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Peach Petticoat, Robots, Paper Flowers….we love, love, love

Wearing a Doris Peach Petticoat, layered with our Ivory Petticoat, our lovely customer Tammy marries the love of her life in a 1950s inspired wedding in Bristol. We will take you through the day through the eyes of the bride herself…

“My lovely husband Robert and I got married on the 8 August this year. We got married at our local church in Bristol. We both wanted the best day for our guests but with our limited budget it took a lot of planning and thinking outside the box! I wore an off the rail 1950s short gown with a peach petticoat and ivory petticoat from Doris Designs underneath and Irregular choice shoes: my beautiful blue ‘hello ha’s.’Robert wore a shop bought suit with handmade origami buttonholes; he’s so talented! My veil was handmade by a lady who uses original Japanese kimono silk, its the cutest thing ever!

My mother-in-law has a bright pink car that we used as transport. My cousins, as bridesmaids, wore pastel green dresses and we all carried sunflowers, my favourite!

A few hiccups along the way…

At the church the minister said Robert’s name wrong apparently – I was marrying Robin!?? I put Rob’s ring on the wrong hand until the minister pointed it out, it was so embarrassing but made everyone laugh. We then got stuck in traffic for over an hour due to our wedding being on the same day as a hot air balloon fiesta. Traffic jams+bride+bright pink car= a lot of funny looks! Luckily our guests got there fine and had bubbly waiting there for them!

Our reception and evening

Our reception was at the Landsdown pub in Clifton. It was a bit risky as had the weather been bad there wouldn’t have been enough room inside for everyone or it would at least have been very cosy! Luckily the weather was perfect so people were free to flow between the room and the lovely sunny Terrace!

We had a huge naked cake made by Rob’ss mum Carol. We are both a bit geeky and Rob studied robotics so we had robot cake toppers. They were handmade by a lady in America and are currently pride of place on our fireplace. We had a stunning buffet meal for our guests.

I broke tradition by doing a brides speech which I had to ad-lib because I forgot my notes. Rob speech made me cry, I had managed to stay composed for so long! His brother’s best man’s speech was hilarious, especially in exposing Rob’s secret Pinterest obsession!

Our friend is a DJ so he sorted us out with music even letting my nephew Blake a turn on the decks. We also hired some ukelele players to play some live music. They performed our first dance song which was ‘Kiss the Girl’ from the little mermaid, I have a recording they made before hand that made me cry!

All the kids had bubble guns and “wedding dude” badges there was plenty of dancing and loads and loads of fun! We were actually the last to leave! It was an absolutely amazing day from drinking bubbly and eating strawberries with my family in the morning to seeing all the people I love in one room whilst I marry my best friend.

We also used the time to get everyone to sing happy birthday to our son Ezra; it was his first birthday the week before. I am from Scotland and Rob from Hampshire so most of our family and friends had to travel to the wedding and some of them had never even met our son. It was beautiful having everyone there in one room to share it.”

You can get inspiration for your peach petticoat and ivory petticoats on the Doris website.

Suppliers

Flowers: Ivory Flowers

Hair Vine: Hermioneharbutt

Veil: https: Etsy – Lynn Watt

Cake toppers: Etsy – Adoptabot Workshop

Venues: http: Stmike Church and The Lansdown

Photography: Emily Brown

Ivory and Petticoat: Doris Designs

Brides Shoes: Irregular Choice

Ukelele players: Josh and Anna Lee from Music from Humanity

Share your celebration experience…

If you would like to share your wedding, anniversary, photoshoots or any other fun celebration, please get in touch and email tania@dorisdesigns.co.uk