Check out our very own graphic designer Rob’s quirky and colourful wedding day. With two gorgeous wedding dresses and tons of vintage details, Kate and Rob had their dream day…
Kate didn’t think she stood a chance when she first met Rob, but four years later he asked her to be his wife. “He proposed at Durdle Door beach,” says Kate. “This is one of our favourite spots so it couldn’t have been more perfect. At first I thought it was a joke, but when he assured me it wasn’t, of course I said yes!”
The bride’s outfit
This lovely bride decided to have not one, but two amazing dresses for her big day. She chose a full-length, lace strapless gown for the ceremony and a short, 50s-style swing dress from Vivien of Holloway for the evening. “Our first dance was quite upbeat, so I wanted a dress I would be able to dance in. As a last minute decision I ordered my second dress and it arrived two days before the wedding!” laughs Kate.
“Rob thought my dress would be that style, so it was great to be able to wear it.” Kate accessorised with a floral hair grip and demi veil, a necklace she made herself, earrings given to her as a present from her parents, and bright red floral shoes from Irregular Choice.
The groom’s outfit
Rob wore a navy slim-fit three- piece suit from Next with a skinny polka dot tie and matching pocket square from ASOS. “Rob also wore a pocket watch, which I gave to him as a surprise on the wedding day,” says Kate. “It was so hard to imagine how he would look because I hadn’t seen the finished outfit all together, but he looked amazing.”
Kate chose her three best friends, Liv, Helen and Laura as her bridesmaids. They looked stunning in floral Vivien of Holloway, 50s-inspired dresses. Kate also made each of her bridesmaids, and flowergirl Olive, pearl necklaces, bracelets and hair clips.
This couple chose a civil ceremony at Haselbury Mill in Somerset. “My best memory was waiting with my dad before going in and turning the corner at the top of the aisle and seeing Rob and everyone waiting!” smiles Kate.
Instead of a traditional three-course meal at their reception, Kate and Rob decided to treat their guests to afternoon tea to give their reception an informal picnic feel. They also had speeches by Rob, Kate’s dad and their best man Matt. “I didn’t know what to expect,” says Kate. “They all made me laugh, cry and smile.”
Kate and Rob opted for a multicoloured vintage theme for their big day. “My mum made what felt like miles of bunting, while my bridesmaid Liv and I made tissue pompoms,” says Kate. They also decorated the tables with vintage patterned runners and a selection of bright wildflowers to give the venue a relaxed feel. In keeping with their multicoloured theme, they had a tower of colourful cupcakes and a rainbow wedding cake covered in hundreds and thousands.
The couple chose the band Hashtag to provide their entertainment. “I work with the backing singer, Lu, so it was lovely to have people we know and we love their music,” says Kate. They also entertained guests with garden games and their photographer Kerry offered a guestbox with props as part of their photography package.
Kate and Rob enjoyed a honeymoon to America, visiting New York and Texas. “We wanted to fit in as much as possible and the contrast of the two states made our honeymoon perfect,” says Kate. “We’d love to go back some day.”