Shasha and James Real 1920’s Inspired Wedding

Written by    Last updated: February 16, 2015

We’re excited to share this week’s real 1920’s inspired wedding. From the stunning wedding decor, to bridesmaids in red flapper dresses and draped in pearls to our beautiful bride in her stunning Pronovias wedding dress; this is one wedding even Great Gatsby himself would have wanted to attend. Enjoy.

Shasha and James Real Wedding| Confetti.co.uk
Bride and Groom… Shasha & James

Wedding date… Saturday 10th August 2013

The proposal… James proposed on Brooklyn Bridge in NY

My dress… Was a Pronovias A-line dress with beautiful subtle lace details. I saw their adverts in the magazine and really like their elegant styles. I knew I wanted an A-line shape so I started searching for a design that would match. I tried on probably about 10 dresses before I found the one which is also a proper Pronovias one. The bridal shop I went to in Stony Stradford, an old village in Milton Keynes, is the only shop that sells Pronovias ranges. My two bridesmaids and my mother-in-law went with me, and luckily, she paid for it too! Nobody cried, but it was like love on the first sight, and I did get a little bit emotional.  I wore a Ted Baker white shawl made of ostrich feathers; a set of vintage pearl necklace and earrings I bought on eBay. White feather and rhinestone hair clip from Accessorize and a silver vintage style clutch I bought on Light in the Box.

Pronovias A-line wedding  dress| Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
Bride wearing blue and white garter | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
Bride doing her own make up| Wedding DIY ideas | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
Bride with her 2 bridesmaids | Bridesmaids in red flapper dresses, pearls and feathered headpieces | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
Shasha and james Real wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Our wedding ceremony was held at… St Marys Church, Bletchley. An intimate crowd with close family and friends, around 60 people only for the day. It was a traditional church wedding. Most memorable moment was when I walked in, the anticipation was over, and everyone was stunned by my beauty.

Our favourite part of the wedding was… The moment I walked into the church when all the emotion flooded in and everyone seemed in awe with my look.

Wedding ceremony at St Marys Church, Bletchley | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
The bride and the groom leaving the church as newlweds|Wedding ceremony at St Marys Church, Bletchley | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
 The newlyweds outside the church |Wedding ceremony at St Marys Church, Bletchley | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
Red London Bus taking the guests to the wedding reception | Fun wedding ideas | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
 Bride and groom arriving at the venue in a vintage car | Wedding transport ideas | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding reception was held at… Bletchley Park.  We chose it because it is of great historical significance, the Enigma, the code-breakers, Alan Turing.  Also, we were the very last wedding ever held there before they stopped doing events to protect the national heritage.

My two bridesmaids wore… Short drop-waist red dress. Because the colour and the style fit with the theme.
The bride in her Pronovias dress, with her bridesmaids in red flapper style dresses | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding photographer was… Debbie Simister, Momentous Photography Ltd
 The bride and groom with their bridal party by Momentous Photography Ltd | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
 The bride and groom by Momentous Photography Ltd | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
 The bride and groom in the garden  by Momentous Photography Ltd | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
 The bride and groom sitting on the stone staircase by Momentous Photography Ltd | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding theme was… 1920s Great Gatsby with gold and red.
 1920s themed wedding decor  | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
Bride and groom sat at the 1920’s themed top table  | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
1920’s themed floral arrangement | Vintage typewriter wedding prop  | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
Bride and groom along with their guests toasting their marriage | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding cake was… Three tiers with flowers dripping down all the way from the top. Figures of the bride and groom with bounties on top.

Personalised wedding cake topper | Wedding cake bunting | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk
The first dance | Shasha and James real wedding | 1920’s Great Gatsby Wedding Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding was unique and special because… The venue, the music selection, the vintage style and the effort put into the details.

Our first dance was… The end credits to The Shining – Midnight and the stars, and you. (Al Bowlly)

What is your advice for other brides? Go with what you want, don’t let other people make decisions for you.

Our honeymoon was… China, and for wedding no.2. Yes definitely recommend.

Suppliers

Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Wedding Shoes: Light in a box | Wedding Suits: Fogarty Formal Hire |
Bridesmaid Dresses: Coast | Wedding Flowers: Charlotte Ayre Floral Design | Wedding Photographer: Momentous Photography | Wedding Transport: Vintage Bentley cars from local wedding rental company | Wedding Venue: Bletchley Park| Ceremony Venue: St Mary’s Church, Bletchley

 

This article was written by

Sahdia Qayyum
Sahdia Qayyum has over six years experience in the wedding industry as a planner and designer; she has a clear vision of what brides are looking for.

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