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!
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.
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!
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.
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.