There is nothing we don’t love about this wedding. One of our favourite venues (we really really hope to be at The Worthing Dome for Margot’s Wedding Fair on Sunday 27th September!), beautiful people, stunning flowers, a 20s theme suited to a 2020 winter wedding, all captured by one of our very favourite photographers (Teddy Pig Photography).
(Also, Bride Lucy works for the NHS so lets clap extra loudly for her tonight)
Q. What was the theme/style for your big day?
A. 1920s/Art Deco/vintage. As the venue has beautiful Art Deco-style windows and it was 2020 it was an easy choice to go for this theme.
Q. How did you chose your venue and suppliers?
A. Jack grew up going to The Dome and it was his idea to look at it as a venue. We both also love Art Deco style. The fact that it is all inside was also a plus for our January date. We both grew up by the sea and realised getting married by the sea was important to us too.
Supplier-wise I just did lots of internet research and went with my gut. I think the way people write, and the visual of their websites is really important.
Q. Where did you get your ideas and inspiration?
A. Mainly Pinterest but I am also a very visual person so I thought up some ideas of my own. My mum bought me a bridal mag once but it was pretty useless as didn’t have any winter wedding ideas as we were planning in summer.
Q. Tell us about your dress…
A. It was in line with the Art Deco theme in its shape and heavy beading. When I tried it on it was an obvious choice to go with the theme of the wedding.
Q. What was on the menu?
A. We skipped canapes as we got married a bit later in the day and had cocktails instead. For the dinner we had mozzarella and tomato salad, stuffed chicken breast on a potato rosti for main followed by pavlova. Veggies had veg cannelloni and vegans had the same but with vegan cheese. For our evening buffet we had fish and chip cones as we were by the seaside. Our cake was one of my favourite things- it was stem ginger and ginger bread with salted caramel buttercream and had Art Deco ginger bread decorations.
Q. What was the quirkiest element of the day?
A. The venue is quirky I guess (we had a full wedding party photo in the cinema screen!) Our band were quite quirky too ‘The Futuristic Gramophones’ are a jazz trio who sing versions of modern songs.
Q. Tell us about your photographer – how you found them, how they fitted into the day and what you thought of your finished gallery.
A. We found Kerry (Teddy Pig Photography) just by Googling ‘Sussex wedding photographer’ and when we met in person we knew she was the one for us. We loved that she had more of an artistic style and was very experienced – coming from a photography background rather than just self taught. She was a total dream on the day and we love our finished gallery.
Q. What was your favourite memory from the day?
A. There’s too many to choose from! I loved driving down the seafront on my way there with the sun shining, we both loved dancing to our band and the send off our friends gave us by forming a human arch at the end of the night to see us off.
Q. What was your first dance to/what did you walk down to the aisle to?
A. Our aisle music was a String quartet instrumental version of a Radiohead song. Our first dance was ‘You Make My Dreams’ by Hall and Oates and the second was ‘You Make it Easy’ by Air. Jack choose them as a surprise for me and couldn’t choose between the two so got the band to learn/ rearrange both.