Louise and Richard met in London through mutual friends. Their love of travel to unusual places and Louise’s exceedingly good taste and eye for beautiful prints and quirky objects were all a factor in deciding the style and vintage travel theme of their wedding day.
Due to their large numbers of guests, we found an wonderful venue in the City of London, The Counting House. Built in 1893 as a magnificent banking hall, the aptly named Counting House oozes 19th Century grandeur. With chandeliers and high domed ceiling, plus plenty of the old fixtures and fittings, it was an ideal fit for their Vintage Travel Theme.
We created the vintage travel look with vintage style table settings, brown paper table coverings with old travel stamps and vintage stickers. The vintage styling throughout the venue was created with old suitcases, globes, glass bottles, travel books, lots of candles to create ambient lighting and vintage mirrors to make the most of the outdoor space.
A 1964 Powder Blue Cadillac convertible was the chosen wedding transport and from the church to the venue the couple stopped off at some famous London landmarks to capture photographs.
The wedding cakes were displayed on vintage glass stands we sourced from charity shops and local antique dealers. Coffee, chocolate and nut flavours were used in the cakes which can be found growing in some of Louise and Richard’s favourite countries.
The couple’s links to Hawaii and in particular a favourite song of theirs ‘Hawaii ‘78’ by American singer and musician and native of Hawaii, Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwoʻole led us to find the very talented Sara Spade who has played at some very high profile events and has even appeared on Jools Holland. Sara played at the church and at the champagne reception back at the venue.
All photographs courtesy of Camera Hannah
The Black Sheep Wedding Company are wedding planners based in Surrey, covering London and the South of England and specialise in planning truly individual and unique weddings. If you need help planning and designing your wedding then please contact us. You can also find these images and more in our Wedding Gallery and on our Pinterest board ‘Vintage Travel Wedding’