Charming British Countryside Wedding

Vintage Weddings

It’s no secret how much I love British weddings, and you can’t blame me. The quaint churches, a lush countryside complete with moody skies, it pretty much sums up what my dream wedding would look like if I were to plan it again. With Tyler Branch Photography on location to capture Maria and Nick’s nuptials, it was a no brainer their wedding was going to be one for the books. See all of the images from their wedding in the gallery for oodles more.

vintage 1970s wedding in London England
From the bride, Maria: Nick and I met at a speak-easy called 86, in Los Angeles almost 4 years ago. He was English, and in a touring band…pretty much the guy your dad warned you about. Clearly, I had my own ideas about who to avoid, and so our love story began. We fell in love at the same place we met only weeks before, listening to Wonderwall on the car radio outside the bar. Two years later, Nick surprised me with a trip to Paris for Christmas, where he proposed to me with a ring that he designed himself, and his uncle hand made. At that moment, it felt like we were alone in Paris – like we had it all to ourselves. It was beautiful and perfect.
vintage 1970s wedding in London England
vintage 1970s England wedding
vintage 1970s wedding in London England

Nick and I lived together in Los Angeles for 3 years, and when we found out we were having a little baby boy, we decided to make the move to Nick’s home town of Haslington, in the Cheshire countryside. We decided to have the wedding here in England, making it a half-destination wedding! We knew we wanted it to be DIY, because we wanted it to look and feel just like us…cool and clever with some interesting character – some romance, a little tradition and most of all, FUN! That started the hours upon months I spent scouring blogs, thrift stores, antique markets, auction houses, Ebay, Etsy and my future in-laws house for cool stuff and inspiration.

We were married in our local church, St. Philips. It is the most beautiful little pink church, full of character and quirkyness. The church was originally bought from Harrods in London as a flat pack! In 1883, the church was built, and moved by horse and cart to the location it is still in today. The music for the ceremony was very special to us. The wedding party and I walked down to “Air A.M.”, a song composed for me by Nick – it was beautiful. We also had a mandolin player to accompany the hymns we chose.
vintage 1970s England wedding
vintage 1970s wedding in London England
vintage 1970s wedding in London England
vintage 1970s wedding in London England

vintage 1970s wedding in London England
vintage 1970s England wedding
vintage 1970s wedding in London England
vintage 1970s wedding in London England
vintage 1970s England wedding
vintage 1970s wedding in London England

Wedding Songs:

Ceremony:
Procession: Air A.M. by Nicholas Bentley (2009)
Hymn: Morning Has Broken
Song / Reading: Thank You by Robert Plant (1969)
Song: Blackbird by the Beatles (1968)
Hymn: Lord of the Dance
Recession: Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March)

Reception:
Father/Daughter Dance: Lullabye (Goodnight my Angel) by Billy Joel
Mother/Son Dance: Unforgettable by Nat King Cole
First Dance: Wonderwall by Ryan Adams

Tyler Branch Photography on location to capture Maria and Nick’s nuptials, it was a no brainer their wedding was going to be one for the books. View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Venue + Vendors (UK + US):

Ceremony Location: St. Philip’s, Hassall Green, UK / Reception Location/Catering: Crewe Golf Club, Haslington, UK / Photographers: Tyler Branch Photography / Bride’s Wedding Dress: Vintage (Her Mother-In-Law’s!) / Bride’s Reception Dress: Victoria’s Secret / Bride’s Wedding Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana / Bride’s Reception Shoes: Vintage and Converse / Bride’s Jewelry: intage Oscar de la Renta (wedding) and Vintage Christian Dior (reception) / Bride’s Headband: Vintage / Bridesmaid Dresses: Goddiva UK / Bridesmaid Hair Fascinators: Forever21 (UK) / Groom’s Suit: Maison Martin Margiela / Groom’s Wedding Shoes: Reiss / Groom’s Reception Shoes: Converse / Baby’s Tuxedo: H&M / Cinematographers: Paperback Weddings / Getting Ready Location: Chimney House Hotel / Desserts: Gill’s Puddings / Wedding Cars: Andrews Austins / Master of Ceremonies: Danny Hagendorn / DJ: Peter from Melody Corporation / Invitations, Programs, Table Numbers, Back Stage Passes: The Bride / Invitation / Name Card Calligraphy: The Groom’s Mother / Napkins: The Bride / Book Safe, ‘London, Los Angeles, Party’ Sign: The Groom

21 comments
  1. Chelsea

    This wedding is completely captivating. Pink church? I love it. Gorgeous dress? Yes, please. I seriously love this wedding.

  2. Candace {Lovestru.ck}

    I watched the wedding video last week – absolutely beautiful and you get to hear those English accents!

  3. Ruby Gray's

    What a fab church!

  4. Ruby Gray's

    I love these photographs. What a fab church!

  5. Katherine

    That church! That dress! Amazing!!

  6. Deidre

    BEAUTIFUL church. We need more of that stuff over in these here parts :) Making me even more excited for our wedding in the UK next month!

  7. Stephanie

    Both the video and images are magic. What an awesome wedding.

  8. lydia {ever ours}

    such a freaking radical wedding. love love the venue and that film is to die for.

  9. Kirby {Colors of Honey}

    beautiful! really beautiful! xo

  10. Laura

    Those shoes! OMG! I love them. Wish I could find something similar for my May wedding. <3

  11. Jacqueline M

    OMG, shoes, dress, church all WOW congrat…. wonderful wedding!
    Inspiring….

  12. Daniel Chesnut (paperback weddings)

    thanks so much for featuring our film today! this was such a memorable wedding. so blessed to have been there.

  13. Elegant Wedding Invitations

    Absolutely love that picture of her in the car, such a timeless image.

  14. Megan

    Love everything about this video! Can you tell me the name and artist of the last song played in the video. Thank you!

  15. rebecca

    This wedding is such a breath of fresh air. Love British weddings.

  16. bethany

    This is so wonderful! I’m getting married next week and my mother in law is stuck in France and can’t be with us…this video is really encouraging me that we can have our wonderful day despite the absence of those we love. Thank you for this beautiful work of art.

  17. Adelle

    This is such a beautiful video, made me cry!! What a gorgeous wedding….

  18. Katherine

    Oh my goodness! I just wept like a baby while I watched this! What a lovely picture of what true love is!

  19. Alyssa

    crazy good.

  20. Dallas Wedding Photographers

    This couple is sooooooo beautiful. I am blown away by the beauty of this wedding. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Paul

    Hello!

    The wonderful Nick and Maria did it again!!!
    They renewed their vows at Hicksville in Joshue Tree.
    Tyler Branch was the photographer again and we had the pleasure of filming it. :)
    Check it out here!
    http://www.centralstudios.tv/nick-maria-hicksvilleeverafter/

    – Central Studios

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