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There are so many things to love about this wedding. One of them being from a quaint little place in England. Captured by Kyle Hepp, this gem of a wedding has the whole package with plenty of steal-worthy ideas. We’re loving Sarah’s added polka dot tulle overlay that her friend made for her to customize her gown. Read on for more deets!

vintage British wedding

From the bride, Sarah: [I wanted] an informal and quintessentially British day in a beautiful rustic location with good food and wine. We wanted family and friends to feel part of the day and asked many to help out in a variety of ways. We also wanted something very personal which represented us and would be lots of fun. We therefore designed lots of decorations ourselves and asked guests to dress in their best vintage classics.

vintage British wedding

vintage British wedding

vintage British wedding

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vintage British wedding

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vintage British wedding

We wanted a vintage, British, retro, English village fete, colourful, inclusive wedding. The venue was local to where groom’s parents live, and was recommends by local friends from the Surrey Oaks village pub. We wanted a venue with beautiful outside space so the ceremony could be in open air, and we got lucky with the weather!

vintage British wedding

vintage British wedding

vintage British wedding

vintage British wedding

vintage British wedding

We had lots of DIY. The tea length wedding dress was partly made by a friend, bunting was specially designed and made, all decorations put up by friends and family who also provided some of the food. Stationery was all made by the groom. Local village contacts provided music and food.

vintage British wedding

vintage British wedding

vintage British wedding

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Wedding Songs:

Processional: Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin.
Recessional: just a song choosen by our new Orleans style jazz band.
First dance: Jonny Be Goode by Chuck Berry played by The Firetones rock and roll band

Wedding Vendors (Surrey county, England):

Ceremony and Wedding Reception: Norwood Place Farm / Florist: Charlie Ryrie from the real cut flower Garden who grows native English flowers in Herefordshire countryside / Photographer: Kyle Hepp / Wedding Dress: Basic dress and birdcage veil: Candy Anthony; polka dot tulle overlay made by a talented friend / Shoes: Vivienne Westwood /Jewellery was brides own, hair and makeup done by herself / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vivienne of Holloway 1950s dresses / Groom’s suit: Walker Slater / Groomsmen wore own suits. All hats by Lairds of London / Band: Frog island jazz band for New Orleans style jazz during the ceremony and drinks reception, no website. The Firetones rock and roll band for evening dancing / Caterer: Jan Sturges, local family friend / Wedding Dessert: Berry and cream pavlova for dessert, White chocolate wedding cake from Waitrose and pie cake from Mrs Kings and Chitty / Wedding invitations: We did them. We had a photo of the venue which we edited using photo editor to look like a 1950s railway poster and printed this on A5 vintage cream card. We tied up the card with accompanying info using red and White bakers twine. / Transportation: No, just local taxis, though a vintage car had been hired which failed to show up and therefore the bride was late! / Celebrant: groom’s sister, Kate.

  • Gorgeous wedding! I love how it’s got so many quaint English details but also looks so fresh and modern and colorful. Kyle did a wonderful job bringing it to life for viewers.

  • Eliza

    I should feel incredibly jealous that you shot this wedding, Kyle (Candy Anthony dress!!! OMG!!!) but it was clearly meant to be – your photography is just perfect for this wedding, and I LOVE Sarah and Gus’s style!

  • I love this wedding! Everything from the tea cups to the men’s hats is just perfect.

  • That gorgeous gown with the tulle overlay! Love it!! A marvelous setting!

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  • Ah that wedding is so dreamlike and gorgeous x

  • i love the idea of a vintage wedding. i think it so precious.

  • that bunting up the tent is AHdorable!!! & i love the french dot tulle!

  • i just adore that bunting up the tent & the swiss dot tulle is so sweet!!!

  • Thank, thank you SO much for the feature! It’s an honor to see our work featured here!

  • YAY! So exciting to see our work featured here, I am honored!!!

  • what a gorgeously charming wedding

  • Such a charming wedding and so beautifully captured. The couple must be thrilled, gorgeous.

  • Pearl Parasol {Pretty Events}

    I love her shoes! How adorable :)

  • too flippin’ cute! love her shoes!

  • Great vintage ideas here! give me ideas for a shoot coming soon!

  • love the wedding dress overlay and the vintage dishes…so vintage!

  • Mary

    Lovely wedding! I’m trying really hard to make the same polka dot tulle overlay but finding it impossible to source the fabric, can anyone help? :)

  • Pamela – Weddings in Surrey

    What a gorgeous Surrey Wedding, particularly loving the English garden flowers, tons of bunting in a country beamed barn feel. Bang on trend with an eclectic mix of vintage crockery. Love it love it.

  • Karina Anne

    I love the simplicity of this wedding, very beautiful!

  • Groom’s Mum

    The bunting has History! We share our time between the UK and Oman in the Middle East. Gus and Sarah visited and we selected and ordered fabrics, friends helped me find a suitable ‘tailor’ who then made us 300 metres at his sewing machine in his room and then my husband travelled it back to England along with the tulle. It was a brilliant day and thanks to Kyle for such fantastic photography and to you Amanda for the feature, both captured what was the most romantic and magical day of their dreams – many friends worked very hard to help them to achieve their vision – so very special. So many people to thank.

    Mary, if you are in the UK I am sure the bride will be able to help you source the fabric once they have returned from their honeymoon.

  • This wedding is so pretty! The cake is really interesting and I love the bunting and the place.

  • Jo

    What a gorgeous wedding! Thanks for sharing the inspiration. Congratulations!

    What kind of tent did you use? I’m planning an outdoor wedding and would like something like that, and haven’t been able to source one yet. Thanks so much in advance.

  • The Bride

    Thank you Ruffled for featuring our wedding, it is an honour and brings back lots of happy memories from the day!

    Mary – I sourced the spotted tulle fabric from The Berwick Street Cloth Shop (, a fabric shop in Soho London. If you’re based outside the UK, I reckon they would post you a sample to see if it’s what you’re after…

    Jo – we hired a traditional cream canvas tent to keep with the vintage theme. Again, from the UK it was from a company called LPM Bohemia ( and was definitely worthwhile!

  • Jo

    Thanks so much for the info. :)

  • Sue

    We love the venue-where is it and how can I find out about it?

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  • Emily

    Hi I am looking at Norwood Place Farm for my wedding as your photos look stunning but I can seem to find a website for them or a contact, could you help at all?

  • Groom-in-need-of-a-barn

    This place looks wonderful, but I can’t find any contact info/a website to get in touch with them about hiring the venue for our wedding next summer – what is the best way to contact them? Many thanks for any help you can provide.