Jessica and Antony had a clear vision of how they wanted their wedding day, and they created the most beautiful vintage styled wedding. Every aspect of this wedding was handmade or upcycled, which saved them a fortune (although it meant many weekends rummaging at car boot sales!).

We love the decor; the cute handmade bunting with gypsophila between the flags at the entrance to the church looks amazing, and the abundance of pretty vintage crockery and jugs used as the table decor and the beautiful handmade seating plan in the old frame all bring this vintage styled wedding together perfectly.

Wedding welcome sign

Jessica’s wedding dress is just stunning and looks incredible with the beaded vintage style cape. The beautiful bridesmaid dresses in sage and blush pink really complemented her dress too.

If you are planning a vintage wedding then you’ll get loads of inspiration from Jessica and Antony’s day, captured perfectly by Delicious Photography…

Handmade or Upcycled

“All our decor was either handmade or upcycled, and most was a result of my mother in law’s creative eye and amazing skills. I knew exactly what I wanted and was very particular about it being perfect. We didn’t have a big budget but luckily we had time, so most weekends were spend in charity shops, goose clearance shops and hundreds of trips to various car boot sales throughout Lancashire!”


“A lady who used to own a florists in Ramsbottom arranged my flowers. They were perfect – exactly what I wanted. When she turned up with the flowers she thought I didn’t like them due to my overly emotional response. However, that was due to my chief bridesmaid having just given me a beautiful gift of two pin on brooches for my flowers, with a picture of my gran and nana who are no longer with us.

Bride having make-up done

Bridal bouquet

Brooches on stem of bridal bouquet

Smiling bride with forehead chain

Beaded cape on bride's dress

Bride holding bouquet

Holcombe Emmanuel Church

Bunting at entrance to church

Groom and best man at entrance to church

Groom's single flower buttonhole

Best man jumping in front of groomsmen

Bargain Bridesmaid Dresses

“I bought my Justin Alexanda dress and and accessories from The White Gallery in Ramsbottom.

“The bridesmaid dresses were a bargain off AliExpress. I’d heard horror stories of Chinese dresses, but my experience was very positive. They sent me fabric samples and the communication between us was fabulous. I cannot fault them and the fit was beautiful.”

Bridesmaids in green and pink dresses

Father walking bride down church path

And so the adventure begins sign

Father walking bride down the aisle

Bride resting head on father's shoulder before he gives her away

Confetti shot outside church

Bride and groom walking through confetti shower

Bride with bridesmaids outside church

Bride and groom with camper van

Bride and groom in camper van

Bride smiling Groom with hands in pockets

Bride and groom kissing

Some Very Intoxicated People

“Rather than hire a bar we came up with the idea of a ‘free bar’, which didn’t cost a fortune. We asked every guest to bring a bottle of either gin, vodka or rum to put behind the bar, and we provided three barrels of real ale. It worked out very well, although it resulted in some very intoxicated people by the end!

Wedding welcome sign

Happy ever after sign

Upcycled wedding decor

Wedding decor hanging from tree

Sign on tree at wedding

Garden wedding reception

Back of bride's wedding dress

Bride mingling with wedding guests

Vintage styled wedding table plan

Wedding tables in marquee

Wedding table

Flowers in jug on wedding table

Wedding table number in vase

Silver salt and pepper shakers

Vintage teacup and saucer

Wine and strawberries on wedding table

“I didn’t want a wedding cake as I saw it as a waste of money when we were already on a tight budget. Plus I knew it wouldn’t get eaten and we’d be left with loads of cake! So, my aunty made a five tier pavlova as it’s my favourite dessert.”

Wedding cake table in marquee


Wedding cupcakes

Wedding guest book table

Wedding thank you sign

Emotional groom during speech

Risqué But Hilarious

“The best man’s speech was particularly memorable due to his extremely risqué but hilarious jokes. It’s a good job we were expecting nothing less. He’s been best friends with Antony since Year Seven at High School so he had plenty of stories to share.

“The most memorable moment though would have to be at the end of the night. The party was still going with but we decided it was time for us the leave. We only live down the road and were staying at home on our wedding night. So, we took a can of beer from behind the bar and walked home hand in hand, before Antony carried me over the threshold.”

Best man speech

Bride laughing at wedding speech

Bride and groom dancing

Photography: Delicious Photography

Ceremony Venue: Holcombe Emmanuel Church, Holcombe Brook, Greater Manchester

Reception Venue: Groom’s Parent’s Garden, Rawtenstall, Lancashire

Bride’s Dress: Justin Alexander, from The White Gallery, Ramsbottom

Bridesmaid Dresses: AliExpress

Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Next

Flowers: Friend of Bride’s Mother

Pavlova: Bride’s Aunty

Camper Van: Funcampers

Decor: Handmade and Upcycled

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