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.
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.
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.”
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!
“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.”
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.”
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