Much to so many people’s delight, this month (September 2014) we see the return of Downtown Abbey on our TV screens. The popular series has inspired many brides wanting to create their own version of a vintage wedding.

London based wedding planners White Avenue teamed up with the fantastic floral designer Karen Tran. We wanted to create a beautiful vintage styled photo shoot with a modern Downton Abbey feel. Along with our team of top suppliers, we re-created a vintage English style wedding in the Penthouse of The Dorchester Hotel.

Two different wedding dresses by Claire Pettibone, exquisite florals by Karen Tran, original jewellery worn by the Downton Abbey cast and magnificent cakes by Olofson Design. What better eye-candy could you possibly want! Images by Joseph Matthew Photography.

lady mary and matthew


A match made in heaven; Claire Pettibone gowns and Harriet Wilde shoes.

vintage wedding ideas



Stationery was designed by US company J Grace and the bespoke calligraphy was provided by Paul Antonio Scribe.

vintage wedding theme



In true Lady Mary style, soft make-up and a pretty up-do, our bride was a vision in vintage!

wedding planner london



We went for a mint green and gold theme for the styling. We did of course have the traditional silverware that you would expect to see from the Downton era.

wedding ideas english



Hair was styled by the talented Ondine Cowley and make-up by Lina Cameron.


london wedding planner



Andrew Prince, the jewellery designer for Downton Abbey, allowed us to use his stunning pieces for our shoot.

london wedding planner white avenue





Organised and styled by White Avenue Weddings along with floral designer Karen Tran.

Venue: Dorchester Hotel

Photography: Joseph Matthews

Wedding items hired: Wedding Day Hire

Vintage tea set: The Crockery Cupboard

Cake & desserts: Olofson Design

Hair: Ondine Cowley

Make-up: Lina Cameron

Dresses: Claire Pettibone

Shoes: Harriet Wilde

Accessories: Andrew Prince

Hired furniture: Options UK

Calligraphy: Paul Antonio Scribe 



If you would like more information on wedding planning company White Avenue, get in touch here.


Leave a comment