A Winter Vintage inspired DIY Wedding with a 1940’s Wedding Dress

Today I am thrilled to share this lovely Winter Vintage inspired and DIY Wedding with a 1940’s Wedding Dress captured in style by Mark Pugh Photography.

The Wedding took place at the Church of St Nicholas, Lockington with a reception thereafter at Donington Manor.

 

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Mark Pugh specialises in Fine Art Wedding Photojournalism, Bridal Film Portraits and Landscapes and is based in Vale of Belvoir, an area of natural beauty on the borders of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

 

Mark shares his recollections of the day,

 

“Angela and Karl’s wedding day was so special, with so much attention to detail, it was a privilege to have been able to photograph it for them.”

“Angela arrived in style for her wedding to Karl in the lovely Church of St. Nicholas in Lockington, near Castle Donington.”

“There was a special significance to this church, because it was the place her ‘Nana Betty’ married Grandy Doug all those years ago.”

“The Couple resolved to travel in style to their wedding, and they secured the use of a Classic Blue Daimler V8 from award-winning wedding transport provider Dennisson Classic Cars, affectionately known as ‘Charlotte’

“Chauffeur Jo was on-hand to ensure Angela’s exits from the car were always graceful and elegant.”

“Marrying in December in the United Kingdom was always going to be interesting with regard to the weather. We were fortunate to have a cloudless, clear, sunny day.”

“However, with it being winter, the weather was extremely cold, and the couple had provided all of their guests with hand-warmers from a large box in the entrance to the church – most welcome.”

“The bridesmaids even wore leggings underneath their dresses, to help shield them from the chilly cold!”

“Karl and Angela had spent months collecting and organising their ‘rustic’ themed table decorations for their reception at Donington Manor.”

“Leaves and logs were all laid out to create a spectacular winter wonderland.”

“Karl had also arranged a special edited version of Aerosmith’s 1997 hit ‘I don’t want to miss a thing’ and he and Angela took the floor for their first dance. It was the perfect end to a wonderful wedding.”

“We thoroughly enjoyed capturing Karl and Angela’s special day; they deserved a wonderful occasion.”

“Their wedding reflected their personalities perfectly, and all of their hard work and attention to detail was impeccable. Their wedding remains one of our favourite weddings to date.”

 

I hand you over to the lovely Bride Angela to share the couples story,

 

Tell us about your Wedding Planning

“We decided to marry at Lockington Church as my parents, and grandparents were married there.”

“Myself and my twin sister Claire were christened there, as was our father (Roy).”

Donington Manor was close to the church,  and we immediately liked the eclectic elegant atmosphere.”

“It was really the friendly and helpful staff that sealed the deal at Donington Manor.”

“They were happy for us to lead and have the wedding we wanted, and weren’t too strict on it ‘has’ to be done this way or that. They were very accommodating.”

“The style of our wedding was an eclectic winter wonderland.”

“With getting married in December we wanted to be in keeping with the season, trying to create a cosy and rustic festive feel.”

“The colours were inspired by my vintage engagement ring of gold, emerald, and pearl.”

“We went down that route as it was a December wedding and we had collected so much vintage quirky items for centre pieces and the rest just fell into place.”

“When we told my Nana Betty that we were engaged she sneaked me upstairs to show me her original 1940s ivory satin wedding dress that she had kept for 60 odd years!!”

“I fell in love with it instantly. I’ve always loved vintage style and the sentiment of wearing my nana’s dress and getting married in the same church made it the perfect fit.”

“We didn’t use that many wedding suppliers as we did most of the work ourselves, it was hard work this way but was worth it.”

“We used pressed leaves to make the name place settings and made our own pine cone Christmas tree decorations as favours.”

“The place-settings and table decorations were the most time consuming aspect of our wedding planning.”

“We started collecting green glass and vintage jewellery from car boots and charity shops for about two years, it became a hobby/obsession, we were still raiding charity shops two days prior to our wedding!”

“We had a bird-cage theme on the invites and carried this through to the tables decor.”

“The leaves were collected from walking Josephine in the park and pressed and painted by myself.”

“Almost everything was hand-made and crafted by me, but it was a real family affair and everyone pitched in.”

 

Advice for future couples planning their wedding

“Give yourself plenty of time to plan, as you can have more fun that way.”

“It’s such a special occasion and shouldn’t be stressful.”

“Also try and take as much of it in as possible and enjoy it because it goes so quickly and you only get to do it once.”

 

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Thanks so much to Mark and Pam for sharing their stunning imagery of this Vintage inspired DIY Wedding.

Its really important to stick to your guns in your Wedding planning to really reflect you as a couple.

Angela and Karl put a huge amount of effort in having things as they wanted and it really paid off.

I love the natural look that flows  through the wedding from the vibrant greens to the earthy tones of the decor and the cakes, so beautiful.

 

Supporting Cast

Brides dress: Nana Bettys Original 1940’s wedding dress

Brides shoes: Internet shop (no brand)

Brides jewellery: Car boot find

Brides veil by: Vintage from eBay

Brides coat: Internet purchase, seen in a magazine a year before

Grooms Attire: Vivienne Westwood wool jacket

Grooms tie: TM Lewin silk knitted with collar pin

Grooms shoes: Burgundy Brogues from Loake

Best man attire/shoes: Winter Wool Herringbone jacket, burgundy collared shirt

Rings (bride and groom): Anges ring was vintage curved fit ring to sit around her flower shaped pearl engagement ring. Karls 5mm plain gold band

Florist: Welches florist in Long Eaton

Bride/bridesmaids/mother of the bride Transport: Organised by Angela’s father – Dennisson Classic Cars

Guests transport: mini buses provided by MC Travel Long Eaton

Cake designed and created by: Angela’s design created by a family friend

Pork pie cake by: Made by a friend of a friend!

Catering: Donnington Manor Hotel for wedding breakfast, Hog roast arranged by Hotel

Venue decor: Venue put christmas decorations up, we provided the rest

Bridesmaids dresses: eBay

Bridesmaids shoes: Chief Bridesmaid (Claire) from Kurt Geiger, others from H&M

Bridesmaids jackets: eBay

Flower girl dress: Ted Baker baby

Entertainment: Photobooth 

Wedding DJ: Wayne Mills Notts DJ

 

To Contact Mark Pugh Photography

Website: http://www.markpugh.com/

Email: customer.service@markpugh.com

Blog: http://markpughphotography.blogspot.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/markpughphotographer

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/markpughdotcom 

More about ALISON TINLIN

UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

Comments

  1. Reply

    Oh wow Alison! What a beautiful wedding, I am totally in love with the brides style, her gown is AMAZING!

    Loving all the colours used too, that green for the bridesmaids is so perfectly vintage!

    What really pops the icing on this beautiful wedding though, is the fact that this lovely couple married in a place steeped in their family history. Awww. Congratulations guys, here’s to married life :)) Sonia XxX

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I love the fact that the Bride wore her Grandmas dress, what a connection through time x

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