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Lauren and James get creative for their shabby chic wedding


DIY skills helped create the shabby chic wedding of Lauren Kidd and James Elleray.

The pair, aged 25 and 28 respectively, celebrated the start of their marriage on June 6, 2015 and worked hard to bring the bride’s vision to life. “I wanted a vintage, shabby chic wedding. I love vintage décor,” says Lauren. “I also love pastel colours.”

So everything from hessian sashes, lace bunting, decorated jam jars, a wooden drop-top guest book and centerpieces with bark and hearts were born!

“We made our own place cards on brown card and stamped the guest names on and put a button on each place card,” describes Lauren. “The buttons were James’ gran’s which she used to collect, she was too unwell to attend the full day so was nice to have this touch on our place cards.”

Their ceremony with 84 guests at Healds Green Church in Chadderton was followed by a reception with 110 guests at The Fleece Inn in Ripponden. “It was so special and such a nice relaxed service, which is exactly what we wanted. We loved every moment of the day,” smiles Lauren.

The couple are planning a cruise through the Caribbean for their honeymoon.

Photos courtesy of Cassandra Lane Photography.

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Lauren found her classic-shaped gown with applique from Evelyn Taylor Bridal. She matched it with vintage shoes from Rachel Simpson.

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The blush pink bridesmaids gowns that suited any shape were by Dorothy Perkins.

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The reception room at the Fleece Inn came to life with Lauren and James’ rustic vision.

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