A 1950’s Inspired Polka Dots for a Child Friendly Town Hall Wedding

Happy Wednesday to all you lovely readers! Get set to be inspired by a bygone era as you take a look at these gorgeous images expertly captured by Kerry Woods Photography. Mr and Mrs Rogers married on 11 July 2015 at Manchester Town Hall. The bride and groom were keen to hold their special day in the town they both grew up in and incorporate the beautiful bride’s love of all things from the 50’s.

“I’ve been in love with the 1950’s style, music, movies and culture since my teens. Getting married in Manchester was pretty important to us as we’ve both grown up and worked here all our lives.”

Photography by Kerry Woods Photography

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

The bride chose a fabulously fun House of Mooshki gown via Cheshire Bridal Wear. The polka-dot design and style of the dress suited her perfectly.

“I knew that I wanted a 50’s style dress as they are so flattering. It was the second dress I tried on and I just never wanted to take it off.”

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

The flower girls look very pretty in their sweet Monsoon dresses with rosettes. And wearing the cutest little outfits from John Lewis, the three pageboys stole the show, with their mint green bow-ties and Converse.

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

These beautiful photographs were by Kerry Woods Photography and the couple were so happy with the results.

“Kerry was amazing! She really took the time to find out what we wanted and on the day made sure we didn’t spend too much time away from our guests posing for pictures. We are so pleased with all her work and can’t recommend her highly enough.”

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.“We met through mutual friends and got together on a night out celebrating Paul’s Birthday four years ago. He proposed on Christmas morning last year and I have to say it will probably be the best Christmas present I’ll ever receive. We got married just over six months later.”

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

Springbank Flowers put together the beautiful floral displays, with a classic mix of peonies and roses for the tables and all-white roses for the bride’s classic bouquet.

“We wanted classic and subtle colours; blush and white. And you can’t really go wrong with peonies and roses at a wedding.”

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

The groom cut a fine figure decked out in a smart Paul Smith suit, BMX cufflinks and a blush pink tie.

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

The bridesmaids wore gorgeous mint green gowns from Debenhams with heels from Monsoon and Tiffany & Co. bracelets. The bride’s hairdresser friend Becky created her fabulous up-style and make-up was by Sarah Aveyard.

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A pair of amazing Jimmy Choo heels added extra pizzazz, together with a spritz of ‘Peony and Blush Suede’ by Jo Malone, earrings from Sweetheart Vintage, an Alex Monroe necklace via Erika and Edwards and bracelet from Tiffany & Co.

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

The beaming bride was walked down the aisle at the ceremony by her dad Trevor to the theme from the True Romance film, ‘You’re So Cool’. The couple decided upon traditional vows and their rings were from the same jeweller where the groom bought his first jewellery piece.

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

“The first piece of jewellery Paul bought me was a heart shaped locket from Erika and Edwards (which I never take off) so it made sense that he picked my engagement ring from there too. My wedding ring matches the engagement ring and Paul’s is a simple titanium ring.”

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

A fabulous touch was the addition of little vintage suitcases filled with treats for the children.

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

The seating plan and menus were created by Feel Good Wedding Invitations.  I’d have loved to have been seated at ‘The Sinatra’s’ or ‘The Presley’s’ table!

The venue provided the delicious catering, with glassware from Pebble in the Pond, and favours were small homemade pots of honey, found via Etsy.

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

How utterly lovely does Mr and Mrs Roger’s cake look? It was made by one of the clever and creative bridesmaids.

“Jo my bridesmaid and best friend designed and made the cake. We wanted the classic three tiers the same light mint green as the bridesmaid dresses and sugar flowers look so pretty.”

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

Words of Wedded Wisdom

“Make sure to have a moment alone together as the day goes so fast.

I also love the ‘Era’ section of this wonderful wedding blog – this made finding inspiration for my own wedding so easy as I already knew I wanted to have elements of the 1950’s style at my own wedding. All the images are a nice size and resolution so you really get the feel of the individual couples’ wedding day.”

The bride wears a 1950's inspired polka dot dress by Mooshki Bride.  Photography by Kerry Woods.

Right, I’m off to buy a time machine so I can immerse myself in all the incredible fashions of the 50’s! If, like me, you’ve been inspired, see here for previous House of Mooshki designs that we have highlighted. Thank you so much to Kerry Woods Photography for these wonderful, happy shots of the couple and I wish Mr and Mrs Rogers a lifetime of fun, laughs and adventures together.

And for one final spot of inspo, I’ll leave you with one of the bride’s favourite 50’s-inspired wedding she discovered on this beautiful blog.

Wishing you all a jolly rest of week!

Love Jo -xxx-

 

Photographer – Kerry Woods Photography
Venue + Catering – Manchester Town Hall
Dress – House of Mooshki via Cheshire Bridal Wear
Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Jewellery – Earrings from Sweetheart Vintage, Alex Monroe necklace via Erika and Edwards and bracelet from Tiffany & Co.
Scent/Perfume – ‘Peony and Blush Suede’ by Jo Malone
Bridesmaid Dresses – Debenhams
Bridesmaid Shoes – Monsoon
Bridesmaid Accessories – Bracelets from Tiffany & Co.
Groom – Paul Smith suit, BMX Cufflinks and blush-coloured tie
Flower girl dress – Monsoon
Pageboy – John Lewis
Florist – Springbank Flowers
Rings – Erika and Edwards
Cake – Handmade by bridesmaid Jo
Stationery – Feel Good Wedding Invitations
Favours – Homemade honey pots via Etsy
Hair – Friend and hairdresser Becky
Make-up – Sarah Aveyard
Entertainment – Own playlist

Jo Singletary

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Jo hails from and lives in sunny Australia, is currently working towards her dream of being a career coach and a few of her favourite things are watching the sunrise over the ocean, morning walks on the beach, butterflies, and supporting the guide dogs charity.

8 thoughts on “A 1950’s Inspired Polka Dots for a Child Friendly Town Hall Wedding

  1. Fabulous – love the 50s vibe, we need to see more brides with cute short veils! The retro table plan photos are brilliant too! Congrats Mr & Mrs Rogers!

    1. Thank you for your comment lovely and I totally agree about the veil – and I just love how happy the beautiful bride looks 🙂 xx

  2. The 50’s are truly a fabulous wedding theme.
    In this case the bride’s friends have been of great help too :-).
    It is the kind of wedding I am fond of, a friends and family reunion, no other obligations.

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