Vintage wedding on a sunny day

dan and ann 024Sorry no posts for days, but organising (and making ) two buffets and hosting an afternoon  garden party does kind of distract you a bit.

The theme was vintage seaside and the bride had silver starfish clips in her bohemian plait up-do, a vintage style gown in a dusty pastel sea green colour made from fortuny pleated net over satin, customised with swarovski stars and pearl decorated waistband. She made her own bouquet from tightly packed silk roses trimmed with strings of old faux pearls & a selection of antique and vintage  brooches with seaside themes.

She looked beautiful. My son sported his first suit in ten years and starfish and shell motif tie.


Best man had on his boating blazer and stripy espadrille beach shoes. His wife rocked a vintage vibe frock with a French Riviera print. Kirsten wore a short 70’s style frock and necklace. My  outfit was new except for  my black & orange burlesque mini-top hat with net and feathers that took ages to arrive from some dodgy “eastern” location.

The ex- husband behaved very well, the sun shone, the priory venue and gardens were beautiful (no guys, that’s not my back garden, which this morning looked like a dodgy pub- garden after last orders ) and there were no punch-ups  at the cheesy disco later where the buffet included, of course, a few French delicacies like chèvre chauds.

So all in all it went very well…….photos by Trevor (in the Hawaiian beach shirt, and a couple by the bride’s father, Phil)

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About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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4 Responses to Vintage wedding on a sunny day

  1. Lynda says:

    You are blessed. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Osyth says:

    Just beautiful … I’m mother of the bride in August and I can’t wait but boy is it stressful 🙂


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