Monday, August 13, 2012

A Vintage Wedding at the Seaside

Bournemouth Beach - Wedding Marquee

Our first vintage seaside wedding was with our lovely couple, Debi and Carl who live in Manchester, but it had been a desire of Debi's to have her wedding on the golden sands of Bournemouth Beach for quite a while.

Growing up, Debi holidayed reguarly with her late grand-parents in Poole and Bournemouth and so has very fond memories of the area.

The Wedding Hut

Even though Debi's grand-parents were sadly no longer around, Debi wanted to incorporate personal touches of her late grandmother's wedding to her special day and this is where we came in.

Debi's grandmother married in the 1940's and carried a flowing shower bouquet for her wedding. It was Debi's wish to use the same flowers, but in a hand held bouquet.  Looking at her grand-mother's wedding photographs we could see that  Anemones, with their striking dark centre, were the main flower in her grandmother's shower bouquet.

Debi's hand held bouquet incorporating Anemones

Hiring us to style the wedding marquee and dress the tables with our pretty vintage crockery created  further memories of happy past times spent with grand-parents and fitted the wedding theme perfectly.

We had so many lovely comments from Debi, and her family as to how pretty the tables were  and how the crockery was "just like granny's"!  A lovely compliment for us!  The crockery was a fabulous talking point with family and friends whilst also experiencing the joy and emotion of a beautiful wedding day at the seaside.

A photo of Bournemouth Beach with pier in background c.1930's
Debi and Carl walking the same path as 1930's photo above

It was such a pleasure being involved in our first beach wedding and we hope there will be many more for us to enjoy.

Many congratulations to Debi and Carl on their wedding and best wishes for a very happy life together
Love from
Simply Love Vintage x

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