a book and vintage inspired wedding | uk wedding blog

facebook-profile-picture By Phoebe

You may notice a little addition to the side bar today, not quite sure where to put it yet but by jiminy it shall be there! Would it be blog vain of me to make it less pink, maybe black and white it??

Today’s wedding is of course beautiful, but I am loving all of the hard work that went in to collecting all the details for it, right down to the hunting for 1920s sheet music. I also have the same favourite moment as Naomi.

Photography by Lucie Z Photography

019LucieZPhotography022LucieZPhotography031LucieZPhotographyThe BrideBride’s dress /shoes: Alfred Angelo dress from Adore Bridalwear in Aylesbury. Shoes from Mod Cloth.

Bride’s hair accessories/veil: Rosie Weisencrantz provided Naomi’s vintage head piece and Deity Bridal provided the veil.


508LucieZPhotography524LucieZPhotography529LucieZPhotographyThe Hair and MakeupHair was by Natalie at First Impressions in Aylesbury. Makeup by LouiseJackson.

533LucieZPhotography545LucieZPhotography550LucieZPhotography556LucieZPhotography557LucieZPhotography563LucieZPhotographyThe FlowersOur flowers were by Emma Freeman, who was also a bridesmaid.

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Groomsmen’s outfits/accessories: All groomsmen’s suits were from Moss Bros.

150LucieZPhotography 174LucieZPhotography 178LucieZPhotography 199LucieZPhotography 223LucieZPhotography The VenueDorton House, Dorton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

238LucieZPhotography 242LucieZPhotography 362LucieZPhotography 367LucieZPhotography 372LucieZPhotography 385LucieZPhotography 394LucieZPhotography 411LucieZPhotography The DecorThe table names and favours were all book themed, with vintage books and other vintage items (everything from an antique sewing machine to original 1920’s sheet music!) also being used in the décor. We spent a summer trawling around vintage fairs and junk shops collecting bits and pieces. It was a very satisfying experience.

419LucieZPhotography 463LucieZPhotography 465LucieZPhotography 476LucieZPhotography The Cakeby Val Hovland

605LucieZPhotography 607LucieZPhotography 609LucieZPhotography 610LucieZPhotography The FavoursDecoupage ‘book boxes’ containing miniature bottles of Jägermeister. Each box was specially designed for each guest and made by James.

614LucieZPhotography 623LucieZPhotography 625LucieZPhotography 677LucieZPhotography 715LucieZPhotography 725LucieZPhotography 726LucieZPhotography The FoodOur completely vegetarian wedding breakfast was provided by the truly amazing Dido and Jamie at Dorton House.

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h492LucieZPhotography 495LucieZPhotography 496LucieZPhotography 898LucieZPhotography The EntertainmentThe Swinging Little Big Band

899LucieZPhotographyAdvice – Don’t decide on too many details until you’ve settled on a venue.


 – Definitely consider DIY’ing your wedding stationery, favour boxes, décor etc. It’s incredibly fulfilling and you really get to put your own stamp on things. 


 – Definitely go for a short drive with your new husband or wife after the ceremony. It’s one of the only opportunities you get to be alone together for most of the day. 



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