There’s something magical about Darlington in June. Grey skies and burnt orange leaves, still crisp from autumn form a wintery backdrop, one that couldn’t have suited Jack and Keira’s stunning nuptials any better. With Fiona Vail behind the lens, this eclectic winter wedding played out like a vintage fairytale.
If these sweethearts are looking familiar, you probably saw this shoot with Fiona from a little while back. Creatives by trade (Jack is an actor, Keira, a musician) the pair were always going to do things a little differently and rather than wait until they had saved enough for the wedding, they opted to wing it on a shoestring budget. “We decided to go ahead with our minuscule funds and create a wedding that was affordable and quirky.” Says Keira. “We just focused on creating a special day with the ones we loved.”
Inline with their ‘green, no nonsense, thrifty and tech savvy’ approach, the pair turned to Paperless Post for their save the date notice, wedding invitations and to announce their registry on Envelope (an equally practical platform and the classiest way to ask for cash for your wedding).
Despite living abroad for much of the planning period, the couple had the help of their family and friends and ‘home’ became something of a theme. “We flew home for the wedding, we had the wedding at my family home and we also had the song ‘Home Is Wherever I’m With You’ to walk down the aisle to” Keira explains.
A word of advice from the happy couple? “Remember, for the day to be perfect only two things need to happen. You need to get married and you need to be surrounded by people who are happy for you both and who love you. If these two things happen, your day is perfect. Just relax, enjoy yourself and remember why you’re doing this in the first place.” Hear hear!
Images Fiona Vail | Bride's Dress DH Gate | Bride's Shoes Novo | Bridesmaid's Shoes Rivers | Groom's Suit Primark | Hair Isabelle De Vries | Makeup Isabelle De Vries | Celebrant Geoff Woodward | Stationery/Invitations Paperless Post | Styling Styling | Gift Registry Envelope Registry | Cake Rose Valley Farm | Cake European Foods | Cake Topper TheLetterLoftUK |