Hannah and Anthony's Intimate Retro DIY Seaside Wedding At Thorpeness Golf Club And Hotel | Grace Elizabeth, Colchester, Essex Alternative Wedding And Lifestyle Photographer


What a jolly day this Saturday’s wedding was at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel!

Oh Hannah and Anthony, what wonderful friends I have found in you both (and of course your pup Wally!) over these past few months! From our very first meeting where you put on a surprise vegan feast for me at your home (how amazing you are!!) and we spent over two hours chatting about your wedding (but truthfully mostly about dogs, vegan food, art, decor and finding out how similar we are in general) to yesterday… Which was the day of your gorgeous, intimate and absolutely non traditional wedding day, which has left my cheeks hurting from smiling so much!

The wedding was held outside in the summerhouse next to the lake at Thorpeness Golf Club, in a tiny ceremony with close family and friends in attendance, and of course their dog Wally. Hannah was preceeded down the aisle by fiancé Anthony’s two daughters, and then she arrived arm in arm with her dad, in the most gloriously retro and seaside themed non traditional wedding dress. She was just such a figure of beauty walking down that aisle, she was beaming!

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a mixture of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks on the lawn next to the lake, accompanied by passers by in their little rowing boats, waving and sending their congratulations. The drinks were aptly named after their pup, you could drink the Wally Woo Woo, or The Greyhound, whilst canapes were being served too, and Hannah even made the signage herself (she’s so talented!)

The wedding was so wonderful that it honestly felt like I was at a wedding with friends. We played crazy golf, we drank cocktails (well, not so much me, since no one needs wonky photos!), and we just spent the day laughing and petting dogs.

You are absolute gems, the both of you, Hannah and Anthony, and I feel very honoured to have been a part of a day that had been such a long time coming. Thank you so much for having me there, and making me feel so incredibly involved. Everyone had the most fantastic time and I know that is completely down to how wonderful you both are. So, let’s catch up for tea and vegan cake soon?!

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Much love as always!

Grace xo 

Suppliers: | Dress: The Dressmaker | Shoes: Poetic License / Irregular Choice | Suit: Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Moss Bros | Venue: Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel | Decor: Couple themselves | Bridal MUA: Dayna Leigh MUA | Cake: Amazing Cakes by Jean |

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