Metal & Pagan Handfasting Wedding in Wales

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Sadie and Aaron initially wanted a Steampunk wedding, but after two years of planning it developed into an outdoor event in the Welsh hills with a dash of gothic, a hint of metal, and a sprinkle of pagan thrown in for good measure!

“We wanted to completely abolish the formality and pressures of a traditional wedding,” explained Sadie. “Our attitude towards the end of planning was ‘what will be, will be’. What was important to us was that not only our guests were chilled and enjoying themselves, but we were too. We decided to do without a sit-down meal and have an awesome buffet instead which meant that everyone could mingle easily. The guests also got the opportunity to explore the ruins near where we had our ceremony, and soak up a bit of history if they wanted too.”

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They had an outdoor handfasting ceremony which also included a unity candle ceremony. “Our ceremony was absolutely wonderful! Our celebrant, Ellie, even made our son Izaiah his own little cord (to match our handfasting cord) to tie around his wrist to symbolise our little family coming together. That bit made everyone cry! It was also unplugged which is something we will never regret. We wanted everyone to be in the moment with us, to watch and to listen as this whole thing would only happen once in our lifetime. Having banned the cameras and phones meant our photographer, Sassy, got some killer shots of our family and friends reacting, as opposed to staring at us through a screen.”

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Intimate Halloween Wedding with 30 Guests

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There’s something all together extra lovely about the simple, love-filled weddings… The ones without lots of extra details like centrepieces, cakes and fancy receptions… The ones where the couple just really want to get married and so do it on their own terms. So when I saw Jon and Jess’ intimate wedding, which was held at their friend’s house with minimal money spent, I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

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“We had a small wedding with maybe about 30 people, just our parents, siblings and some family”, began Jess. “I also made the food for dinner, so we didn’t have it catered. I wore a black wedding dress from shein.com.”

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YAY! That time has come again, the new issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine is almost upon us. I know I say this every damn time but I can’t quite believe we’ve done 14 whole issues already! How is your collection stacking up?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on our latest cover, photographed by Ed and Aileen Photography. I’m obsessed. As if we weren’t already standing out on the shelves when placed next to the picture perfect traditional wedding magazines, we’ve decided to totally rip the rule book up when it comes to choosing our cover photos too. AND I LOVE IT.

This issue our cover babe is real bride Shelly, who’s incredible carnival themed (!) wedding is featured inside. Here’s a little sneak peek of that, and some of the other gorgeous, exclusive real weddings we’re showcasing this time around.

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Handmade ‘Wedding Market’ in Switzerland

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Monica and Andrea were married in Switzerland in March. They wanted a handmade wedding that was small and intimate. “We are both handmade lovers, we love to create stuff and to collect furniture and ancient objects”, said the bride. “We wanted that day would reflect as much as possible our essence.”

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“We are both enthusiasts of traditional markets and so our wedding was like a ‘wedding market’. There was something unique around every corner for us to share with our family and friends. Almost everything was homemade including the tables, we also collected mismatched vintage chairs, ladders, boxes and furniture. We built the lemonade stand and the photo booth too. We recovered, stored, sanded, painted, arranged, cut, screwed lots and lots of ancient wooden furniture – one big central table, old hanging stairs, from which hung bulbs and bottles filled with flowers.”

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Save 20% on Your 2017 Wedding at Wilton’s Music Hall!

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Music halls once covered London and many a sailor, toff and lady alike enjoyed the comforts of the entertainment offered. Today few music halls are left and Wilton’s Music Hall remains as the oldest surviving example in the world and a unique, award-winning Grade 2 listed building in the heart of the City of London.

If you’re looking for a really unique wedding venue then look no further than Wilton’s Music Hall. Saved from dereliction after an award-winning refurbishment, in 2015 they re-opened the doors and now welcome over 40,000 audience members a year to see a year-round programme of theatre and music.

A registered charity, their learning and heritage programmes also ensure the local community is at the heart of everything they do, whilst keeping the vibrancy of the music hall tradition alive for future generations. Their refurbishment was even recently featured on Channel 4’s Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year.

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Retro & Pin Up Inspired Farm Wedding

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Cheyanne and Tanner had a summer wedding in Oregon. They wanted to DIY everything and so had a long engagement to give them enough time to do everything, save money and research all the options.

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“Our wedding was a culmination of everything we love”, said the bride. “Music, fashion, classic cars, dancing, tattoos, comfort food and big parties… We threw in everything! I would say our theme was a 1950s vintage rockabilly and DIY extravaganza! Everyone said this was the most DIY’ed wedding they had ever seen, as well as the only rockabilly wedding they had ever experienced.”

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