A Vintage Romance
A Styled Shoot inspired by vintage romance.
The Talbot Inn Ripley – A coaching inn from the 15th century dates back to 1453 and it is situated on the Old Portsmouth Road, one of the most important routes from London to Portsmouth on the south coast. Due to its location, it became one of Lord Nelson’s posts he often visited and it is said that it is where his love affair with Lady Hamilton flourished.
Erica & Charles wanted a venue with a story, one that could perfectly reflect their vintage romance. Therefore, since The Talbot still conserves many of its original features from its 500 year history, it was the perfect setting.
Their love story is one that survived through long distance and all of the letters they sent to each other whilst apart made their love even stronger. Erica reminisced their relationship as she got ready and wrote Charles a very special letter, and of course, Charles did the same. After all, this had become something meaningful for both of them.
For their ceremony, Faux Blooms designed a floral arch that would serve as a beautiful backdrop. One that used some of Erica’s favourite flowers: hydrangea and crimson red dahlias. As an autumn inspired wedding, Faux Bloom opted to also add delicate rich green lace ferns with mottled pheasant feather to create the perfect look.
To match their theme, Charles wore a suit that was perfectly tailored by Norton & Townsend and matched it with an old-school fedora that emphasised his natural curls. To complete the bridal look, Liz Patey styled her hair with light curls and gave her a natural make up look with dark cherry lips.
As the day went by and they celebrated their love, 504 – Events styled their ceremony and their dinner set up using a silver candelabrum as a statement piece and worked with Faux Blooms to create a candle-lit, romantic dinner surrounded by flowers. To complement their dinner, Good Cake Day created a fabulous 2-tiered cake and made use of ruffles, lace and pearls which perfectly matched the Brides dress by Adi Shlomo Bridal.
Laura Skye and Mark Brooks were able to document Erica & Charles professing their love for each other and celebrated in the very same seats that Lord Nelson once share with Lady Emma Hamilton.
List of Suppliers That Collaborated:
Wedding Planner/ Styling: 504 - Events
Photography: Laura Skye Film: Brooks Studios Bridal Dress: Adi Shlomo Bridal Suit: Norton & Townsend Waistcoat & Shoes: Stephen Bishop Suiting Florist: Faux Bloom Models: Hannah Pratt & Roberto Veloteri Make-Up Artist & Hair Stylist: Liz Patey Cake: Good Cake Day Decorative Design: Ether Events Venue: The Talbot Inn