Skipton Wedding Photography 1930s Style at Alexander’s
Lush & oh so elegant 1930s Wedding Style Inspiration Photographed at Alexander’s in Skipton
This is for you if you are a fan of the 1930s luxuriant, elegant style and want to bring it your wedding day. Take a look at modern day wedding photography at Skipton’s Alexanders where you can also host your wedding celebrations in an elegant and vibrant atmosphere.
About Alexander’s – Where Edwardian & Art Deco Blends with Today
In a Grade II listed building along Skipton’s high street, opposite the church, you will find Alexander’s restaurant and bar where you can linger over cocktails and enjoy fine dining both inside and out. It’s had an eclectic history and retains Edwardian features like the fabulous tiled floor as you walk into the parlour. The decor embraces Art Deco opulent touches with its lighting, its rich woods, warm colours of green, gold and black and lush palm wall decor.
Wedding Styling – The Plan
Combining a love of 1930s fashion with today’s tastes for brides and grooms, we kept the colour scheme warm and rich with golden yellows, and saturated greens to continue the feeling of opulence throughout. Sequins are a fave of mine and are always so ‘extra’ so a couple of sequinned runners were a must-have. Ferns in the bouquet and floral decor matched the existing decor. The addition of a neon sign took the look to an evening ‘night out’ /wedding reception vibe.
All the creatives involved (the full list with links is at the end) followed the film star inspiring qualities of the 1930s rather than Great Gatsby styling of 1920s, which is more long strings of pearls, feathers, plenty of black and dropped waists with fringing. Think more Poirot rather than Chicago with Richard Gere, Renee Zelweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The Bride and Groom
The bride – Two lace wedding gowns, ‘Carla’ and ‘Scottie’, one in soft white with 3D lace looking like beading by Made With Love Bridal, the other in a flattering blush, followed by an emerald green satin by Ghost for the evening. The ultra glamorous gold lame shoes were from Loeffler Randall. Instead of a veil, bridal stylist Katie from The Aisle in Ilkley, added soft veil wings to the dress so the styling of Fern’s beautiful hair was on show.
The groom wore a 3-piece dark grey tweed suit with a classic white shirt, and golden yellow tie
1930s Hair & Make-up
The groom’s hair was sleek, clean cut and simple. There were two vintage hair styles for the bride, both combined with the characteristic dark burgundy lip of that decade. Hair & make-up experts from The Briar Rose Co. did such an excellent job!
Vintage ruby earrings completed the look with the stunning hair accessories by Lisa of The Bobby Pin based in Yorkshire.
The Wedding Florals
Gillian our award winning florist from Where Bees Meet in West Yorkshire, really did her historical research. She created two full bouquets with golden yellow, peach and a white roses for contrast adding long flowing ribbons, one of silk organza, the other a hand dyed dark orange.
Art Deco Wedding Stationery
The stationery by Suzanne of Suzanne Oddy Design consisted of bespoke welcome signs as well as a whole invitation suite and place names in the classic font and geometric styling associated with that era.
Wedding Cake Extravaganza
Four tiers of gorgeous cake with a refine, smooth finish, hand down geometric design and hand crafted sugar flowers as well as wedding macarons by Jo of White Rose Cake Design
Black and White Photographs
The styling and the light on the day meant that some black and white photography was a must!
Skipton Wedding Venue, Alexander’s
Now let’s take you to the bar… From the stylish entrance reminiscent of an Edwardian parlour with palms and a superb tiled floor, leads to a superb bar of almost 12 metres made from pewter. Famous for its signature cocktails, you can feel tres chic sipping your fizz before you enter the Parisian style restaurant for your relaxed, fine dining experience.
Your Wedding Reception Could Look Like This
Thank You For Stopping By Our 1930s Wedding Inspired Creative Day
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The 1930s Wedding Inspo. Yorkshire Wedding Creatives were;
Skipton wedding venue – Alexander’s
Wedding photographer, Catherine at Boho Chic Weddings
Organiser Lucy at Peel Entertainment
Wedding dresses by Made With Love Bridal from Katie at The Aisle Ilkley
Florals by Gillian at Where Bees Meet
Hair & Make Up by Kelly and Emma from The Briar Rose Co
Wedding cake & Macarons by Jo at White Rose Cake Design
Hair Accessories by Lisa at The Bobby Pin
Wedding Stationery & Table Signs by Suzanne at Suzanne Oddy Design
Wedding Frame Ceremony Structure from Love Lights The Way
Bride/Daisy & Groom/Tom – Fern @fern_cj
& Barclay @Barclaybeales
Vintage Inspired Green Dress – Claudia by Ghost UK
Groom’s suit from Jenson Samuel in Skipton
Gold lame wedding shoes by Loeffler Randall