Pagan & Fantasy Festival Wedding in Bavaria

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Christine and Timo were married in Aschaffenburg in northwest Bavaria, Germany. The wedding was mostly held outdoors and had a hippy, boho and festival vibe.

“We were inspired by music festivals, especially the Castle Festival in Holland which could be described as a pagan, live action role-playing game and fantasy festival”, said the bride. “Our invitations were made to look like festival tickets and we gave each guest a wristband.”

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The ceremony was pagan, and included a ritual’s for each of the four elements. “We had a free open-air wedding ceremony with hay bales for seating which were covered with colourful blankets. The wonderful Simone Pfundstein lead the ceremony and said many personal things about us. The highlight was the ritual of the melting of the rings, which were frozen in ice to symbolise the element of water. We then planted a symbolic tree to represents the earth, used torches for fire, and finally ignited an incense burner for air.”

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Now Booking Blog & Magazine Advertisers for 2017

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If you’re in the wedding industry then you’ll already know that January-March is the busiest time for enquires for summer weddings. So this is just a quickie post to remind that you should really be starting to think about your 2017 ad campaign right now!

We are currently accepting blog ads for January onward, and magazine adverts for the Nov/Dec, Jan/Feb and Mar/Apr issues. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more. We have plenty of low cost options for start ups too including print magazine ads from just £50!

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Out-of-the-Ordinary Wedding Gift Ideas for Alternative Couples

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Kimberely Waterson / The Vintage Wedding Co.

Toasters, pots and pans, a new vacuum cleaner… all are very nice wedding gifts, but what if your friends already have all the essentials or  you want to buy them a much more fun or personalised wedding gift? Then look no further than uncommongoods.com – my new go-to for presents that are out-of-the-ordinary.

Here are some of the things that I’ve been eyeing up from their site of late.

For the couple who love to host a party

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Stemless Fountain Aerating Wine Glass Set, £45.82 ♥ Personalised Cutting Board, £130.11 ♥ Taco Serving Kit and Storage Box, £69.55 ♥ Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses, £22.91

For your BFF

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Agate Coasters, £52.37 ♥ DIY Lightbox, £12.27 ♥ Chakra Bath Salts Set, £18 ♥ Birth Month Flower Necklace, £39.28

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A Colourful Tattooed Couple’s Hawaii Beach Anniversary Shoot

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Lauren and Erik’s anniversary shoot is so damn cute, I just couldn’t resist featuring it even though they’re already married and know you all usually prefer to see actual weddings!

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I’m pretty sure you’ll all make an exception for this one though! Pin up babet Lauren looks so elegant with her fiery red hair and epic blue dress. Plus, of course, the location is to die for! Take me to the beach immediately!

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Shabby Chic Garden Wedding

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Spanish-born Vero and Agus had been living in London for five years before their wedding so they wanted to bring a bit of ‘Britishness’ into their wedding back home. They chose their venue, Jardín Müller in Granada, because it reminded them of the gardens in the UK.

“Our wedding theme was shabby chic”, said the bride, “and I got a lot of ideas from wedding blogs. I wanted the wedding to be a celebration with family and friends.”

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“On the day, everything was perfect. Time flew from the morning to the night. There were so many unique moments: the time I spent with my sister in the hotel, the arrival to the gardens, that moment when Agus saw me, our proud and happy parents, the excitement, the happiness, the tears… It was a magical day.”

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Mystical Fairytale Wedding in a Cave

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I doubt many of you will have seen a wedding venue quite like this before because Ellie and Charlie got married in a cave! More specifically at the Underground Lake in Carnglaze Caverns, Cornwall. They also didn’t tell their guests where the ceremony was going to be held beforehand.

“We wanted our wedding to be a journey of discovery for our guests”, said the bride. “We asked them to dress to a certain colour palette and suggested they have fun with what they wore such as incorporating fairy lights or creating an animal mask!”

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“On the day we set them fun tasks too. The first was to help us make the food for the wedding breakfast (we have some very talented cooks in the group, we would have hated to have wasted that!) and secondly to decorate their hard hats for the ceremony. At this point they were all still unaware of the location of the ceremony (although they may have had their suspicions from the task) and would only find out where it was upon their arrival by taxi.”

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