1920s Inspired Wedding II

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

If you are looking for a gorgeous, strikingly chic vintage wedding, then today is your day. Earlier we showed you part I of Victoria and Graeme’s 1920s inspired wedding, and now we’re back to show you the reception and their portraits. Oh my, their portraits… Big thanks to Simon Fazackarley for sharing their wedding with us! When I didn’t think this wedding could be any more amazing, Victoria tells me they walked down the aisle to David Bowie’s Heroes. Shut. the. door.

 bride and groom first look happy smiling
 bride and groom vintage first look
 bride and groom hug and kiss

From the bride: We were going for a vintage summer picnic, very relaxed and informal with plenty of champagne and cocktails with home made elderflower cordial! It was very DIY, I made most of the decorations myself (with a little help from Graeme and other friends and family). There was no particular colour theme, though I tried to stick to more muted pastel colours.

 bride and groom embrace loving
 bride and groom kissing vintage wedding
 felt hearts in a jar
 wedding guests looking at displays
 smiling bride and groom happy
 champagne and drinks with striped straws
 ice cream chalkboard sign
 tags as wedding guestbook
 table settings and tags for seating cards
 red white striped straw and bride
 vintage table settings with clothespin

We ignored tradition and combined the wedding cake and dessert into one. And instead of spending a fortune on a shop made wedding cake I asked all our friends to bring along a cake or dessert to contribute to the cake buffet. My sister in law stayed up the night before making hundreds of profiteroles and I spent the day before my wedding baking (it was surprisingly relaxing) I ended up making three cakes – courgette, elderflower and strawberry shortcake.

 maroon burgundy bow tie
 red and white wedding table settings
 wine and small table centerpieces decor
 wedding dessert bar
 bride and groom at beautiful water seaside
 groom having fun with guests
 horseshoes fun lawn games at wedding

Advice from the bride: Don’t worry about flouting tradition and doing things the way you want. We didn’t have a traditional wedding cake cutting. We walked down the aisle as man and wife to David Bowie’s Heroes. We wrote our own kooky vows and we spent our first night as man and wife in a tent. Just have fun, enjoy yourselves and take everyone else along for the ride! The day will go so quickly, so make sure you sit back and take it all in once in a while.

 bouquet toss to waiting wedding guests
 happy smiling bride and groom funny

Wedding Vendors (Sussex, UK):

Ceremony and reception location: Laughton Barn / Florist: DIY flowers, purchased from a supermarket / Photographer: Simon Fazackarley / Wedding Dress: Sarah Arnett / Hair Accessories: Etsy seller Romancingthebling / Jewelry: Bride’s grandmother’s and mother’s / Shoes: Dune / Feather shrug: Principles / Groom’s suit: Gresham Blake / DJ: a friend of the couple / Caterer: Circa Events / Dessert bar: potluck by friends and family / Wedding invitations: created by groom, a designer



13 comments
  1. Aimee Wendell

    This is definitely one of my favorites that I have seen on Ruffled! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

  2. MJ

    One of my favorites as well. Her dress is amazing!

  3. Shell

    oh. my. god. her dress it to DIE for!

  4. Emici Bridal

    I love the advice from the bride. I could not agree more!

  5. The Red Velvet Shoe

    A 1920s theme wedding is ultra~chic…her dress is lovely. I sold an Art Deco vintage purse to a NYC bride who, too, had a 20s themed wedding. Wonderful post!

  6. Jane with evening dresses

    Her dress is really stunning. The color and the fabric is looking very rich. i just love your website.

  7. Jacky

    wow.. a little slice of heaven looking at these pictures!! how gorgeous and personal.. so many weddings have lost that touch.

  8. Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride]

    I’ve been loving this wedding! This couple is so delightful!

  9. Mike

    Gorgeous photography and a very creative and original concept for a wedding. In the words of Borat…”I Liiiike”

  10. rachel thomas

    the bride’s dress is beyond gorgeous. the entire affair was perfectly styled.

  11. a

    LOVELY bride & groom. Wish the banquet chairs had been covered… oh wells. Still very pretty wedding.

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