A fifties-inspired seaside wedding

Happy Thursday everyone. Today’s real wedding brings together some beautiful fifties gowns with a cool mod sixties-inspired colour palette for a seaside extravaganza. Fish and chips, polka dots, and yes, pretty red shoes. Shot by Mark Ammon Photography, the wedding really does evoke the feeling of an authentic retrospective wedding day. Here’s the lovely bride, Felicity, to tell you all about her and Iain’s big day! 

“Iain and I met in Wimbledon during the tennis fortnight, neither of us had actually made it to the tennis however, we met at the ATM in the village.

“The proposal happened whilst on a weekend break in Lille, France. We were doing some window shopping and stumbled upon a jewellers. I saw the perfect ring and we bought it right there and then. After a quick nose powdering, Iain proposed on the steps of Lille town hall.”

“We built our 1950s styled seaside theme on the attire, music, transport, bunting etc to echo the 50s era…seaside paraphernalia complimented the style throughout, rock, fans, flip flops, postcards, bucket and spades etc. We did a lot of the decorations and ideas ourselves, but were helped by Venus Wedding Planners, a Essex based organisations who had good links in the community.”

“Jiveswing was definitely our most indispensable supplier – took full control of the entertainment. Our favourite wedding details were the 12″ record place mats, which acted as fans in the searing 32 degree heat, and the cocktail barman.”

Images © 2012 Mark Ammon Photography

Credits

Photography: Mark Ammon Photography (http://www.markammonphotography.co.uk/ )
Bride’s dress: Cutting Edge Brides, Bexley (http://www.cuttingedgebrides.com/)
Bride’s shoes: Schuh
Bridesmaids’ dresses & accessories: Fairy Gothmother (http://www.fairygothmother.co.uk/)
Groom’s outfit: Kilt – modern Urquhart tartan (some shop in Edinburgh)
Pageboy outfit: Child’s 3 piece suit by Debenhams
Buses: 1950’s buses (http://blackwaterpreservationgroup.weebly.com/)
Flowers: Out of the Earth, Southend-on-Sea (http://www.outoftheearth.co.uk/)
Hair: Legend – Southend on Sea, SS1 2ND
Make-up: Beauty Basement (http://www.beautybasement.co.uk/)
Cake: Ice-cream styled cupcakes by Hannah’s Bakery, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2SG
Catering: The Frying Squad (http://www.thefryingsquad.co.uk/) & Rossi’s Ice-Cream Van (http://www.rossiicecream.com/)
Band / DJ: All organised by Jiveswing (dancers & DJ) & Ooh Bop Shabam (band) – http://www.jiveswing.com/

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