The Chequered Skipper
Katie & Keith
As I type this, I’m in a pub in Oxford getting ready for tomorrows wedding. Right now, I’m technically in a flood zone!
Rain wasn’t a problem for Katie and Keith, the wind was, during the formals on the green outside the Chequered Skipper the wind was so fierce we lost part of a tree…a big bit!
But still, we’re British, we laugh in the face of bad weather. (We’ve no choice).
I started the day at the Haycock hotel in Wansford where Katie and her bridesmaids were getting ready, when I went to take photos of the dress I was surprise how heavy is was but Katie told me it was a genuine Vintage dress with French Lace in. It was gorgeous, Katie found it at Abigails Vintage Bridal.
I left in advance of the bridal party. Katie and Keith chose St John the Baptist in Upton (Peterborough) to be wed at.
This was the nicest church I’ve ever worked in. Just a dinky church on the edge of a field. It felt like it was in the middle of nowhere. Beautiful.
After the ceremony the entire party headed to the Chequered Skipper in Ashton where Helen from Magpie Crockery had decorated the tables and ceiling with Pom Poms, bunting, vintage crockery, old tea chests with flowers in….really classy and cool.
From here we went and fought the wind for photos. After the dinner and speeches I ran my photo booth for about and hour, a few people rocked out….
…and then we went to the first dance.
As always, credit where credit is due, other than the fab Abigails Vintage Bridal and Magpie Crockery word has to go to the fabulous table of cakes by Mimosa Bakery. Literally, a table of cakes, they hand paint some of them too…I strongly recommend checking them out, icing isn’t too sweet, sponge isn’t eggy, really good stuff. I loved this vintage wedding and am looking forward to many more!
Katie’s Hair and Makeup was by the lovely Elizabeth Claire and her shoes were from Emmy.
Lastly, Katie and Keith had a really cool two piece band called the Matt Stafford Duo.
Right, I’ve got to go catch some shut eye for tomorrow….but before I go, here are some more photos from the day:
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