Our Wedding

Today, Mr Sugar and I celebrate 4 years of marriage, with 13 years together in total. I’d like to talk about the inspiration behind it as it has shaped me into who I am today.

At the time, Mr Sugar was an officer in the RAF Air Cadets. He has helped me indulge in this love of vintage through his passion and interest in WWII.
The 40’s specifically, fascinate me. From the make do and mend mentality, to how women during wartime still found the time and energy to express themselves with dignity, poise and grace through their hair and make-up in this enormously difficult time. We have come a long way since then and in some ways, I don’t think it’s for the better. The memory of these women and their legacy inspire me to do better.
We have come a long way since then and in some ways, I don’t think it’s for the better. The memory of these women and their legacy inspire me to do better.
We have come a long way since then and in some ways, I don’t think it’s for the better. The memory of these women and their legacy inspire me to do better.

Our wedding was the opportunity to finally get into the scene as he wore his RAF Uniform. It gave me the chance to revel in something I had been quietly passionate about for sometime.
We wanted a quiet ceremony and modest reception which focussed on the people who would be present rather than pomp and ceremony.So we decided a 40’s Street Party theme would be appropriate. (I say “we” like he had a say in the matter. I am the least decisive person in the world, but even Mr Sugar could not have dissuaded me)
So we decided a 40’s Street Party theme would be appropriate. (I say “we” like he had a say in the matter. I am the least decisive person in the world, but even Mr Sugar could not have dissuaded meBetween our friends and family we made save the dates, wedding invitation and the majority of our decorations. What we didn’t make we sourced from attics, boot sales, eBay and charity shops.Having been an avid crafter and scrapbooker I had plenty of supplies and inspiration. Pinterest also has a lot to answer for! From paper doily bunting, to lace wrapped jam jars and from puzzle books to those darn origami cranes!

There were things I was so in love with and would do all over again, but in hindsight there are things I would have chosen not to waste my spoons on like making 12 of the 15 types of cakes we had in our dessert table…

Our wonderful Florist grasped our vision of meadow inspired flowers in both the bouquet and decor which completed the aesthetic. The image I had in my mind is that the community banded together and brought us the best from their gardens as a gift.

I chose my mental well-being over traditional wedding dress shopping.
After a few false starts, I chose the Ava dress from Pin Up Girl clothing that fitted the aesthetic of our wedding and suited my figure. It didn’t matter to me, my husband or our guests that it wasn’t a traditional dress. All they saw was me glowing with pride and getting to marry the man I love.

@jon_bird_photographer captured the day for us perfectly. With a keen eye for the details that were important to me and amazing intuition for candid moments he really made our day. I still love looking over the photos even now and am so proud to show them off to anyone who will stand still long enoughMuch love,Kirsty xx

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