Morning guys n gals! The start of a new week, sunny, and definitely no snow where I’m sat – anyone else? I like to open up the week with a wedding and this morning’s was submitted recently by the Photographer Laura Babb, whose work I’ve not featured before now, so it brings me pleasure today to share the wedding day photographs of Andy and Lucy, who tied the knot on 21st January at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds.

Lucy is rather a dab hand at the sewing machine and created her very own wedding dress based on a basic dress pattern from the 1950’s…

“I made my own dress with some help from a dressmaker – Sarah Belinda. I have been sewing for a while now and can add this to my achievements!  had a very simple 50s dress in mind but also wanted a top layer of lace with a scalloped edge. I also made a bolero but didn’t wear it in the end as it was quite warm on the day. I loved that my daughters saw me making the dress and hopefully it inspired them…”

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2012, Laura Babb

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A Theatre Wedding For A Bride Who Made Her Own Dress (Weddings )

 “I love 1950s and ’60s vintage -Andy does too, so our outfits reflected this.  Andy wore a 1960s style suit by Paul Smith…”

A Theatre Wedding For A Bride Who Made Her Own Dress (Weddings )

“We did most of the flowers ourselves bought from a florist in Bury St Edmunds…”

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“We both have entertainment backgrounds – Andy in music and myself in acting and TV, Theatre and film so the venue was perfect and happened almost by chance, making it meant to be – it also made us feel very comfortable there as we were used to that kind of atmosphere. We wanted lots of music and made it all quite diverse…”

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“Our love of the 1950s and ’60s and theatre was also reflected in the decor – we gave out 50s style vinyl CD’s as favours and had retro style place cards and the old style theatre programs name plan with the theatre lights…”

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A Theatre Wedding For A Bride Who Made Her Own Dress (Weddings )

“As favours, we gave away vinyl CD’s designed by Andy and made up by webs4cd.co.uk…”

A Theatre Wedding For A Bride Who Made Her Own Dress (Weddings )

“We used paper pom poms, a Royal Mail post box, sweetie bar cards bought from Ebay, my own teacups and love letters by Vowed and Amazed…”

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A Theatre Wedding For A Bride Who Made Her Own Dress (Weddings )

Someone possibly not to sure about being in front of the camera, hehehe A Theatre Wedding For A Bride Who Made Her Own Dress (Weddings )

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“We met through a TV work colleague – Andy saw a picture of me in the background of one one of her photo’s and asked if I was single – which I was!  Within 8 weeks we had moved together in together and seven years on we have two daughters and now are married…”

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A Theatre Wedding For A Bride Who Made Her Own Dress (Weddings )

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I just LOVE how Lucy went for a dress ring as opposed to the usual wedding band. I did the same!

“We love lots of colour and although I had originally gone with a different ring maker – I got let down with two weeks to go I found a gorgeous Victorian style ring by The London Vintage Ring Company which they customised…”

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A Theatre Wedding For A Bride Who Made Her Own Dress (Weddings )

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“To entertain our guests, we hired ‘Miserable Man‘ (Can you believe it?!) – a great uplifting acoustic singer who we found whilst walking through Norwich Town Centre.  We also hired Ready Steady Go – a ’60s band and a DJ…”

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Words of Wedded Wisdom…

“Don’t be afraid to be yourself and be original. Follow your instincts and believe you can achieve what you want. Also – remember why you are getting married and that everyone coming is going to be there to support you (it will keep you sane!).

We had about four months to plan it all which isn’t long especially when you’re also making four dresses – if you can, give yourself about six months to plan it all. Any longer and it could drive you mad with ideas and any less – you can feel a bit pressured.

Above all else, make sure you enjoy it all – it is a fantastic time!”

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I love it when a couple do something just a little bit different, and kudos to you Lucy for creating your own dress!  You sure look beautiful in it.

Thanks again to Photographer Laura Babb for sending in these photographs for me to share today A Theatre Wedding For A Bride Who Made Her Own Dress (Weddings ) Lucy told me…

“We won a wedding photography competition and  Laura was our prize. She and Pete her assistant were great to have around – professional, easy going and they have produced some amazing photo’s that captured the day perfectly…”

I’ve had a few theatrical/cinema wedding settings now and there’s more to come. Are any of my readers planning a theatre based wedding, or planning on being super brave and making their own wedidng dress? I’d love to hear from you.

Much love all,

Annabel

Photographer –  Laura Babb
Venue – Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds
Brides dress – Lucy Loves Ya {Bride’s own dress making business}
Brides shoes – Rachel Simpson
Brides hair accessories – Rose Garden Accessories + bracelet and earrings from Divine Destiny
Groom – Paul Smith
Bridesmaids – made by the bride
Flowers – bought and styled by the bride and groom
Cake -Juliet Talbot made the cake (an amazingly talented friend)
Hair Stylist – Clare Nijhawan, my sister and I did my own make up
Rings – The London Vintage Ring Company
Catering Company – Indus catering
Entertainment – Miserable Man + Ready Steady Go
Favours – vinyl CD’s designed by Andy and made up by webs4cd.co.uk
Light up letters – Vowed and Amazed

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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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18 thoughts on A Theatre Wedding For A Bride Who Made Her Own Dress

  1. Lovely wedding and pretty dress. I have been asked to design several like that this year- the 1950’s trend has finally made it big time to the north east!!!- only taken about 4 years…..
    Great to see someone making their own dress, I made my own too but then as a dressmaker that is hardly suprising!! I love it when I have clients who are a bit arty crafty and can do things for their own wedding it makes it very personal. Bex

  2. Thanks everyone for the compliments. It was alot of fun having our wedding in a quirky venue and I loved making my own dress and coming up with different ideas for decorations. It has made want to take the next step and make wedding dresses for others… now I know that I can do it.
    Lovely blog Annabel!

  3. Hello everyone! Thanks for your lovely comments!
    IT is such a fun wedding isn’t it!
    Kirsty Hall – I’d love to hear more about your wedding! I adore art-deco- I’m currently updating the ‘cinema’ and ‘theatre’ categories on here and will link back here once they are ready so you have some links to explore for inspiration, but definitely check out http://www.lovmeydress.net/blog/art-deco/ for now.
    Anyone else planning a cinema or theatre setting wedding?
    xXx

  4. I’m getting married in a cinema in August – it’s a little art deco picturehouse in Bath. If I’d known that was possible I would have gone straight here in my venue search: http://www.weddingvenues.com/reception-venues-Theatre-0.html. Instead I stumbled on my venue totally by accident. I can’t wait and am secretly hoping you might feature my wedding on LMD… I found my dress because of you, but that’s a story for another day.

  5. Hi Anne!
    Oh wow, lovely to hear you found your dress via Love My Dress – that’s super – You must email and tell me! ;)
    I’d love to see your photos once they are ready :)
    Also folks I just added a credit to the end for those fabulous light-up letters.
    xXx

  6. Oh my God! Those light up letter are divine!! I think I’ll definitely be getting in contact with the supplier :-) Fabulous wedding!

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