Bride and groom holding vintage wedding props

This week’s beautiful real wedding pictures, taken by James Melia, are from the wedding of Jane and Paolo. They based their wedding theme on Art Deco, and because nothing matched their wedding had a relaxed, laid back feel.

We absolutely love Jane’s Jenny Packham dress which suits the style of wedding perfectly, as do the mismatched bridesmaid dresses. The styling of this wedding is so beautiful; from the gramophone they placed flowers in, to the vintage style bouquet which Jane made herself…

“Our wedding theme was loosely based around art deco, with a vintage creams and dirty pinks colour scheme. We wanted a laid back relaxed look with nothing matching. My four bridesmaids all wore different dresses and the groomsmen wore suits in different colours.

“We were married in a church service at St. Michael and All Angels, Hathersage. I walked down the aisle to Butterfly Waltz by Brian Crain, and Paolo and I walked back down aisle to Grupo Capobianco’s instrumental version of All Yu Need is Love by The Beatles. Our reception took place at Losehill House Hotel in Hope, which we chose because of its intimate feel and beautiful surroundings.

“We decorated the tables by placing birdcages in middle, and the table names were some of our favourite records. We used vintage vogue cover postcards for the women’s place names, with vintage penguin book cover postcards for the men. In the evening we hired a vintage booth with props and a Polaroid camera to take funny pictures.

“I wanted a vintage dress and chose Eden by Jenny Packham in Platinum, which I knew instantly was the one as soon as I tried it on! I also wore shoes by Rachel Simpson, a birdcage veil with beaded clip, and a Georg Jenson necklace which was a present from Paolo on the wedding morning.”

Pictures on wall

The Wedding Dress book

Jenny Packham Eden wedding dress

Woman sitting on sofa

Father checking wedding speech

Bridesmaid having hair done

Bride putting dress on

Bride smiling

Bride taking necklace out of box Bride holding necklace

Bride getting help putting necklace on

Bride getting help putting necklace on

Bride in mirror

Bride Detail on shoulder of Jenny Packham Eden dress

Bride's cuff Detail on front of Jenny Packham Eden dress


Entrance to church

Mercedes wedding car

Flower girls

Groom's suit and tie

Groom wearing blue suit Groom looking at pocket watch


Inside church

Wedding car arriving

Bride in back of wedding car

Bridesmaids walking down church path

Bridesmaids entering church

Jars of flowers at end of church pews Church window

Jar of flowers at end of church pew

Bride walking into church with father

Bride and groom at altar

Bride and groom holding hands in wedding ceremony

Lady with hat on at wedding

Church wedding ceremony

Bride and groom kiss

Flower girl

Flower girl

Woman holding baby

Bride and groom confetti shower

Bride and groom confetti shower

Bride holding just married sign

Wedding bridal party

Bride in wedding car

Back of Mercedes

Losehill House Hotel

Bride and bridesmaids

Bridal bouquets

Bride and bridesmaids in a row

Bride and bridesmaids laughing

Bride and bridesmaids' legs

Groom adjusting waistcoat Groom's cuff

Groom's buttonhole

Groom smiling

Bride and groom resting heads on each other

Bride and groom hugging Bride and groom

Bride with arms around groom's shoulders

Bride and groom's hands Bride with birdcage veil

Bride's handmade bouquet

Bride Bride with birdcage veil

Ice cream bike chalkboard sign

Wedding tables Birdcage on wedding table

Signs on wall

Vinyl record on wall

Gramophone with flowers in Books

Books Flowers

Record wedding table sign

Record wedding table sign Record wedding table sign Record wedding table sign

Record wedding table sign

Vogue wedding place setting Penguin book wedding place setting Vogue wedding place setting

Wedding cake

Bride and groom cake topper Flowers in vase


Wedding cards box Birdcage with flowers in

Flower girls at cake table

Father of the bride speech

Bride laughing at speech

Raising glass

Groom speech

Groom Bride

Bride and groom holding book and teacup

Groom holding vintage teacup Bride holding book

Bride wearing Jenny Packham Eden dress

Bride and groom with arms linked

Bride and groom Bride with hand on groom's bottom

Bride and groom showing wedding rings

Photo booth sign on mirror

Wedding guests wearing photo booth props

Wedding guest posing with old telephone

Wedding guest in photo booth

Bride and groom dance

Wedding dancing

Images © James Melia