With bride Tabitha as an incredibly talented designer and groom Paul as a collector of vintage design and antiques, I knew this day was going to be amazing from the first moment I met them!
Their day was the perfect mix of heartfelt celebration, tradition and creativity, as they exchanged their vows in St Bartholomew's Church, Wigginton where 6 generations of Paul’s family had been married there before him. It’s cosy, candlelit interior made for a beautiful, intimate ceremony which I have to admit made me tear up a little bit!
After the ceremony, they looked back upon their Italian holiday engagement with ice creams by Elsie’s Ices in the grounds of the church before heading to the beautiful nearby Hastoe Village Hall for their celebrations.
Decorated with festoon lights and vintage objet d’art, Tabitha & Paul had sourced so many incredible items to adorn the hall with: vintage soda syphons as their table centrepieces (converted to lamps by the groom), an antique slot machine, telephones and a typewriter. They even set up a miniature funfair in a marquee, featuring a bash the clown game, tin can alley and hook the duck to name just a few!
Tabitha wore an incredible Kenneth Winston dress with stunning symmetrical lace overlay and Rachel Simpson shoes, and Paul wore a Ted Baker suit with telephone cufflinks as a nod to his love for collecting vintage telephones. The bridesmaids wore sequin-embellished Jenny Packham dresses and they carried blush pink, duck egg and coral hued flowers adorned with succulents.
With her talent for producing beautiful graphic prints, Tabitha created a framed, bespoke illustration of the church to give to their parents as wedding gifts – a wonderful and thoughtful touch which they were absolutely delighted with.
We sneaked out after the speeches to a nearby field to grab some photos in the incredible golden hour light, producing some of my favourite wedding photos ever taken!
I am ridiculously thrilled to say that Tabitha & Paul's day has been featured on Rock My Wedding HERE - read on to find out more about their big day in Tabitha & Paul's own words!
"Thank you so so much for shooting our wedding. Whilst we've only seen a snippet of the shots they are mind blowingly gorgeous and we cannot wait to see the rest! You made us feel so relaxed at at ease and I barely noticed I was having my photo taken most of the time! " - Tabitha & Paul