8 July 2011

Oh Sew Vintage Real Life Wedding: Yellow Wedding Shoes, Wind-up Gramophones, Vintage Tea cups and Bobbin Table Plans


I have to say, being involved in such a beautiful wedding with Butler & Taylor was a real honour!  I loved the day from start to end (see below for doting facial expression of awe!)– I arrived to chauffeur the bridal party in our VW campervan …Butler and Taylor

then went onto Gramophone DJ …Butler and Taylor Gramophone DJ

and then proudly watched happy guests sip from our lovely sets of teacups and admire flower displays in teapots on the beautifully designed tables…Butler and Taylor Vintae Tea Table

I mean; this wedding was what Butler and Taylor was created for!!

I couldn’t resist asking the photographer to have a sneak peak at her pictures documenting Cassandra and Matthews special day.

Lauren di Matteo, the photographer, is from California, but loves to travel (she flew over to Dumbarton for this wedding!) and the Bride and Groom couldn’t have wished for a better result!  I just love how she’s captured all those “little moments”…

…Like Cassandra hailing her taxi post “hair-styled”

Vintage Bride Getting Ready, and looking remarkably relaxed and ready… Vintage Bride in Taxi

Now I’m not a shoe kind of girl – but MY MY – I just LOVE these yellow numbers!  What stunners! Yellow Wedding Shoes 

With Cass being a seamstress bride, Lauren really understands Cass’ personality here.  NO doubt this cutting board will have been used when she lovingly made her own and the bridesmaids dresses… I also love those necklaces carefully selected by Cass from Fantoosherie (an accessories label by Jennifer Fraser)!  Also, for more of Cass’s designs, keep an eye on her website, coming soon for more yummy creations!

Vintage Lace Necklace Bridesmaid Rock n Roll Bridesmaid Vintage Trinket

 Groom DetailVintage Hollywood Bride

The ceremony was held at Matthews childhood home, Overton House – nestled behind Dumbarton it oozes shabby elegance.  I loved it. 

Vintage ceiling Vintage Cute Bridesmaid

Gorgeous Wedding Bouqiet

Proud DadVintage VowsFirst Kiss

The whole day felt so relaxed and filled with love.

Vintage Newly wedsBride with Baby

They made use of Betsy our 1971 Campervan, for their pictures, which we love!

Vintage Campervan Wedding Photo

Wicker Heart Groom holding Flowers

Couple Smitten

As the evening fell, we enjoyed a road trip along towards Loch Lomond to Gartocharn Millenium Hall – a perfect spot for a romantic dinner followed by a good ole Scottish sweaty ceilidh!  And the views were breathtaking…

View to Loch Lomond Gartocharn

The atmosphere was buzzing with some trusty 20’s music to be the soundtrack for what went onto be a cracking night!  Spot our bunting hanging from the rafters!

Butler and Taylor Vintage Bunting

The tables looked lovely and, as for the table plan!  Well -  it has to be my favourite! Lovingly made from bobbins and vintage inspired fabrics (which were mimicked on the table runners and napkins).  Again, a Cassandra Belanger creation!

 Bobbin Name Places (2)

Bobbin Name Places

The cakes were incredible (courtesy of Anna Higham, who you may remember did our cakes for our first photo shoot)

Yellow Cupcakes Butler and Taylor Cake Stand

But, it has to be said that the cheese was to die for – thanks to Lydia Higham who carefully selected some of I.J Mellis’ best cuts!  Jenny and I happily gorged ourselves on this in between 78 record changes!

 Roving Fromagiere Wedding Roving Fromagiere Biscuits

Vintage Lace Wedding Cake

This is a lovely Anna Higham wedding cake complete with vintage brooch and lace and of course hanging out on the table with Butler and Taylor vintage cake knife and slice.

Vintage Kiss

The day was a dream!  We loved it all – and to be honest – they made us feel like guests more than “Butler and Taylor” on the job! 

…And to put the icing on the cake – Cassandra is currently designing us a bespoke dress… we can’t wait to share it with you.  If its anything like her wedding day creations, we’re very lucky girls! Don’t forget to keep an eye on Cassandra' Belanger’s work here.

… And to check out more of Lauren di Matteo’s amazing work, check out her links here:

Lauren Di Matteo Weddings

Lauren di Matteo Blog

Hope you like this “real life” wedding blog– more to come soon…

Love Claire xxx


Rebecca said...

What a stunning wedding! I love her retro veil x

Jenny & Claire said...

Isn't it Just? The whole hair/veil/make up was hollywood vintage perfection! We loved it!

Matthew said...

Just wanted to post a wee notice here to say that CassandraBelanger.co.uk hasn't yet made it into the realms of reality. However, www.thestitcherystudio.com will soon be up and running (fingers crossed), showing details of Cass' sewing classes and some of her own creations, including a lovely vintage style reversible tea party dress that was recently featured on the front cover of Cloth Magazine! If you can't wait for the website, then check out www.facebook.com/thestitcherystudio

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