The detail and total love for all things vintage and pretty that went into Paula’s and Steve’s wedding was amazing.
Pengenna Manor is a very special venue and this couple chose well for what they wanted.
We arrived to the farm house setting with a pretty bell tent positioned at the far side on the gardens. The summer house was festooned with hanging glass bottles filled with flowers and vintage doilies hanging as bunting.
It was the summer party to end all summer parties.
We arrived nice and early and had a lovely tour of the wedding by Steve the groom, his insight and excitement about the day was just what we needed to get us geared up for all the loveliness to come.
I popped into to see the bride Paula who was getting ready with her bridesmaids and it was a real girly affair. Full net petticoats, seamed stockings and 1950’s hair dos ( by the lovely Neila Dawes)
Paula and Steve wanted their wedding to be different and relaxed. Steve was going to get Paula from the house when she was ready and walk her down the aisle. A really special moment.
As the pair arrived to see their guests the harpist played her version on “Nice day for a white wedding” brilliant!
Just 30 special guests were invited and the ceremony was very intimate and just full of smiles. Paula looked incredible in her 50’s style dress with a modern twist. I loved her blue shoes and beautiful head piece (supplied by Roamer Rose). Steve; well, what a dude, in a vintage suit and very cool hat, feather corsage and a custom designed designed tie featuring watch workings, again supplied by Roamer Rose.
Connor, Pauline’s little boy was the ring bearer and he filled the moment with even more love as he hugged and kissed them both at the alter.
Wild flowers were everywhere popped in vases and bowls and tins. Vintage children’s story books were piled on tables with vases on top.
This wedding was just so very pretty, so very lovely and so very on trend, all supplied by Duchy Vintage.
At 5pm, after an afternoon in the sunshine eating ice cream from Sweet Treats, the guests were invited in to have high tea. Pink blancmange rabbits to remind Paula of her childhood parties, her mum made her one every birthday. Cheese scones served with an onion marmalade, classic high tea scones, fairy cakes, dainty sandwiches, a whole host of delights served by the wonderful ladies that dressed the tent and provided the props, wearing vintage clothing. The home spun bar (courtesy of Stargazey Weddings!) with vats of gin and pink lemonade and cola was adorable, and Fentimans classic drinks were served too.
Not long after high tea, as the children played classic ‘big’ games on the lawn, the stunning hand painted cake was cut, the duke box played the couples favorite tune and the party begun.
This generous couple as well as hosting the tea party with complementary bar decided to ask their guests not to gift them but to give to the Autistic society.