Happy Saturday lovely ones! We’ve a couple of posts to share with you today, beginning with the wedding of Actress and singer Helen, who married musician Dan on 4th May this year. The couple’s reception was held at The Barlow Institute in Edgworth and their photographer, Libby Christensen, once graced these pages as a bride!
I love this wedding for all it’s laid-back, good old-fashioned fun and all the authentic vintage details that the couple put so much of their time and energy in to collecting prior to their wedding day.
“We decided to use a vintage travel theme because we love all things old and quirky, however we wanted our day to reflect ‘us’ too. I love colour, so I didn’t want one or two single colours to stand out, so we opted for a multi-coloured scheme. My grandmother left an attic full of fabric that I sewed into bunting during the year prior to the wedding. The material came from off-cuts of work dresses, bridesmaids dresses and wedding dresses she had made during her life so it was a really nice personal touch. We also collect maps of places we’ve been so we thought vintage travel would be a perfect theme to sum us both up.”
Photography Copyright (c) 2014, Libby Christensen Photography
“Bouquets and buttonhole and one suitcase arrangement of flowers from Jane Carlton Flowers Bolton. She was amazing and even followed my wedding board on Pinterest so she could get the right flowers for the theme! Fantastic.
The huge mountains of flowers and the 30+ small arrangements at the reception were created by my mother and my Dads cousins’ wife! After a trip to Clog Flower Wholesale, they spent two days prior to the wedding filling all the vases and tins we’d picked up from charity shops over the past twelve months with flowers. The result was like a garden. They also provided the flowers for the ceremony, along with my mother’s friends who all brought their potted plants to the church from their gardens the day before so the church had a garden feel!”
“In the weeks before the wedding I was working in India and the middle east, so I spent my spare time collecting fabric and accessories for the big day to give it a real travel feel. We love going for picnics when we’re home so we decided the wedding breakfast should be a help yourself picnic.
We collected vintage suitcases from flea markets, vintage markets and charity shops and re-lined them with gingham fabric. We then covered them in vintage travel stickers and filled them with food so they would be quirky picnic hampers. The favours were all based on maps! Globes and plaques with travel quotes on them. We named each table after places we had been and tagged the suitcase for each table accordingly.”
“Our photographer was Libby Christensen. Libby had been my photographer at various times during my career and always delivered amazing headshots and stage shots. When I saw her wedding work I knew we had to have her again! She arrived at breakfast and didn’t leave until the reception venue closed its doors! Her attention to detail was amazing and her eye for pictures is fab! She also included an engagement shoot to get my husband more used to being photographed!”