A new yummy mummy friend of mine, Polly, was telling me all about her vintage inspired wedding and when she sent me the pics I was blown away!!!  I asked Polly if I could share a few pics with you lovelies as I knew you'd absolutely love them!  Polly is also a very talented musician, you can check out some of her music HERE.

So a bit about Polly & Stuart's wartime wedding....

“We love vintage style from the 1930′s-1960′s. We wanted to incorporate our love of 1950′s Rock n Roll into our wedding and combine it with the aesthetic of a wartime garden party,” explained Polly. ”We furnished our marquee and gentleman’s smoking room with pieces of furniture, decor and paintings from our home. I can safely say that I don’t think that anyone else has ever had a 1940′s waxworks dummy in their wedding marquee! We also wrote our own ‘hymn’ for our wedding service. We put sticks of rock on all the tables.  We combined stylistic references and it worked. We backed the stage with 1950′s style working men’s club red curtains and had Victorian birdcages stuffed with ivy and pearls suspended from the ceiling. We turned my parents’ summer house into the ‘gentlemen’s smoking room’ complete with pipes, silk smoking jackets and a drinks cabinet."

Polly's gorgeous engagement ring, even more sparkly and gorgeous in the flesh if that's even possible!!!

Polly wore a beautiful 1930′s vintage dress from Elizabeth Avey in London (a fav of Peonies & Pearls, remember our bridal shoot), which was embellished by Vikki Lafford who made a stunning art deco shoulder piece for the dress. Polly's reception dress was also vintage, a 1950′s wedding dress found on a dusty rail at the back of a costume shop in Manchester and bought for a bargain price of £70!!  Her gorgeous shoes were from Emmy and her hair piece was made by Flo & Percy.

Check out their ride, a gorgeous Cadillac, me likie!

"We had our dog Enid Mouse as our whippet of honour." 

For the reception decor, the couple hired vintage crockery from A Most Curious Party. The tea cup displays were a DIY project by the Polly’s Mum and friends. 

"Our magnificent nautical cake complete with Marzipan octopus tentacles was by Annie at Yummy Nice. The cake was topped by a sculpture of us in a boat made by my husband Stuart. We didn’t want to be constrained with any particular rules!”

“For our afternoon drinks reception and dinner we had the wonderful DJ 78 who played a divine selection of tunes on his gramophones and he went down an absolute storm!” 

”Our rockabilly band were the fabulous Rhythm Aces who kept the dance floor filled all night with great 50′s Rock n Roll. The music at our ceremony was performed by our musician friends Michelle and Susie. Michelle performed on our 1870′s American parlour organ which we transported (with the help of 4 very strong men) from our bedroom in London to our wedding venue in Suffolk!”

Photography Credit: Assassynation
Ceremony Venue: Somerleyton Hall
Reception Venue: Parent’s Back Garden
Bride’s Dress: Elizabeth Avey customised by Vikki Lafford
Bride’s Shoes: Emmy
Bride’s Hair piece: Flo & Percy
Groom’s Outfit: Vintage
Bridesmaid Dresses: Various – Singapore, Hong Kong and Vivien of Holloway
Crockery Hire: A Most Curious Party
Cake: Yummy Nice
Cake Topper: Made by Groom
Flowers: Pollen Nation
Hair & Make Up: Trevor Killeen
Band: Rhythm Aces
Gramaphone DJ: DJ 78
Sign: Cherry Pie Lane


  1. This looks like so much fun, the atmosphere is great and the pictures are awesome it looks like they had a blast. The grounds are lovely too. the round picture of the two of them is great too. it looks like all their family and friends had a great time celebrating a wonderful couple.

  2. Another cool looking retro wedding, love the feel of the photography. looks like a fun day was had by all

  3. Wow, some really original and creative ideas! I love the cake, it's fantastic!

  4. I'm inspire to see your photography, Wonderful ... clipping path

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  6. I am a big fan of gorgeous diamond rings and this one definitely belongs to that category. In my opinion every man should offer such a ring to his woman.