Al and Bex’s vintage Victorian overgrown library themed Autumn wedding in Chicheley Hall

Al and Bex’s vintage Victorian overgrown library themed Autumn wedding in Chicheley Hall

Al and Bex had the most amazing and unique wedding! I don't normally harp on about the wedding details because I strongly believe it's all about the people, but their efforts deserve due attention! Bex's wedding dress was custom made from her collection of vintage lace, and material that she had printed with actual sepia photographs of their family. This same material was used to create two custom standard lamps, each showing Al and Bex's families! Bex also wore a rustic military jacket with Al's pin, which matched the flower girls' military jackets and pins. She also wore Irregular Choice boots that she stained with tea bags to create the vintage sepia effect that matched the dress! Al wore his uniform! The ceremony took place at their local church where the ring bearer carried a book called The Secret Ring, which had been hollowed out to hold the rings. As a surprise for Al, Bex booked Pelaton & Co. for after the ceremony- a combo of Al's favourite things: coffee and cycling!

At Chichley Hall they had a stunning overgrown library themed wedding, the rooms were decorated with lamps entwined with raspberry and lush green florals, the balcony hung with long draping vines that matched Bex's floor length bouquet, the guests found their seats from being given stamped old fashioned library cards and the table numbers were based on the dewey decimal classification system. Each table place had An Observer's guide. The rest of the rooms of Chicheley Hall was decorated with book themed decor including paper butterflies flying out of a book in a belljar, lots of vintage and old school games (I've found a new love in Puck it!) and a gramophone that the guests could use, courtesy of the Gramophone DJs, who I had previously met at Aiji and Alex's wedding! Instead of a first dance they did a group Charleston led by the Gramophone DJs before tucking into port, cheese and wedding cake!

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8 Comments

  • Posted December 15, 2015 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    great story Marianne! so much action and emotions, I like!

    • Marianne
      Posted December 15, 2015 at 10:56 am | Permalink

      Thanks dude!

  • Becca
    Posted January 4, 2016 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Hee! I recognised the shops in one of the shots! This is where I live!

    Smiling as you are doing our wedding in September, also in the same place!

    Fab photos, so glad we picked you 😀

    • Marianne
      Posted January 4, 2016 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

      Hey Becca! How are you and Neil doing?! You got me in a flap for a second because I was like they’re not getting married at Chicheley! But I realised you meant Bedford in general!

      • Becca
        Posted January 7, 2016 at 10:11 am | Permalink

        Aw, sorry lovely! I should have been more specific >.<

        We're really well thank you, getting there with wedding prep – glad we were so organised and started booking things so long ago! Getting closer now so excited!

  • Al
    Posted January 5, 2016 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Becca! You are in for a treat. Marianne was top notch! Congrats on getting married. Al (off of the wedding above).

    • Becca
      Posted January 7, 2016 at 10:12 am | Permalink

      Thank you! Everytime I see more photos I am more and more assured we’ve picked the best photographer. Absolutely what we wanted. Your wedding looks beautiful and you looked gorgeous 🙂

  • Posted January 7, 2016 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    What a splendid selection, Marianne. I hope you had a super quiet shutter for the library theme (though I don’t think it looks like the guests were being very shhhh! 😉

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