Today just got a whole lot better already A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings ) I just adore this wedding, it serves as a recipe for a simply gorgeous day.  Pretty vintage wedding dress? Check. Cute vintage isnpired and 'can be worn again' Bridesmaids frocks? Check.  Wild daisies in the bouquets? Check. And beautiful blue skies and golden sandy beaches? Check check and triple check!

Bride Maddie frequently visited Love My Dress for inspiration in the run up to her wedding to Husband Adam on 3 July this year at The Gallivant in Camber Sands, East Sussex.  Maddie told me that she and Adam had simply wanted a fun, informal day by the beach and luckily, that’s exactly what they got! 

Maddie's beautiful dress was from London based vintage wedding dress specialists, the lovely Fur Coat, No Knickers {hi girls!}…  

"The dress was just what I was looking for – original fifties, to the knee, big skirt and not strapless. I Loved the dress and the place. They were so friendly and helpful. They fit the dress to you and help you customise to your heart’s desire! Very patient too and full of fantastic ideas. Highly recommend them!"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Nick White assisted by David Tynan

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A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

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A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )


"My veil was also from Fur Coat, No Knickers. Again you can have whatever you fancy – long, short, full, different types of trim and clips.  I just went for quite a short, full veil to match the dress with plain satin trim…."

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

I LOVE the Bridesmaids dresses! Simply cute, Summer frocks from Dolly Dare

"Dolly Dare were wonderful and even provided a matching sash for the flower girl free of charge!"

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The Bridesmaids and little flower girls all wore cute pink hair accessories from Accessorize

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Maddie's lovely shoes were by  Harriet Wilde

"Harriet is a lovely woman, who offers a great service. You can choose a style (and high or low heel) and then add any trim you like from her great range…" 

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Cake Des Fleurs provided the 'just look like they were picked from the wild' flowers. I adore them!"Cake Des Fleurs were very lovely and got what we were after immediately. I totally trusted our Florist, and she absolutely delivered!"

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A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

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"My parents had their Ruby Wedding Anniversary there a few years ago and we loved the location, right next to the beach. We went back to Camber Sands for Adam’s 30th birthday last year and had a lovely sunny day with our friends. The Gallivant was just what we were looking for in a perfect spot…."

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

The couple danced to 'Your Rocky Spine' by Great Lake Swimmers, a track they both apparently adore. Great choice guys – so do I! A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings ) 

Words of Wedded Wisdom…

"Think about the things you really remember from the weddings you’ve been to – what you’ve enjoyed most and what you didn’t even notice. Drink, music, lighting and food are pretty key I’d say – (table favours not so much…) – and inviting lots of lovely, fun people of course!

Try not to leave yourself with too much to do in that last week – and try to take it off work if you can.

Have your hair and make-up done so you can relax on the day, safe in the knowledge that someone is busy trying to make you look the best you can. Drink bubbles, relax and enjoy!  And get a video – it flies by!!"

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Oh swoon for mighty beautiful weddings like this one. HUGE congratulations Maddie and Adam! What a beautiful couple you are A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings ) Thank you so much for allowing me to share your incredible day.

Big thanks too to the lovely, friendly and very helpful Nick White for sharing these lovely images {we got there eventually Nick! hehe ;)} 

Any 1950's inspired Brides care to share their wedding plans? Or do we have any 'Fur Coat No Knickers' girls in the house?

Comment on this morning's discussion post if you haven't ye already, and pop back by around 1pm when I'll be sharing another regular Friday inspiration board with you.   Well it is nearly the weekend, you deserve a treat A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950's Inspired Bride... (Weddings )

Much love all,

Annabel

 

Style Guide

Photographer – Nick White + David Tynan
Venue – The Gallivant in Camber Sands, East Sussex
Brides dress – Fur Coat, No Knickers
Brides veil – Fur Coat, No Knickers
Brides shoes – Harriet Wilde
Brides hair accessories – John Lewis haberdashery {hair} + Gold & ruby flower earrings {birthday gift}
Hair & Makeup Artist – Rye Retreat
Groom – Ozwald Boateng + Burberry Shirt + Reiss Tie
Bridesmaids – Dolly Dare + Accessorize hair accessories
Flowers – Cake Des Fleurs
Entertainment – The Bears

 

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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22 thoughts on A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950’s Inspired Bride…

  1. I LOVE the FCNK girls. I am SO excited to wear my FCNK dress next year. I found it in February as soon as I walked in their door and they’re being so patient with me considering how long I’ve still got to go! And there are ALWAYS bubbles which no one else offered me and that’s officially a must!!
    Gorgeous wedding – I love the bridesmaid’s dresses. It’s really convinced me to surge ahead with getting them made. x

  2. Wow! You can’t beat these bridesmaid dresses – they are SO cool! and I love how they had different style/necklines in the same fabric – a great vintage look & perfect for the beach! I’m so pleased you shared this wedding with us Annabel!
    Love, Cassie xxx

  3. This has to be my fave wedding so far on your blog Annabel! It is everything I dream about on my wedding day. I am in love with those bridesmaids dresses!

  4. Eeeek this is lovely!! So so pretty – I LOVE the dress and the bmaids – swoon!
    I’m a FCNK bride *SCREAM* – my dress is in the spangly Vintage Wedding books that also features this very blog :-) and I cannot WAIT to slip my dress on…fabulous ladies with fabulous frocks…literally cannot recommend them enough after some dress horror stories…!
    Thank you for sharing! xxx

  5. I am feeling a bit dazed by the turn my life has taken in the past month. I was essentially alone in NYC, with little support. And LOD and I were both so stretched by the physical and circumstantial limitations of living there that it felt like a big house of cards. Here, I have much more ease and leeway in everything.

  6. Lovely dresses, such a shame the bride seems to have the same rictus grin in every picture of her – she looks like a horse.

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