English Wedding by Polly Alexandre Photography
May 11, 2011
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Let's kick of this wedding Wednesday with a spot of tea, shall we?  Because an English garden party just would not be complete with sweet vintage tea cups.  This adorable wedding photographed by Polly Alexandre Photography took place in the English countryside and is jam packed with cute and clever details.  I love the cake stands made by the father of the bride but would be a super easy DIY project for anyone!  There's a little bit of sweetness, a little bit of spunk and a whole lot of style just the way we like it.  Click here to see even more!

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From Polly Alexandre Photography... Leigh headed back to the area where she grew up for her wedding in the Peak District, England, and wanted to reflect some of the local traditions and visual aspects in the look of her wedding. Welly wanging, splat the rat and the coconut shy are all games we would play as children here in England at the annual village fetes. Accompanied, of course, by a good English cup of tea!

Leigh totally adored planning for her wedding and really was so very creative, inspired lots by Style Me Pretty!  I love the way the couple reflected their mutual love of the medical practice (the bride is a psychiatrist, the groom a doctor) by providing their florist with old medicine bottles for the flower arrangements, bottles that leigh collected from markets and vintage fairs in the lead up to the wedding. Leigh's Dad made the fairground games and signs, and also cut down tree trunks to create the rustic cake stands. A family friend made a selection of cakes to create a cake table, rather than a single cake. I just love the "Love Punch" that they created in the old jars....sooo cute!

Check out the badges that served as placenames for each guest, and were handmade from images of famous cartoon couples, e.g. Fred & Wilma (The Flintstones), Popeye and Olive Oyl, Ken and Barbie.... and many many more! The vintage hat stands were collected by Leigh at vintage fairs in the lead up to the wedding. Also, see the welly wanging shot where Pan wanged to victory! Accompanied by the "Official Welly Wanging" rules, too of course....

There is also a very happy ending to this story: a honeymoon baby is on it's way!

Wedding Photography: Polly Alexandre Photography / Venue: Osmaston Park / Wedding Dress: Manual Mota for Pronovias / Wedding Cakes: Friend of the Bride & Groom / Medicine Bottles: Vintage / Games & Signs: Father of the Bride / Cake Stands: Father of the Bride / Hat Stands: Vintage / Catering: Fiona Herbert Catering / Marquee Company: Top Marques / Bridesmaid Dresses: Monsoon / Groomsmen Attire: Moss Bros Group / Florist: Chris Lamb of For All Seasons / Film Work: Richard Photo