Sam & Grant’s Real Wedding

Sam and Grant spent two years planning their retro come vintage wedding which took place during August 2012.  80 guests were invited to the ceremony with a further 40 guests joining the newlyweds for a fun-filled marquee wedding reception which was held in the grounds of Hardwick Hall Hotel.


A Retro Table Plan

When it came to their wedding stationery, Sam and Grant designed their own retro-themed wedding invitations, including an RSVP postcard in the shape of a mix-tape cassette. They asked their guests to request 3 songs to get them up on the dance floor, which the DJ compiled into a playlist for the reception.


The couple also designed an A2 size Table Plan featuring their favourite Childhood TV programme table names. The tables names included He-Man, Transformers, Thundercats, Banana Man, Inspector Gadget, My Little Pony, Raggy Dolls and Button Moon!

To elaborate on their retro theme, the couple went shopping at a car boot sale and were lucky enough to find 100 old cassette tapes for £5.  They used the original covers but re-labelled the tapes with white stickers to create the table place settings. 


Grant & Sam’s supplier list
Photography by: Helen Russell Photography