Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous vintage inspired Finsbury Wedding with a Joanne Fleming Design Gown and a hint of Jazz.
The couple are Emma and Isaac and they wanted a small celebration with family and friends with an intimate musical flair.
Images were captured by Jonny Barratt Photography.
Jonny Barratt is a Cotswolds wedding photographer living in Gloucestershire, England.
He describes his style as relaxed, unobtrusive and fun with his roots in photojournalism.
Whilst he is well informed on who’s going to be where and the timings of the day, he doesn’t actually plan anything. he prefers to be in the moment and let it happen.
Capturing the emotion and details of a wedding is done without bossing people around or setting up loads of equipment.
His photography tells true stories, shows real life and genuine emotion.
I hand over to beautiful Bride Emma…
How did you two meet?
We met in the spring of 2014 swing dancing in New York.
Tell us about the Proposal…
We got engaged in November 2016 in Cinque Terre, Italy.
We decided to do a last minute trip to Milan over Thanksgiving to see Porgy and Bess at La Scala, and afterwards took a train to Cinque Terre where we spent a few days.
It was there that Isaac proposed, he completely took me by surprise! He had picked out a beautiful Edwardian emerald ring which I absolutely adore.
What was your wedding inspiration?
We both love jazz, old things, and wanted to get married in an historical building.
We have spent a lot of time in Islington during trips to London and both love the area.
We also wanted to have the feeling of an old music hall, music is very important to us and we had a jazz band playing at the evening reception.
We really liked the fact that during the day The Old Finsbury Town Hall is a dance school, and all contributions from weddings go towards bursaries for the students.
It was also convenient for Isaac’s family and friends who flew into Heathrow from Canada, and various other places, and my family and friends who arrived by train into King’s Cross.
We were able to walk from the hotel to the venue, and had reception drinks in Wilmington Square which is just around the corner from The Old Finsbury Town Hall.
We were also able to walk to the docks on the day after the wedding, where we hired a boat and treated our guests to afternoon tea on the Thames.
Describe some of your favourite wedding details and how you came up with them.:..
We loved the venue, Amanda’s flowers were exquisite and our caterers Sara and Martin did a wonderful job with the food, which we had so many compliments about..
.We were very fortunate too with the weather and the drinks reception in the square was a highlight.
How did you fnd the Wedding Planning experience…
The venue and our caterers really helped with the planning.
Sara and Martin were amazing, they ran the whole event for us and did an absolutely splendid job, along with the wonderful staff at The Old Finsbury Town Hall.
Tell us about what you wore/Wedding attire…
I wear a lot of vintage dresses from the 30s and 40s for dancing and wanted something from that era.
Unfortunately I didn’t find anything quite right and then stumbled upon Joanne Fleming who had made a dress for another friend. I loved her work and the historical references she used.
I chose green silk for the underpart of my dress as I wanted something that would look striking when I danced.
Isaac’s suit was from 1912 and was sourced and fitted by Samir Hecham at Harold Hat
The Bridesmiads wore their own dresses and shos. I didn’t want everyone to be uniform and asked them to be my best women and wear whatever they wanted.
What song did you walk down the aisle to?
I walked down the aisle to Single Petal of a Rose by Duke Ellington
What song played for your first dance?
We danced to Lil’ Darlin’ by Neal Hefti.
Did you have any readings?
We had Sonnet One Hundred and Sixteen by William Shakespeare and Dance Me To The End Of Love by Leonard Cohen
What one moment will last with you both forever?
Seeing our friends and family from all over the world gathered in Wilmington Square
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
Continuing our adventure together, and enjoying everyday.
Any advice for those planning their wedding now?
Enjoy it, and don’t get caught up in the details.
Photography: Jonny Barratt Photography
Bridal Gown: Joanne Fleming
Bridal Hat: East Village Hats NYC
Suit: Vintage suit from 1912 fitted by Samir Hecham at Harold Hat
Bridesmaids gowns: own gowns
Florists: Amanda Willgrave at Flirty Flowers
Rings: Gray and Davis – I wanted something old to complement by Edwardian engagement ring and Isaac had a new ring that was designed and made by the shop
Cake: Nicky Tesler – Nickys Buttercup Bakery
Catering Company: Sara and Martin Saxon – Tasting Plates
Entertainment: Mark Kavuma
Stationery: Invitations by Annie Moor Illustration
Make up artists: Kylie McMichael
To Contact Jonny Barratt Photography
Phone: 07788 550622