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A Very 50s Rockabilly Shoot – Tiger Lily Bus Company

As the end of August is drawing near, I thought it would be fab to brighten up your day with this gorgeous Rockabilly shoot from Fleming Photo and Tiger Lily Bus Company that took place at Gate Street Barn.

Lex was first contacted by Marsh and Gwenda about the shoot – I knew I was going to be on board. Having worked with them both before, I knew we were all roughly coming from the same idea. Then I was shown Tiger Lily the bus and instantly I could see it all come together. Coming from a very relaxed, non-traditional approach in how I shoot weddings, it was exciting to plan a style shoot round a bus!

Instead of overly posing the models, I got them to play games, tell jokes and generally have a laugh; something that really suited the overall look we were going for. My favourite part of the day however was getting Molly, our bride for the day, to feed a baby calf in her pink ombre Oh My Honey dress!

Gwenda of The Vintage Floral Design Company and The Vintage Floral Design Studio​:
“I met Marsha early on in my wedding industry career and I was so excited by her latest venture with the fabulous Tiger Lily! I instantly envisaged a bold and beautiful colour scheme, the epitome of Summer with a hint of the exotic. Florally, for the bouquet I combined lilies (naturally!) with alstromeria (also know as Peruvian lilies) and some epic protea and some statement phoenix palm
leaves. The buttonhole featured some Blushing Bride mini-protea and a lily bud. On the bus, I combined lilies in our key colours of pink, orange and yellow all along the rails on the ceiling. The table decor includes small arrangements of the key bouquet elements. For the stationery, I again reflected the three main colours and the key motif – more lilies!”

Marsha of the Tiger Lily Bus Company​:
“Tiger Lily is the real deal. Born in 1954 with beautiful curved roof windows flooding the inside with natural light. Sympathetically restored to keep her vintage feel. Now beautifully transformed to serve English Bubbly and cocktails. The perfect unique addition to any outdoor wedding to get the party started from reception drinks on arrival and all through the evening. This really is a bus like no other!”

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A Dance Filled And Fun Wedding In Stafford – Becky & Simon

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Today’s bride and groom have matching tattoos and a love for the dance floor. Becky and Simon were married at countryside Grade II listed building Weston Hall accompanied by their friends and family, complete with Staffordshire wedding photographer Ragdoll Photography.

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I met Simon in Tenerife in 2008. We were both on holiday with our friends. Simon caught my eye as we were dressed up as cow girls and Simon had the obligatory check shirt to match. I went over to ask for a picture with him, we got chatting and as they say ‘the rest was history!’. (I did however get his name wrong the first few days of us meeting as after first trying to convince me he was the bass player from Noah and the Whale (don’t worry – I didn’t fall for it!) he then introduced himself by his nickname Cully, to which I in a drunken haze heard Colin!)

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Our day was based about being relaxed with a vintage/music twist. Our invites and seating plans were album covers based around The Beatles Hard Days Night LP, we had a love heart canvas made of plectrums for people to sign instead of a guestbook, song sheet music as part of our table decorations and not to forget my secret love heart, bass clef tattoo. Simon plays the bass in a band. We kept it vintage with our beautiful camper and minis and I had a 50’s style dress made.

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A Celebration Of Tattoos, Music And Love – Emma & James

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Today’s gorgeous tattooed bride is Emma – who decided a gorgeous fifties Lindy Bop wedding dress was the way to awesomely show her ink when she married husband James. Their wedding took place in Stone and alternative wedding photographer Lorna Lovecraft caught the beauty of it all, including Emma’s new tattoo that she got on the morning on their wedding day!

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Unfortunately, there was nothing exciting about our meeting. We met at a pub in a fairly local village. I do remember that whenever James would come to pick me up, you would hear his beloved car before you saw him – Thankfully that’s long gone now.

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Our clothes reflected our love of the vintage but with a modern edge. The tattoo that I had on the day, showing our love for tattoos and the music, because no one does music like the 50’s. It was perfect for us!

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An Old School Tattoo Party – Anna & Conor


Today I get to share with you Anna and Conor’s awesome tattoo themed wedding from Lorna Lovecraft Photography. Though Anna isn’t tattooed, they had a friend design all the old school tattoos that were using in all the decoration throughout the whole wedding.


We both met each other  online. I was a serial dater and liked to have my dinner bought for me at least once a week!! Conor was date number 25!! We hit it off straight away, I knew instantly he was the one for me. Our date turned into a whole weekend and only stopped because we has to go to work!! We were pretty much inseparable from that moment on.


Our wedding was on an extreme budget!! So I made as much as I could and pulled in many favours!! Our rings were made as a gift by my best friend who is a goldsmith, she melted down old family wedding rings to make ours, I love the thought of all the previous, now deceased couples who have loved each other and their wedding rings which are now in ours. Also, I slaved over 80m of bunting and 100 favours… The most fun bit was being joined by a close friend and drinking wine and eating cheese whilst inserting confetti into clear plastic baubles!!

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