I feel so privileged being able to bring you details of this next wedding – it's just so pretty!  So many elegant and stylish references to a vintage era, including a beautifully silky glamorous bridal gown, some extremely sassy flapper-style Bridesmaids dresses and a really very beautiful bouquet 

I first spotted this wedding on Photographer Emily Quinton's Blog and fell for it immediately. 

Now, some folk would say that the more traditional bridal party colour schemes have had their day;  they feel that 'stay safe' pinks and ivory tones don't offer much these days, when there is a growing consensus that people can dress exactly how the like for their weddings.  And indeed, we are seeing more and more people break away from tradition.  But we are also seeing a growing number of Brides embrace the whole 'vintage style' ~ and 'back in those days', people knew how to pull off a truly glamorous affair (think of the style icons of the 30's, 40's and 50's ~ Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly, and you get the picture).  And I defy anyone to look at these photographs and tell me they don't ooze elegance, style, sophistication and all-round timeless 'pretty'…

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Emily Quinton

Hayley in her Jenny Packham gown... The Bride and Groom... 


I'd like to pay a special thank you to Photographer Emily Quinton.  It is always such a pleasure to make contact with a Photographer, but especially so when they demonstrate genuine warmth and enthusiasm.  Emily sent me a beautiful package last week, containing a copy of her very elegant brochure, a CD of images and a gorgeous little ' Hello!Lucky' thank you note – it's the small things that make a big difference, isn't it?  Having spent rather a long time browsing my way through Emily's gorgeous Photography portfolio , I can honestly say I am now a very big fan, and wouldn't hesitate for a second in recommending Emily for anyone seeking a UK based Wedding Photographer.  Even Hayley, the Bride featured here, says "Emily was the best Photographer I could have wished for".  But we'll let the photographs speak for themselves…

The Bride and Groom are Hayley and Timothy, and they tied the knot in June 2009, at Hayley's Cousin's house, in Oakham, Rutland.

Beautiful Jenny Packham Gown... Applying the lipstick and looking truly beautiful...

Jenny's gorgeous dress was a Jenny Packham

"I really didn’t want to be the big ‘here I am bride – its all about me!!’ My dress was elegant, simple, vintage  – with a dash of 50’s film star!! Understated but beautiful…"

 Hayley's pretty hair accessory was a vintage hair slide that she picked up from a local antique shop.

Beautiful, radiant Bride? Check! 

Very pretty sandles. I like them. A lot! Flower girls...

Oh how I love these little clutch bags from Accessorize! I purchased two of these and presented them to my Bridesmaids as gifts on my own wedding day – great taste Hayley!  :)

Shell and sequin adorned clutch purse from Accessorize...

Almost ready, one final check...

These fabulous flapper-esque Bridesmaids dresses were from Reiss, and their hair accessories were from Accessorize and Oasis.      

Pretty maids all in a row, and one beautiful Bride ready to meet her Groom...

Transport was an original vintage 1910 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost – wow! Talk about arriving in style!

Original vintage 1910 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost ... 

Almost ready to make an entrance...

Making her way down the aisle... With this ring.....

Timothy's mid-grey suit was hired from Scotneys In Leicester

Hooray Hooray! Time to celebrate! :) 

What an elegant style, and such a pretty hair clip... 

Pretty Floral Affairs…

Vintage style bouquet's really don't get much prettier than this…and I also recognise those pretty bracelets! My Bridesmaids also wore these on their wedding day! 

The flowers were by Miss Pickering

"The flowers were country, classic and beautiful and I owe so many thank yous to Simone Pickerking – my florist. She is so talented and created seemingly effortless beauty.  Sweet peas, Roses, Peonies, Rosemary and herbs – the smell was lovely. She also created individual pots of flowers as favours on every place setting – a genius touch!!"

This, I like. Very very much. Beautiful gorgeous roses. Did I say how much I like this? Enough gorgeousness!

So pretty... Beautiful buttonholes...

Spin! Elegant ...

The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen....

"I just loved vintage and the old fashioned country garden feel. When I found the vintage rose bridesmaid dresses in Reiss and my central pearl and beeded bouquet the theme just took off from there really. I’m like a magpie – I love anything that sparkles!"

...and pretty maids all in a row...

Hats off chaps!  

A rose surrounded by.... some very dapper Groomsmen!

How stylish are these ladies?

How stylish are these ladies?!

Flower display... Flower display...

Top table flower display...

"Over the months leading up to the wedding I picked up loads of cute bits here in there with great vintage looking pieces – like my name place glass baubles from Cox and Cox…"

Hayley, you are a woman after my own heart. I practically live on the Cox and Cox website and also ordered many beautiful items from them for my own wedding.

Just so pretty... Such elegant table centre pieces...

What a fabulous photograph, it's so caught a moment in time so well!

What a fabulous photograph...

What beautiful cup cakes and even prettier cup cake cases!  Cakes were supplied by Coco Cakes of Melton Mowbray.

Cup cakes from heaven!! Cup cakes from heaven!!

Lavender love... Lavender love...

Such a stunning shot of Hayley captured here by Emily Quinton, so beautiful….

Hayley looking beautiful...

Bride and Groom... First Dance... 

Thank you so so much Hayley and Timothy for allowing me the pleasure of sharing your beautiful day with Love My Dress readers – and thank you once again to the lovely Emily Quinton.

Much love,

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12 thoughts on An Old Fashioned Country Garden Wedding…

  1. It is the flowers that did it for me and the photography captured all those unique moments….Miss Pickering is a fantastic artist who always always delivers.I have never seen a wedding of hers not take your breath away….

  2. What a lovely country wedding. And fab photos too. I love the brides / bridesmaids sandals and am trying to look for some similar for my own wedding, do you know where they are from?
    Love your blog, has been so helpful in finding ideas for my wedding.

  3. hi there – just love the flower girls dresses – the way they spin….where are they from? its exactly what i want for my girls….xxx

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