This afternoons wedding blog offering has a timeless quality, reminiscent of a classic, ripe-for-repeat-watching movie. Full of swaggering sophistication and black and white film-esque romanticism, I’ve fallen head over heels for the classic monochrome vibe created by Rick, who works in corporate finance and Becka, who works in retail management.
Iscoyd Park in Shropshire was the setting for their June 2016 wedding and Becka’s Jesus Peiro gown set the tone for a day of refined elegance with a gloriously contemporary sheen. By the way, did you know we launched a competition yesterday to win a Jesus Peiro wedding dress of your choice, courtesy of bridal boutique Miss Bush.
“We wanted something period but I had very clear ideas on colour and theme. We visited Iscoyd Park on an open day and just felt it had the perfect mix of period and tradition but was also neutral enough to bring our own feel to the day. We chose black and white with gold touches, wanting to look back in years to come and feel the day was timeless. We used bees as the motif as I’m a very proud Mancunian (and they are a symbol of the city of Manchester).”
Photography by Jade Osborne Photography
This wedding was photographed by another of our Little Book For Brides members, the talented Jade Osborne Photography.
Becka had a clear idea of what she wanted in the bridal gown department, although her list of ‘no thank yous’ read like an inventory of most bridal stores! Thankfully, she found her dream gown at The White Closet in Didsbury, choosing a slick, statement Jesus Peiro number that wows with its use of lines and crisp whiteness.
We have long been a fan of the contemporary joy of Jesus Peiro (a celebrated Little Book for Brides member) and featured a divine peek at the new Mirtilli collection back in September, of which there are still events going on at bridal boutiques throughout the country (check out the article for more information).
“I wanted something simple and timeless but was worried about the dress experience as I walked into every store saying I didn’t want lace, sparkle or beading! I loved the asymmetric bow on the front, the collar and the fact that it had pockets.”
I adore the stylish toughness of the studs against the snowy white lines of this Jesus Peiro creation.
Rhiannon Cogdale Makeup used Charlotte Tilbury products to create a smokey eye that carried the sultry, timeless vibe emanating from Becka’s choice of attire.
“My only other accessory were the diamond earrings Rick brought me as a wedding gift, though I did have a pair of my grandma’s earrings in my pocket for luck.”
Adding texture and even more romance to the occasion were blooms from Iscoyd Park’s resident florist Selina Godsal. Crisp, green foliage, hydrangeas and of course roses made for a delightfully stylish take on a traditionally English floral arrangement. Becka was suitably impressed with Selina’s execution of her theme and of course knowledge of the venue!
Keen on unexpected details, bridesmaids were clad in ‘Nevada’ little black dresses from Forever Unique, with beautifully embellished back panels.
A continual theme or motif that runs through your wedding can ensure your day feels well thought-out and impressively detailed. Rick and Becka chose bees, and Becka’s mum (A Passion for Paper) used this motif whilst designing their very grand invitations.
Becka also walked down the aisle to the ultimate Queen Bee’s song, ‘Halo’, with her super-proud dad. Waiting at the end of the aisle was Rick, looking dreamy in his Hugo Boss suit, bow tie and shoes (I blooming love bowties!).
Becka and Rick personalised their vows, and included the most beautiful reading, ‘What is Love’ – author unkown:
“Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is more than verses on a valentines and romance in the movies. We begin to know that love is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator of our favourite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be spent, a seed that can flourish in the most unlikely of places. And this radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the greatest treasure of all – one known only to those who love.”
Jade Osborne Photography caught every last drop of happiness and atmospherically-lit grandeur with that ninja-like skill photographers possess to snap those perfect little moments.
In a nod to Rick’s Jewish heritage, guests then joined in for a Hora – some traditional Jewish dancing and hilarity definitely ensued. The Fine Dining Company took care of feeding guests and Funky Town did exactly what their name suggests and kept the dancefloor funky fresh all night.
Words of Wedded Wisdom
“Start early, get as much as you can checked off the list so that you can really enjoy the experience in the run up. Then when it comes to the day, let it go, try to take in as much as you can as the day really does rush by.”
I do adore this lovely little opportunity for wisdom to be passed like torch from bride to bride, and it’s always so profound and important (super grateful to all of our clever clogs married ladies). Starting early allows you to utilise all of that giddy excitement and cruise into wedding day glory without breaking a sweat.
Super huge thanks to Rick, Becka and Jade Osborne Photography for sharing such a special day with us.
Emily C xxxx
Credits & Thanks
- Photographer - Jade Osborne Photography
- Venue - Iscoyd Park
- Wedding Dress - Jesus Peiro
- Shoes - Valentino Rockstuds
- Accessories - The Wedding Veil Shop
- Perfume- Jo Malone
- Groom - Hugo Boss
- Bridesmaids- Forever Unique
- Florist- Selina Godsal
- Rings - Steven Stone
- Stationery - A Passion for Paper
- Hair Stylist - Red Angel Hair Company
- Makeup Artist - Rhiannon Cogdale Makeup
- Catering - The Fine Dining Company
- Entertainment - Funky Town