My Stylish Wedding

Fun & Colour Beachside

Posted on: September 3, 2011

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Friday, 02 September 2011

A Fun and Colourful Beachside Wedding for a 1950’s Inspired Bride…

Today just got a whole lot better already 🙂 I just adore this wedding, it serves as a recipe for a simply gorgeous day.  Pretty vintage wedding dress? Check. Cute vintage isnpired and 'can be worn again' Bridesmaids frocks? Check.  Wild daisies in the bouquets? Check. And beautiful blue skies and golden sandy beaches? Check check and triple check!

Bride Maddie frequently visited Love My Dress for inspiration in the run up to her wedding to Husband Adam on 3 July this year at The Gallivant in Camber Sands, East Sussex.  Maddie told me that she and Adam had simply wanted a fun, informal day by the beach and luckily, that’s exactly what they got! 

Maddie's beautiful dress was from London based vintage wedding dress specialists, the lovely Fur Coat, No Knickers {hi girls!}…  

"The dress was just what I was looking for – original fifties, to the knee, big skirt and not strapless. I Loved the dress and the place. They were so friendly and helpful. They fit the dress to you and help you customise to your heart’s desire! Very patient too and full of fantastic ideas. Highly recommend them!"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Nick White assisted by David Tynan

Fur Coat No Knickers 1950's wedding dress

Fur Coat No Knickers 1950's wedding dress


Daisy wedding bouquet

Dolly Dare bridesmaids dresses


Wedding Balloons

"My veil was also from Fur Coat, No Knickers. Again you can have whatever you fancy – long, short, full, different types of trim and clips.  I just went for quite a short, full veil to match the dress with plain satin trim…."




I LOVE the Bridesmaids dresses! Simply cute, Summer frocks from Dolly Dare

"Dolly Dare were wonderful and even provided a matching sash for the flower girl free of charge!"


The Bridesmaids and little flower girls all wore cute pink hair accessories from Accessorize


Maddie's lovely shoes were by  Harriet Wilde

"Harriet is a lovely woman, who offers a great service. You can choose a style (and high or low heel) and then add any trim you like from her great range…" 



Cake Des Fleurs provided the 'just look like they were picked from the wild' flowers. I adore them!"Cake Des Fleurs were very lovely and got what we were after immediately. I totally trusted our Florist, and she absolutely delivered!"















Dolly Dare vintage inspired bridesmaids dresess






"My parents had their Ruby Wedding Anniversary there a few years ago and we loved the location, right next to the beach. We went back to Camber Sands for Adam’s 30th birthday last year and had a lovely sunny day with our friends. The Gallivant was just what we were looking for in a perfect spot…."
















The couple danced to 'Your Rocky Spine' by Great Lake Swimmers, a track they both apparently adore. Great choice guys – so do I! 😉





Words of Wedded Wisdom…

"Think about the things you really remember from the weddings you’ve been to – what you’ve enjoyed most and what you didn’t even notice. Drink, music, lighting and food are pretty key I’d say – (table favours not so much…) – and inviting lots of lovely, fun people of course!

Try not to leave yourself with too much to do in that last week – and try to take it off work if you can.

Have your hair and make-up done so you can relax on the day, safe in the knowledge that someone is busy trying to make you look the best you can. Drink bubbles, relax and enjoy!  And get a video – it flies by!!"

wedding balloons

Oh swoon for mighty beautiful weddings like this one. HUGE congratulations Maddie and Adam! What a beautiful couple you are 🙂 Thank you so much for allowing me to share your incredible day.

Big thanks too to the lovely, friendly and very helpful Nick White for sharing these lovely images {we got there eventually Nick! hehe ;)} 

Any 1950's inspired Brides care to share their wedding plans? Or do we have any 'Fur Coat No Knickers' girls in the house?

Comment on this morning's discussion post if you haven't ye already, and pop back by around 1pm when I'll be sharing another regular Friday inspiration board with you.   Well it is nearly the weekend, you deserve a treat 🙂

Much love all,



Style Guide

Photographer – Nick White + David Tynan
Venue – The Gallivant in Camber Sands, East Sussex
Brides dress – Fur Coat, No Knickers
Brides veil – Fur Coat, No Knickers
Brides shoes – Harriet Wilde
Brides hair accessories – John Lewis haberdashery {hair} + Gold & ruby flower earrings {birthday gift}
Hair & Makeup Artist – Rye Retreat
Groom – Ozwald Boateng + Burberry Shirt + Reiss Tie
Bridesmaids – Dolly Dare + Accessorize hair accessories
Flowers – Cake Des Fleurs
Entertainment – The Bears


Posted by Love My Dress on Friday, 02 September 2011 at 10:00 in 1950’s, Blue, Fur Coat No Knickers, Nick White Photography, Pink, Real Weddings, Seaside Weddings, Yellow | Permalink

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I LOVE the FCNK girls. I am SO excited to wear my FCNK dress next year. I found it in February as soon as I walked in their door and they're being so patient with me considering how long I've still got to go! And there are ALWAYS bubbles which no one else offered me and that's officially a must!!
Gorgeous wedding – I love the bridesmaid's dresses. It's really convinced me to surge ahead with getting them made. x

Posted by: Jessie | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 10:31


Wow! You can't beat these bridesmaid dresses – they are SO cool! and I love how they had different style/necklines in the same fabric – a great vintage look & perfect for the beach! I'm so pleased you shared this wedding with us Annabel!
Love, Cassie xxx

Posted by: @CassiefairyTutu | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 10:39

Charley | London Bride

J'adore this so much! What a totally radiant bride and couple. Have dress envy too… xo

Posted by: Charley | London Bride | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 10:40

Lucy Stone

This has to be my fave wedding so far on your blog Annabel! It is everything I dream about on my wedding day. I am in love with those bridesmaids dresses!

Posted by: Lucy Stone | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 10:48

Abi LadyHarHar

This is gorgeous… and makes me want some balloons!

The bridesmaids dresses are fabulous and I am a massive daisy fan… they are such 'happy' flowers 🙂

Posted by: Abi LadyHarHar | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 11:04

Amy Wass

This is England???!! Amazing, looks like a desination wedding, what a beautiful location

Posted by: Amy Wass | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 12:32

Love My Dress

Amy – I know! I had to check the first time I saw it too!!

Beautiful photography, gorgeous wedding party and everything just perfect.



Posted by: Love My Dress | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 12:37

Love My Dress

Jessie – LUCKY lucky you wearing FCNK on your wedding day! Those girls are fab aren't they? I haven't seen them in a while, I must make an appointment to go say hi! 😉


Posted by: Love My Dress | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 12:38

Louise - Bow Occasions

Such a gorgeous weddding. A fab location, gorgeous dress and florals. WOW.

Posted by: Louise – Bow Occasions | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 13:20

Ed Osborn

Gorgeous dresses, and the groom's club collar's pretty stylish too!

Posted by: Ed Osborn | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 13:21

Cupids Wish

It's one of those weddings you feature that I wish I had been a guest at!!!!! xxx

Posted by: Cupids Wish | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 13:58


What an adorable bride

Posted by: Erika | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 16:48

Love My Dress

Thank you for your lovely comments people 🙂

I hope they make Maddie very happy xXx

Posted by: Love My Dress | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 21:29


Everything about this wedding is so pretty!

Posted by: sian | Friday, 02 September 2011 at 21:31

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