THIS WEDDING FROM JULY 2015 FEATURES ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE EVER BRIDES, WHO HAD THE MOST STYLISH, ELEGANT, AND VINTAGE WEDDING FEATURING A SHOW-STOPPING CLAIRE PETTIBONE GOWN!
JEMMA AND JOE’S WEDDING IS COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY INSPIRING, SO FULL OF LOVE, PERSONAL TOUCHES, AND VINTAGE DETAILS TO-DIE FOR… ALL IMAGES ARE BY HELEN RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHY
JEMMA SAYS: “The vision for the day was pretty much all in my head from things I had previously seen on Pinterest, in magazines, and from going to other weddings and piecing together what I liked and disliked. Whilst Joe had no idea what this vision was, what we both wanted was to create something that was different to the typical hotel wedding, something that people would remember for being alternative but wedding appropriate, and that really focussed on the detail. Having a keen interest in everything vintage, I wanted this to play a massive part in the day.”
JEMMA SAYS: “I knew I would really struggle when it came to the dress. I’m not one of those people who always imagined what my wedding dress would look like, and then cry when stood there looking at myself in the mirror wearing it. Again, I wanted something a little bit different that guests would always remember, and that suitably complimented the vintage theme, and after desperately searching for what seemed impossible to find, that was exactly what I did find at The White Room in Sheffield. Chloe had so many vintage inspired designer dresses to choose from and I settled on a Claire Pettibone number, the beautiful ‘Viola’. She was the perfect addition to our whimsical wonderland. I paired Viola with a delicate cathedral length champagne veil to add a traditional touch for the ceremony, a beautiful headpiece that perfectly complimented the floral embellishment of the dress, and the icing on the cake, my rose gold Jimmy Choo peep-toe heels. I wanted my outfit to be all about the dress so I kept jewellery to a minimum and just had a lovely pair of Odette crystal studs made by Debbie Carlisle that again complimented Viola’s floral design.”
JEMMA SAYS: “After the wedding ceremony itself, it was all about the details and décor for me, as it’s something that I really enjoy anyway. I wanted to create a venue that our guests would talk about after the event, that as soon as they walked in had the WOW factor; a venue different to anything they had seen before.
When it came to the room itself there wasn’t actually much we needed to do in terms of decoration, because it was so beautiful as a completely empty space. We just wanted to soften the surroundings, and turn what was an empty barn, into a sympathetic vintage affair, and the way in which to achieve this was through lighting. With the barn itself being quite dark we wanted to incorporate a number of different forms of lighting to add to the whimsical feel.”
WHAT A WONDERFUL, CREATIVE WEDDING WITH A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE IN A UNIQUE, VINTAGE INSPIRED GOWN BY CLAIRE PETTIBONE! TEAM WHITE ROOM WISH JEMMA AND JOE ALL THE HAPPINESS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE FUTURE x x x
Read more about Jemma’s big day here!