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.
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!
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!
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.
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