1920s Inspired Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

When Victoria, the bride, sent over her engagement session and told me about her wedding plans, I immediately jumped at the chance to share her story and images. If you were smitten by the teaser I posted yesterday as much I was, be ready to ooh and ah over her wedding. Their sweet ceremony is only part one of Victoria and Graeme’s feature and a glimpse of their insanely beautiful vintage wedding in Sussex, UK. The perfectly sweet images are by Simon Fazackarley, who was kind to share them with us today.

 groom kissing brides hand
 wedding outfit brides dress gown shoes

From the bride: It was Graeme’s idea initially, he suggested we get married at the Charleston farmhouse in Sussex (home of Virginia Wolfe’s sister) and the whole idea of a vintage 1920s theme came from there. When we found out Charleston was unavailable we decided to just go ahead with the original theme anyway. We both love that era and we wanted an excuse to go vintage!

 bride and groom talking after wedding
 holding hands bride and groom outdoor wedding
 happy bride and groom during toasts
 bride and groom walking together aisle

When we first went to see the venue, the sun was setting over the South Downs and gleaming off the ponds. A group of geese were grazing at the other end of the field – we couldn’t have found a nicer venue. Another couple had dropped out of the first weekend in August, freeing up the 7th for our wedding. It seemed like fate!

 wing tip shoes vintage wedding
 happy laughing bride and groom
 kissing happy couple wedding bride and groom
 

My dress was by a local, Brighton based designer called Sarah Arnett. She was having an end of line, closing down sale for her ready to wear collection and I dragged Graeme along to go take a look (I’ll admit it, I was scared of going alone because of all those ladies you hear about – grabbing and ripping clothes out of each others hands). I saw the dress! Another woman was just returning it after trying it on and I pounced on it, it was worth it. I grabbed myself a ridiculous bargain – £100 reduced from £1700.

 bride and groom celebrating confetti toss

Check back soon for part two. Victoria will be back to share more details about their insanely beautiful day!

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

10 comments
  1. Harvey Designs

    that dress is so pretty! i would have fought for it for sure. :)

  2. Jennifer

    Wonderful pics and wonderful wedding! I love the idea and style of it!!

  3. Debbie

    Wow simon, truly amazing wedding shot’s, love the vintage theme and love your work.

  4. Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride]

    they are so cute! love the vibe of their wedding and that couple is adorable!

  5. Jen @ The Finer Things

    How fun! I love their attire!

  6. Rachel - theWeddingVine

    Amazing ostrich feather bolero, love it!

  7. Sarah

    Where are the grooms’ shoes from? Those are fantastic! I would love to get a pair for my Husband…
    :)

  8. Mary Anne Morgan

    Absolutely wonderful!

  9. Kate@MagnoliaRouge

    Love their outfits!!

  10. Graeme Benstead-Hume

    I picked those shoes up from Pullingers (01273 725476) on Bond Street in Brighton.

    They are Loake though I can’t seem find them on the company website for the life of me…

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