If you ever needed proof that Love My Dress readers are among the most stylish women around, this real wedding feature is it. Bride Sarah is not only an online editor and digital marketing specialist working in retail, and International Contributing Editor for Oivia Palermo,
she's also the talented fashionista behind the blog Sarah-Leigh's Style Files and co-founder of the
Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale
, a non-traditional wedding fair that offers its visitors an expertly curated collection of pre-loved wedding items. Do pop back at lunch time for more information regarding this exciting showcase being held at Cams Hall in Fareham on Sunday 1st September.

Sarah married Ryan on Saturday 6th July 2013 at Hill Place in Hampshire. Sarah fell in love with the decadence and amazing hospitality of the team at this beautiful venue while styling a fashion shoot inspired by 'the bright young things' of the 1920s and 30s with friend and photographer Angela Ward-Brown. The inspirational shoot was later featured on Love My Dress here.

All Images Copyright (c) 2013, Angela Ward-Brown

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

'Ryan and I met in 2004 when I, as a student, moved to his home town of
Southampton. We both dabbled in working in the local bars, met and began
dating after much gentle nudging from friends. We were engaged
during a working weekend away in Copenhagen (Ryan accompanied me on a
fashion reporting trip) in 2010, to the tune of 'is it real!?' squeals
from me and plenty of reassurance from Ryan that it was indeed 'real'.'

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

'As a fashion and fashion history obsessive I've always been drawn
to the 1930s. I love the opulence of the decade paired with art deco
design and with the release of The Great Gatsby this year I had more
than a little visual stimulation!'

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

'Getting married in church and
making the most of our quintessentially British surroundings was also
important to us. St Andrews Church at Meonstoke and Hill Place were the
perfect hosts.  Hill Place is a party house and simply beautiful with it
- we wanted to do it justice and have a relaxed house party reminiscent
of its heyday.'

'After working in fashion and marketing I had so many ideas of my own. My event company What Peggy Did Next played a huge part, with our very own Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale providing many of the finishing touches!'

Sarah's incredible ensemble bears testament to her carefully honed sense of style and deep love of fashion. What I wouldn't give to take but a few steps in those sparkly pink Louboutins!

'My dress was the Wallis Simpson inspired dress by David Fielden, bought from the amazing team at Exquisite Bridal Couture in Lymington, Hampshire. I'd been looking at typical lacy vintage styles and hadn't been too enamoured with anything, but as soon as I saw 'Wallis' I knew she was the one!'

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

'My veil was handmade in the UK by HM Veils. My shoes were Tres Decollete by Christian Louboutin, an amazing birthday present from friends and family. I made the trip up to the Motcomb store in London to buy them (the last pair of available size 4s in the world) with my sister and Maid of Honour on my birthday last year. Unbeknown to me, some of my best friends and family had all clubbed together to be able to buy them for me  – there was no doubt I was getting them and when my sister presented me with the cash at the till I burst in to tears – I’m not sure what the uber-groomed cashier made of it all!'

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

'I wore a beautifully delicate gold bracelet from Sophie Gass, my late Nan’s jewellery and a pair of beautiful antique earrings my Dad bought me in Venice in April.'

The delicate beaded dresses worn by Sarah's bridesmaids were purchased from French Connection. The girls also wore nude suede and marabou feather sandals from ASOS and vintage style hair combs from Sweetheart Vintage. The sweet flowergirl dresses that so perfectly match the powder blue hydrangeas in the floral arrangements were from Monsoon.

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

'My best friend, stylist Sophie Penn did my hair whilst the amazingly talented Farida Ghwedar did the bridesmaid's 1930's styles. Ellie Phoebe Brown {email – [email protected]}, a long time friend and MUA, did our make-up using mostly Laura Mercier and MAC.'

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

The bride arrived in a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud supplied by Chess
Ferrier via Premier Carriage. The
groom and his best men arrived in some serious boy's toys, including a
Ferrari 458 Spyder, Mercedes C63 AMG and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

Sarah was accompanied down the aisle by her Dad to the sound of Pachelbel's Canon in D. The couple chose two readings for the ceremony, 'This is What Love is' from Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières and 1 Corinthians:13.

'Captain
Corelli's Mandolin is my most favourite book and I actually read it for
the first time whilst in Kefalonia with Ryan, where the story is set.
It was a really amazing time so it felt right to have a favoured extract
that rings so true.'

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

Ryan and his best men wore suits from Next with Office shoes. The groom added a few personalised touches, including a tie clip from Sarah engraved with his initials and an engraved pocket watch from his best men.

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

'One of my oldest friends Naomi Chippett (email – [email protected]) did our flowers along with help from family friends including another super-talented florist Annette Judge. Naomi came all the way over from Germany to help us with our big day and is so amazing talented – her displays were jaw-dropping. I've never had so many lovely comments as we did with the flowers, they were a truly stunning array of David Austin Roses plus hydrangeas, sweet peas and delphiniums from a local supplier.'

'We styled the reception venue ourselves and putting it all together
the day before took hours of DIY by us, friends and family. The
Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale provided many of the finishing touches
including jam jars and old vases to fill with flowers and old suitcases
that we used to display anything from cocktails to fancy dress items for
the photobooth.'

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

'We also scoured antique and charity shops for all
our crockery and cake stands, old books that were used in the table
centres and even a typewriter that guests used to write us messages. The
lovely Annette Judge of Mabel Makes made metres and metres of
bunting and Claire Harding of Lily Anna Rose
made our table plan.
My good friend graphic designer Chris Whitehorn provided all our stationery from save the
dates and invites to the order of service and menus on the day. For favours, we used cigars bought back by my Dad from Havana for the boys and lavender bags lovingly made by my Nan for the girls.'

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

'Smallpiece Catering provided the most amazing bespoke menu for us. There was a rustic
Italy-meets-England feel with cheese, cured meats and locally baked
bread sharing platters to start, followed by a hot buffet of poached
salmon or roast beef and finally home-made ice cream, Eton Mess
and the pick of our cake table, all baked by family and friends.'

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

'They also made us not one, but two amazing cakes. They created a stunning two-tiered fruitcake with peach icing for my Dad's benefit (!) and a huge cake based on afternoon tea – a tower of scones with jam, strawberries and cream oozing out.'

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

Words of Wedded Wisdom

'Plan ahead – it really will help to keep organised and don't sweat the small stuff! Oh and, you will need the honeymoon afterwards!!'

David Fielden Wedding Dress, 1930s Inspired Wedding, Angela Ward-Brown Wedding Photography, Hill Place Wedding Swanmore Hampshire

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed sifting through the photos of Sarah and Ryan's nuptials. I am full of admiration for the bride's innate sense of style and utterly in love with the overall look the couple achieved for their wedding day. Of course, we must extend our thanks to Angela Ward-Brownwho captured every detail perfectly and allowed us to share her work with you today.

'Ange has become a firm friend after collaborating on a few projects together. Her passion for her craft and a good wedding, along with her utterly calming approach are just some of the things I love about her. Having Ange do our wedding photos was a no brainer and we still find the results unbelievable.'

So do we Sarah, so do we!

Do we have any David Fielden brides reading today?

Franky

Heart

 

Photographer – Angela Ward-Brown
Venue – Hill Place, Swanmore, Hampshire

Wedding Dress – David Fielden via Exquisite Bridal Couture

Veil/Headpiece – HM Veils
Brides' shoes – Christian Louboutin
Bride's accessories – Sophie Gass
Groom's Attire – Next
Bridesmaids – Dress by French Connection, Shoes by ASOS, Hair Combs by Sweetheart Vintage
Flowergirls – Monsoon
Page Boys – Next
Flowers – Naomi Chippett {no website}
Transport – Premier Carriage
Entertainment – The Belles
Additional Styling – Bunting by Mabel Makes
Catering – Smallpiece Catering
Hair Stylist – Sophie Penn {bride} and Farida Ghwedar {bridesmaids}
Makeup Artist – Ellie Phoebe Brown {no website}
Stationery – Chris Whitehorn
Table Plan – Lily Anna Rose

Leave a Comment!
  • http://www.WildenBrideLondon.com Charlotte

    Amazing wedding!
    Not a single thing I don’t LOVE!
    I’ve always admired that dress as I pass a bridal shop in Wimbledon, and so pleased to finally see it on a bride!! Love the bodice drape detail so much!
    Xx

  • http://www.WildenBrideLondon.com Charlotte

    And the shoes!!! . . . . THE SHOES!!! (All off the shoes!! – so cute!)

  • http://www.caseyavenue.co.uk Hannah | CaseyAvenue

    Wow absolutely stunning! Gorgeous dresses all round and the colours are fab!

  • http://www.angelawardbrown.com Angela Ward Brown

    Thanks so much for featuring us, Franky & Annabel. It was such a beautiful wedding, and a really emotional day. Thanks as well to my lovely second shooter Jenny Owens (www.jennyowensphotography.com)who covered the groom prep & took the lovely shot of Sarah’s old school ideas board at the house!

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

    Such a pleasure Angela, what a beautiful day!! xXx

  • http://www.lydiastampsphotography.com Lydia Stamps

    Such gorgeous-ness. Beautiful beautiful, every detail is stunning. AND I MUST HAVE THOSE SHOES.

  • Naomi chippett

    Beautiful! An amazing wedding and a beautiful blog. I must say as the florist that i have never worked for such an amazing venue. They were so friendly and unbelievably accomodating, nothing was ever a problem. They really did make you feel at home.

  • http://www.alicebridal.com/en/28-bridesmaid-dresses Bridesmaid Dresses

    Such a pretty wedding.

  • http://www.love-audrey.com Franky

    Your flowers look divine Naomi! xxx

  • http://Smallpiececatering.co.uk Ann Smallpiece

    A truly stunning wedding with great taste from the bride and groom. So special to share in this experience with them both. Hill Place is an amazing venue. 6th of July will stay with us all for a while!
    Ps Sarah your one stylish lady!
    Ann

  • http://Smallpiececatering.co.uk Ann Smallpiece

    A truly stunning wedding with great taste from the bride and groom. So special to share in this experience with them both. Hill Place is an amazing venue. 6th of July will stay with us all for a while!
    Ps Sarah your one stylish lady!
    Ann

  • http://www.juliaandyou.com Julia – (julia and you)

    The colours of the flowers, the spectacular wedding dress, the bridesmaids dresses, the setting and the shoes, oh my the shoes… simply lush! x J x

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    ThNk you franky :-)

  • http://www.juliaandyou.com Julia – (julia and you)

    The colours of this wedding are beautiful and the dress is spectacular. Bridesmaids dresses are just perfect and the shoes, the shoes, the shoes are just LUSH!!!! (bridesmaids shoes are brill too!!) x x x Julia

  • http://thedesignbender.com/ Joy Ezeka

    I’m just seeing the new revamp of “Love My Dress” Blog! Beautiful! I love the simplicity of the wedding. Inspired for mine!