Sean + Victoria, Home Restaurant, Belfast
We love it when couples bring a special and unique feel to their wedding. Step back in time with this vintage inspired wedding complete with original decor pieces, handcrafted fashion and 1920s romance.
The Theme: The theme was vintage inspired. I love romanticised idea of the 1920's, with lots of beading and lovely headbands. Sean has a great eye for details so he ordered vintage coup glasses for our champagne reception and canapés outside the museum. He organised old vintage whiskey barrels as tables. We our foodies and love great wine, we wanted to make sure the dishes and drinks selection were top notch. The bridesmaids were a dusty blue colour along and the men's suits were also blue. We feel they helped to add to the calm, relaxed feeling of the day, with the flowers adding pops of colour.
The Venue: We knew straight away we wanted something different, we only looked at a couple of venues and we knew we wanted the Folk and Transport museum straight away when we saw it. The staff were so helpful as well, allowing us to bring our own tables / canapés and champagne. It is a photo opportunity gold mine. The venue also worked well with the humanist ceremony we had in mind.
The Ceremony: We had a humanist, hand fasting ceremony. This is a symbolic binding of the hands that inspired the term ‘tying the knot’. It is an ancient Celtic tradition. Throughout history in many different ways and in many different parts of the world the hands of the bride and groom were bound as a sign of their commitment to one another. The ribbons are not permanent but perishable as a reminder that all things of the material eventually return to the earth, unlike the bond and the connection of love, which is eternal.
Top Tips: You can never make everyone happy, so just concentrate on what makes you happy, so your wedding reflects you and not someone else. We tended to make quick decisions, which helped the whole process seem less stressful. There are so many vendors with a vast range of services and prices. Go with your gut! In terms of photographers - definitely get a pre-wedding shoot! It helped establish a relationship, so we could just relax and have fun on the day without worrying what the photos would be like.
Photography Laura J Curran
Reception Home Restaurant
Brides Dress Lizzy Agnew
Accessories Blue Meadow Bridal
Shoes Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid dresses Needle & Thread
Accessoires Blue Meadow Bridal
Flower Girl Dress Monsoon
Hair Lynette Murray
Groom + Groomsmen suits McCalls
Engagement + Wedding Rings Margaret Forbes
Flowers Pretty Little Details
Videographer Forever Social