Happy Friday everyone! We are VERY excited here at The Paper Bride as we have our very first real wedding to share with you. And as it’s SO dull and grey out there right now, we’ve chosen one that’s filled with bold colours and summer florals to brighten up your day.

The wedding took place at Old Down Manor – a beautiful old country house that overlooks the Cotswolds – and was shot by Lizzy May Photography. Believe it or not, super-talented Lizzy also designed all of the stationery! “I first met Sarah (the bride) when she visited our pop-up shop, the Little Wedding Space, in Bristol,” says Lizzy. “She loved our suppliers so much she booked us all at once! She chose me to do photos and stationery, Kirsten Butler for styling, Anna Tyler for the cake and Emma Norton for the flowers.”

Let’s take a look…

Mantelpiece Bride entrance Flower girls married

“The great thing about the style of this wedding was that Sarah and Andrew were so relaxed about everything, and just wanted to reflect their own sense of fun,” Lizzy smiles. “The palette was mainly lots of shades of blues, with a hand-drawn whimsy. I did love the way Sarah threw in lots of red with white polka dots, and hand-made Dorothy shoes!”

  Old Down Manor wedding

Lizzy created special signs for different parts of the day, including the guest book table, where guests could sign Jenga pieces instead of a traditional album. Lizzy May floral stationery Guest book table Wedding table plan

Kids only area – genius! Kids only wedding area

“I think my favourite things to design were the table numbers. So simple, yet so effective when tied in with those incredible flowers,” says Lizzy.Table number by Lizzie May Table number by Lizzie May

Red blue wedding flowers

A menu of macarons? Yes please!Wedding stationery by Lizzie May

“Sarah, the bride, is an expert crochet knitter, so she made dozens of tiny hearts to seal each macaron box, and lots of special pieces – like the crochet bunting.” How pleased would you be to receive these as favours? We know we would…Wedding favours Wedding favours handmade Sweet buffet

And last but not least, how gorgeous is this cake table? Those vibrant flowers and stunning four-tiered cake created a real ‘wow’ when you walked into the room.The cake table

We hope these beautiful pictures have inspired you – if you too want to visit the Little Wedding Space and meet these fantastic suppliers (and some new ones), it’s open again in Cabot Circus, Bristol next month from 6th-28th February.

2 Comments on A retro red and blue wedding

  1. Well you ladies have certainly brightened up my dreary day! Thank you for all your great comments. What a day we had, we loved every single part of it. And honestly we couldn’t have asked for more from Lizzy, stationer, photographer and all round good girl. At one point she was under the table cleaning mud off my shoes – now that’s service!
    I definitely recommend the wedding pop-up, Kirsten, Anna and Emma really did us proud, they totally embraced my crazy ideas.
    Now when can I do it again?!

    • Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for comments and sharing your wedding with us – Lizzy certainly sounds like an all-round wedding hero 🙂 It’s always great to hear about good service, the stationery was beautiful and we LOVE your little crochet additions!
      Holly @paperbrideblog x

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