During the summer of 2014, Kristie, a movie makeup artist, married Ben, a movie editor, at the magnificent Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire. Considering their careers it’s perhaps not so surprising that they were keen to incorporate their mutual love of film into their big day. They settled on a classic 1940s movie theme with invitations styled as vintage cinema tickets, old film reels for table centerpieces and popcorn bucket favors. Special mention must also go to the inspired idea of hiring a gramophone DJ from The Wind Ups; an incredibly unique idea to really get the party started!

Kristie’s super glamorous dress was by couture designer Lusan Mandogus, from Surrey Brides. This was set off beautifully with a striking peacock pallet of rich blues, gold, turquoises and purples featured in the flowers and retro bridesmaid’s dresses.

One of Kristie’s top tips is to “try and make your wedding personalised to both of you, so that it stands out and is the wedding that everyone talks about’… Well we can safely say that we think this special couple achieved that beautifully, but we’ll let the photos speak for themselves….


Photographer: David Craik Photography

Venue: Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire

Hair & Make up: Pretty Me Vintage

Gramaphone DJ: The Wind Ups

Flowers: Flowers by Kirsty

Cake: Pretty Gorgeous Cake Company

Champagne Saucer hire: Pretty Vintage

DJ: SPJ Event Specialists

Dress: Lusan Mandogus, from Surrey Brides

Shoes: Rachel Simpson

Illuminated letters: Vowed & Amazed


– Use an excel workbook for everything! Have a separate sheet for each aspect of your wedding. For example one sheet for guests and to keep track of invites, one sheet for your table plan, one sheet for your budgeting, one sheet as a To-Do list and even a sheet with ideas and links to websites you find useful etc. Then share it online either via dropbox or Google so you and your partner can access it and make changes when necessary via your phone, laptop or work computer, that way you’re both always in the loop.

– Always take a few minutes together away from everyone, just to let it all sink in.


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