A vintage VW real wedding

I’m not much of a talker when it comes to other people’s weddings – I find they always say it best! A big thank you to Amy from Amy Lewin Photography for submitting this gorgeous real wedding – love the VW and the matching cake! It’s those little details that really get me! Over to the beautiful bride, Emily, to tell you all about her big day in her words:

“When Scott and I started to think about what we wanted for our big day, we knew that whatever we decided the day had to be as relaxed and with as many laughs as possible. We soon fell in love with the idea of having our reception at one of our favourite local pubs, The Unthank Arms, which was the perfect venue for our small families and massive group of friends to enjoy the day and each others company.”

All images © 2012 Amy Lewin Photography


I was really keen on having the ceremony as close to the city (Norwich) as possible as we’ve both lived in  Norwich since we were students and it meant a lot to celebrate our relationship in the city it began in. The Assembly House , in the city centre, was therefore the perfect location and added a real touch of glamour and class to the start of our day. Being a massive fan of anything vintage, The Assembly House really set the tone for the rest of the day and we surprised our guests afterwards with a ride to the reception venue, after a tour of the city, on a London Routemaster Bus…whilst me and Scott followed in a vintage split screen VW camper.

Our budget was small but I loved the task of finding all the decorations and little touches for the reception at The Unthank Arms from ebay, charity shops and a few home made blue peter moments. From the vintage lanterns to the handmade MR and Mr Cannon sign, I had so much fun picking out the tiny details that made the reception ‘ours’. Our wedding cake was more like a childrens party cake but we loved it. Designed as a VW campervan that we traveled in, the cake was made by a family friend who did a fantastic job!

My dress was from Crystal, the friendliest and most down to earth wedding boutique I’ve ever experienced – the ladies in the shop were absolutely amazing and knew exactly what i was looking for (even though i didn’t). The dress was one of the first things I bought for the wedding and the vintage theme was set from there on in! My bridesmaid dresses were from Two Birds Bridemaids and were stunning – one dress + 15 ways to wear it = no arguments!

“My make up was done by the lovely, and natural techniques of, Laura Dosset. My hair, which took a while to decide on – as it had to compliment the dress but not overshadow it, was done perfectly by Katie from The Egg who braided and plated it into vintage perfection. Our rings were the most sentimental items of the day, mine was my Gran’s 1920’s eternity band and Scott’s was his Dad’s wedding ring.”

“Finally, Amy Lewin…our amazing photographer. Amy appreciated every detail of the day and captured all the effort and thought that had been put in to what was most definitely – the happiest day of my life. A huge thank you to her.”



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