Good morning lovers, I'm here to inject a little wedding day glamour in to the first of of your day with this lovely set of wedding photographs sent in by Christian Ward Photography.

Lindsey and Dave tied the knot on 6th November 2012 at Manchester Museum, followed by a reception at The Imperial War Museum in Manchester.  I love these images because Lindsey oozes classic Love My Dress style – that Biba at House of Fraser feather cape (also spotted here and here) that beautiful lace Charlotte Balbier dress (a purchase from the highly regarded Manchester wedding boutique The White Closet) and those pretty Rachel Simpson Mimi heels, tick all the Love My Dress vintage style lovers boxes.

"We didn’t have a theme or anything that inspired the
day and changed our minds many times throughout the planning. Everything
fell into place after finding my dress.

My wedding dress was the 'Tabitha' design, by Charlotte Balbier from The White Closet. I loved EVERYTHING about this dress. The lace, the soft colour, the shape. I’d happily wear it everyday…."

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2013, Christian Ward Photography

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding 

"We were clueless when it came to what flowers we wanted, but Sian from The Flower Lounge talked me through various styles and colours and the results were incredible."

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding 

"After five years together, we visited the Italian Lakes for a
family wedding. Whilst there, Dave proposed on St Marks Square during a
trip to Venice. We got married two and a half year later!"

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

"We chose to work with Christian & Erica at Christian Ward and we are thrilled we used them. The photography from the day is amazing and we couldn’t be happier with the job they did."

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Lindsey's pretty birdcage veil is the 'Dolly' design, by Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe – a purchase via The White Closet

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

"As neither of us are religious, churches were out and we wanted somewhere exciting to be married, and so chose Manchester Museum. Have you seen the big dinosaur?!

I walked down the aisle to The Smiths 'Please Please Please Let Me
Get What I Want', and we walked back up to Bright Eyes, 'First Day of My
Life'.

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

"Arriving at the reception and seeing all our friends and family
was the best part of our day – having our son, Henry there on the day
too, oh, and the dancing!"
 

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding


Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

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Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

"A friend made some stunning table plans out of vintage suitcases
as well as putting together a guestbook using old drawers and index
cards
…"

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

"Our reception was held at The Imperial War Museum – We chose this as we loved the idea of two museums. The IMW also worked really well with the loose vintage feel we had on the day."

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

"We had Red Velvet Cupcakes from Dish & Spoon Food We didn’t fancy a traditional cake and already knew we loved everything they bake."

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier for a Manchester Imperial War Museum Wedding

Oh how fabulous. I totally need one of those Biba feather capes in my life!

I'd love to hear from my readers – what are you loving most about these images readers?

Now, you need to check in later this afternoon, because we have a little (well, £500's worth actually) giveaway from one of our fabulous sponsors – hoorah! Time to make another reader very happy indeed :)

With much love and thanks to you Lindsey and Dave for sharing your beautiful day, and great thanks also to Cristian Ward.

You can view more Charlotte Balbier brides right here by the way too.

Much love as always,

Annabel

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Photographer – Christian Ward
Venue – Manchester Museum + The Imperial War Museum in Manchester.
Brides Dress – Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier from The White Closet
Brides Veil – My Birdcage veil is Dolly by Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe via The White Closet
Brides Shoes – Mimi by Rachel Simson via The White Closet
Feather Cape – Biba at House of Fraser + Pearl necklace and earrings from Rosie Willett
Grooms – Kenneth Cole suit + Zara shirt + Topman shoes + bow tie + Pocket Square – Hugo Boss
Bridesmaids Dresses – Coast
Flowergirl Dresses – Tutu Dumonde
Florist – The Flower Lounge
Cake – Red Velvet Cupcakes from Dish & Spoon Food
Hair and make-up Artist – Bethany Jane Davis

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8 thoughts on Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier, A Feathered Cape By Biba and Museum Style Matrimony

  1. It was lovely to work with Lindsey making her Dolly headpiece, garter and also her hen party DIY headwear kits! What was so nice too was she used lots of local West Didsbury businesses like myself, The White Closet, the Flower Lounge and Bethany Jane. I wish her all the luck in the world for a long and happy marriage- thanks for a lovely feature Annabel. x

  2. Lindsey and Dave’s was such a fantastic wedding to photograph – a lovely couple with a great sense of style. Thanks Annabel for the wonderful feature and Rebecca for your kind comments :-)

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