one of the cutest weddings ever! and all the way from the uk! love the unique style!

  14. The Knotty Bride

    Gorgeous dresses, all! I love the floral theme – puts a smile on my face, ear to ear.

  15. Annabel - Love My Dress Wedding Blog

    I’m such a huge fan of Lisa’s work and this is no exception to her usual beautiful standard of Photography…
    Annabel xXx

  16. Julia

    I think we can all agree the floral bridesmaid dresses are killer.

    And the bride’s shoes.

  17. diana

    lovely wedding but not in London :)

  18. Amanda

    yes, the venue is in Lewes not London — thanks for catching that!

  19. Dognbird

    Truly lovely, the bridesmaid dresses are wonderful!

  20. knitswift

    The bridesmaid’s dresses have gotten lots of attention… but what about the bride’s gown (or is that a blouse/skirt I spy?). Very unique, beautiful, and befitting the day.

  21. Amanda Thorson

    this is lovely, so personal.

  22. Naomi - AisleRock

    Lovin the mix match of dresses and suits! Very ethereal photography too. Beautiful.

  23. Lois Olson

    Loving those vintage bridesmaid dresses. So much personality. Sweet!

  24. Katie

    Lewes is definitely not in London

    Lovely wedding.

  25. Amanda


    There’s also a Lewes in Delaware, United States. Since most of the readers are from the US, you can see how confusing it would be!

  26. yoshiko

    I am Japanese.
    This site was seen by chance.
    It is very lovely.

    Where can the dress be bought?

  27. Thiago F.Barbos

    Lindo as combinações!

  28. Emily

    Oooh just love all these lovely dresses!! Is there any chance someone could let me know where the floral ruffled bridesmaid dress comes from? The photography is absolutely stunning and the whole day looks just wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  29. MODE Bridal

    Love, Lve, Love

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