The Grace Kelly Dress and the Christmas Vintage Wedding

I really enjoyed being part of Cara and Michael’s wedding celebrations. We met last summer to discuss how they’d like me to photograph their wedding. In this meeting we chatted about the detail Cara would be going into in the styling of her vintage themed wedding.  Being in the industry, it’s always a treat for me when I meet a committed bride in terms of styling, colour and themes.  Knowing how much this focus can affect any photo shoot -and this usually can be the difference for making it a good or a great set of pictures- I was already looking forward to seeing how all of the details would come together for a beautiful vintage Winter wedding.
What impressed me further was Cara and Michaels consideration to where we’d shoot their engagement photography.  They both thought revisiting where they got engaged would be suitable special and romantic.
Michael popped the question when they were both out walking Bella, they regularly do this at their local Whitley Bay beach, specifically, by The Links.  Here are some of the shots we got on the day.
Ice Cream Treat

Sealed With An Engagement Kiss  Walking Bella  Shore Shelter

Secret Joke

Beachside Bridge

Cara & Michael Loved the photography from this so much, they had me make up a fully customised Guestbook to use on the day of their wedding.  I can’t wait to see it filled with all of the guests messages.

So as the big day approached, I first headed to see groom Michael & his pals at a small, and lovely Bed and Breakfast – Taste & See.  Unusually, the boys were all ready to go, and impressively organised.

Michael's Edwardian Onyx Cufflinks

I then pressed on to Linden Hall to meet Cara and the rest of her party preparing.

Matching Slippers

Getting Ready Toast

Cara's Vintage Watch

Christmas Evergreen Bridesmaids Gowns

The Grace Kelly Gown

One of Cara’s Bridesmaids is actually a Wedding Planner, she had all of the girls in perfect order so everyone could focus on the fun excitement of it all.  In no time at all Cara was ready to start getting on her dress, and it was undoubtedly perfect for her.  Aptly named “The Grace Kelly Dress”, Cara transformed into every bit the vintage star.

Grace Pose

What a Train!

With just a few minutes more left before the big entrance, I had time to catch these lovely pictures of Cara’s parents

Mother & Daughter

Mam & Dad

100% Giddy Excitement prevailed, before everyone took a final deep breath and headed out to get married.


The Big Entrance & Ceremony….

Here Comes The Bride

Sealed With A Wedding Kiss

Man & Wife

Bella was of course present at the wedding, and we all chuckled at her joining in with barks during the ceremony.  However Bella did remain quiet at one crucial part, the section of the ceremony where the celebrant asks if anyone knows of any lawful impediment.  I think its fair to say she is 100% on board with the marriage, and this can only be a wonderful sign of luck!

Wedding Ring

Vintage Styled Programmes

Friends taking a Bow for being generally excellent!Friends

And these next few shots show all that detailed planning really did pay off to have a truly splendid overall effect.

Golden Cutlery

Vintage Vine Centrepieces

Traditional Post Box

3 Tiers of Family

Duck Egg & Gold Wedding Cake

Cara's Bouquet

Cara’s Gorgeous Thistley Bouquet..

Singing Waiters

"My Way"Cara & Michael had arranged for Surprise Waiters to serenade the guests during the latter part of their meal.  By the end of their set, all guests were dancing around and joining in, it was a wonderful moment.  I can’t wait to surprise Cara & Michael with the video clips I caught of this.

With Dinner complete, and the couple taking a short break before some serious partying ensued, I ducked out.  I cannot wait to show the couple the rest of their work, and begin designing an album or book to match all of the detail of their beautiful wedding day.

If you would like to find out about having your wedding photographed The Pearman Photography way, then please get in touch.  As January is one of the busiest months for wedding planning (all those Christmas proposals). We are re-opening all of the wedding discount codes we featured throughout last years blogs.  So if you are keen to get organised for your wedding photography now, be quick to contact us using the form below.  Quote the code to get 15% off any of our packages.


Codes can can be used once, by one bride. Discount code stated above over-rules any previous terms & conditions stated.


One thought on “The Grace Kelly Dress and the Christmas Vintage Wedding

  1. Wow Laura this was our first glimpse of the wedding photographs. They are amazing and I could not wait to see the rest. You really captured our personality and made the engagement shoot on the beach a real pleasure and we knew the wedding photogrpahs were going to be great fun. Thanks for the personalised guest book which everyone loved signing, Cara and Michael.


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