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Very special summer Surrey vintage wedding

We do actually go to the occasional wedding as well as just dressing the bride. Last summer we went to a very special one as my Brother In Law, Matt’s brother Adam, married the lovely Jo (www.jojocooperphotography.co.uk) in their garden in Surrey.

I didn’t expect to supply the dress, but Adam and Jo were visiting us in late 2014 and we ended up having a bit of informal dress consultation/afternoon of dressing up and she fell in love with a dress: a 1950s Chantilly lace.

The wedding day itself was amazing. There was so much goodwill and work that had gone on behind the scenes in the weeks running u to the big day that it all went perfectly. From home-made plum brandy in little bottles, cake for afternoon tea made by relatives, gardeners from Adam’s landscaping company (www.earthscapesltd.co.uk) making the outside look beautiful, to buckets and buckets of salad in the trailer fridge!

Hannah from Lifeline photography (www.lifelinephotography.co.uk) was on hand all day, all the following images are hers. We see a lot of wedding photography and we rate her highly.

The bridesmaids (both sets of family’s daughters) had dresses from Dig For Victory in Brighton (www.digforvictoryclothing.com) who also altered them to fit.

The amazing marquee, and the portable loos come to that! were from Carron Marquees (www.carronmarquees.co.uk) and the pig was smoked by Spring Bok BBQ (www.springbokbbq.co.uk).

On the day Jo was in the capable hands of Caroline Hart for her hair, with underpinnings by the ever reliable What Katie Did (www.whatkatiedid.com).

Adam and Matt both wore suits from David Saxby (www.davidsaxby.co.uk) and the dress code for the boys was as tweedy as they liked, despite it being July!

The wine was supplied by our local favourites the Bat and Bottle (www.batwine.uk), and the beer for the Petticoat and Tash bar came from the Tillingbourne Brewery (www.tillybeer.co.uk) with e cheese tower from The Cheese Shed (www.thecheeseshed.com).

Before the band struck up, The Blackfish Duo (www.blackfishduo.com), the marquee got invade by the East Surrey Morris Men (www.esmm.org.uk) which really got the party started.

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Dress – Abigail’s Vintage Bridal
Photography – Lifeline Photography
Bridesmaids dresses – Dig For Victory
Suits – David Saxby
Wine – Bat & Bottle
Beer – Tillingbourne Bewery
Marquee – Carron Marquees
Smoked Pig – Spring Bok BBQ
Cheese – The Cheese Shed
Morris Dancers – East Surrey Morris Men
Band – The Blackfish Duo
Lingerie – What Katie Did

The second window of Christmas

We are guilty of getting a little bit carried away with our Christmas windows, but we just love showing off our vintage wedding dresses. So here it is, the second window of Christmas in our Fairy Tale theme: Cinderella.


The window looks lovely in the daytime but really dramatic at night.


It turns out you can’t get real pumpkins in December…


Yes, all those crystals on the heel were hand applied!


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1950s taffeta wedding dress with sequins.