Anna & Gavin’s Vintage Style Real Wedding At Linthwaite House

Anna and Gavin have truly captured the essence of the vintage era with vintage lace fashion, horse drawn carriage and delicate floral teacups. A truly inspirational real wedding in shades of antique pinks and cream at the picture-perfect Linthwaite House in Cumbria on a gorgeous October day.

Anna And Gavin standing before the lake


Bride and Groom… Anna and Gavin

Wedding date… Saturday 30th October 2010

We met…  Through mutual friends.

We knew it was ‘the one’…  It was love at first sight.

The proposal… It was really romantic, Gavin popped the question on Christmas Day in 2009.

Length of engagement… 10 months

Wedding photographer… Lisa Aldersley at

Bride's house

White fabric roses

My dress was… Charlotte Balbier  ‘Tabitha’ vintage inspired dress in a gold colour with lace with a Percy and Flo headpiece and vintage veil.

Charlotte Balbier vintage dress

Blue Kurt Geiger shoes

White rose bridal wedding bouquet

Purple bridesmaid's wedding bouquet

Bride getting ready

Bride in Charlotte Balbier dress

Bridesmaides getting ready

Mother of the Bride

Bridesmaid vintage dresses and shoes

Bridesmaid’s purple bouquets

Our bridesmaids were… Lucy, Ruby, Vicky and Alison.

Bridesmaid’s in vintage pink


Wedding campervan

Wedding campervan

Groom waiting at the church

Wedding horse and carriage

Bride in wedding horse and carriage

Bride arriving at the church

Bride in vintage inspired dress

Our wedding ceremony was… a religious ceremony in a charming church surrounded by our lovely friends and family, followed by a tea party at the Rivington Village Hall. We then travelled up to Linthwaite House in Windermere, a gorgeous intimate venue overlooking the lake.

Bride and Father of the Bride

Wedding ceremony

Bride And Groom wedding ceremony

Newly weds first kiss

Happy couple

Newly weds leaving church

Newly weds leaving church

Guest throwing confetti

Bride And Groom with campervan

Newly weds

Happy couple

 Newly weds and their wedding campervan

Our wedding theme was… Vintage inspired. We had a vintage tea party at the Rivington Parish Church right after the ceremony.

Vintage bunting

Vintage inspired wedding tea party

Vintage inspired wedding tea party

Vintage inspired wedding tea party

Vintage wedding tea party

Wedding tea party desserts

Vintage love sign

Bride And Groom candles

Wedding cake candle

Our reception venue was… Linthwaite House.

Linthwaite House

Vintage map table plan

Vintage chest receiving box

Wedding reception table

Postcard table numbers

Las Vegas table numbers

Wedding reception table decor

White rose bridal bouquet

Bride and Groom by the lake

Bride and Groom kiss

Newlyweds with parasol

Bride and Groom walking

Groom with bridesmaids

Bride with groomsmen

Bride with bridesmaids

Our wedding was unique and special because…  We celebrated the day with our closest friends and family, we wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Newly weds with wedding guests

Father of the bride making speech

Bride and Groom laughing

Best man making speech

Newly weds enjoying wedding reception

Wedding cake and wedding cupcakes

Newlyweds cutting the cake

Our first dance song was… Love You Till the End by The Pogues.

Anna and Gavins first dance

Wedding singer

Bride And Groom

Our favourite part of the wedding was… The whole day – I want to re-live it again from start to finish.

Advice for other brides… Stick with your own ideas and don’t let other people persuade you to change your mind. It’s your day.

Our honeymoon was… We travelled around South Africa, Shamwari for a safari and then Mauritius.

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