We were in the grip of our first snow of the winter on the morning of Lisa & Paul’s big day in Penistone, fortunately nothing gets in the way of us getting to a wedding!
I met Lisa at her house in the morning which was full of excited family and bridesmaids. Upstairs all of Lisa’s fantastic vintage wedding accessories were laid out, she had brought her theme together in style. Her dress was a gorgeous lace gown and her lace edged veil was handmade by the dress shop to match the lace on her dress. Her stunning (and comfy!) shoes were bought from Rachel Simpson and she had even added some clip on shoe jewels to them which is a great way to customise shoes!
She had some antique pearls for her necklace, a lovely pearl bracelet handed down in the family and a sparkly hair comb to set off her veil. Her gorgeous garter with antique brooch was handmade by her mum.
Her flowers were gorgeous and rustic, matching her theme perfectly, she kept her dad close to her with a picture of him attached to a small locket on the lace of her bouquet. The adult bridesmaids wore gowns from Monsoon, had pearls in their hair and kept the chill off with cosy wraps. Lisa had her own vintage fur wrap to keep her warm too.
Much to everyone’s relief the vintage Rolls Royce arrived and hooted the horn – there was some worry it wouldn’t start in the cold weather!
The wedding party had a short journey to Cubley Hall for the ceremony. The ceremony room was lit with candles and accessorized with lace wrapping the chairs and candelabras. Paul looked dapper in his suit, a massive smile broke over his face when Lisa walked down the aisle. Friends read some lovely personal readings including an extract from the Velvetine Rabbit and a recital of the song “I want to grow old with you”.
We ventured out into the snow for some photos afterwards, including a slight titanic moment in the Rolls! Lisa and Paul braved the cold for some more photos in the bandstand, the view over the Yorkshire Hills was spectacular. Guests moved back into the hall for some mulled wine before it was time for the reception.
Lisa and her friends and family’s hard work had certainly paid off, the centrepieces were gorgeous vintage teapots filled with flowers and teacups which had been made into candles, there was a post box for cards in the shape of a teapot as well! All the placecards, lace trimmings, seating plan and favours were all stunning, guests all received a heart brooch from the British Heart Foundation as a donation had been made in memory of Lisa’s father.
The cake table was amazing, Lisa and Paul each had a chocolate cake with their initials on it, surrounding their cakes were lots of sweets on vintage cake stands, the heart marshmallows looked tasty!
Guests tucked into a carvery buffet before the speeches began, Lisa’s sister read out a personal poem about Lisa the “vintage princess”, it was great to see such a close family and a couple so much in love.
We took the happy couple out when it got dark for a few more photos, the scene looked so Christmas-like. We left the guests dancing together in a massive circle, everyone was so happy and all of Lisa’s hard work had paid off, she was a true vintage queen on her wedding day.