Louise & Lee 1920’s retro day

The petite and very beautiful Louise married Lee in church at the start of June and the reception was held at the fab East Riddlesden Hall.  Louise had an absolutely stunning 1920’s Jenny Packham dress and a bespoke hair piece made by Lou Lou Puchalka for her wedding.  Lee by sheer coincidence happened to be from my home town (Grimsby) and was banned from the house on the morning of the wedding preparations.  When I arrived, I was met by an empty house – my mind started to go into over drive when an email pinged into my inbox to say that Louise had stayed at her mums the previous evening and they were on their way – phew!  What followed was a whirlwind of activity and a house full of people.  There was a production line in the kitchen of Aunt’s and cousins finishing off decorating the favours of homemade jam.  In the living room Mum, June, was cutting out table names.  Uncle had been despatched to get bacon sarnies.  And my side kick for the day Beckie Stirk was in the dining area creating a variety of different hair styles for the bridesmaids.  Part way through the morning just after I’d finished creating Louise’s flawless base so she wasn’t caught on camera bare faced, she came downstairs holding a piece of kitchen towel to her nose.  I took a sharp intake of breath and asked what had happened – Louise had opened a cupboard and hit her nose on the door so she had quickly made an ice pack.  Fingers, toes, everything was crossed hoping the swelling was minimal and the bruises stopped developing!  Louise’s hair was styled into a soft romantic and simple up do, where her hair was twisted and weaved across the back of her head to complement her bespoke headpiece.

Once dressed and hair and makeup completed Louise was ready for her journey to the church in a convertible VW beetle -the sun shone, everyone looked gorgeous and by all accounts a fab day was had by all.

Photography was provided by the wicked Shelley of Toast of Leeds – check out a few more details on her blog here.


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