Today’s wedding is so full of love and natural homemade goodness, and featuring a stunning vintage style 1950’s tea length wedding dress. We also love the fact that the couple tied in so many personal touches – even the favours were honey from the groom’s parent’s bee hives! Totally up our ethical bride street 😉 With stunning photography from Rachel Elizabeth Photography this wedding is a beauty. We’ll let Mrs Glocker tell you more…
MR + MRS GLOCKER’S STORY
We met as teens, through friends, he was a bassist in a local band, I fell madly in love with his nerdy face the moment I saw him. Fast forward about 7 years and I’m blindfolded, taken to the highest point on a hill on a sunny but cold September day, all I can hear are goats (romantic right?!) I’m laughing my head off at this point…My blindfold is removed and we are on top of a hill at St Catharine’s Chapel, Abbotsbury. There is a choir practicing in the small chapel, The sun is setting, the view was outstanding, we are stood overlooking one of the world’s largest natural bays. Needless to say, I said yes!
The Old Vicarage Country house, Hinton. There is ultimately nothing quite like this venue locally. The beautiful wooden floors and old beams in the orangery room, the stags head above the fireplace, the gardens filled with beautiful flowers, the fairy light lit walkway to the stunning marquee…basically every little detail!
We had a BBQ provided by our venue. It was super relaxed and table by table service. There was minted lamb, pasta dishes, beef, local meats, artisan breads…all washed down with a selection of ales or wines!
I wanted something a little less traditional, again, I’ve always been told I’m an ‘Old Soul’ and I wanted my dress to be a reflection of that & of our day! My dress was from Vivien of Holloway and my veil was from a local shop called Cherished Bridal.
Oliver’s Suit was a Mixture of Topman and Primark. The braces, trousers and shoes are from Topman – Kaftan collared shirt was a Primark number! The groomsmen were all the same as Oliver. Each wore the same as we wanted no segregation, a feeling of the raw, 1950’s, rolled up sleeves, relaxed men’s look.
THE HAIR + MAKEUP
My hair stylist was Grace at Grace Baily Bridal. She knew the vision I had for super relaxed 1950’s inspired loose curls, really simple, really easy.
We booked Rachel for our wedding back in June and from start to end she was absolutely faultless! The whole day I felt relaxed and safe in the knowledge that Rachel had it all under control and upon receiving my photographs back I can assure you that this was the case. My images came in a beautiful box, with a little wooden USB stick all wrapped up in a jar. Rachel even went through the effort of printing us out a few prints to keep!
There is no doubt at all that Rachel is dedicated and passionate about her work and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Our cake was a three tiered, naked cake covered in fresh fruit and flowers to match my bouquet. Yummy, professional, decorated with detail and thought….just perfect in every way. I felt I was listened to throughout the whole process so we really ended up with the exact wedding cake we wanted. Stunning and done so well – With this kind of cake we were worried it might go dry and the frosting may go hard…not a chance! Everything was exceptional. I would recommend sweet cheeks to any bride and groom ♥
I chose Flaura Boutiuque – I did my work experience with this lady quite a few years back now. I chose to have a mix of pretty bold pink peonies, gypsophelia, with some wild flowers mixed in for a more vintage feel.
We wanted the theme to be: Relaxed, woodland inspired, with soft pastel colours, acoustic music etc. We really wanted the wedding to have a sense of homemade, authentic-ness to it. We wanted the guests to feel at home, in the knowledge that the day was really about our love, our celebration of getting married and not about ‘things’.
I spent a million hours creating my own pom poms, glitter back drops, signs, props, I even made our own cake toppers! We had an ice cream truck come after dinner for a sweet treat for our guests (this also made for some amazing pictures) my dad is a carpenter so he built us an old style ‘kissing booth’ , we had a photo booth in the evening and I made my own shabby chic wardrobe / sweet table full of doughnuts, brownies…all sorts!
We created our own playlist! Dancing the night away with very sore feet the next day…
Funny (yet not so funny) story here actually! My dad had hired the most wonderful 1950’s mint vintage car to pick us up…long story short – It got totally lost and if I wanted to make it to my wedding….I was going in a taxi! Not best pleased to say the least but I got there! It all disappeared when I saw Oliver though so it’s all okay!
THE STATIONERY + FAVOURS
Our invites were created by an amazingly talented friend of mine Natasha Allder. She sketched out the venue, our faces, some stunning floral elements, and we put it all together in a concertina style invite! I work in design also, so we spent some time deciding the kind of thing we wanted to create for all our other bits for the day, we went with a pastel water colour theme throughout, with elements of gold and mint.
My mother and Father in Law keep bees! Pretty cool right? So we absolutely jumped on the chance to scoop all the honey into little individual pots and had these out as favours. Again, we thought this was pretty personal and thoughtful…and yummy!
We had an intimate, non-religious ceremony. We both read our vows in turn, with the entire room in tears – you could say it was an emotional one!
THE FIRST DANCE
‘The first day of my life’ by Brighteyes. It’s the song that made us both cry while searching long and hard for a first dance song…I guess it resonated with us.
THE BEST BIT
Hearing Oliver read his vows. He says his was and I quote ‘Hearing your vows’ so I guess we both felt that the ceremony was pretty special!
Relax, take a second to remember why you are getting married. It’s all about you two. Not other people!
Photography / Rachel Elizabeth Photography
Hair / Grace Bailey Bridal | Makeup / Liz Sales
Cake / Sweetcheeks Bakehouse | Stationery / Natasha Allder
What a fantastic wedding! It looks like so much fun and the styling is gorgeous. Such a stylish couple – thank you Mr and Mrs Glockler for sharing your happy day with us and many congratulations. Plus a big thank you to Rachel Elizabeth Photography for allowing us to share her beautiful photos. Find out more about Rachel on our blog here.