Suffolk Wedding by Eliza Claire Photography
June 21, 2011
DIY InspiredVintageOutdoor Weddings

This next little English wedding literally took my breath away with all its sweet, DIY, vintage details. It's got the crafty chic inside me jumping for joy. I love the place mats (what a cute way to introduce your guests!), the subdued colors, and the cakes. Oh the cakes! They are petite displays of confectionary perfection! Capturing all the details of the day was the talented Eliza Claire and if you're like me, you'll be gazing at these beauties all morning long! See even more here in the gallery!






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From Eliza Claire PhotographyMarie emailed me back in August last year with the email subject "Please say you'll photograph our wedding!" and I was instantly intrigued! She didn't have a date set, and wanted to ensure I was available first, so I instantly loved her.

Marie is an interior designer, Marie Nichols who works for house and home magazines, and Simon is a graphic designer so I always knew that this would be a pretty wedding! They got married in Simon's mum's back garden - she's lucky to live in private parkland of an old manor house on the edge of the river Orwell, in Suffolk, England. It's somewhere that they love and is such a beautiful setting. They wanted to do everything themselves so it was far easier to do it in the back garden and have everything on hand - they also wanted their 6 month old puppy, Dudley, at the reception.

Marie said "We wanted a wedding that reflected us and that most importantly was fun! A vintage style village fete seemed perfect with ice cream, petanque, sack racing, picnic blankets and fish and chips! We knew we couldn't rely on the British weather (although we needn't have worried) so we decked out the inside of the marquee like a garden party - fake turf, bunting, faux flowers and real flowers in vintage trophies." I was left speechless on the morning of their wedding with just how hard they'd worked and how amazing it all looked!

Wedding Photography: Eliza Claire Photography / Wedding Cinematography: Friend of the Bride & Groom / Floral & Event Design: The Bride + Mother of the Bride / Event Planning: DIY / Ceremony Location: St Martin's Church, Nacton / Reception Location: Private Residence / Wedding Invitations: DIY / Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom / Wedding Cake: The Little Cake Parlour / Catering: Fish and Chip Catering / Transportation: 1966 Austin Healy Sprite + VW Camper via Vanilla Splits / Wallpaper: Louise Body via The Shop at Number 57 / Place Mats: The Groom / Chairs, China, Trophies, Pendant Lights, Hampers & Vintage Suitcases: Vintage Hire at The Shop at Number 57 / Bride's Shoes: Kurt Geiger / Wedding Gown: Enzoani