Tate & Brewer Wedding
All images by Lucy Noble Photography.
I’ve got a roaring fire on, an enormous cup of tea in my hand, and the coolest summer wedding to share with you today! I simply adore a bride and groom who let their passions and personalities colour the day, and a positive attitude to boot. Melanie and Jimmy had that in spades. The rain poured down, but that didn’t dampen any spirits. They simply embraced it – and just look at the utterly fantastic images Lucy Noble captured of them soaking up the atmosphere (and some of the rain) throughout their day!
A note on this fantastic couple: They are both seriously talented musicians, with a unique, quirky style and playfulness that Lucy caught on camera. We’re seriously crushing on Melanie’s floral crown that went so well with her Katya Katya London wedding dress. Katya Shehurina designs vintage inspired gowns and incorporates French lace, Italian silk and Swarowski elements, so a piece of art on their own. Melanie found hers at Woburn Bridal, and said this about the boutique: “Joanna runs it and is the most wonderful lady! Her shop is adorable and so unique.”
Jimmy’s suit was also perfectly matched to the occasion, and is the “Southwold Suit” from The Vintage Suit Hire Company.
Flowers by Kirsty created all the incredible flowers. Beautiful, vintage inspired and unique, perfectly bringing together all the elements of the day.
After tucking in to sweets, served up in a vintage suitcase, and enjoying Pimms and pink lemonade during the drinks reception, the guests were served a fabulous afternoon tea. Just look at those pretty colours! Jackie, from The Cotswold Vintage Tea Company, provides all the vintage crockery too. Later on, The Piggy Squire served up a feast of a barbecue.
Both Melanie and Jimmy are serious Beatles fans, and as an incredibly fun and thoughtful gesture, Jimmy arranged for a Beatles tribute band to perform as a surprise for Melanie. A sneaky set-up during the wedding breakfast meant that Melanie was over the moon when they took to the stage and played their first dance and first set of the evening. This included roses being tossed during their dance – love that they had to duck for cover!
And then the (almost) best part: Jimmy and his band – check out Jimmy Brewer Music – did a rather epic set, hilariously dressed as The Rolling Stones. Those guitar skills, is all I can say! You all know how much I love a good party, and these pictures depicts the shenanigans perfectly: