Caroline and Paul – Make it Vintage
After meeting on the dance floor of a local 80's bar (and slowly realising that Paul's boss was actually Caroline's dad!), five years later these two lovebirds got engaged on a weekend away in their T4 camper van. They chose a beautiful vintage theme right from the start, beginning with a vintage style platinum diamond engagement ring, and spent the next 6 months planning the wedding of the dreams.
It was important to the couple that everyone felt comfortable on their wedding day - there was no colour scheme they had to stick to, no forced seating plan and absolutely no gifts. The couple just wanted their friends and family to enjoy the day as much as they did.
Caroline wore a beautiful Art Couture dress from Elegance by Design. After trying on many different styles, as soon as she put this wedding dress on and saw the tear in her Mum's eye, she knew it was the one.
Caroline's son walked her up the aisle and the couple wed in a late ceremony in The Orangery at Barton Hall, Kettering, with just one bridesmaid and one best man. This was followed by a champagne reception, no wedding breakfast, and photos with photographer Michael Calders. The couple tried to do a lot of the decorating and organisation themselves to make their wedding more unique. There were vintage jugs from charity shops used as vases, wooden hearts scattered across the tables, candles held in jars decorated with lace, their own sweet cart plus a beautifully sentimental arrangement on an old wooden stepladder they'd repainted and decorated with lights, dolls and photos of Caroline's Grandparents. She even added a small framed photo of her Grandparents to her wedding bouquet so they could be with her on the day.
The wedding cakes were none other than Connie and Colin the bride and groom caterpillar cakes! The day rounded off with a dancefloor filled with inflatable guitars, a DJ and a photo-booth. The couple simply wanted to create an intimate day filled with fun and minimal stress.
And the best bit? The end of the evening back in the hotel room drinking prosecco as husband and wife.
The couple honeymooned in The Hobbit Hole in Bude, Cornwall - a quirky and secluded hobbit hole with two gypsy wagons attached and a lovely log fire. The perfect hideaway for newlywed bliss.
- Barton Hall Hotel
- Michael Calders Photography
- Big Bopper Entertainment
- Elegance By Design
- Magnolia the Florist
- PicMe Photo Booths