David and Tammie married in a fabulous, 1950s themed wedding that captured the essence of Belfast by having lots of pictures taken in their favourite places around the city. The couple’s first date took place in their wedding venue, the Ten Square Hotel in Belfast.
Tammie and David’s 1950s Style Wedding
David and Tammie had been together for a decade by the time they got married. They have one son together, and Tammie also has a son from a previous relationship. The couple first met at a gig after being introduced by a mutual friend.
They had their first date at the Ten Square Hotel in Belfast – little did they know ten years later that would be their wedding venue!
David surprised Tammie with a Christmas Eve proposal in 2012, and gave her the perfect engagement ring. It was not too over the top but very classic and stylish. The laidback couple were engaged for nearly three years – they never really planned to marry but wanted something easy going and casual to suit their personalities.
The Glamorous Bride
Tammie had a very cool, glamorous rockabilly look for her wedding. Her hair was elaborately styled in victory rolls by Malachy Wetherall – she had one trial ahead of the big day to make sure the style was exactly what she wanted.
She also had 1950s style makeup by Shona Kennedy with dark, smoky eyes and bold red lips – perfect for the first kiss as husband and wife. Sleek, immaculate brows finished off her look perfectly.
David’s Blue Wedding Suit
In comparison to Tammie’s glamorous look, the groomswear was relatively simple. The groom and his best man had dark blue suits. David’s suit was a three piece one, hired from Red Belfast and he wore a pattered red tie and matching red buttonhole, which coordinated with his bride’s lipstick. Smart brown brogues bought from Loakes finished off his wedding day look.
The best man had a similar suit, but a two piece version, and wore a plain red tie and similar brown shoes.
1950s Style Wedding Dress
Tammie always knew she wanted a shorter wedding dress, so she arranged for a local dress maker to make her the perfect rockabilly style short wedding dress.
The bridal gown was knee-length, with a gorgeous lace trim, and had an off the shoulder neckline and full skirt to suit Tammie’s 1950s style. She paired it with a fabulous ostrich feather wrap to keep her warm, and sparkly Vivienne Westwood earrings and a matching vintage style necklace.
Bright red heels tied the look together – they matched her lipstick, her husband’s accessories and the bridesmaid’s dress.
Tammie asked just one girl to be her bridesmaid – her sister.
She wore a red and black dress in a 1950s, rockabilly style which was bought from Fresh Garbage in Belfast. Her hair was styled in a similar fashion to the bride’s, with retro victory rolls and they wore matching Vivienne Westwood pearl chokers.
The bridesmaid wore black shoes, which matched the frilly petticoat and the detailing on her dress.
The Religious Wedding Ceremony
David and Tammie became husband and wife in a religious wedding ceremony which took place at the Ten Square Hotel in Belfast. The ceremony was conducted by a retired minister friend of Tammie’s mother. The bride walked down the aisle with her mum and dad as her son sang Songbird by Oasis. The couple exchanged wedding rings bought from Ernest Jones and were finally, after ten years together, pronounced husband and wife!
The Ten Square Belfast
The wedding celebrations continued at the Ten Square Belfast – it’s a beautiful building and as it was the location of their first date it made perfect sense to host their wedding there. The couple also decided to pose for pictures around Belfast as they love the city and wanted to capture the essence of their favourite places in their wedding pictures.
The venue was decorated with a red and black colour scheme and featured hand decorated bottles, sprays of flowers, broken jewellery to give a retro feel and lace and skulls. Vintage suitcases were used too, to store wedding cakes and to display the menus and the cake.
The women at the wedding enjoyed a chicken dinner for the wedding breakfast whilst the men had steak. The guests also enjoyed candy apples as their wedding favours.
Gold and Black Wedding Cake
David and Tammie’s wedding cake was seriously glamorous – it was a four tiered, chocolate wedding cake decorated with black ruffled icing and a gold layer with a luxe, pearly sheen. The topper was a golden skull adorned with black feathers.
The wedding cake was made by the bride’s talented sister, who runs ZeeBee cakes, and was dished up to guests on the night so everyone could enjoy it.
During the day guests were entertained by a magician called Magic Mike, and they also enjoyed a photo booth and a popcorn and candy floss table.
A four piece band got everyone dancing in the evening – they played classics from the Stone Roses, Oasis and the Beatles, and also played the newlywed’s first dance song, ‘This is for Lovers’ by Pete Doherty. A DJ who is a friend of the couple took over the music for the evening.
One of Tammie’s favourite memories of the day is dancing to ‘Beautiful Boy’ by Celine Dion with her two sons.
After their glamorous and unique big day, the couple jetted off to Turkey for a relaxing honeymoon in the sun.
David & Tammie’s supplier list
Photography by: Hollybrook Photography
Venue by: Ten Square Hotel