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Lyndsey and Simon followed their passions and created a vintage wedding day that was perfectly them. Their day was effortlessly captured by Dan Pearce Photography, and thank you, Lyndsey, for sharing it with us in your own words…
We got engaged on my birthday on the stunning island of Formentera off the coast of Ibiza. The beach was deserted and it was sunset, he did well!
Yes and no! Of course you always fantasise about what your wedding will look like but it wasn’t until we agreed on the venues that it all fell into place.
We were very fortunate to have the reception venue sorted from the beginning as good friends let us use their Tithe Barn in Bath. It is a beautiful ancient building but it was not a wedding venue! It was packed full of wood, metal, old furniture, 10 fridges, all sorts! So the agreement was if we cleared it out we could use it and it seemed like a good deal.
We love the vintage wedding look and when we decided on the barn it just made sense to go with a rustic vintage theme. We did everything ourselves with a little help from Pinterest!
Location and cost were the two biggest factors when choosing our wedding venues. We wanted both the ceremony and reception to be in Bath as we had a lot of people coming from far away and we didn’t want them to travel too far on the day.
The original plan was to get married at the barn and have a celebrant come and marry us in a shady spot nearby. It sounded dreamy but as the marriage would not have been legal we decided to look for another venue we could be legally married in before the barn.
We met in Bath so it felt right to get married in the city that brought us together. We were spoilt for choice for our wedding ceremony venue but Little Weddings at the Little Theatre Cinema in Bath had everything we wanted. We both love vintage weddings and film so it suited us perfectly.
We looked at a few places in Bath but as soon as we saw the Little Theatre it was a big YES! I’ve always loved going to watch films there and it has been refurbished beautifully with comfy velvet seats.
When we told people that The Little Theatre Cinema was our ceremony venue they were excited to come!
The Little Cinema gave us vintage cinema tickets to include with our invite and served little popcorn cartons after the ceremony. They also use our wedding invite as a poster outside the cinema – our invite was inspired by the iconic Saul Bass poster so it looked good!
We loved The Little Theatre Cinema and would highly recommend it as a choice of ceremony venue. The wedding team were really good and organised and made us feel like everything was in hand. It’s also lovely to walk past it all the time in Bath and remember our special day.
It was all great of course but one highlight was arriving and leaving the ceremony in a vintage Citroën DS – it was very cool!
For anyone getting married at the Little Theatre Cinema I would make sure the photographer is prepared to shoot in a very dark location. The pictures from the cinema were amazing so we are so glad Dan did a reccy!
We used the florist, Flowers by Passion in Bath and I’m so glad we did! I’d worked with Jo and the team before so I knew how talented they were. They did an outstanding job!
The Little Theatre Cinema gave us the option to show a film while people were arriving. Simon and his Best Man Paul are huge film buffs so they sourced royalty free films and edited them together to make a vintage style to play at the beginning.
Simon also put together the music for the whole day and the wedding reception was set to a compilation of vintage films. Simon projected them onto the barn walls!
Music wise we had DJ Scott Hendy Boca 45 and Andy Smith which was a real treat! And at 9pm when traditionally weddings have a bit of a lull Simon organised a round of Espresso Martinis and as a surprise Bath based Brazilian Samba band Jamma de Samba came in and played! It was AMAZING!
The wedding breakfast was supplied by Charlie Digney who owns the King William and Garricks Head pubs in Bath. We know Charlie and have always been impressed by his food so we asked him.
He did an amazing job as there were few facilities at the barn so he brought his own kit and it was perfect!
We decided to have a cheese wedding cake and them some beautiful cakes from bakers in Bath. The cheese cake was from Bradford on Avon Cheese Shop and we had a carrot cake and Guinness and chocolate cake.
We were spoilt for choice with the photographer and in the end we chose Dan Pearce and we’re so glad we did. He was so calm and lovely and took stunning photos that we treasure.
It’s so hard to choose favourites but we love the Little Theatre Cinema shot when we have 3D glasses on.
Venue: Little Weddings at The Little Theatre Cinema
Caterer: Charlie Digney from the King William Pub in Bath
Cake: The Cheese Shop
Florist: Flowers by Passion
Photographer: Dan Pearce Photography
Hair: Laura Arscott – The Suite and Eleanor Nancy
Dress: Kate Halfpenny at Carina Baverstock
Car hire: Simon Haskew
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