Tia & Matthew's Vintage Wedding

Rea Shaw vintage wedding

Tia was a lovely bride and customer of mine who agreed to share her wedding story with us to help inspire other couples planning their day.
Tia created a gorgeous vintage themed wedding to show off both their personalities, you can tell from all the hard work they put in how much they kept family at the heart of it all with special touches and all the little items were so thought out, Tia certainly has an eye for detail.

I hope you enjoy reading her story as much as I did.

Tia and Matthew got married in May 2017.
I asked her to tell us about their special day?

We married in a Catholic Church in the town where I grew up near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Our reception was held at Redbrick House, a 19th century farmhouse in Edwinstowe not far from Sherwood Forest. Though we live in Sheffield now, I knew I wanted to marry in the church that I grew up in, it was very important to me that we did that.
We chose Redbrick House as the reception as it was a large blank space that I knew I could lots with to personalise it to us.

The manager was extremely lovely and helped me with anything I wanted, kindly putting up with my many emails and phone calls, slightly over-organised instructions!

How did you come up with the style and colour theme that you created for your venue?
We wanted our wedding day to be traditional but fun and have lots of personalised items. We wanted it to be a huge celebration for our family and friends.
I'm very into my sparkle and vintage so we went with a vintage floral theme with touches of sparkle.
Everything fitted in with the colour scheme of pink, cream and gold.
We picked the personal items that we wanted to include first and then worked around that.
We had table names for each year that we had been together, as we got married near our 8th year anniversary, they were placed in vintage photo frames.
We love Hotel Chocolat chocolate, so we had kraft boxes with one of Matthew favourite chocolates (gin truffle) and my chocolate (lemon cheesecake). These were given to the gents.
The ladies were given handmade hanging lavender hearts. The lavender was collected by Matthew's mum and gran.
The floral material for the hearts was also used to make Mr and Mrs bunting by my mum and pillows to scatter around the venue. It was also used to make tissue covers for both our mums and Matt's nan, that we had personalized with a ribbon that had our wedding date on.
We had a treat table that had all vintage glassware on to display strawberry and vanilla macaroons, rose cupcakes, and vintage floral themed biscuits.

We had an area that had wedding photos of our parents and grandparents so that they all had a special part of the day.
I surprised Matthew with a grooms cake, he loves Batman and Lego, so I asked my cake lady to make a small batman themed cake but change the colours to match our scheme, he loved it!
We also surprised our guests with a Jersey Boys tribute band from the west end at the evening reception as Matthew and I love them, seen the show many times.
It was a massive success, got everyone dancing and everyone thought they were brilliant.
What part of the planning did you enjoy the most and why?
I enjoyed all the crafting elements, putting the ribbons on the little jars, making my own confetti and sweet jar signs.
I had lots of people around me who were all good at crafting so they all offered to help and it was great spending time with them doing crafts.
Do you have any tips or advice for other bride to be's?
- To enjoy every moment as it goes so fast
- Don't worry if anything doesn't go as planned, it doesn't matter that much in the grand scheme of things.
-Go with your gut instinct, if you change your mind about anything, just do it, don't let anyone talk you otherwise.
Thank you to Tia & Matthew for sharing their Special day and experience with us.
And I wish them all the very best in the future as Mr & Mrs!

If you would like to create a similar look, their stationery can be found here 

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