Good morning beautiful people, well, the week is moving along gently in the right direction – Christmas, of course. I can honestly sense a whole nation just dying to take a bit of time off and relax for a few days over some festive cheers! Talking of Chrimbo, did you get chance to view these gift list boards of yesterday? I can't believe the number of click-through's Franky sent to the Peacocks website for *that* red Pearl Lowe dress – (might have secretly ordered myself one this very morning!). 

This morning's rainbow coloured wedding is all about Helen and Sam, who  tied the knot on 18th August at Leatherhead registry office, followed by a reception at Sam’s Mum’s 'beautiful' garden.  Having met at a party through  mutual friends, the couple got engaged on Brighton beach, 11 months prior to their 1950's inspired wedding day and Alexa Loy was there to capture it all on camera.

"I was partly inspired by the 50's era, my dress from Elizabeth Avey was an original 50s dress, my bride’s maids wore swing dresses designed by Oh My Honey, and we had a Cadillac.

I chose the dress because it wasn’t long and I wanted something summery. I also liked the high neckline and the lace.  I made my own veil…"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2012, Alexa Loy

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Oh how i Love how Helen chose for her maids to be so colourful! I love these dresses by Oh My Honey

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

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Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

"My ring was a Victorian Mizpah ring made into a wedding band by
Frida in Brighton. My mum had given me the Mizpah ring and I wanted
something that had belonged to someone else. My husband’s ring was from a
jewellery shop in Stamford. He wanted rose gold."

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"I made felt heart garlands, bunting and collected pressed glass vases for the flowers from charity shops…"

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

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Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

"Our photographer was Alexa Loy. We both really love our photos and received a fantastic service from Alexa. She was really friendly and helpful."

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Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

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Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

"Our friend Jackie made the cake. She is a great cook and loves
making cake. Our only specification was for it to be sponge. As it
happened, it matched perfectly with the pink icing and roses."

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Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

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Elizabeth Avey 1950s Wedding Dress and Oh My Honey 1950s Bridesmaids dresses

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I love the colour burst in this wedding! See more colourful weddings here and as normal, you can use the drop down menu at the top right of the page to discover more 1950's inspired weddings too.

Right now, I am also deepening my love affair with Elizabeth Avey – whilst London based, she really does stock some of the very best vintage wedding dresses in the UK – you must pay a visit if original vintage bridal wear is what you're after.

I'd love to see some sweet comments on this wedding, who's going to be the first to leave one?

Much love,

Annabel


Heart

Photographer – Alexa Loy
Venue – Registry Office + Groom's parents garden
Wedding Dress – Elizabeth Avey
Birdcage veil – made by the bride
Brides Shoes – Irregular Choice
Bride's accessories – Earrings, antique emerald via Grandma. Gold watch loaned by the brid'es sister
Grooms Suit – Jump the Gun in Brighton
Bridesmaids – Oh My Honey 
Florist – Fleur Amanda, Weybridge
Cake Designer – A friend
Catering Company – The Happy Buffet
Photobooth Hire – The Mighty Booth
Cars/Transport – Cool Classic Cars (white Cadillac) 

Leave a Comment!
  • http://www.jennacarpenterphotography.co.uk Jenna Carpenter

    Beautiful photos and what a unique wedding! :)

  • http://heidivietz.co.uk Heidi Vietz

    How pretty??? The photos are stunning, I love the feel of the whole wedding, beautiful xxxx

  • http://www.michellewaspe.com michelle waspe

    Fab wedding! and beautiful pictures Alexa xx

  • http://laurenbythesea.com Lauren Baker

    Ahhh 50s and lots of colour! Dreamy. Lovely photos Alexa xxx

  • http://www.beckymalephotography.com Becky

    What a gorgeous wedding, I love all the bright colours – a bride with great taste. Lovely photos too, gorgeous and light.

  • http://www.alexa-loy.com Alexa Loy

    Thank you for all of your lovely comments – it was such a gorgeous wedding to photograph and Helen & Sam are just so brilliant! Thanks for the feature Annabel x

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Yes they are! Thanks Becky! xXx

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    You’re very welcome Alexa! ;) xXx

  • http://www.thephotographyboutique.com Sally

    What gorgeous colours. And beautiful photos as always Alexa xxx

  • http://www.karenflowerphotography.com Karen Flower

    What a sweet wedding – so bright and summery, and beautifully documented. I love that the reception is in a garden orchard too.

  • http://www.kathillblog.com Kat Hill

    What a superduper cute wedding!! Scrummy photos Alexa! :)

  • http://www.cristinarossi.co.uk Cristina Rossi

    Such a happy and colourful wedding! Lovely photos Alexa :-) xx

  • Helena

    What a beautiful wedding, so much fun, loving the dresses so much, all of them! I even think I remember that Brownies book!!!