A 1920’s Wedding with glitz and glamour
We actually met in America when we were both working at the same summer camp in upper state New York. I went to live in Canada after camp for a year and he came back to the UK, but we kept in contact. Pretty much as soon as I got off the plane, we got together and haven’t looked back since!!
How was the inevitable question popped, where and who by:-
What excited you about getting married and the planning process, what was the first thing you booked?:-
Can you tell us about your Day, did you have a theme and what made it so special?
We had a 1920’s theme, and I tried to match everything to that as much as possible. I am especially proud of the bridesmaids outfits – the little details like wrist gloves, pearls and 1920’s headbands. I also loved how the men looked in their trilby’s and pocket watches! Then the personalised table decorations with peacock feathers, romance novels, pearls, rose petals, candles and Crystal decanters were based on a vintage lady’s dressing table. I wanted something really different for the wedding favours so I bought vintage Champagne saucer glasses and put them in a little lace bag for the guests to drink with then take home. I felt that pink Champagne fit the theme of 1920’s elegance so we had that for toasting and on the bar. I have always loved the idea of the 1920’s – it has just always seemed so much fun and glitzy and perfect for a wedding.
Tell our readers about your wedding venue, where is it and why you chose it?:-
If you were to give other Brides and Grooms three top tips, what would they be and why?
1) Be very strict and organised with your budget: it’s so easy to go over, or lose where you are with it, but if you do, it can cause so much anxiety and stress and even sadness because you might have to get rid of some of your favourite ideas later on in the planning.
2) Be prepared to let it take over your life: I was happy to let it, but I didn’t think it actually would. Looking back at it now, I can’t remember what I ever did before wedding planning! And now, I am trying to figure out what to replace it with – luckily moving house came at a good time! Be prepared.
3) Make it personal: You don’t have to get things from special wedding shops! I really think that with weddings, its the little personal touches that make it special. Everyone commented on how the bits that I did myself were the most personal, and that they made the wedding. You have to put some effort into it, but on the plus side, its usually cheaper than getting some generic company do it for you. If you look hard enough, you can get amazing things – especially online.
If you had the chance to do it all again and you could change one thing, what would it be and why?
I think I would have got a swing band if I could do it all again. It was expensive and we made a great playlist that was important for us to play, but I think a band would have really made the night. But to be honest, I would love to do it all again – I loved the planning so much!