Back in May we had the pleasure of helping the mother of our lovely bride style the beautiful East Dean Village Hall. The venue is set in the heart of the rolling South Downs; the perfect location for a vintage countryside wedding.
The mother of the bride, Linda, was fully involved with the wedding, loving every minute of letting her creative flair flow. She spent the two years running up to the wedding hunting high and low in local charity shops to find the perfect props to compliment the couples’ vintage afternoon tea party style, and this stunning venue; from tea cups and saucers to vintage sewing machines and typewriters.Linda also spent hours making bespoke handmade bunting which hung beautifully above the entrance to the hall.
The lovely Jamie and Ashleigh were also lucky enough to have a very handy Uncle who built an amazing wooden photo booth in the style of a family living room, complete with fireplace, and our hired props helped finish the look.
Having collected hundreds of props for the wedding it was clear to Linda that she might need a little help to turn her vision into reality – as of course, she would be rather busy on the morning of the wedding.
That was where we came in – we initially met at the Ede’s House wedding fair in March and after chatting through Linda’s ideas, we were really excited to be able to help style all of their beautiful props and bring Linda’s creative ideas to reality.
On the day of the wedding the sun couldn’t have shined any brighter, making the gorgeous Sussex countryside look even more beautiful and idyllic.
We were welcomed by a crew of Ashleigh and Jamie’s family members that had been there the day before making the inside of the village hall look amazing and were adding a few finishing touches.
The brief was to make the most of the outdoor space as they wanted to spend most of their time there taking in the stunning surroundings. We hung gold birdcage tea light lanterns along the fencing surrounding to add that romantic touch to the space when the sun went down. There were fun hay bale seating and tables covered with vintage linen, a games area with lots of retro games for children and adults alike, bistro tables, log and crate displays, vintage books and lots of pretty hanging hearts amongst the trees.
The finished product was just stunning!
We had such a great time creating this beautiful look with the couple’s perfectly chosen items and the best part was catching up with the mother of the bride after the wedding and chatting about the day.
Needless to say everyone had a wonderful day and really loved our styling!